UTGSU Digest: UTGSU All-Candidates Debate, Hiring Poll Clerks – February 9, 2017

February 2nd, 2017

Winter Week of Welcome


1. 
UTGSU Elections 2017: Congratulations Candidates
2. Hiring Poll Clerks for the 2017 UTGSU Elections
3. Come Out for a Grad Movie Night!

4. Roots, Routes and Revolution: What Black Liberation Means in the 21st Century 
5. Bordering Injustice: How Should We Respond to Trump’s Ban?
6. Harvest Noon Turns Five! Dessert Potluck Birthday Party: Fri Feb 16th, 6-10pm
7. Advocating for Oneself – Life Management Series (CCR and GPS Approved Activity)
8. Student Family Housing, Now Available 

 

1. Meet your 2017 UTGSU Executive Candidates on February 16
Get to know YOUR UTGSU Election Candidates by joining us at our Annual Elections Debate on Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at in the Fitzgerald Building in room 103. Please note this location is accessible. You’ll have a chance to pose questions to all candidates, hear their platforms, and discover their plan to represent you. Make an informed decision at the ballot box February 27 and 28 and DON’T miss this great event! There will also be FREE FOOD (including gluten free options) so come by and get democratic with us! Email CRO@utgsu.ca to confirm your attendance.

2. Hiring Poll Clerks for the 2017 UTGSU Elections
If you are interested in getting involved in this year’s election, we’re looking for poll clerks to staff our polling stations! To qualify, you must be a registered graduate student, be responsible and reliable, and have strong communication skills. In order to fill the position, you must be available for a mandatory training session which will take place on February 16th from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm in UC 314. The hourly wage is $15/hour. If you are interested in this work, send an email to Leah Mulholland, the Deputy Returning Offier, at dro@utgsu.ca by Saturday, February 11th before midnight with the subject line: Poll Clerk Job Opportunity. Along with a paragraph short paragraph explaining why you would be suitable for this role, your availability (full-day shifts are preferable), preferred poll locations and if you have access to a cellphone/laptop for accessing digital information. For more information, visit: UTGSU Elections 2017, Poll Clerk Job Opportunity

3.Come Out for a Grad Movie Night!
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7-10 PM​. Have you ever been through a breakup where you hated the world AND yourself? This movie explores what that’s like. U of T alumni and indie filmmaker, Curt Jaimungal, ​shows us that romance is also about mental health. ​If you enjoy watching unique films and love Toronto, you’ll love this! This event sold out twice at TIFF, so get your ​tickets, which will be $15 online and $20.00 at the door (based on availability). Facebook | Trailer | Tickets

4. Roots, Routes and Revolution: What Black Liberation Means in the 21st Century
We invite you to join us for a panel discussion about the systemic barriers Black people continue to encounter. Panelists will explore how the Post Racial narrative functions to reinforce discriminatory ideologies and practices and reflect on what a collective movement of Black liberation would look like. This event will be hosted by the Massey College Diversity Committee in partnership with the UTGSU Race & Ethnicity Caucus. Thursday, February 23rd | Massey College, Upper Library | 4 Devonshire Place | 7pm Free Entry | Register at: http://bit.ly/2kPVkPL

5. Bordering Injustice: How Should We Respond to Trump’s Ban?
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) is helping promote an emergency town hall forum to address urgent questions regarding the US Executive Order (the so-called ‘Muslim Ban’) and its implications for the university community and for Canada. The Vice-President and Provost Prof. Cheryl Regehr and other professors will give talks on this. Come to learn what you should know and what you can do. More information can be found here: Sign Up Information.

6. Harvest Noon Turns Five! Dessert Potluck Birthday Party: Fri Feb 16th, 6-10pm
Harvest Noon just turned five! We’re celebrating by continuing our birthday tradition (we’re old enough to say that now??) of a vegan dessert potluck party in the cafe. FREE and open to all! This year we’re also especially celebrating our volunteers because without you, we couldn’t happen. So bring some type of vegan-friendly dessert to share and let’s have fun together! Nut free please. (And know that if you bring a non-dessert, we’ll still love you). RSVP & let us know what you’re bringing here: Food. Party Time: Friday February 17th, from 6-10pm. Party Location: Harvest Noon Café (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

7. Advocating for Oneself – Life Management Series (CCR and GPS Approved Activity)
Wed Feb 15, 2 to 4 pm at the Grad Room – 66 Harbord St. What is the best way to present one’s case? How can emotions be conveyed strategically and diplomatically? When writing a letter or email, what should come first – the presentation of the problem or the suggested solution? This workshop will touch upon these questions by focusing on the strategic use of rhetoric in letter and email writing. Facilitators: Dr. Jovanovic-Krstic and Karolina Szymanski. All U of T students are welcome. Online registration required.

8. Student Family Housing, Now Available
Student Family Housing is located in the Bay/Bloor area. We presently have one and two bedroom apartments available for March and April. The rental costs are between $921 – $1,218, which are available year round! To be eligible you must be a Full-Time Degree Student living full time with a spouse/common-law partner and/or have children. Please visit our website, http://studentfamilyhousing.utoronto.ca/home.htm, for more information and to apply online, or call us at 416-978-8049 to schedule a viewing appointment.  Monthly tours are offered with dates posted on the websites. Community events and activities are tailored to the needs of student families, including Yoga, Dance & Arts & Crafts, Movie Night, Free Store, Roof-Top Garden, On-site Childcare, Child Drop-in Centre and a brand new Adult Recreation Centre for tenants to enjoy.

 

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