UTGSU Digest: Trivia Night, and Student Winter Used Item Sale – March 9, 2017

March 9th, 2017

 

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UTGSU Digest: Trivia Night, and Student Winter Used Item Sale – March 9, 2017

1. UTGSU & Gradlife Trivia Night
2. Student Winter Used Item Sale
3. 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week, March 9th-17th. 100 Years of Settler Colonialism, 100 Years of Popular Struggle
4. Graduate Speaker Series – Medicine and Public Health: An Anthropologic and Sociologic Perspective
5. Book a Meeting Room at SGS
6. GradSERU: Be the First to Engage
7. Call for Abstracts – Graduate Speaker Series on Sociocultural History & Geography

8. Immediate Vacancies: Student Family Housing
9. FCO March Break Activities: African Drumming Workshop for Kids
10. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature – PART III

 

1. UTGSU & Gradlife Trivia Night
Need a study break? Come out to a trivia night, co-hosted by the UTGSU and Gradlife, where you could win tons of great prizes. You can come as a team or bring yourself and we’ll pair you up with other great people. Happening Thursday, March 23 from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at Harvest Noon. Please click on the following link to register for the event: Trivia Night. If you have any questions about the event, please call Jennifer Pinker at: (416) 946-0148.

2. Student Winter Used Item Sale
The UTGSU Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee, in collaboration with Grad Minds, will be hosting a Student Winter Used Item Sale next Thursday March 16 from 12-4pm in the lobby of Sid Smith Hall. Students will be selling gently used electronics, clothes, accessories , housewares, books and more! Come check it out and get some things you love for student-friendly prices. Reusing and recycling is good for our planet and our wallets, so come find your treasure. If you have any questions about the event, please email the Chair of Grad Minds at: mentalhealth@utgsu.ca.

3. 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week, March 9th-17th. 100 Years of Settler Colonialism, 100 Years of Popular Struggle
First launched in Toronto in 2005, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine Solidarity Calendar. Lectures, films, and creative performances will build support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The events will link the history of Palestinian resistance to the struggles of the Indigenous peoples on whose territories we live, work, and study, and who are resisting settler colonial violence and dispossession. Our speakers this year will include Vijay Prashad, Lee Maracle, Hind Awwad, and Erica Violet Lee, among others. The full program and event details can be found on Facebook and our Website. For more information, contact the UTGSU BDS Ad-Hoc Committee: divest@utgsu.ca.

4. Graduate Speaker Series – Medicine and Public Health: An Anthropologic and Sociologic Perspective
For the month of March, the Graduate Speaker Series will be held on March 22, 2017 (5:30pm – 7pm) at the lower level of Grad Room (66 Harbord Street). We will be discussing medicine and public health from a medical anthropology and social sciences perspective. We will have two speakers – the first speaker will present her work on the lived experiences of people with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and discuss the diagnosis in social context from a medical anthropology perspective. The second speaker will discuss how we understand body size stigma and risk in public health with a focus on how do we make sense of the body, as a social entity, moving through time. Pizza will be served. Please register at http://bit.ly/2lBRXNH.

5. Book a Meeting Room at SGS
Need to find on-campus space for your next Student Group meeting? Consider booking one of the rooms available through the School of Graduate Studies. Reservations can be requested up to 4 weeks prior to your meeting date, and rooms are available between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. We currently have three spaces on St. George campus. Learn more and book online:  http://uoft.me/SGSRooms. Room 109, 63 St. George Street (up to 10 people), Room 111, 63 St. George Street (up to 12 people), Room 201, 65 St. George Street (up to 14 people).

6. GradSERU: Be the First to Engage
On March 3, U of T becomes the first Canadian university to participate in gradSERU, an online survey that helps research-intensive universities worldwide improve the structure and quality of their graduate programs. Check your inbox for a link to this confidential survey. Then complete the survey before March 31 for your chance to win prizes from PRESTO, the U of T Bookstore, and more! Details: http://uoft.me/gradSERU2017.

7. Call for Abstracts – Graduate Speaker Series on Sociocultural History & Geography
As part of the monthly Grad Room’s Graduate Speaker Series, Grad Room is looking for graduate students interested in presenting their work on the broad topic of Sociocultural History & Geography at the April 26, 2017 event. The research areas include (but are not limited to) urbanism, industrialization, social & health policy, human geography, community development, historical geography, colonialism, gender studies, anthropology, etc. Interested students are invited to submit a 250 – 350 words abstract to hamza.taufique@mail.utoronto.ca by Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Graduate Speaker Series is a Grad Room initiative aimed at fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and collaborations.

8. Immediate Vacancies: Student Family Housing
Stay up to date with what’s happening at Student Family Housing, as there are now immediate vacancies! Follow our following social media platforms: Facebook: University of Toronto Student Family Housing, Twitter: SFHResLife, and Instagram: sfhreslife. Or check us out online at: studentfamilyhousing.utoronto.ca.

9. FCO March Break Activities: African Drumming Workshop for Kids
Happening on Tuesday, March 14 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Captivate and inspire your child with the universal language of drumming! Join us for a passionate, hands-on, and interactive workshop on African drumming that will bring out the best in your child. Drums will be provided to participants for use in the workshop. For children 4-12 years of age. All children must be supervised by parents/caregivers. Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their families are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges so we can accommodate your needs. To register for any of our March Break activities, email: family.care@utoronto.ca or call: 416.978.0951 and include your name, U of T status and name(s) & age(s) of your child(ren).

10. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature – PART III
If you have taken part I and part II, you can now register for part III. In this 2-hour hands on workshop, students will: practice using advanced techniques to manage their references in Endnote X8 Desktop, utilize best practices for batch exporting, deduplicating, and creating groups, and prepare for publication by inserting figures, using manuscript templates, customizing a citation style, and creating journal abbreviation term lists. Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Time: 2:10pm – 4:00pm. Location: Robarts Library, 4th floor electronic classroom. Link to event.

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