UTGSU Digest: Health and Dental Insurance Coverage After Convocation & Social Events – June 1, 2017

June 1st, 2017

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1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
3. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
4. SBA Board of Directors Nominations
5. Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Night: The Legend of Bhagat Singh & Zardoz
6. Planning for Pregnancy and Beyond
7. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School

1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
If you are on the UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) Plan, and will be graduating in June, you will still be covered under the plan till the end of the academic year in August, provided you paid the Winter fees. For more information, please view your benefits package on: www.studentcare.ca. If you require additional help, email the HDI Office at: health@utgsu.ca.

2. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
Are you passionate about student mental health and wellbeing? The University of Toronto will be launching a student-led Mental Health Magazine at our St. George campus. Spearheaded by Grad Minds, this initiative is aimed at promoting mental health awareness on campus, advancing our current knowledge/perception, and creating a community of support through an engaging and empowering communication platform. They are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our editorial team. Details attached: Mental Health Magazine – Positions. Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca. Deadline to apply is June 8, 2017.

3. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) is inviting all international graduate students to enjoy summer at Hart House Farm Midsummer’s Eve Event on June 24th and 25th, 2017. ISC will subsidize the first 20 international students who sign up by reimbursing each participant $15 at the Hart House Farm. RSVP at: ISC Event Registration to enjoy this special event and social with your fellow international students. Please check: ISC Event Details for more information. Whether you choose to go with or without transportation, you are responsible to book your own ticket at the link above and arrive Hart House Farm.

4. SBA Board of Directors Nominations
Students For Barrier-Free Access (SBA) is a student-run non-profit organization that advocates for access and the rights of students with disabilities at the University of Toronto and works towards disability justice. Our nomination period runs from Wednesday May 24th, 2017 to Wednesday June 7th, 2015 by 5:30PM. Nomination packages can be found here. For more information about SBA and our approach to advocacy and activism, please visit: uoftsba.com.

5. Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Night: The Legend of Bhagat Singh & Zardoz 
Harvest Noon and the Toronto Anarchist Reading Group present a night of letter writing and films in the lead up to June 11th — the International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. 5:30PM – Join them for some free vegan food while they write letters & cards of support to anarchist and green scare prisoners. Supplies provided. [Also open to writing letters/cards for imprisoned friends and family members]; 7PM: “The Legend of Bhagat Singh” – based on the true story of a young freedom fighter who raised an armed resistance against British rule in India; 9:30PM: “Zardoz”- a resident of 23rd-century Earth becomes involved in a revolution after discovering the hidden truth about society’s rulers (donations toward costs accepted but not expected). Friday June 9th, 5:30pm till late, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

6. Planning for Pregnancy and Beyond
Happening on June 7, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00pm at Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313. Join the Family Care Office to find out how to make healthy choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle and promote wellness during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum. The session, created by Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, will address participants’ specific concerns on a range of topics including: questions around conceiving, health concerns and risks during pregnancy, health care provider options, antenatal care and screening tests, and post-partum issues. Participants will be able to access resources that support the information provided in the workshops. Registration required.

7. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School
On June 8, from 12-1:30pm. Have you ever walked away from a conversation wondering, “What just happened?” Ever seen a professor outside of class and, unsure of whether to make eye contact or not, marched past them while staring at the ground? Have you attended a large social gathering outside your department and found yourself in a corner not knowing where to start? Grad school can be full of awkward and potentially embarrassing moments. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, miscommunication, and the blurry boundary between social and professional. Pizza will be available. Register: Event Registration.

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