Thursday, April 23, 2009

Public Water Initiative, Summer Film Workshops, Recession Proof Bride, Hart House Theatre 09/10 Season

April 23rd, 2009
Guests on the Show:

1. Karen Cao, Public Water Initiative

1 in 3 Canadians drink it exclusively for their daily water consumption, falsely believing it to be "cleaner" "healthier" and "safer" than tap water. Aggressive marketing by private bottled water manufacturers and the failure of our public institutions to uphold our water infrastructure and educate residents has led to this trend, yet NO evidence suggests that bottled water is safer, cleaner or healthier than tap water; on the contrary, evidence suggests the complete opposite - including grave
environmental, health, economic and social consequences.

2. Rick Palidwor, Director of the UofT Film Festival

Rick spoke about Practical filmmaking workshops where students will engage in one or more hands-on shooting and editing exercises each day, expertly guided and designed to impart the most fundamental skills needed to make a movie: techniques of pictorial continuity, finding the best frame, and simple sound solutions. Students can leave the workshop with 3 completed shooting exercises in hand and the exercises can be easily replicated.

3. Stephanie Kern- Event Manager at Hart House

Hart House, in partnership with the hit reality T.V show Rich Bride, Poor Bride is pleased to announce Recession Proof Bride, a wedding workshop to educate the bride-to-be and share expert advice on how to cut costs without cutting corners. With the economic recession upon us, many brides are wondering how to create the perfect wedding with less or simply where to spend and where to skip. On May 9, 2009, the experts at Hart House, along with Angelique Sobschak of Rich Bride, Poor Bride, will host a one-day workshop to share their knowledge and help brides learn how to make their day possible, despite economic hardships.

For full workshop details and schedule please visit:

4. Andrea Wasserman, Marketing Coordinator for the Performing Arts at Hart House

Andrea spoke about the successes of the 08/09 Hart House Theatre season and how they intend to build on them in 09/10. For more information please visit

Friday, April 17, 2009

Slow Food Toronto, Ride for Rafiki, Final Exam Study Tips

April 16th, 2009
Guests on the Show:

1. Paul de Campo, Chair of Slow Food Toronto
Paul spoke about the global and local initiatives of the organization Slow Food as well as the 'Do it SLOW' Banchetto at Hart House on May 1st. Sponsored by Slow Food Toronto, the event will begin with a reception hosted by Chef Jamie Kennedy that will include Canadian Raw Milk Cheeses and Ontario Wines. The dinner portion of the evening will consist of four courses prepared by top local chefs who are active members in the Slow Food community. This feast will serve to showcase the collection of Slow Food Canada individuals who are committed to supporting structures amongst producers, food communities and food activists, as well as promoting the principals of Good, Clean and Fair food for everyone.

2. Catherine Mulvale
Catherine spoke about a number of charitable organization and events that she is involved in, including the Ride For Rafiki which takes place on April 19th.

3. Nellie Perret
Nellie Perret of the Counselling and and Learning Skills Service at UofT gave expert advice to students studying for last minute exams and papers.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Flat Fees, 'Do it Slow' Banchetto, Varsity Blues & Summer Jobs

April 9, 2009
Guests on the Show:

1. Colum Grove-White
Beyond the Classroom’s own Colum Grove White spoke about flat fee tuition.
The Faculty of Arts & Science is considering a change to how tuition fees are levied at the University of Toronto - St. George campus. The change would be that instead of paying for school on a per course basis it would be as a flat fee for your program.

2. Arlene Stein – H.H Events and Catering
Arlene spoke to us about the ‘Do it Slow’ Banchetto at Hart House - A Convivial Dinner with Canada’s Slow Food Leaders and Slow Food International Founder and President Carlo Petrini. Sponsored by Slow Food Toronto, the event will begin with a reception hosted by Chef Jamie Kennedy that will include Canadian Raw Milk Cheeses and Ontario Wines.
The dinner will take place on May 1st.
Tickets available at UofTtix Box Office (416) 978-8849

3. Mary Beth Challoner- Faculty of Physical Education and Health
Mary Beth talked about the highlights of this years Varsity Blues season.
For more information please visit:

4. Glen Matadeen- Career Centre
Glenn spoke to Jeff about finding a summer job and the resources available at the Career Centre. Glen shared his thoughts on resume techniques and the pros and cons of online social networks such as Facebook.

Music on the Show:
Hey Ocean-Too Soon
Hey Ocean-Humaita
Junior Boys-Bits and Pieces
Young Rival-Too Hip
Starsailor-Boy in Waiting
Smokekiller-Out There
Hey Ocean-A Song About California

Monday, April 6, 2009

HH Review, Think Pink! & the New What's on Guide

April 2, 2009
Guests on the Show:

1. Macy Siu – H.H Literary and Library Committee
Macy from the Hart House Lit and Lib Committee spoke to us about the much anticipated Hart House Review being launched on April 14th. The magazine features selected works of fiction, poetry, photography and art by Hart House members, and is published annually. The launch event will take place at 7:30 PM in the Debates Room and will showcase an art exhibition and readings.
For more information please visit:

2. Athena Lamb – Positive Space Committee
Athena talked about the last 5 Buck lunch of the semester being hosted by Positive Space. The theme for the lunch is “Think Pink-Positive Stances for Sexual Diversity!” and will feature menu items such as Asian Noodle Salad with Salmon, Red Vegetarian Bean Chili and Pink Cupcakes.
For more information please visit:

4. Karen Anderson – HH Athletics
Karen from HH Athletics came by to speak about the Spring What’s on Guide. She discussed many of the different activities and classes being offered this Spring.
For more information or to view the Spring Guide please visit: