Thursday, January 29, 2009

Travels to Namibia, Islam Awareness Month, Harps and Strategic Management

Guests on the Show:

1. Jayme Sampa & Danielle Collette- PHE Students
We spoke to Jayme and Danielle, both PHE students, who spent four months last summer on an exchange in Namibia. While there they participated in the Physically Active Youth (PAY) program, using sport development to educate youth about HIV/AIDS.

2. Hodan Osman & Hashi Muhammad- Members of the Muslim Students’ Association
Hodan and Hashi spoke about two events happening this week as part of Islam Awareness Month. The first event, ‘Women Living Islam- A Glimpse into the Lives of Muslim Women’ is taking place on January 29th while the second event, The Goodness of God and the Problem of Evil’ will be held on the 30th. Both events run from 6PM – 9PM at the Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building.
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3. Lori Gemmell- Classical Harpist
Lori Gemmell took a break from rehearsal to join us and talk about her recently released CD, ‘The Garden of Peacocks.’ Lori is part of a harp duo, with Jennifer Swartz, and together they have compiled a collection of their favourite pieces drawing from a wide variety of influences. The harpists will be performing on February 1st at 3:00PM in the Great Hall.
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4. Dr. Nick Bontis- Ph.D. Associate Professor of Strategic Management, McMaster University
We had a quick preview today for the Hancock Lecture with an interview featuring Nick Bontis. The interview prepared us for the upcoming lecture, Calibrating Your Future: The Balancing Act Between Social and Technological Pressures taking place on February 4th at 7:00PM in the Great Hall. At the Event Professor Bontis will outline the major challenges and pitfalls of the knowledge era and provide a glimpse into the future working conditions of today's university graduates. In addition Professor Bontis will show students how they can seize the opportunity for increased productivity while still pursuing what is most important: a high quality work/life balance. Tickets at
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Music on the Show:
The magic- Mr. Hollywood
Bruce Peninsula- Steamroller
Wildlife- Little Darling
Timber Timbre- Lay Down in the Tall Grass
Luke Doucet & the White Falcons- Long Haul Drive
Luke Doucet & the White Falcons- First Day (in the New Hometown)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Progressive Politics, Water Polo, Jazz & Careers

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Guests on the Show:

Linda White - Associate Chair of the Political Science Department
We spoke to Professor Linda White about an upcoming event on January 26th called Cities of Tomorrow: Is Progressive Politics Alive? The event will showcase the former Mayor of London, UK, the current Mayor of Cambridge, MA, and Toronto’s own David Miller. It is anticipated that these three guests will engage in a very fascinating conversation pertaining to their respective politics at the municipal level.
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George Gross Jr. - Coach of the Men’s Varsity Water Polo Team
Coach George Gross Jr. joined us for a conversation on the successful water polo season, as well as the recruitment process for the varsity team.
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Ali Berkok - Musician
Ali Berkok, composer and member of the Toronto based modern jazz quartet Arkana Music, Spoke to us about the group’s unique focus on improvisation and creative music. Arkana Music will be performing on January 23rd at 9:00 PM in the Arbor Room.
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Suhan Hanifa - Career Centre
We spoke to Suhan Hanifa about the events taking place during Career Exploration Week and the services offered to current and recent graduates at the University of Toronto Career Centre. For more information visit:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jerry Springer, Tranquil Exercise, Music & Hart House Activities

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Guests on the Show:

Byron Rouse, Scott Gorman and Benjamin Mehl – Cast Members of Jerry Springer
We spoke to Byron, Scott and Benjamin about their upcoming performances in Jerry Springer- the Opera. The animated trio shared their experiences at Hart House Theatre, as well as their transitions from Shakespeare and traditional musicals to Jerry Springer.
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Joseph Senco - Feldenkrais and Tai Chi Instructor
Joseph shared insight into the health and wellness benefits of Feldenkrais and Tai Chi. Both activities are available through instructional classes offered at the AC beginning the week of January 19.
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Pat Robitaille – Solo Artist
We spoke to Pat Robitaille on the afternoon before his performance in the Arbour Room, where he opened for Michou. Born and bred in Windsor, Ontario, Pat’s hard-earned years on the road already shine through with a comfortable attitude on and off stage.
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Abby Ralph –Hart House Programs Intern
Abby joined us to talk about three exciting events happening the week of January 19 at Hart House. The first being the screening of Obama’s Inauguration taking place on January 20 from 10:00am -1:00pm in the East Common Room. The second event, Hot Talks- Fact or Friction: The Continuous Tension Between Science and Religion will be taking place on January 21 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the Arbor Room. The third event Abby presented, Dealing with Dictators: What should Canada and the International Community do about Tyrants? will be occurring on January 22 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the Debates Room.
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