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UTGSU Digest: AGM, Working the Scene in Colour, The Halbert Exchange Program – December 1st, 2016

1.UTGSU Annual Meeting 2016
2. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tuesday, 06 December after AG
3. International Students’ Caucus Christmas Market Social
4. The Professional Graduate Students’ Caucus is Looking for New Executives
5. Working the Scene in Colour: Call for Scene Submissions
6. No One Is Illegal, Protest Canada’s Unjust Immigration Detention System
7. Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for Graduate Students – No Issue is Too Small to Discuss
8. The Halbert Exchange Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs
9. The Foundation for Student Science and Technology (FSST) is Seeking Applications for Mentors
10. Online Chat Session for Faculty, Staff and Students on Family Issues
11. Getting the Most from your Supervisor
12Want to Create Your Own Job?
13. Making Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws Cooking School

 

1. UTGSU Annual Meeting 2016
The Graduate Students’ Union’s Annual Meeting 2016 will take place on Tuesday 06 December 2016 at 6.10 pm in Banting Institute, room 131. (100 College St., near Queen’s Park subway stop, The Annual Meeting is open to all UTGSU members. The 2015 – 2016 Financial Statement will be received and an auditor is to be appointed for the upcoming fiscal year. From mid-November, you will be able to find a copy of the Auditors’ Report on the UTGSU Website at www.utgsu.ca/financial-statements. All UTGSU Members must show their T-Card in order to sign into the Annual Meeting.

2. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tuesday, 06 December after AGM
There will be a UTGSU General Council meeting on Tuesday 06 December, directly after the Annual Meeting, in Banting Institute, room 131. All UTGSU Members are welcome, but only Representatives elected by their Course Union have the right to speak and vote. If you are not a Representative and you wish to speak, you can have your Course Union Representative request this on your behalf during the meeting. If you are a Council Representative and wish to send a proxy, please email internal@utgsu.ca and fieldworker@utgsu.ca no later than the previous Friday with the name and email address of the proxy voter. All guests and proxies will be asked to show their T-card upon registration. For more information, including the agenda and executive reports, see our website: utgsu.ca/council.

3. International Students’ Caucus Christmas Market Social
Join the International Students’ Caucus and other international colleagues for a free tour to the Distillery Historic District at the Toronto Christmas Market on Thursday, December 15th. Information for the tour can be found at: Information Walking Tours. Meet us at the Distillery District, 30 Gristmill Lane Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 at 3:40pm, and the tour starts at 3:50pm. RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/2OPnYhVBvILnBFby1. Space is limited on a first come first serve base. Contact isc@utgsu.ca for any questions.

4. The Professional Graduate Students’ Caucus is Looking for New Executives
Professional Graduate Programs are those that do not require research (typically not funded). The PGSC is a new caucus aimed at representing the interests of the Professional Graduate Students at the University of Toronto: funding, academic support, spaces, connections and social interaction, professional development and networking. The PGSC is currently recruiting new executives to fill positions for the 2016-2017 year. Information about available positions can be found here: PGSC Application Form. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and position of interest to pgsc@utgsu.ca with the subject line: PGSC Executive Application by Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00pm.

5. Working the Scene in Colour: Call for Scene Submissions
The second Working the Scene in Colour (WSiC) event will be held on Jan 22nd, 2017 at the University of Toronto, Multi-Faith Centre (Multipurpose Room) from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. WSiC is accepting scene submissions for features, scripted television, and stage plays. University of Toronto graduate students (undergraduates and alumni), who self-identify as a person of colour or Indigenous, are encouraged to submit their scenes, which can be works-in-progress or polished scripts of up to 5 minutes to be performed by trained ACTRA actors. Produced scripts will not be accepted. Submission deadline: January 8th. WSiC is proud to be partnering with community sponsors. Please email your submission and questions to: workingthescene@gmail.com.

