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UTGSU Digest: Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large & Vice-Chairperson for Board of Appeal Search – October 11th, 2018

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1. Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large
2. Vice-Chairperson for the Board of Appeal Opening
3. The UTGSU Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be hosted on December 3rd, 2018!
4. Call for UTGSU Board of Appeal Admin Facilitation 
5. Re-launch the Professional Graduate Students’ Caucus
6. Top 12 Mental Health and Academic Resources for Graduate Students
7. JOIN NOW your UNION’s Policy & Operations Standing Committee (POC)

8. Participate in the Development of Health and Wellness Pharmacy
9. Varsity Publications Board of Directors By-Election
10. Startup workshops on user experience design, data visualization & business research
11. CAMH Scientific Computing Fundamentals for Biomedical Applications Workshops

 

1. Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large
Interested in joining the UTGSU Executive? Consider becoming an Executive-at-Large! This position is open to any current UTGSU Member. Duties include supporting the 2018-2019 Executive Vision and UTGSU events, representing the UTGSU on various committees, attending weekly Executive meetings and a monthly General Council meeting. A monthly honorarium of approximately $400 is provided for this position. Elections will be held during the next UTGSU General Council meeting on TuesdayOctober 23rd 2018 starting at 6:15pm, located at Sidney Smith Hall Room 2117 (100 St George St.). For more information or an accessibility request, please contact the Internal Commissioner at internal@utgsu.ca or info@utgsu.ca. 

2. Vice-Chairperson for the Board of Appeal Opening
The UTGSU is seeking General Members to serve as Vice-Chairperson on the Union’s Board of Appeal for the 2018-2019 year. Nominees should not hold an elected or appointed position on a UTGSU governing body (e.g., Executive Committee, Council members, Committee or Caucus Executives). The Board of Appeal is the final level of appeals within the UTGSU and deals with concerns regarding the operations of all UTGSU bodies. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are appointed at the beginning of the Council year to serve until the Fall of the following year. For more information re the position’s terms of reference, please consult UTGSU Bylaw Article 15: Board of Appeal and Policy G10: Appeals Process. You can find these documents online at https://www.utgsu.ca/by-law/. Interested General Members of the Union should send a statement of interest with relevant qualifications/experience to internal@utgsu.ca by Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:00 midnight.

3. The UTGSU Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be hosted on December 3rd, 2018!
This is a great way to get involved and direct the activity of your Union. UTGSU members can submit proposals for consideration and discuss important union matters such as finances, campaigns, and the direction of the union. To submit an item to be considered on the agenda please submit all proposals or any questions to David Eaton, the Executive Director at executivedirector@utgsu.ca. Deadline to submit items is November 19th, 2018. 

4. Call for UTGSU Board of Appeal Admin Facilitation
If you are interested in project facilitation, including note-taking, record-keeping, fact-finding, and have a talent for communication management, our Union has the right position for you. Applications are solicited for Board of Appeal administrative facilitation position. Up to 10 hours of pro bono work per month for the duration of the 2018-2019 term of office, with the possibility of Co-Curricular Record recognition. For expedient appointment by Council on October 23, please email your interest and availability to internal@utgsu.ca by October 17, 2018.

5. Re-launch the Professional Graduate Students’ Caucus
The Professional Graduate Students’ Caucus of the Union needs motivated professional degree students to re-launch it and make it count in the eyes of the university and the UTGSU membership. Visit https://www.utgsu.ca/pgsc/ to see what it was like to be a leader and a member in previous years. If interested in re-creating one of the most active and popular governing body of the Union, please drop a line to the Internal Commissioner Lynne Alexandrova at internal@utgsu.ca

6. Top 12 Mental Health and Academic Resources for Graduate Students
Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, and we’re spotlighting 12 mental health and academic supports for graduate students. This list is geared toward helping graduate students navigate useful resources to support their mental well being and academic success. Join us in sharing vital resources and break the stigma by sharing this link.

7. JOIN NOW your UNION’s Policy & Operations Standing Committee (POC)
This important Standing Committee of UTGSU Council oversees the Union’s legislation and governance practices. Depending on your experience in governance and academic skills, this is an excellent opportunity to contribute to one or more areas such as brushing up existing documentation, conceptualizing the Union’s restructuring according to Not-for-profit Corporations Act legislation, (re)formulating housekeeping bylaws/policies concerning appeals, elections, and UTGSU’s own student mental & overall health legislation. We welcome motivated U of T Graduate Students who are willing to learn from scratch as well as those with any experience or interest in constitutional, corporate, and human rights law, policy and equity studies, or political philosophy. Please email your statement of interest and relevant experience a.s.a.p. to Lynne Alexandrova at internal@utgsu.ca

8. Participate in the Development of Health and Wellness Pharmacy
The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy need participants in the development of the Health and Wellness Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. Please contact Annalise Mathers at annalise.mathers@utoronto.ca for more information about participating in the development of this pharmacy! Click here to view the flyer for more information.

9. Varsity Publications Board of Directors By-Election
Nominations are now open for the Varsity Publications Board of Directors By-Election.There is one (1) graduate Director position available. All nominees must collect signatures of support from 25 members of Varsity Publications, and must themselves be members. Full rules and nomination forms may be found at https://thevarsity.ca/board-of-directors/board-election/. Nominations are due at 11:59 pm on October 15, and the voting period will be between October 31 and November 2 at voting.utoronto.ca. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Maria Mateus, the Chief Returning Officer, at cro@thevarsity.ca.

10. Startup workshops on user experience design, data visualization & business research
Calling all budding entrepreneurs! Have a great idea? Find out how you can get help with starting your own business (Intro to UX Design, Oct 17, 3-5pm + Intro to Data Viz, Oct 18, 10am-1pm + Primary Research Strategies for Startups, Oct 25, 5:30-7:30pm). Space is limited – to register: http://uoft.me/gersteinworkshop

11. CAMH Scientific Computing Fundamentals for Biomedical Applications Workshops
The CAMH Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics is hosting a series of workshops focused on scientific computing fundamentals for biomedical applications.Topics covered include: Linux Scripting, Python, R, Matlab, and Parallel Computing, as applied to Neuroimaging and Genomics datasets. Please visit the Workshop Registration Page to learn more. For questions please contact: SCWG@camh.ca

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