Monthly Archives: December 2016

Glendon Riverbank Project: Riverbank Failure

Partner: Awais Nasir In our assigned Glendon riverbank area, there was no evidence of reinforcements made to combat riverbank failure. Riverbank failure is very much dependent on the degree and extent of erosion and on the location of the riverbank. … Continue reading

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Ancient Ayurveda herb: Withania somnifera

Withania somnifera is an Indian herb commonly known as Indian ginseng or Ashwagandha. It has been used in Ayurveda for more than 3000 years and is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing. It helps reduce stress and … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell the Flowers… While You Still Can?

Ever wondered how bees find their pollinating flowers from so far away? How do they know where to go? Flowers produce a mixture of scents that attract pollinators, allowing for the plant-insect interaction. This scent has the ability to travel … Continue reading

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Glendon River Bank Restoration Project

Picture This: An absolutely perfect fall day….. The leaves on the trees are just changing colours, and Glendon looks absolutely picturesque. As Liron and I took in our surroundings, we realized this was going to be a great afternoon. With … Continue reading

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IMPACTS OF FLOODING IN TORONTO DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

There has been a lot of flooding in Canada in the past 50 years where 70% of it occurred after 1959, and of these 62% is related to snowmelt runoff, storm rainfall or a combination of the two (Gaur 2013). … Continue reading

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5th blog Summary of Toronto’s Floods Since 2000

  Applied Plant Ecology Biol 4095 Glendon Assignment Professor Dawn Bazely By Bahar Afzalian Naeini 211486305 Summary of Toronto’s Floods Since 2000 Since the year 2000, Toronto has been affected by a variety of significant flooding events. Many of these … Continue reading

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Technology & Twitter In The Classroom

For my final blog post I’ve decided to summarize how technology, mainly twitter and blog posts have enlightened my academic career. Early into my secondary education we were always told to avoid using twitter and Facebook in classrooms, whether it … Continue reading

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