6. No One Is Illegal, Protest Canada’s Unjust Immigration Detention System
On Dec 10(Human Rights Day), No One Is Illegal is organizing a beautiful action to surround the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre in protest of Canada’s unjust immigration detention system. We will bus hundreds of people to the centre and join hands to surround it to say: no more Indefinite Detention. We demand a maximum 90 day holding period in the short-term, and we demand an end to the immigration detention system long-term. Come to Kipling Station at 3:15 pm to get on the bus! Facebook event: Facebook event link.

7. Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for Graduate Students – No Issue is Too Small to Discuss!
Connect with G2G Peer Advisor (grad-to-grad) to talk about any grad school concern and to get advice on navigating the many resources available on campus to support graduate students. The trained G2G peer team is comprised of master’s and doctoral students from different departments across all 3 campuses. Book an appointment or stop by and chat with a G2G at one of our weekly drop-in sessions.  For more information or to book an appointment with a G2G please visit www.gradcrc.utoronto.ca or follow us @G2GUofT for tips and daily drop-in locations.

8. The Halbert Exchange Program at the Munk School of Global Affairs
You’re invited to submit an application for the 2017-2018 Post-Doctoral Fellowship to be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Fellowship recipients are expected to live in Jerusalem for the academic year and to participate in the life of the department with which they are affiliated. The value of the fellowship is CAD 35,000. Applications must arrive at the Munk School of Global Affairs no later than Monday, January 16, 2017. Link to application instructions and the form. If you have any questions, please contact Olga Kesarchuk at halbert.munk@utoronto.ca or 416 946 8938.

9. The Foundation for Student Science and Technology (FSST) is Seeking Applications for Mentors
The Foundation for Student Science and Technology (FSST) is seeking graduate students in all fields to join our team of online mentors. Mentors work with a dedicated Grade 11 or 12 high school student in an online environment. The typical time commitment for mentors is 10-12 hours across a term. Students can support your research while mentors answer questions and provide regular feedback. The FSST is a national non-profit dedicated to developing the career potential of highly motivated high school students in STEM and interdisciplinary studies. If you are interested, please contact us at coop.liaison@fsst.ca and visit www.fsst.ca.

10. Online Chat Session for Faculty, Staff and Students on Family Issues
An FCO Advisor & a Peer Mentor will be available to chat and answer questions about student parent life at U of T, including, balancingstudy and family, strategies and insights on caring for a family member, specific questions on child care and child care subsidies and your newly found pregnancy! Pre-registration necessary as we will send you the link for you to connect to the chat. All prospective, new, current U of T student parents and their partners/spouses are welcome! The event is labelled Online Chat Session for Faculty, Staff and Students, happening Dec. 6.

11. Getting the Most from your Supervisor
Wondering how you can get the most out of your supervisory relationship?  Want to know how you can use the Supervisory Guidelines and learn some effective strategies for implementing positive change? Join fellow graduate students and G2G Peer Advisors from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for an interactive discussion about the challenges of working with a supervisor,how to use the guidelines to your advantage, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your supervisory relationship. December 7 from 4:00-5:30pm at Grad Room. Register: bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.

12Want to Create Your Own Job?
Launch your startup idea at The Entrepreneurship Hatchery! As the go-to UofT accelerator program, we provide all students with the resources, mentorship and community to get your startup idea off the ground.Applications to join the 2017 summer cohort are now OPEN on our website: https://hatchery.engineering.utoronto.ca/. Apply NOW – the deadline for applications is January 31st, 2017.

13. Making Gingerbread Houses at Loblaws Cooking School
Join us on Wednesday, December 7 from 6:00-7:30pm to decorate your own gingerbread house. You will be provided with the pre-assembled house, royal icing, and all the candies, and you will have a blast decorating. When your masterpiece is complete, we’ll wrap it in cellophane ready for you to take home to display!. We will have an informal contest for best house with a prize! The cost of the event is $10 and you can register via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca. A limit of 2 gingerbread houses per person.

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