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Climate Justice course at the University of Toronto

posted 2013-01-11 by Science for Peace [Comments: 0]

The Health Studies program is offering a new course during the Winter 2013 term. UNI409H1 S – Special Topics on Health Research The specific content of this course will vary from one year to another, depending on the availability of particular health researchers and scholars. In a given year, the course may... Read more »

Walter Zessner RIP

posted 2012-12-23 by Metta Spencer [Comments: 0]

A longtime Science for Peace member and gentle man, Walter Zessner died in Toronto on December 13. Born in Germany, Walter immigrated to Toronto as a young man and served as an electrical engineer for many years at the CBC and George Brown College. He was particularly active in... Read more »

You and Science for Peace in 2013

posted 2012-12-23 by Metta Spencer [Comments: 0]

With a new year approaching, it’s time to reflect on what we should try to do next. If you’re not a member but want to know more about SFP, read on! TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCIENCE FOR PEACE MEMBERS Science for Peace has a fair number of useful projects going... Read more »

Shirley Farlinger

posted 2012-12-19 by Science for Peace [Comments: 0]

Shirley Farlinger, who died on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at age 82, was a beautiful human being, an intelligent, open-minded and independent woman and an inspiring and loving wife, mother and grandmother who was determined to leave this world a better place. Her father was a stretcher-bearer in the First... Read more »

The Myth of the Muslim Tide

posted 2012-11-10 by Tim Lynch [Comments: 0]

On November 8th 2012 an eclectic, intergenerational group of Torontonians met at U of T’s University College to listen to Globe and Mail’s Doug Saunders talk about his book “The Myth of the Muslim Tide.” This event was organized by U of T’s Science and Peace movement. Mr.... Read more »


posted 2012-09-19 by IPB [Comments: 0]

Ever since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2000, there has been an intense debate around the world. How to finance them? How to organise development programmes to ensure that the targets are met? How to evaluate progress? And so on. The deadline in 2015... Read more »

Science for Peace calls on the Canadian justice system to nullify the extradition order for Hassan Diab

posted 2012-04-30 by Science for Peace [Comments: 0]

Science for Peace is deeply concerned about the egregious violations of Dr. Hassan Diab’s rights under the Canadian and French justice systems: the suspension of his habeas corpus rights, his right to a fair trial if charges are pressed, and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. ... Read more »

Making Peace - outdoor photo exhibition

posted 2012-04-04 by Science for Peace [Comments: 3]

Making Peace is a major outdoor photo exhibition (100 panels in 5 sections) that pays tribute to the people who — all over the world — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace. When the exhibition was inaugurated along Lake Geneva in 2010, over fifty NGO/GO... Read more »

Economic & Social Security in the 21st Century: How Does Canada Stack Up Against Other Wealthy Developed Nations?

posted 2011-12-14 by Science for Peace [Comments: 0]

Professor Dennis Raphael presents Economic & Social Security in the 21st Century: How Does Canada Stack Up Against Other Wealthy Developed Nations? at University College, University of Toronto. This presentation was hosted by the Health Studies Program at University College, Science for Peace, Pugwash Canada and Canadian Voice of Women... Read more »

Hiroshima Day Speech, 2011

posted 2011-08-08 by Metta Spencer [Comments: 6]

Psychologists tell us that happiness comes from giving yourself over to a cause greater than yourself. Well, do I have a humdinger of a cause for you! Thirty years ago millions of people were engaged in it: to abolish nuclear weapons. In Toronto the movement was centered in this... Read more »

Taming the Corporation (written August 22, 2007)

posted 2011-08-06 by Metta Spencer [Comments: 0]

Yesterday I interviewed Rabbi Michael Lerner, founder of the Network of Spiritual Progressives. I’ll publish it in the October issue of Peace Magazine. One of his suggestions pertained to the harmful effects of corporate capitalism. The Network’s platform includes an amendment to the US constitution that would require big ones... Read more »

News from the International Peace Bureau

posted 2011-07-27 by Metta Spencer [Comments: 0]

by Metta Spencer The International Peace Bureau (IPB) sends out a newsletter every month, recounting its member organizations’ activities and especially significant developments in the world that reflect the prospects for peace. You can read them at Here are some of the events that have been mentioned during the last... Read more »