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UTGSU Digest: UTGSU Gym Bookings for April & UTGSU Seeking Chair for the Council on Student Services (CoSS) – March 21st, 2019

Digest

1. UTGSU Gym Bookings for April
2. UTGSU Transit Survey
3. UTGSU Seeking Chair for the Council on Student Services (CoSS)
4. Grad Minds Annual Mental Health Conference – Surviving Grad School: A Mental Tool Kit

5. REC presents the REC-Amend Symposium: Accessible BIPOC Mental Health Services
6. ISC celebrating Persian New Year on March 23rd
7. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2019: Stop Arming Colonialism

8. Wanted: Student Peer Mentors
9. American Sign Language Workshop
10. Igniting Impact returns for 2019
11. University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

 

1. UTGSU Gym Bookings for April
UTGSU Gym time can be reserved for the month of April 2019 on March 27, 2019 starting at10:00 am. To book a one-hour time slot please send an email to gym@utgsu.caIn your email please list the player’s Names and Student ID numbers which are verified when booking. You will receive a confirmation of your booking within 24 hours.

2. UTGSU Transit Survey
The UTGSU will like to assess public transportation usage of UofT Graduate Students and the need for a TTC transit Pass. Fill out this survey and enter a draw for one of 4 $50 Gift Cards! Click here to fill out the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/HK4CMtWcfVgTrJ0p2

3. UTGSU Seeking Chair for the Council on Student Services (CoSS)
The UTGSU Executive is seeking a graduate student to act as Chair for the Council on Student Services (CoSS). CoSS is a decision-making body made up of representatives from each of the major students’ unions and representatives from student services offered by the administration (i.e., Hart House, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Student Life). We are seeking a candidate with previous Chair experience who is able to fill this role from May 2019 to April 2020. If you are interested, please contact governance@utgsu.ca for more information.

4Grad Minds Annual Mental Health Conference – Surviving Grad School: A Mental Tool Kit
Grad Minds Annual Mental Health Conference is coming up! This year’s theme is Surviving Grad School: A Mental Tool Kit. Workshops and speakers will be focused on provided tactical skills for taking care of your mental health during grad school and getting involved in mental health advocacy! Topics include time and resource management, resolving supervisor conflicts, financial management, suicide prevention, and mental health advocacy, among others! The conference will take place on April 11 from 5:30-9:30 pm at Multi Faith Center on Campus! The event is free to all students, staff and faculty and will be catered! For more information see our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/431898820881399/

5. REC presents the REC-Amend Symposium: Accessible BIPOC Mental Health Services
Mental health affects us all, yet BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) remain vulnerable to mental health issues and face systemic barriers to resource access. UTGSU’s Race and Ethnicity Caucus presents the “1st Annual REC-Amend Symposium: Accessible BIPOC Mental Health Services” on March 27th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Upper Library of Massey College (4 Devonshire Place). This symposium will be an open discussion on mental health realities of marginalized communities with our panelists who specialize in BIPOC mental health. A reception is to follow.The venue is wheelchair accessible. RSVP here: https://recamend.eventbrite.ca. More information about this and future events can be found on our website: www.utgsu.ca/rec and our social media: Instagram (recutgsu), twitter (recutgsu) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rec.utgsu/).

6. ISC celebrating Persian New Year on March 23rd
We are proud and excited to invite you to join us for the celebration of Persian New Year on Sat, March 23, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm. We are going to listen to some Persian music, play some board games, and have some Persian style lunch (do you like Koobide and Chicken Kabab?! Salad and Rice will also be provided). Everyone is welcome to bring one of their friends as well. To make sure everyone gets a delicious meal, please purchase an 8 $ ticket and kindly present it (with its barcode) together with your UT card at the door. We have limited tickets, so make sure you purchase yours early. Tickets: Students: 8 $ per person (limited two tickets per student) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nowrouz-party-persian-new-year-tickets-58681080692 How to pay: Once registered, you can e-Transfer the money to arpeymani93@gmail.com WITH THE NAMES OF ATTENDEES IN THE MESSAGE. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

7. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2019: Stop Arming Colonialism
JOIN BDS as they continue to build momentum on campus for the main BDS campaign at UofT that calls on the University of Toronto administration to divest from companies which are directly complicit in the violation of Palestinian human rights, and that profit from the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the construction of the Apartheid Wall.
– Tuesday, March 19 – 6:30pm – Dr. Ruba Salih: De-colonial and intersectional alliances in the Palestinian struggle for justice with No One Is Illegal at University College, room 144
– Thursday, March 21 – 6:30pm – Dr. Nahla Abdo: Palestine in Our Hearts, Palestine a Thorn in the Flesh of Imperialism at University College, room 52
– Tuesday, March 26 – 7:00pm – Film Screening: A Stone’s Throw from Prison at Lash Miller building, room 158
– Wedneday, March 27 – 6:30pm – Wala3at Indigenous Interactive Musical Dance Performance opened by Sto: Loh Elder Lee Maracle at Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

8. Wanted: Student Peer Mentors
The Family Care Office is looking for graduate student parents who have been at U of T for at least one year in September, and can share practical skills on how to better integrate studies and family life. Student mentors receive training and Co-Curricular Record recognition. Interested students please fill out the application form and email it to family.care@utoronto.ca. Further information can be found here.

9. American Sign Language Workshop
Interested in learning about American Sign Language (ASL)? Come join a *free* interactive workshop onWednesday March 27th from 5:15-6:30pm on 500 University Avenue, Room 132. You will learn about basics of ASL, including finger spelling, numbers, and everyday phrases. Free dinner and snacks will be provided!

10. Igniting Impact returns for 2019
This is a program designed for U of T graduate students who want to create new technological solutions for challenges facing the environment, accessibility, health, and education. Attendance is free, but a short application is required. Whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, applying your research, or just doing something to impact society, consider coming out! Apply at: http://www.impactcentre.ca/ignite.
11. University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
The University of Toronto Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships Program has launched. This program provides funding to increase opportunities for hiring top-tier postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups, specifically Indigenous and Black researchers. Each fellowship provides $70,000 per year to Faculties to support up to two years of postdoctoral salary and benefits. It is also expected that Faculties and/or faculty advisors will supplement this funding with a $5,000 per year start-up fund. Nominations will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, beginning on March 8, 2019. Complete application details and requirements are available on the following webpage https://uoft.me/Provost-PDF.

UTGSU Digest: UTGSU Gym Bookings for April & Transit Survey – March 14th, 2019

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UTGSU Digest: UTGSU Election Nomination Period Closing Soon & UTGSU Special Members Meeting – February 14th, 2019