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UTGSU Services

Services Funded via UTGSU Levies

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UTGSU Services

UTGSU GYM

The UTGSU gym can be booked for 1 hour/week by graduate students, either daily or monthly, and because of the demand, only graduate students are allowed to use the space. The UTGSU gym is open from 10am until 11pm Monday to Friday. Volleyballs and basketballs are available. Details and booking policy available at www.utgsu.ca/gym.

 

UTGSU HANDBOOK/AGENDA

Pick up your free UTGSU handbook/dayplanner in your department or in the UTGSU basement lounge (16 Bancroft Ave). It contains a wealth of information, including: how YOUR Union operates, how Course Unions and the University operate, details on UTGSU Committees and Caucuses, UTGSU services such as our Health and Dental Insurance and Volleyball Leagues, useful resources and MORE! And a free agenda/dayplanner too!

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD (ISIC)

As members of the Canadian Federation of Students, full-time graduate students are entitled to a free International Student Identity Card (ISIC) which may be used to obtain discounts on travel, merchandise, and services throughout the world. The ISIC provides members with student discounts on Greyhound Bus, VIA Rail, Porter Air, WestJet, and other travel when booked through Travel Cuts.

You can obtain the ISIC through the Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU). To receive an ISIC at the UTGSU check our office hours on our website, and drop by with a passport size photo and the first page of your invoice from the Student Web Service (ROSI), and complete an application form. It will be ready for pick up in 1 week. If you need it sooner, you can go to Travel Cuts, 187 College St. (1 block east of St. George), 416-979-2406.

Check out all the discounts available for ISIC holders at: www.isiccanada.ca.

 

GSU PUB

Open: Monday to Thursday: 12 noon to 12 midnight; Friday: 12 noon to 1am.

Book the GSU Pub for a party (after your thesis defense, or for your Course Union social)! Have a drink on our patio! Pizza Slices and light entrees (after 3 pm), pool table & big screen TV. Main floor of the UTGSU Building (16 Bancroft Ave). 416-978-8466.

 

UTGSU VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

During the Fall and Winter terms, the UTGSU offers a free volleyball league with four divisions: Recreational, intermediate A, intermediate B and Competitive. More information on the league, including how to register and the official rules, can be found at: www.utgsu.ca/volleyball.

 

Services Funded via UTGSU Levies

BIKECHAIN

Bikechain is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) bicycle repair shop. They do not fix your bike for you, but they teach you to do it. Bikechain also offers workshops, sells bicycle parts, and operates a free bicycle lending program. More information can be found on the Bikechain website.

 

CENTRE FOR WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE

The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free drop in space for all women and trans people on campus. We provide free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services and programming.

The Centre was founded by UofT self-identified women undergraduate students in 1986. They organized to create a safe, accessible space for all women at U of T to gather, seek support, and advocate on issues relevant to them. The Centre is a student funded, volunteer driven, non profit, campus, community organization governed by its Collective.

The Centre is just across from the UTGSU at 563 Spadina, on the Ground Floor. More information, including hours of operation and how to get involved, can be found on the Centre’s website.

 

DOWNTOWN LEGAL SERVICES (DLS)

Downtown Legal Services (DLS) is a legal clinic run by U of T law students and supervised by lawyers. They offer confidential service and representation for landlord and tenant matters, small claims, academic appeals, employment issues, social assistance appeals and other legal matters. Full and part-time students have access to notaries at no (or nominal) charge. Full-time students pay $3 out of their incidental fees (part-time students pay $2). A $1 refund is available within 60 days of registration. Students are asked to call ahead to book an appointment. More information can be found on the DLS website.

 

HARVEST NOON CAFE

Harvest Noon Café, located on the top floor of the UTGSU Building, provides a relaxed and inclusive gathering space for both U of T students and members of the wider community to eat, cook, learn about, and express their love for food. They aim to serve local, sustainable, and organically produced food and to support principles of food justice and accessibility. Harvest Noon is a project of the Toronto Sustainable Food Co-operative, an organization initiated by members of the student group Hot Yam! in the Fall of 2011. By building relationships with local producers and like-minded groups, they provide opportunities and support for folks interested in fostering good, clean and fair food alternatives.

Harvest Noon Cafe is open from 10-2 Monday through Friday. Check out the Harvest Noon website for a menu and information.

 

ONTARIO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (OPIRG)

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Toronto is a volunteer-based group with a mandate for action, education, and research on environmental and social justice issues. We are part of an international network of Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), including ten others in Ontario. We seek to empower and educate students and other members of the community, provide a forum for learning and sharing skills, and give people the tools and opportunity to work co-operatively for social change. More information can be found on the OPIRG website.

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE NETWORK (UTERN)

UTERN is the University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization that serves as the meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment. UTERN encompasses all students at the University of Toronto including undergraduate and graduate students from all three campuses. We welcome all funding applications from all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto. More information can be found on the UTERN website.

 

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