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

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1. UTGSU Executive Nomination Period Closes Soon
2. UTGSU Special Members Meeting to be hosted on February 26th, 2019
3. Gym Bookings

4. UTGSU Statement of Solidarity with Land Defenders of the Wet’suwet’en Territory
5. Meet and Greet Candidates for UTGSU 2019 Executive Elections
6. Call for Nominations: 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Awards
7. UTGSU Zumba Class happening today, February 14th from 4-5pm
8. Registration now open for OISE Graduate Student Research Conference this March 29-30, 2019!
9. The UTGSU’s Race and Ethnicity Caucus presents “Safe Space for Race”
10. OISE GSA Black History Month Event List
11. Introduction to Family Law

 

1. UTGSU Executive Nomination Period Closes Soon
Don’t miss out on your chance to join the UTGSU Executive Team for 2019-2020! Nominations Close tomorrow, February 15th, 2019 at 8:00 AM. To submit a nomination form, fill out and email a scanned copy of the nomination form to cro@utgsu.ca. The original nomination form must be brought to the All Candidate Meeting on February 16th, 2019. Click here to view the division breakdown for the Academics and Funding Commissioner positions. For more information contact Adrian Aziz at cro@utgsu.ca.

2. UTGSU Special Members Meeting to be hosted on February 26th, 2019
Open to all UofT Graduate Students (UTGSU Members) to attend and discuss Graduate Students’ Union finances, Bylaws and Policies, and the direction of the Union. In addition we will be discussing next steps for the Union in regards to the Ford Cuts to education funding and OSAP. The meeting will be held in the Medical Sciences Building – Room 3154. Registration begins at 5:30pm and the meeting at 6:15pm. Pizza and Beverages will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis at 5:45pm. We hope to see you there! Click here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2281211972123055/

Date: February 26th, 2019
Time: Registration begins at 5:30PM and the meeting begins at 6:15PM
Location: Medical Sciences Building – Room 3154
Meeting Agenda:

3. Gym Bookings for March
UTGSU Gym time can be reserved for the month of March, 2019 on February 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.

4. UTGSU Statement of Solidarity with Land Defenders of the Wet’suwet’en Territory
We support resistance efforts that are geared toward protecting land, water, and life in the face of settler-colonialism and environmental injustice in Canada. We encourage our Members and the community at large to raise awareness about the unlawful encroachment of treaty land, raise funds, and support the Indigenous people of Wet’suwet’en Territory. Your efforts make a huge difference in continuing the momentum, activating necessary conversations, and supporting people who are still on the ground and on the front line defending their home.  This is not over. Actions and events in support of Unist’ot’en and the Wet’suwet’en grassroots movements are still happening, and you can help. To read our statement and engage in calls to action that align with the supporter toolkit, please visit: https://www.utgsu.ca/correspendance-media/.

5. Meet and Greet Candidates for UTGSU 2019 Executive Elections
Drop by the UTGSU Candidates Meet and Greet on February 26th at the Lounge in the Social Justice Education Department at OISE between 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm to meet the candidates. Refreshments will be served. Visit: www.utgsu.ca/elections or contact Adrian Aziz at cro@utgsu.ca if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Location: Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 12th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West

6. Call for Nominations: 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Recognition Award! The IDERD Recognition Award, launched in March 2012, is a unique opportunity for the University to identify and profile the excellent work that students, staff and faculty are undertaking to advance anti-racism while contributing to the University’s commitment to create diverse, equitable and inclusive teaching, learning and working environments. Click here for more information: http://antiracism.utoronto.ca/programs/iderd/?fbclid=IwAR1dOfhyxDn9t4MVj4rD0EZ5p2enRfnSgnJEURvC3qHmThulBAg5qtmNIj8#iderd-awards-anchor

7. UTGSU Zumba Class happening today, February 14th from 4-5pm
Get out of your winter coats and join the UofT MoveU crew for the first Zumba class hosted by the UTGSU! The class will take place today from 4:00-5:00PM in the UTGSU Gym (16 Bancroft Ave). Click Here to Register and for more information. 

8. Registration now open for OISE Graduate Student Research Conference this March 29-30, 2019!
Join their acclaimed keynote speakers Dr. Rumeet Billan (Viewpoint Leadership) and Dr. John B. Robinson (Munk School of Global Affairs) and their dedicated community of researchers, teachers, social justice educators, mental health specialists, scientists, artists and activists for a two-day conference celebrating educational research in all stages. In addition to the two full conference days, presenters are invited to attend a pre-conference workshop featuring options to explore innovations in virtual reality and gain 3D printer certification. The OISE GSRC serves as an OISE-based primer for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) happening the following weekend in Toronto so be sure to come out to our pre-AERA celebration on April 2 featuring Annie Kidder (People for Education). Register online at http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/2019OISEGSRC and for more information check out www.oisegsrc.com

9. The UTGSU’s Race and Ethnicity Caucus presents “Safe Space for Race”
A monthly social gathering space with the aim of building community and empowering racialized students and allies to advance anti-racism work and to address mental health on campus. This space will provide racialized students and allies an opportunity to share experiences and engage in facilitated dialogue that is geared toward enhancing community-building, empowerment, and mental health. Come join them for our launch on February 28th from 5-7 pm at the Grad Room (66 Harbord St). Engage in an evening of enlightened dialogue on what it means to be racialized on campus over coffee/tea and refreshments. Please also note there will be Safe Space for Race additional sessions on March 19, April 23 and May 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Multi-Faith Centre. TTC tokens will be provided to UofT students from UTM and UTSc to accommodate travel expenses. ASL interpretation will be provided upon request. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

10. OISE GSA Black History Month Event List
It’s #BlackHistoryMonth and the OISE GSA Equity Committee are excited to share ALL of the events they have planned for you from Friday, February 01st to Friday, March, 08th, because Black History is more than a month. Click here for a full list of events!  Please RSVP so they can make this the best possible experience.

11. Introduction to Family Law
Happening Thursday, Feb 21, from 12 to 1 pm @ 214 College St., Rm 313. Learn the basics of Family Law and what is involved in custody and access, child and spousal support, separation agreements, restraining orders, and a general overview of the family court process. Presenter: Downtown Legal Services. U of T students, staff, faculty, and their partner/spouse are welcome to attend, registration required at https://uoft.me/familylaw.

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