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UTGSU Digest: Accomplishments Achieved by the 2016/2017 Executive Committee & Summer ISIC and Gym Hours – April 27, 2017.

 

1. List of Accomplishments Achieved by the 2016/2017 Executive Committee
2. Summer ISIC Card Hours 
3. Summer Hours for the UTGSU Gym

4. Engaging Our Great Waters – Connecting Water & Young Canadians
5. Growing Farmers & Food Justice Advocates
6. Permanent Residency Information Session 
7. New Travel Award for Indigenous Graduate Students
8. Grad Talk: Bike Chain presents: Cycling Safety & Maintenance
9. Student Family Housing: Place to Live on Campus
10. Free Tickets for the Canadian Privacy Summit

1. List of Accomplishments Achieved by the 2016/2017 Executive Committee
As the 2016/2017 Executive Committee’s term comes to an end, the UTGSU would like to applaud their achievements that now enhance the graduate student experience. For a light highlighting their top ten major accomplishments, see here: Student Victories, the UTGSU Executive Committee Makes a Difference.

2. Summer ISIC Card Hours
From May 1 to August 11, 2017 the drop-in time for ISIC issuing will be once per week, on Thursdays at 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Appointments are also available outside of the drop-in time. For available appointment times, please email Gail at: fieldworker@utgsu.ca

3. Summer Hours for the UTGSU Gym
Please note that the gym will be closed on May 2 for scheduled maintenance, as well as all of August for Orientation preparations. For a full list of times you can reserve the gym for singles badminton, doubles badminton, and when the volleyball, and pick-up basketball leagues run, please visit: UTGSU Summer Gym Hours.

4. Engaging Our Great Waters – Connecting Water & Young Canadians
Waterlution, in partnership with the UTGSU Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee (EJSC) are launching a “Engaging Our Great Waters – Connecting Water & Young Canadians” workshop in Toronto – one in a series of workshops hosted across the country. From Vancouver to St. John’s, and Gjoa Haven to Toronto, this #Canada150 initiative offers young Canadians the opportunity to connect to water and make visible how water has shaped their identity and that of their community. Registration for this free event can be found here: Engaging Our Waters Registration. Happening on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Lunch will be provided.

5. Growing Farmers & Food Justice Advocates
The Black Creek Food Justice Network in collaboration with the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee (EJSC) presents a 2-day training session on urban farming and food justice. Growing Farmers will feature speakers and workshop sessions on the challenges of accessing healthy, fresh and culturally appropriate food; and how to develop and build skills as an urban farmer/ food justice advocate. The workshop will be held at the Black Creek Community Farm on May 13th & 14th 11-4pm. Please email: blackcreekfoodjustice@gmail.com to register by May 3rd. Priority will be given to students from equity seeking groups and residents.

6. Permanent Residency Information Session 
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) invites you to a join a Permanent Residency Information Session at the Bahen Centre, Room 1170 on May 9, from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm. Staff members from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be talking about the Express Entry Program. Please register at: Permanent Residency Information Session.

7. New Travel Award for Indigenous Graduate Students
Did you know that registered Indigenous graduate students interested in participating in Indigenous-focused events can now apply for up to $1,000 in travel assistance? Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement, University of Toronto (SAGE UT) and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) have partnered to develop the SGS Indigenous Travel Award, launched this spring.First Nations, Metis and Inuit students are encouraged to visit the SGS website or contact the SAGE Program Director (sage@utoronto.ca) for additional details and to obtain an application.

8. Grad Talk: Bike Chain presents: Cycling Safety & Maintenance
On May 2, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in Grad Room. Do you feel nervous biking in the city? Would you like to know how to keep your bike running smoothly? Come to Bikechain’s Cycling Safety and Maintenance workshop! You will get tips and resources on biking safely in the city. We will also go over the basic maintenance you can do on your bike at home, and talk about when you should bring. Register here: Cycling Safety & Maintenance Registration.

9. Student Family Housing: Place to Live on Campus
Student Family Housing is presently offering vacancies for June 1st for students with a partner/spouse and/or children. Come join our vibrant community where there is always a lot going on! With 710 apartments, a rooftop garden, recreation rooms, family drop-in centre, activities & events for the whole family, underground parking, and an on-site childcare centre, this is a place you can call home. Visit us at Facebook: University of Toronto Student Family Housing, Twitter: SFHResLife, Instagram: sfhreslife, Website: studentfamilyhousing.utoronto.ca.

10. Free Tickets for the Canadian Privacy Summit
The UTGSU is offering free tickets to graduate students on a first come, first serve basis to attend the 2017 Canadian Privacy Summit. This Summit is designed for top experts and key stakeholders in the technology and privacy communities, and across diverse sectors in Canada, to assess the latest developments and build solutions for Canada. Stakeholders will share their experiences and best practices to provide decision makers with innovative solutions. Representatives from Facebook, Shopify, and Mastercard are part of the featured speakers list. If you’re interested in attending this conference on May 2 and May 3, please email the UTGSU Communications & Promotions Coordinator at: communications@utgsu.ca with your full name, department of study, phone number and email address.

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