UTGSU Digest: 2017 Executive Election Results, and Health and Dental Insurance Office Closure on Friday – March 2, 2017

March 2nd, 2017

Elections

UTGSU Digest: 2017 Executive Election Results, and Health and Dental Insurance Office Closure on Friday – March 2, 2017. 

1. UTGSU 2017 Elections and Referendum Results
2. Health and Dental Insurance Office Closed on Friday, March 3, 2017
3. Environmental Justice & Sustainability Committee Movie Night March 9 6 – 9pm
4. Indian Graduate Student Association Dil Se 2017
5. Transportation Talk: Toronto Cycling Politics
6. QT2SBIPOC Discussion Night: Strategies for Critical Conversations with Community (and/or family): Monday March 6th, 6-8PM
7. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
8. Job opportunities with the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program 
9. Permanent Residency Information Session – March 6th, 2pm – 4pm
10. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature
11. Scholarly Communications Symposium: Thurs. March 9, 11am – 3pm


1. UTGSU 2017 Elections Results
The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) congratulates the following individuals on their election to the 2017-2018 UTGSU Executive Committee as Commissioners:
Academics and Funding Commissioner, Divisions 1 and 2
Christopher Ball
Academics and Funding Commissioner, Divisions 3 and 4

Andrea Constantinof
Civics and Environment Commissioner

Leonardo Jose Uribe Castano
External Commissioner

Cristina Jaimungal
Internal Commissioner

Sarah Cooper
Finance and University Governance Commissioner

Brieanne Berry Crossfield
If you have any questions, please email the CRO, Scott Surphlis, at: cro@utgsu.ca.

2. Health and Dental Insurance Office Closed on Friday, March 3, 2017
Please note that the UTGSU Health and Dental Plan Office will be closed on Friday, March 3, 2017 due to offsite meetings. The office will reopen on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Thank you.

3. Environmental Justice & Sustainability Committee Movie Night March 9 6 – 9pm
On Thursday March 9th, 2017 the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee will be screening “Migrant Dreams”, a film by Min Sook Lee. Migrant Dreams uncovers the realities of migrant agricultural workers in Canada and Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program. A panel discussion will follow the film on migrant and food justice. Refreshments will be served. Date: Thurs. March 9th, 2017. Time: 6-9pm. Location: Factor-Intwentash Faculty of Social Work, Rm 548 (246 Bloor Street W). For accessibility needs, please email: civics@utgsu.ca.

4. Indian Graduate Student Association Dil Se 2017
The Indian Graduate Student Association (IGSA) would like to formally invite you and your friends to our annual end of the year formal DIL SE! “Dil se” is  a Hindi word which means “from the heart”, and we plan to give you a unique experience to warm your heart! Come out to this night of authentic Indian cuisine accompanied by cultural performances (bollywood dances & musicians!), an all-night-long photo booth for you and your friends to capture some unforgettable memories. Last but not least end the night with a DJ and a dance floor! This year we have special addition for you to end the night with a free bonus after-party hosted by the gentlemen of Alpha Iota Omicron! Our heads have a limited supply of early bird tickets available right now. To RSVP & ORDER TICKETS.

5. Transportation Talk: Toronto Cycling Politics
Are you wondering how we ended up with bike lanes on Bloor Street? What Vision Zero is and how it’s relevant to Toronto? What was the Reimagining Yonge project, and what happened to it? Join Bikechain’s executive director, Kelly, to get up to date on everything bike-related that’s happening these days in Toronto’s municipal transportation politics! When: Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Location: Bikechain (563 Spadina Crescent, Bancroft St. Entrance). Cost: Free! RSVP: sign up on our events page.

6. QT2SBIPOC Discussion Night: Strategies for Critical Conversations with Community (and/or family): Monday March 6th, 6-8PM
Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA) and the Centre for Women and Trans People (CWTP) at U of T invite you to join us for a discussion series that works to create space for community building, critical conversation, and support for Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (QT2SBIPOC).  Upcoming discussion topic: Strategies for taking on critical conversations with community (and/or with family). Date: Monday March 6; Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm; Location: SBA Centre, 215 Huron Street, Suite 924, on the 9th floor. If doors are locked call 416-967-7322 for entry. Wheelchair accessible. Accessible and all-gender washroom. Scent-free space. Snacks, including vegan and gluten-free options will be served. For access needs please contact Nadia . ***This is a QT2SBIPOC only space. Full description and FB Event.7. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is a University-wide competition for doctoral students. Participants have three minutes or less to present their research to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible, and compelling way. The 3MT competition is year will be two rounds. Divisional heats are happening from March 20th to March 23rd at Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street. U of T Finals are on April 5th. Register for Divisional Heats at: Life SciencesSocial Sciences, Physical Sciences and, Humanities. For more information about 3MT, please visit uoft.me/3mt.

8. Job opportunities with the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program
The TATP is hiring the following positions for the 2017-2018 fall and winter sessions. TATP Coordinators – Tri-Campus – 300 hours (3 positions), TATP Course Instructor Coordinator – Tri-Campus – 300 hours (1 position), TATP Microteaching Coordinator – based on St. George Campus – 300 hours (1 position), TATP Trainers – based on St. George Campus – 210 hours (8 positions), TATP Trainer – UTM – 210 hours (1 position), TATP Trainer – UTSC – 210 hours (1 position). Deadline: Applications are due on or before March 27, 2017 at 5pm. Visit
http://tatp.utoronto.ca/about/job-postings/ for more information. If you have any questions concerning these positions, please contact services.ta@utoronto.ca.

9. Permanent Residency Information Session – March 6th, 2pm – 4pm
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) invites you to join a Permanent Residency workshop hosted by CIE. Government guest speakers will explain the different options, eligibility criteria, & application process in Permanent Residency application. The session will be held at the Banting Institute (100 College St.) in Room 131. Please register here

10. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature
Are you a grad student struggling to start your systematic or scoping review research? Attend our workshop series, Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature. You are welcome to take one or all three workshops*: PART 1:  Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses (Mar 8, 2-4pm), PART 2:  Expanding the Search: Translating Strategies and Going Grey (March 15, 2-4pm), Part 3: End Note Level II: Advanced Techniques for Knowledge Syntheses (March 22, 2-4pm). Location: 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library (e-classroom, 4th floor). Registration and more information: http://uoft.me/gersteinworkshop. Note:  Attendees of all three sessions will receive GPS (Graduate Professional Skills) credit from the School of Graduate Studies.

11. Scholarly Communications Symposium: Thurs. March 9, 11am – 3pm
The Scholarly Communication Symposium is open to all University of Toronto students who are interested in academic publishing practices.  Learn how research is published traditionally to current and innovative practices from a former editor, a librarian, and a researcher! Registration is free and includes lunch. stmikes.utoronto.ca/kelly/symposium/.

 

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