Digest

Our weekly email digest keeps students informed of the activities of the GSU, and of things of interest at the university and in the community at large. While announcements are varied, they include deadlines, workshops, conferences, political events and the like.


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

 
 

1. Drink Specials at BBQ14! Tues Sept 2, 4-9pm

BBQ14 Update: The GSU Pub will be offering drink specials during the Celebration Orientation! The annual UTGSU BBQ event will take place on Tuesday, September 2, from 4-9 pm at the UTGSU Building (16 Bancroft Ave). Rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, 4-9pm. The festivities include a *free* BBQ with vegan/gluten-free/halal options, a corn roast, live music, an info fair, and lots of fun! More info: www.utgsu.ca/bbq14. RSVP to the facebook event here.

 

2. 2014-2015 UTGSU Agendas / Day Planners Have Arrived!

Already planning things for September and beyond? Need a new agenda for the 2014-2015 academic year? Get a *free* agenda from the UTGSU! A number of agendas are being mailed out to departments and units over the next week or so. Alternatively, they can also be picked up at the UTGSU Offices, in the basement lounge of 16 Bancroft Ave. All inquiries concerning the agenda deliveries should be sent to: heidi@utgsu.ca.

 

3. Harvest Noon Café Closed August 18-22

WARNING: Harvest Noon will be closed the week of August 18th to 23rd to prepare for the fall and to get ready for the start of the school year. The good news is that we will be reopening on Monday August 25th with full regular Fall hours –> Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm!

Harvest Noon Café+Co-Op serves affordable local and organically grown vegan and vegetarian food upstairs at UTGSU (16 Bancroft Ave), as well as hosts educational workshops. Our current summer hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm. For more information on the menu this week, all our workshops and events or to get involved as a volunteer, please visit www.harvestnoon.com.

 

4. Harvest Noon is Hiring for Fall!

Love local organic vegan and vegetarian food? Interested in food justice and supporting a community co-op with a social justice culture? Harvest Noon is hiring four (4) Café Staff for the Fall term to assist with day to day operations of the café, including food preparation, cooking, serving and other tasks. Experience with vegan and vegetarian food, food safety certification (or willingness to become certified) and great collaborative communication skills are all required. Applicants should also have availability to work Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. This is a contract position for the Fall term starting August 25th for approximately 10 to 15 hours per week at a rate of $12 per hour.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter in person to Harvest Noon Café during our summer hours (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm), to our mailbox in the UTGSU office (basement, 16 Bancroft Ave.) or via email (pdf format) to hiring@harvestnoon.com by August 15th at 5pm. Applicants must be available for interview August 19th.

Please see our website – www.harvestnoon.com or facebook event for the full detailed job posting.

 

5. Emergency Medical Coverage / Travel Health Insurance

Travel insurance is included with your UTGSU insurance plan. The Travel Benefits portion of your insurance plan offered by the UTGSU coverage is for 120 days of each trip. Students who are leaving on a recognized academic exchange are also covered for the duration of their exchange and for another 120 days before and after their approved exchange. They must remain members of the UTGSU, pay fees to University of Toronto including the Health Plan fee and keep their provincial health-care coverage.

Travel benefits are provided by Blue Cross. Your Group Number (For Travel Benefits): 97180. Your Identification Number: Your Student Number. If you are faced with a medical emergency while travelling outside your province or in a foreign country please call: Toll Free in Canada & US: 1-866-601-2583; Other Countries: 0-204-775-2583 (Collect). For detailed explanation of your travel coverage and to download The Travel Health Passport please visit: www.ihaveaplan.ca or call ihaveaplan.ca at 1-866-358-4436.

 

6. Grad Escapes: UofT Campus Garden Tour: Mon Aug 18, 10:30am

Come tour the various food gardens on St George campus with Dig In! Campus Agriculture. We will look at a number of outdoor garden plots with a range of different food crops, and also visit the Anthropology Greenhouse before we wrap up and head to the Harvest Noon local vegan cafe for lunch. Bring your appetite!

Monday, August 18 at 10:30am. Meeting location: Hart House patio, 7 Hart House Circle. Registration required: bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.

 

7. Course Instructor Training Camp: Thurs Aug 21: 9:30am-5pm

Are you a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow? Are you starting your first Unit 1 Course Instructorship and don’t know where to begin? The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP) Course Instructor Training Camp is for you! Sessions include course administration and syllabus and assessment design! Thursday August 21, 9:30am – 5:00pm. More info here.

 

8. TATP Tri-Campus TA Day: Wed Aug 27, 9am-5pm

An all-day event, hosted by Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP), for new and returning teaching assistants on all three campuses. Wednesday August 27, 9:00am – 5:00pm. The Agenda is available online. Registration is now open. More info here.

 

9. Art and/in Detention: Sun Aug 10, 6-8pm

For Prisoner Justice Day 2014, we will be honouring creative resistance in immigration detention through discussion, screen-printing, and letter-writing. We will share experiences of anti-detentions and anti-prison organizing for the past decade to the present, and centring art as an organizing tool and art-making as a transformative practice. We will also see a preview of the forthcoming graphic novel Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention, which will be launched in Toronto in the lead up to with the 1-year anniversary of the historic mass hunger strike among detainees in Lindsay, Ontario’s Central East Correctional Centre. The evening will conclude with a hands-on screen printing session of postcards written to detainees in Lindsay’s prison.

Sunday August 10, 6-8pm, at 227 Sterling Street, #103 (Bloor and Lansdowne). This event is organized independently by members of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, No One Is Illegal-Toronto, and End Immigration Detention Network. This event is FREE. Event info here.

Prison abolition is part of the migrant justice and anti-borders struggle. Together, we must tear all fences down that separate us!

 
 

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