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Science for Peace at U of T (campus group)

Science for Peace also has a presence on campus at the University of Toronto. If you are part of the university community (student, staff, faculty, alumni, etc) and want to meet others interested in how to work towards a more just and sustainable world, or if you would like to help us bring excellent educational lectures and events to Toronto, please join us by filling in the Campus Group registration form at the end of this page.

SfP U of T Campus group executive members President Jo-Ni Su Vice President Irune Echevarria Secretary Laura Väyrynen VP Finance Julia Shen VP Communications Amy Yang Event Planner Rebecca Lyon

Activities for 2017-2018

Ideathon, 17 November 2017

The Science for Peace University of Toronto campus group is proud to present our first Ideathon that seeks to address food insecurity for students at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto students are invited to work together to come up with a proposed solution to promote student food security and ecological public health on campus.

How it works: Science for Peace will present a case and you will have the opportunity to work with an incredible team and win a cash prize of $300! You will also receive a certificate from Science for Peace to validate your collaborative skills. Moreover, experts on food security and ecological public health will judge the best proposal, and the champion could have the opportunity to work with SfP toward future implementation to realize their idea.

This event is open to all University of Toronto students and it is free to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Please sign up here (Deadline to register: November 10)

We look forward to seeing you!


12:30-13:00 Registration & Refreshments 13:00-13:15 Introduction 13:15-15:15 Group discussion 15:15-16:15 Group presentation 16:15-16:30 Break 16:30-17:00 Comments from judges and awards 17:00: End


  1. $300 cash prize to the winning team

  2. Certificate of Accomplishment from Science for Peace

  3. Further funding for the winning team to work with Science for Peace towards the possible implementation of their idea at U of T


  1. Professor Valerie Tarasuk from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at U of T

  2. Professor Donald C. Cold from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T

  3. Professor Reg Noble from Ryerson University’s School of Nutrition


  1. Register online at

  2. Deadline: 10 November, 2017

Activities for 2016-2017

The SfP U of T Campus Group organised the SDG event on September 10, 2016 at the Bahen Centre, University of Toronto. The event was titled “Sustainable Development by 2030: From your doorstep, to the world” which was a great success; attended by more than 100 attendees, from high school students to UN speakers, academicians and graduate students from different universities.

Film Screening: The Crossing

Science for Peace (U of T Campus Group) along with Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement, Department of Sociology helped in organising the screening of the documentary “The Crossing” and a public lecture on Syria by Prof. Paul Kingston, on March 29, 2017 from 7:00-9:30 pm at University College.

“The Crossing” takes us along on one of the most dangerous journeys of our time with a group of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, crossing a sea, two continents and five countries, searching for a home to rekindle the greatest thing they have lost – Hope. They make it to Europe, only to find out that the hardest part of their journey still lies ahead. Months of uncertainty and waiting, living in one centre after another, takes a toll on their spirits, as they confront what being a “refugee” means.

U of T March for Science Poster Making Event

Science for Peace Campus Group hosted a poster / sign board making event on April 19, 2017 at University College, U of T. Supplies were provided (markers, posters, papers, tapes) so students could make their own sign boards and participate in the March for Science event on Earth Day, April, 22, 2017.

Video of the poster-making event can be seen here .


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