UTGSU Digest – Executive-at-Large Election, Hiring a General Council Chair – April 6, 2017.

April 6th, 2017

Hiring


1. Safety Practices for Students Working Out of the MSB

2. Join the Team! Executive-at-Large Election
3. Hiring: UTGSU General Council Chair

4. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting
5. Graduate Student Parent Circle
6. Cancelled: Elevator Pitch Your Thesis Event
7. Transit Issues for St.George Students Travelling to UTSC and UTM
8. March for Science at the March for Science Toronto
9. Harvest Noon Closed for the Summer; Join Us for Events
10. Chutney Time – Harvest Noon Condiment Workshop Series

1. Safety Practices for Students Working Out of the MSB
After contacting the University of Toronto with concerns about how this situation in the MSB has been handled, the UTGSU Executive Committee were made aware of three safety practice that students should be following. Please see those suggestions here: Safety Practices for Students Working Out of the MSB.  

2. Join the Team! Executive-at-Large Election
Interested in joining the UTGSU Executive? Consider becoming an Executive-at-Large 1? This position is open to any UTGSU Member. Duties include the activities supporting the 2017-2018 Executive Legislative Program, representing the UTGSU on various committees, attending a weekly Executive meetings and a monthly General Council meeting, and writing weekly reports outlining your activities. The honorarium is a gross annual of $5,299.65. Elections for this position will be held during the next General Council meeting on Tuesday, 25 April, 6:10pm, at Koffler House, Room 108 (569 Spadina Crescent). For more information, or an accessibility request, please contact the Internal Commissioner at: internal@utgsu.ca.

3. Hiring: UTGSU General Council Chair
The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union is currently seeking a General Council Chairperson for the 2017-2018 academic year. Experience chairing large bodies/board of directors, experience as a Member of the UTGSU General Council or like decision-making body, familiarity with Bourinot’s/Robert’s Rules of Order, experience with anti-oppression practices are all assets. Preference will be given to Members of the UTGSU, but all experienced candidates are welcome to apply. Remuneration: $150/meeting; approximately 8 meetings per year, beginning in September. Auxiliary responsibilities may be required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to
hiring@utgsu.ca by Sunday April 16th at midnight. Interviews will take place April 19th to 21st. Please visit https://www.utgsu.ca/hiring-utgsu-general-council-chair/ or contact internal@utgsu.ca if you require more information, or have an accessibility request. 

4. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting
There will be a UTGSU General Council meeting on Tuesday 25 April at 18.10 in Koffler House, Room 108. All UTGSU Members are welcome, but only Representatives elected by their Course Union have the right to speak and vote. If you are not a Representative and you wish to speak, you can have your Course Union Representative request this on your behalf during the meeting. If you are a Council Representative and wish to send a proxy, please email internal@utgsu.ca and fieldworker@utgsu.ca no later than the previous Friday with the name and email address of the proxy voter. All guests and proxies will be asked to show their T-card upon registration. For more information, including the agenda and executive reports, see our website: utgsu.ca/council.

5. Graduate Student Parent Circle
Monday, March 20 and April 10, from 12 – 2 pm, Hart House North Sitting Room: Connect and unwind with other U of T graduate students who have or are about to have children. Share resources, talk about what is important to you, get support and enjoy relaxing craft activities! Refreshments will be served. All U of T expectant and graduate
student parents are welcome. Register at: Graduate Student Parent Circle. A collaborative initiative of the Family Care Office, the UTGSU, Grad life, and Hart House.

6. Cancelled: Elevator Pitch Your Thesis Event 
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Elevator Pitch Your Thesis event happening tonight has been cancelled. This event is intended to be re-scheduled for the near future. If you have any questions about this, please email the Civics and Environment Commissioner, Suzanne, at: civics@utgsu.ca.

7. Transit Issues for St.George Students Travelling to UTSC or UTMC
The UTGSU Civics and Environment Commissioner has been made aware that some students are experiencing transit issues at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. In order to better serve you, the Membership, this survey has been designed to tally the number of folks affected by this, and how the UTGSU can advocate for better service on your behalf. The form is for all University of Toronto graduate students who are enrolled at the St.George campus, but travel to the Mississauga or Scarborough campuses for labs. If you answer no for the first question, please do not continue the rest of the survey. Fill out the form here: Transit Issues Form.

8. March for Science at the March for Science Toronto
March for Science Toronto invite all people who understand the importance of science in our daily lives to stand together and champion its role by joining the march and rally on April 22. The four goals of the march are: science integrity, evidence-based policymaking, better and more inclusive STEM education, and a celebration of Canadian science and scientists. Toronto is marching in solidarity with American science marches, but is also focused on Canadian issues and opportunities. The March starts on Saturday April 22, 2017, at 11:00 am, concluding with a rally at Queen’s Park at 12:00 pm. Visit http://sciencemarchto.ca for details.

9. Harvest Noon Closed for Lunch This Summer; Join Us for Events 
Please note Harvest Noon will be closed for lunch this summer after Friday April 7th and will resume regular daily service in late August for the fall term. Stay tuned for our increased event schedule over the spring and summer featuring workshops, film screenings, preserving produce, skill shares, socials and more. If you have event suggestions or would like to get involved in planning events this summer that fit our broad social justice and environmental justice mandate, please email events [at] harvestnoon.com or join our planning meeting in the cafe on Tuesday April 11th at 5pm.

10. Chutney Time – Harvest Noon Condiment Workshop Series  
Join Harvest Noon on Tuesday, April 18 from 6-9pm, for the continuation of our condiment making workshop series. This time we’re focussing on the ever versatile chutney! We’ll be making several types of this tasty sauce variety and you’ll of course get to take some home. Cost: $10 for Harvest Noon/UTGSU members; $15 for non-members (includes $5 lifetime Harvest Noon membership); Pay What You Can spaces also available for those experiencing financial difficulty. Registration: Sign up now in one of the reserved UofT grad student spaces (if grad student spaces are not filled as of Friday April 14th at 10AM, they are considered open to others and/or wait list members will be moved in to those spaces. Grad students can still sign up afterwards though as a member or nonmember!): https://is.gd/wfeTud.

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