Monday, October 26, 2009

SCC, HH Dinner Series, TYP, War Child UofT

October 22nd, 2009
Guests on the Show:

1. Rosie Posca, Program Manager, Athletic Centre Strength and Conditioning Centre

To lead off the show Darcy and Rosie Posca, Program Manager for the Athletic Centre's Strength and Conditioning Centre spoke about the exciting changes to the SCC and the wide arraay of open recreational opportunities for students in fitness and health.

2. Phillip Khaiat, The Hart House Dinner Series

Also on today’s show Phillip Khaiat, the Organizer behind the Hart House Dinner Series, was on the line to speak about the series and its first guest speaker Guillermo Silva-Marin General Director of the Toronto Operetta Theatre.

3. Ahmed Ahmed, The Transitional Year Programme Preservation

For our third interview on the show Gavin sat down with Ahmed Ahmed from the Transitional Year Programme Preservation Alliance to discuss the debate on campus around moving the TYP into Arts and Science at Wordsworth. The vote this week on the move was postponed after a raucous meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Science
Council on Monday.

4. Oriana Vaccarino, War Child U of T

At the bottom of the hour Oriana Vaccarino ,VP of War Child U of T was in studio to talk about this charitable organization which is dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to war-affected children around the world.

Get Started, Athletes for Africa, Eat Local!, Varsity Blues Soccer

October 15th, 2009
Guests on the Show:

1. Curtis Cole from the Academic Advising & Career Centre

To lead off the show Gavin and Curtis Cole from the Academic Advising & Career Centre discussed "Get Started", an early academic orientation program designed to help new students feel comfortable with their options and opportunities.

2. Adrian Bradbury, Athletes for Africa

Also on the show Adrian Bradbury was in studio to talk about the program Athletes for Africa, which earlier this year in partnership with the Steve Nash Foundation launched Football for Good, an initiative that will see academy football (soccer), leadership training and arts and cultural programming reach youth in areas affected by conflict.

3. Student Volunteers from Eat Local!

Our next guests were involved in the Eat Local event at the international students centre on Wednesday, October 21st . The event is part of Food week and aims to bring greater awareness to the University of Toronto population and the local community about the importance and benefits of eating locally grown and produced food.

4. Heidi Borgmann, Varsity Soccer

At the bottom of the hour Darcy was joined in studio by Heidi Borgmann to talk about The varsity soccer team’s upcoming matches against rivals Carleton and Ottawa. The blues hope to avenge a 1-nil defeat at the hands of Carleton last year, and are also looking forward to hosting the nationals in the month of November.

Velcrow Ripper, UTCAP, Job Shadowing, Centre for Community Partnerships

October 8th, 2009
Guests on the Show:

1. Day Milman & Director Velcrow Ripper

To lead off the show Jeff spoke with director Velcrow Ripper about his documentary film Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action. The film is being screened at Hart House as part of the Conscious activism Documentary Festival and Day Milman was in studio to fill in all the details.

2. David Berliner & Clara Luke, University of Toronto Campus Agriculture Project

Next on the show David Berliner and Clara Luke dropped in to the Map Room to talk about the University of Toronto Campus Agriculture Project. The project is dedicated to unifying, coordinating, and developing the various agricultural and gardening initiatives on campus and just completed a busy harvest season.

3. Ron Wener, Extern Job Shadowing Program Coordinator, Uoft Career Centre

Our third guest on the show was Ron Wener from the University of Toronto’s Career Centre. Ron discussed the Career Centre's Job shadowing program which allows uoft students to xplore a career by visiting with professionals in the workplace in order to see what a typical 9-5 workday looks like.

4. Sasha Moldovan, Centre for Community Partnerships

At the bottom of the hour Gavin sat down with representatives from the Centre for Community Partnerships, which is now offering an exciting new community service program. "Serve & Learn" offers University of Toronto students unique opportunities to engage in a wide variety of meaningful service-learning placements and Sasha will be here to discuss some of these opportunities.