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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Digest: Rainbow Lunch & Shakespeare in High Park – June 19, 2014

June 19th, 2014

1. Rainbow Lunch at Harvest Noon: Tues June 24 to Friday June 27; 10am-2pm
2. Grad Escapes: Shakespeare in High Park: Thurs July 17, 8pm
3. Summer Yoga in the UTGSU Gym: Thurs June 26, 4-5pm
4. Free Weekly Yoga with Grad Minds: Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30
5. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
6. Bikechain Presents: Cycling and the Local Economy: Thurs July 17, 7pm
7. Bike Kitchen: Presented by Bikechain & Harvest Noon: Thurs June 26, 7-9pm
8. Harvest Noon How To: Seed Bomb Making Workshop: Tues June 24, 5-7pm
9. Want to get more involved with Harvest Noon? Volunteers Needed
10. World Cup 2014 at the Centre for International Experience! Until July 9, 2014
11. New International Student? Join CIE’s iConnect International Mentorship Program
12. Volunteer and Meet Students from Around the World!
13. Prenatal Yoga Workshop: Wed July 23, 12-1pm
14. OISE Community Learning Garden in Bloom: Thurs June 26, 11am-1pm

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PANDI Documentary Screening and Q&A: June 11

June 10th, 2014

Grad Minds & UTGSU invite you to attend a free film screening on June 11th. Following an overwhelmingly positive response at Hot Docs 2014, filmmaker Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam will be in attendance to show the documentary film “PANDI“, followed by a Q&A period.

Date: Wednesday, June 11 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Grad Room (66 Harbord St)
RSVP to the facebook event.

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Digest: Provincial Elections & Diggin’ In – June 5, 2014

June 5th, 2014

1. Graduate Students, Vote in the ON Provincial Elections on June 12th!
2. UTGSU Summer Office Hours: Closed Fridays
3. Can ya dig it? Gardening at UofT: Sat June 14, 1pm
4. UTGSU Policy & Operations Committee Meeting: Tues June 10, 4-6pm
5. UTGSU Council Meeting: Wed June 18, 6:10pm
6. PANDI Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker: Wed June 11, 6:30-8:30pm
7. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
8. Bike Kitchen with Bikechain: Tues June 17: 6pm
9. Harvest Noon is Hiring! STUDENT EDITION
10. Harvest Noon – Toronto Seed Library Branch Launch: Tues June 10, 4-6pm
11. U of T Early Learning Centre: Registration for Summer & September 2014
12. Advanced Scuba Diver course with the Hart House Underwater Club
13. Ontario Provincial Election Youth Town Hall Summit: Mon June 9, 10am-12pm
14. Help TTCriders Canvass for Better Public Transit!

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Digest: Craft Beer Fest & Summer Hours – May 29, 2014

May 29th, 2014

1. UTGSU Summer Office Hours: Closed Fridays
2. UTGSU Council Meeting: Wed June 18, 6:10pm
3. Graduate Students, Vote in the ON Provincial Elections on June 12th!
4. Free Weekly Yoga with Grad Minds: Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30
5. PANDI Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker: Wed June 11, 6:30-8:30pm
6. Summer Yoga in the UTGSU Gym: Thurs June 5, 4-5pm
7. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
8. Environmental Justice & Sustainability Committee Meeting: Wed June 4, 4:30-6:30pm
9. Self-Care Workshops for LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees: June 3 or 18, 6-8pm
10. Harvest Noon – Toronto Seed Library Branch Launch: Tues June 10, 4-6pm
11. Job Opportunity: FoodShare Toronto
12. Life Sciences Career Development Society Career Day: Fri June 6, 9am-5pm
13. State of Biotech in Toronto: Wed June 25, 6-9pm
14. Hart House Craft Beer Festival and BBQ: Thurs July 31, 7pm

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Digest: Gardening, SCUBA & Nannies – May 22, 2014

May 22nd, 2014

1. Can Ya Dig It? Gardening at U of T: Sat June 14, 12:45pm
2. Graduate Students, Vote in the ON Provincial Elections on June 12th!
3. Environmental Justice & Sustainability Committee Meeting: Wed June 4, 4:30-6:30pm
4. Free Weekly Yoga with Grad Minds: Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30
5. PANDI Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker: Wed June 11, 6:30-8:30pm
6. TTCriders Releases Vote Transit Guide for Provincial Elections
7. Want a Good Food Box Pick-Up Location at the UTGSU Offices? Take a 2 min survey!
8. Summer Yoga in the UTGSU Gym: Thurs May 29, 4-5pm
9. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance
10. Harvest Noon – Toronto Seed Library Branch Launch: Tues June 10, 4:00-6:00pm
11. Baby & Toddler Talks: Tues May 27, 1-2pm
12. Hiring a Nanny Through an Agency: Wed May 28, 12-1pm
13. Life Sciences Career Development Society Career Day: Fri June 6, 9am-5pm
14. Scuba Diving with the Hart House Underwater Club

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