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Giving by the Numbers

Have you ever wondered what all the statistics you read mean? I’m a very visual learner, I appreciate learning from books that balance text with images, graphics, tables and other visual representations of information. A friend of mine recently pointed out this amazing graphic created by David McCandless at Information is Beautiful.net. Click on the [...]

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Check out This Week’s Great Events

There are some new events that have been added to the Unpacking Development Events listing and Calender! The Featured Event of the Week is the The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival which takes place from February 24 to March 6, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule/

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Toronto Events December 7-13

My day started with a very cool Event which happened right in my living room! I watched people from over 124 countries participate by giving their voice to fight HIV/AIDS with Starbucks. Singing “All you need is love” and submitting a video to the Starbucks Love website. Starbucks (Red) Campaign is contributing money to the [...]

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CAPAIDS at the Annex Live, A Jazzy World Aids Day Celebration!!

Tonight, CAPAIDS a great organization that Kate J and I support will be hosting their annual World Aids Day Fundraiser at the Annex Live. The Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP AIDS) is a young Canadian charity focused on providing resources to the grassroots community-based organizations that are on the front lines in the battle against the [...]

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Toronto Events November 23-29

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: EVENT: Empower: Youth, Arts And Activism World AIDS Day launch of an HIV/AIDS activism manual for youth with drag shows, visual art and more. Thursday, November 26. 6:00-9:00 pm. Free. William Doo Auditorium, 5 Willcocks. [email protected] CONFERENCE: Ivey Global Health Innovation Conference Tuesday, November 24, 2009. 7:30 am -5:00 pm. [...]

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Toronto Events: September 20-27

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: ONE WEB DAY SEPTEMBER 22,2009. www.onewebday.org “OneWebDay is an Earth Day for the internet. The idea behind OneWebDay is to focus attention on a key internet value (this year, online participation in democracy), focus attention on local internet concerns (connectivity, censorship, individual skills), and create a global constituency that cares [...]

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Events in Toronto: September 7-13

BENEFIT: Sierra Club Music Fundraser at the El Mocambo, Performances by Jia Harlow, Coal Mine Canaries and Others. $8, $5 with a food Item www.elmocambo.ca Thursday September 10, 8pm to 2am CONFERENCE: Webcast of the TEDx TO Conference happening on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Theatre Passe Muraille. In effort to make the conference [...]

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Vote for CAPAIDS for TWESTIVALTO’s charity recipient

Vote for CAPAIDS for TWESTIVALTO’s charity recipient HERE now! Hi Everyone, The charity that I support, CAPAIDS, is a potential beneficiary of the first ever Twestival Local Toronto (TwestivalTO). TwestivalTO is the local chapter of Twestival Global, a community-powered, Twitter-driven global charity event which raised over $250,000.00 for Charity:Water last February. The charity with the [...]

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Just Launched: Undercurrent Volume 6, Issue 1 – Spring/Summer 2009

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Undercurrent: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Development Studies. In this issue of Undercurrent, Sarah Hamdi (McGill University) writes about the motivations of each activist group in the movement to “Save Darfur”.  Emily Jansons (Queen’s University) reviews author Lisa Lindsay’s book Working With Gender [...]

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Tasty Treats and a Good Cause

Wednesday Night Just Got a Whole Lot Yummier!! Tomorrow night, Wednesday April 29th, 2009 there are ton of great restaurants across the city participating in A Taste for Life. Proceeds of your dinner will go to Fife House, a great organization delivering services to people who suffer from HIV/AIDS. Their range of services help to [...]

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