Find Out Where YOUR Tuition Money Goes!

September 22nd, 2014

Graduate students pay nearly $10,000 in tuition every single year, while international and professional degree students pay significantly more. With almost 16,000 graduate students, that equates to at least $160,000,000!

Want to know where all this money goes? Interested in the plans for the University’s future? Do you have questions that you would like answered about UofT’s budget? Join us for an informative and interactive session given by the University of Toronto Vice President of Operations, Scott Mabury. (more…)

Digest: Drink Specials @ BBQ14 & TA Day – August 7, 2014

August 7th, 2014

1. Drink Specials at BBQ14! Tues Sept 2, 4-9pm
2. 2014-2015 UTGSU Agendas / Day Planners Have Arrived!
3. Harvest Noon Café Closed August 18-22
4. Harvest Noon is Hiring for Fall!
5. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
6. Grad Escapes: UofT Campus Garden Tour: Mon Aug 18, 10:30am
7. Course Instructor Training Camp: Thurs Aug 21: 9:30am-5pm
8. TATP Tri-Campus TA Day: Wed Aug 27, 9am-5pm
9. Art and/in Detention: Sun Aug 10, 6-8pm

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Open Letter on Current Litigation with the Canadian Federation of Students and Affiliates

August 5th, 2014

Dear Members,

Please see the below open letter to the membership from your Litigation Committee:
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Digest: Live Music & Choosing Childcare – July 31, 2014

July 31st, 2014

1. Live Music at the BBQ14! Tues Sept 2
2. Work as a Casual Staff for the UTGSU!
3. UTGSU Gym closure in August: Aug 4-18
4. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
5. Grad Escapes: UofT Campus Garden Tour: Mon Aug 18, 10:30am
6. Free Bicycle Safety Checks by Bikechain: Aug 9, 13, 18
7. Choosing Childcare That Works for Your Family: Wed Aug 20, 12-1:30pm

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Digest: Safety-Checks & Roots & Rhythms – July 24, 2014

July 24th, 2014

1. New Info on UTGSU BBQ14: Free Bicycle Safety-Checks with Bikechain!
2. Work as a Casual Staff for the UTGSU!
3. Grad Escapes: Toronto Blue Jays: Tues Aug 5, 7pm
4. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
5. Grad Escapes: UofT Campus Garden Tour: Mon Aug 18, 10:30am
6. IMSSA Roots and Rhythms: Wed July 30 & Thurs July 31

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Digest: BBQ14 & Potluck Picnic – July 17, 2014

July 17th, 2014

1. Save the Date! UTGSU BBQ14: Orientation Celebration on Tues Sept 3, 4-10pm
2. Open Letter to Members from the Litigation Committee
3. UTGSU Orientation Celebration 2014 – Orientation Volunteers Needed!
4. Add your voice to the #FreeAlexSodiqov video! Thurs July 24, 12-2pm
5. UTGSU Policy & Operations Committee Meeting: Tues July 22, 4-6pm
6. Chairperson for 2014-15 UTGSU General Council Wanted!
7. Free Weekly Yoga with Grad Minds: Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30
8. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
9. Summer Potluck Picnic for Students With Family Responsibilities: Sat Aug 16
10. Callout for OPIRG-Toronto 2014-2015 Action Groups: Deadline July 28

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Open Letter to UTGSU Members Regarding CFS

July 16th, 2014

Dear Members,

Please see the below open letter to the membership from your Litigation Committee:
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Digest: Job Opportunities & Yoga Aplenty – July 10 2014

July 11th, 2014

1. Chairperson for 2014-15 UTGSU General Council Wanted!
2. We’re hiring! Orientation Assistant
3. Scholars for #FreeAlexSodiqov Petition
4. Free Weekly Yoga with Grad Minds: Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30
5. Yoga in the UTGSU Gym Thursdays 4-5pm & Outdoors Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm
6. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
7. Prenatal Yoga: Wed July 23, 12-1pm

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Statement concerning the detention of Alexander Sodiqov:

June 28th, 2014

On 16 June 2014, security forces in Tajikistan detained Alexander Sodiqov, a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Toronto, Canada. He continues to be detained, and the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union is deeply concerned about the health and safety of Alexander, who is both a member of the union, and a fellow student.

Alexander was in Tajikistan conducting research on the topic of “Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia” under a contract with the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. The project is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.

The detention of a student researcher threatens the very heart of academic endeavours: to produce and disseminate scholarly knowledge in the spirit of freedom, transparency, and the forward progress of society. It is vital that all scholars have the freedom to engage in respectful research around the world. In conducting interviews in Khorog, Tajikistan, it is our understanding that Alexander intended to further precisely these academic goals.

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Digest: #FreeAlexSodiqov & Pride Parade – June 26, 2014

June 26th, 2014

1. UTGSU Office / UofT Campus Closure: Mon June 30 & Tues July 1
2. UTGSU Digest Hiatus: Thurs July 3
3. Celebrate Pride with the UofT Student Contingent! Sun June 29, 1pm
4. Reserve Gym Time for July and August: Fri June 27, 10am
5. Yoga in the UTGSU Gym Thursdays 4-5pm & Outdoors Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm
6. Researchers at Risk: the Detention of Alexander Sodiqov: Fri June 27, 12-2pm
7. Free Alexander Sodiqov Working Group Meeting: Wed July 2, 12-2pm
8. Watch the FIFA World Cup in the UTGSU Pub!
9. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
10. Grad Escapes: Shakespeare in High Park: Thurs July 17, 8pm
11. Knead Love? Harvest Noon Bread Collective Re-”Starter”: Mon July 7, 3-6pm
12. Want to get more involved with Harvest Noon? Volunteers Needed
13. Bikechain Presents: Cycling and the Local Economy: Thurs July 17, 7pm

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