UTGSU Digest: Asbestos Town Hall, Book UTGSU Gym Space – March 30, 2017

March 30th, 2017

UTGSU Digest: Asbestos Town Hall, Book UTGSU Gym Space – March 30, 2017

Town Hall

1. Asbestos Town Hall
2. Reserve UTGSU Gym time for April
3. Elevator Pitch Your Thesis
4.
 Open Meeting of the SBA Anti-Sexual Violence Committee
5. The Muslims Are Coming!
6Preventing Bike Theft
7. Grad Escape: 4Cats Art: Bunny and Chicklet Mugs
8.Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

9. The University of Toronto Library Survey

10. UTGSU and Executive Committee Statement 

1. Asbestos Town Hall
The UTGSU has partnered with our sister unions, CUPE 3902, APUS, CUPE 3261, UTFA, USW 1998 to host an Asbestos Town Hall on March 31 from 12:00-2:00p.m., in University College, room 140. The town hall will open with a facilitated conversation with speakers, and end with an open floor for individuals to ask questions. Registration is not required, and lunch will be provided. If you are unable to attend the town hall in person, you can follow the conversation online via the following link: Asbestos Town Hall – Online Conversation. If you have any other questions, or an accessibility request, please email the UTGSU Communications & Promotions Coordinator at: communications@utgsu.ca.

2. Reserve UTGSU Gym time for April
UTGSU gym time can be reserved from the last Friday of each month starting at 10.00. To book please call 416 978 8464. Call early as space disappears quickly. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking. Daytime usage is reserved for quiet activities such as meditation and singles badminton. Thursday night is set aside for basketball Friday evenings for doubles badminton. Graduate students can play pick-up recreational basketball on Thursdays from 19:00 to 22:00. Monday through Wednesday evenings the gym will be used by the UTGSU Volleyball League. Students must provide their T-card upon request.

3. Elevator Pitch Your Thesis
Calling all graduate students to come out and pitch your thesis and hear the elevator pitch of fellow grad students at the University of Toronto. You will have an opportunity to exchange ideas, expand your network and meet other graduate students across various disciplines. Date: April 6th, 2017. Time: 5-7pm. Location: OISE 12-274. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact: Suzanne civics@utgsu.ca. Hosted by Civics and Equity and Advocacy Committee.

4. Open Meeting of the SBA Anti-Sexual Violence Committee
Join the SBA Anti-Sexual Violence Committee on Tuesday April 4, 5-7pm for a discussion on U of T’s new Sexual Violence Policy, and the University’s goals for the education and prevention of sexual violence. Come join us in discussing the content that you would like to see the Expert Panel on Education and Prevention of Sexual Violence prioritize in their training program. Date: Tuesday April 4; Time: 5:00-7:00PM; Location: 246 Bloor Street West (Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work) room 702, 7th floor Snacks including vegan and gluten-free options will be served. Full event description here. Please contact Nadia at sba.advocacycoordinator@gmail.com with any questions.

5. The Muslims Are Coming
This event on Tuesday April 181:30-3:30pm is the second in a series which aims to create a critical conversation space for people who have some connection to Muslim identity including through family, history, and/or culture. People who identify as practicing, non-practicing, or something in between are all welcome.
The Muslims Are Coming! is part of a monthly discussion series organized by SBA and CWTP. Date: Tuesday April 18; Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm; Location: 569 Spadina Ave (Accessible entrance via Bancroft Ave), Multifaith Centre / Koffler Building, Room 208, Main Activity Hall. More information: Full description and access info. Contact Nadia at sba.advocacycoordinator@gmail.com for additional information.

6Preventing Bike Theft
Bikes are a great way to get around, but it’s heartbreaking when yours is stolen! Join us for our bike theft prevention workshop, and you’ll learn when and how to lock your bike, how to choose a lock, how to keep your components safe, and other anti-theft measure that you can take to make sure that your bike remains yours. When: Monday, April 3, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Location: Bikechain (563 Spadina Crescent, Bancroft St. Entrance). Cost: PWYC, recommended donation $5-$15 (free for volunteers). RSVP: bikechain.ca/events.

7. Grad Escape: 4Cats Art: Bunny and Chicklet Mugs
On April 13, 7-8:30pm, hang with your peeps or special some-bunnies at our bright, cozy 4Cats studio and make one of our new Mugs of the Season! Through hand building techniques, you will make your very own mug from scratch using our amazing low-fire clay and colourful glazes. We’ll dry and fire your artwork in our kiln for you to take home approximately 14 days later. Mold your clay, shape your mug, design your character’s original look, underglaze with your choice of colours and rejoice! Cost: $15. Register: Bunny and Chicklet Mugs Event

8.Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School
On April 13, from12-1:30pm, graduate school, as the saying goes, is more of a marathon than a sprint—but what does this mean in practice? In this workshop, we’ll explore the challenge of staying motivated when the finish line is nowhere in sight. This session will involve reflection, discussion, and creative exercises. Active participation is encouraged. Pizza will be available. Register: Staying Motivated in Grad School.

9. The University of Toronto Library Survey
The University of Toronto Libraries is interested in how students find information in order to improve its catalogue features. Please take this short 3 minute survey and let us know your thoughts: U of T Library Survey.

10. UTGSU and Executive Committee Statement
Please visit the following link for a statement from the UTGSU and Executive Committee: March 30 Statement.

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