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UTGSU Digest: Spring Conference Bursary Deadline & Booking Space in the UTGSU Gym – May 25, 2017

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1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Booking Space in the UTGSU Gym
3. UTGSU Conference Bursary: Spring Application
4. UTGSU Hiring Casual Staff 

5. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
6. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm 
7. Life Management Series: Strategies for Bringing up Family in Discussions with your Supervisor 

8. Women’s and Children’s Health – Graduate Speaker Series at The Grad Room
9. Trailer Party! Cinema Politica UofT Relaunch
10. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School

1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
If you are on the UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) Plan, and will be graduating in June, you will still be covered under the plan till the end of the academic year in August, provided you paid the Winter fees. For more information, please view your benefits package on: www.studentcare.ca. If you require additional help, email the HDI Office at: health@utgsu.ca.

2. Booking Space in the UTGSU Gym
You can book space in the UTGSU Gym on the last Friday of May for June, starting at 10:00, by calling (416) 978-8464. Call early as space goes quickly. 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.

3. UTGSU Conference Bursary
The Spring Conference Bursary is live and open until May 31st! If you plan to attend a conference between July 1st and December 31st, you can apply at: UTGSU Spring Conference Bursary. For students inquiring about the Fall application, this is the finalized project after the pilot in 2016 and policy approval by General Council in April 2017. This means there was no application prior to May 2017 but going forward there will be an annual Fall application in November and an annual Spring application in May. There will be no exceptions made to the dates outlined. If you have any additional questions, please contact either finance@utgsu.ca or eal1@utgsu.ca.

4. UTGSU Hiring Casual Staff
Interested in being contacted by the UTGSU for paid opportunities for small jobs throughout the year? In the past we’ve put out calls for people to put up promotional posters around campus, help facilitate sign-in stations for events, and working the day of our Fall Orientation. To be added to the listserv, email communications@utgsu.ca with your U of T email with the subject line: Casual Staff Listserv. 

5. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
Are you passionate about student mental health and wellbeing? The University of Toronto will be launching a student-led Mental Health Magazine at our St. George campus. Spearheaded by Grad Minds, this initiative is aimed at promoting mental health awareness on campus, advancing our current knowledge/perception, and creating a community of support through an engaging and empowering communication platform. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our editorial team. Details attached: Mental Health Magazine – Positions. Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca

6. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) is inviting all international graduate students to enjoy summer at Hart House Farm Midsummer’s Eve Event on June 24th and 25th, 2017. ISC will subsidize the first 20 international students who sign up by reimbursing each participant $15 at the Hart House Farm. RSVP at: ISC Event Registration to enjoy this special event and social with your fellow international students. Please check: ISC Event Details for more information. Whether you choose to go with or without transportation, you are responsible to book your own ticket at the link above and arrive Hart House Farm.

7. Life Management Series: Strategies for Bringing up Family in Discussions with your Supervisor
Happening on Tuesday, May 30, 12 to 1 pm, as an online webinar. What happens when family responsibilities clash with academic expectations? Join Heather and Priyanka from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre for a webinar about the challenges of talking to your supervisor about family and learn the key negotiation strategies that will help you to become more effective at discussing your family needs with your supervisor. Feel more confident about having a discussion with your supervisor about family issues, identify supports available to graduate students and techniques that may help you prepare for discussions with supervisors about family issues, and understand the importance of preparation for any discussion with a supervisor aimed at reaching an agreement (i.e. negotiation). Registration required.

8. Women’s and Children’s Health – Graduate Speaker Series at The Grad Room
Graduate Speaker Series at The Grad Room is back. On Tuesday, May 30th, they will discuss women’s and children’s health focusing on the topics of pre-term birth and complications during pregnancy. Please register at: Graduate Speaker Series Event. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 30th (5:30pm – 7pm) at the Grad Room – 66 Harbord Street. Pizza will be served. For more information regarding the Graduate Speaker Series, please visit: More Information on the Graduate Speaker Series.

9. Trailer Party! Cinema Politica UofT Relaunch 
Harvest Noon is happy to present the return of Cinema Politica UofT! Join them to help select documentary films to screen this summer and fall and to join our organizing collective. What is Cinema Politica? It’s a Montreal based network of community and campus based locals that’s committed to exploring under-represented stories by screening independent political film and video throughout Canada and the world  — to entertain but also to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. FREE popcorn provided. Tuesday May 30th, 7-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

10. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School
On June 8, from 12-1:30pm. Have you ever walked away from a conversation wondering, “What just happened?” Ever seen a professor outside of class and, unsure of whether to make eye contact or not, marched past them while staring at the ground? Have you attended a large social gathering outside your department and found yourself in a corner not knowing where to start? Grad school can be full of awkward and potentially embarrassing moments. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, miscommunication, and the blurry boundary between social and professional. Pizza will be available. Register: Event Registration.

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