UTGSU Digest: Ontario Circle of First Nations Graduate Students & UTGSU Gym Use for July – June 15.

June 15th, 2017

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1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Reserve the UTGSU Gym for the Month of July
3. Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Graduate Student Gathering
4. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
5. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
6. Online Chat for Student Parents & Their Families
7. Unsettling Canada 150 – Harvest Noon Does Canada Reads
8. Harvest Noon How To: Be Still My Pickled Heart

9. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature

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. Reserve the UTGSU Gym for the Month of July
You can book space in the UTGSU Gym on the last Friday of June for July, starting at 10:00, by calling (416) 978-8464. Call early as space goes quickly. Please note that the gym will be closed in August for Orientation preparations. For a full list of times you can reserve the gym for singles badminton, doubles badminton, and when the volleyball, and pick-up basketball leagues run, please visit: UTGSU Summer Gym Hours.

3. Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Graduate Student Gathering
All Expenses Paid: June 20 to June 22, 2017. The 2017 Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Gathering is dedicated specifically to addressing the many important issues experienced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. This will be an opportunity to create new friendships, plan campaigns and policies, and act as a tool to build capacity and involvement among Indigenous students. All expenses are paid by the Canadian Federation of Students and the UTGSU. It will be held at Trent University, Peterborough, from Tuesday, June 20 to Thursday, June 22. Interested participants must email Cristina Jaimungal at external@utgsu.ca with a phone number you can be reached at by 2 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017.

4. 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.

5. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
Are you a student with family responsibilities juggling family life and studies? Have you been at U of T for at least a year? Become a mentor and share your strategies and insights with your peers. This volunteer activity will be officially recognized with a notation in your transcripts and can be listed in your resume/CV! Please download an application form fromwww.familycare.utoronto.ca/student_parents/mentorship.html, fill it out and return it to family.care@utoronto.ca by August 25, 2017.

6. Online Chat for Student Parents & Their Families
Location: Online (link will be emailed). Date: Monday June 19 from 2 to 3 pm. Get the information you need from the comfort of your own computer/phone. A Family Care Advisor will be available to chat and answer questions on: child care & child care subsidies, schools & children programs, integrating study and family (and work as well), any other questions about being a student parent and a student partner at U of T. All prospective, new, current U of T student parents and their partner/spouse are welcome, registration required at http://uoft.me/2Zd.

7. Unsettling Canada 150 – Harvest Noon Does Canada Reads
Join Harvest Noon for a different version of Canada Reads, a discussion on excerpts from Arthur Manuel’s “Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call” & more. It should not be a surprise to Canadians that few Indigenous people will be celebrating the 150th anniversary this July and a group of Indigenous activists associated with Idle No More and Defenders of the Land, are planning to mark the anniversary not by celebrating Canada but by trying to unsettle it by encouraging participation in national and local actions and the reading of decolonial texts. Join Harvest Noon at this informal discussion in the lead up to July 1stTuesday June 20th, 7pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event (with links to readings).

8. Harvest Noon How To: Be Still My Pickled Heart
Pickling is a traditional method of food preservation that expands the lifespan of foods by fermentation in brine and/or immersion in vinegar. This workshop will explore the steps behind pickling a few different vegetables. Cost: $10 for Harvest Noon/UTGSU members. Tuesday June 27th, 6pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

9. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature
Are you a grad student struggling to start your systematic or scoping review research? Then you’re invited to attend a new 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  (June 16, 1-3pm) PART 2:  Beyond MEDLINE: Translating Search Strategies for Knowledge Syntheses (June 23, 1-3pm) PART 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques (June 30, 1-3pm) Open to all graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. Registration and more information: http://uoft.me/gersteinworkshop.

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