Black Lives Matter Toronto Protest TONIGHT Nov 25 6pm

November 25th, 2014

The UTGSU Executive Committee endorses Black Lives Matter Toronto’s direct action to condemn the decision not to indict Michael Brown’s killer.

We encourage our members to stand in solidarity with many others at the peaceful protest being held outside the US Consulate tonight at 6pm.

For more information, please visit the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/318420711695491/

Health & Dental Plan

November 21st, 2014

UTGSU Year End Reveiw

Digest: Tomato Jam, New Grandparents, & CFS Referendum – November 19, 2014

November 19th, 2014

1. CFS Referendum: Voting: Monday Nov 24 – Friday Nov 28
2. UTGSU Annual General Meeting: Mon Dec 1, 6:10pm
3. UTGSU Council Meeting: Mon Dec 1, immediately following AGM
4. Harvest Noon Green Tomato Jam-Making: Mon Nov 24, 6:30-8:00pm
5. Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee meeting, Thu Dec 4, 1:00pm
6. No One Is Illegal: Sunday, Nov 23, 3:30pm
7. OPIRG Know Your Rights: The Essential Activist Legal Primer: Sat Dec 13, 2:00-5:00pm
8. UTGSU Queer Caucus Karaoke Night: Thu 27 Nov, 8:00pm
9. Careers in Project Management: Wed Dec 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm
10. Choosing Childcare That Works For Your Family: Nov 21
11. Yoga Tune-Up: Self-Massage Class: Thursdays, 11am
12. Expectant & New Grandparents 101: Mon, Nov 24, 12:00-2:00pm
13. Endless War? The Middle East and Canada’s New Imperialism: Thu Nov 27, 7:00pm
14. Drop-in Peer Support for Graduate Students
15. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Blackout Period
16. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Opt-Out Cheques
17. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Benefits Guide

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Further Information on the Referendum on Continued Membership with the Canadian Federation of Students

November 18th, 2014

UTGSU Members,

Please be advised of the referendum on continued membership with the Canadian Federation of Students to be held from Nov. 24-28, 2014. Polling locations can be found here.

In an effort to provide our members with information on both sides of the debate, such that a free and fair election can take place, we are providing website links to the “yes” and “no” campaigns here:

www.voteyescfs.ca

www.votenotocfs.ca

Disclaimer:  The UTGSU has not taken a position on continued membership with the Canadian Federation of Students and, as such, does not endorse the materials produced by either the “yes” or “no” campaigns.

November 15th, 2014

POLLING INFORMATION: Referendum on Continued Membership with the Canadian Federation of Students

All polling stations open Monday, November 24 to Friday, November 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the exception of the Pharmacy Building polling station, which will close at 6:00 p.m. on November 28.

Polling stations can be found at the following locations:

St. George Campus:

Galbraith Building

Kelly Library

Koffler Multi-Faith Centre

OISE

Pharmacy Building

Sidney Smith Hall

University of Toronto Mississauga:

Davis Building

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus:

Science Research Building

For more information, please visit: www.cfscro.ca

UTGSU Digest: Voting, Striking & Queer Karaoke – November 13, 2014

November 13th, 2014

1. CFS Referendum: Voting: Monday Nov 24 – Friday Nov 28
2. UTGSU Annual General Meeting: Mon Dec 1, 6:10pm
3. UTGSU Council Meeting: Mon Nov 17, at 6:10 pm
4. Mental Health Tuesday by Grad Minds: Dec 2, 6-7:30pm
5. Grad Minds Yoga: Wednesdays, 5:15pm
6. CUPE 3902 Strike Vote – Volunteers Needed
7. UTGSU is Hiring Polling Clerks: Mon 17 Nov deadline
8. UTGSU Queer Caucus Karaoke Night: Thu 27 Nov
9. Peer Mentor Mix & Mingle: 19 Nov, 2-4pm
10. Choosing Childcare That Works For Your Family: Nov 21
11. Yoga Tune-Up: Self-Massage Class: Thursdays, 11am
12. Operation Groundswell – Backpacking with a Purpose
13. Most Understandable Scientist Competition: Nov 21
14. Drop-in Peer Support for Graduate Students
15. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Blackout Period
16. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Opt-Out Cheques
17. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Benefits Guide

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UTGSU is Hiring! Polling Clerks

November 12th, 2014

Polling Clerks (multiple positions available)

Type: Part-time, temporary

Skills:
— Organization
— Basic computer knowledge
— Proficiency in the English language
— Previous polling clerk experience

U of T Campuses: St. George, Scarborough and Mississauga

Position

Description: 
Poll clerks are responsible for operation of polls over the course of the day. They are responsible for confirming voter identification, ensuring all relevant Bylaws and Referendum Voting Rules are followed, as well as any other tasks assigned to them by the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) or the Deputy Returning Officers (DRO) for the duration of the voting period. Paid training will be provided.

Duties:
— Set up and take down materials, including signage at the assigned polling locations
— Operate the T-Card Scanners and online voting system
— Distribute ballots to voters
— Call into supervisors for directions or assistance during polling hours
— Act impartial at all times while working at the polls
— Other duties as assigned by the CRO and the DROs
— Act in accordance with relevant Bylaws and Referendum rules
— Uphold integrity of elections process

Pay: $14.00 per hour, up to 30 hours during voting week

Hours of Work: The Voting Period is the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th of November 2014. Polling clerks may be asked to work the full day or be asked to work in shifts.



How to apply: 
Resumes can be submitted via email to internal@utgsu.ca by Monday November 17, 2014. Please specify your hours of availability for November 24th – November 28th, 2014.

Digest: CFS Referendum, Course Union Finances & Family Cheer – November 6, 2014

November 6th, 2014

1. CFS Referendum
2. Course Union Finances Workshop, Nov 13, 5:30-7:30pm, OISE rm 2-289
3. Grad Minds Yoga: Wednesdays, 5:15pm
4. Mental Health Tuesday by Grad Minds: Dec 2 6-7:30pm
5. Fossil Fuel UofT Divestment Week of Action-Nov. 7-11
6. Family Cheer Clinic and Basketball Game: Fri Nov 14, 4:30pm
7. Family Law: Custody, Access & Support: Tues Nov 18, 1-2pm
8. UHIP/Health Insurance Workshop: Thurs Nov 13, 5-6:30pm
9. Winter Cycling Workshop: Wed Nov 12, 6:30-7:30pm
10. UTGSU Annual General Meeting: Mon Dec 1, 6:10pm
11. Yoga Tune-Up: Self-Massage Class: Thursdays, 11am
12. UTGSU Civics Committee Meeting: Tues Nov 11, 4pm
13. Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee (EJSC) Meeting: Thurs Nov 13, 1pm
14. Drop-in Peer Support for Graduate Students
15. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Blackout Period
16. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Opt-Out Cheques
17. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Benefits Guide

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University of Toronto Students Condem Racist Attacks on Free Speech on Campus and Demand Accountability and Action by Administration

November 4th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31/10/2014 (more…)

Digest: Graffiti Art & Mental Health Tuesdays – October 30, 2014

October 30th, 2014

1. Mental Health Tuesday: Tues Nov 4, 6-9pm
2. Drop-in Peer Support for Graduate Students
3. UTGSU Annual General Meeting: Mon Dec 1, 6:10pm
4. Yoga Tune-Up: Self-Massage Class: Thursdays, 11am
5. Reserve UTGSU Gym time for November: Fri Oct 31, 10am
6. UTGSU Council Meeting: Mon Nov 17, 6:10pm
7. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Blackout Period
8. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Opt-Out Cheques
9. UTGSU Health & Dental Insurance Benefits Guide
10. Most Understandable Scientist Competition for International Grads: Fri Nov 21, 3-5pm
11. Grad Escape: Arcadia (Mirvish Production): Tues Nov 18, 7:30pm
12. Grad Escape: Grafitti Art Class: Tues Nov 25, 5:30pm
13. Does your child have a learning disability or an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
14. Write Now! Drop-in sessions for creative reflection through writing
15. Intro to Careers in Health Economics and Market Access Strategy: Thurs Nov 13, 5:30-7:30pm
16. Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference: Fri Nov 7

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