UTGSU Digest: Reserving the UTGSU Gym & Parental Support for Doctoral Students – June 22, 2017.

June 22nd, 2017

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1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Reserve the UTGSU Gym for the Month of July
3. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
4. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
5. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
6. Building Power 101 – A Non-Hierachical Organizing Workshop At Harvest Noon
7. Trouble: subMedia Screening and Discussion at Harvest Noon
8. Harvest Noon How To: Be Still My Pickled Heart
9. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature

10. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library

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. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
The SGS Parental Grant provides financial assistance to full-time domestic and international students in the funded cohort of a research-stream doctoral program who experience a loss or reduction in funding during an approved parental leave of absence. The Parental Grant offers up to $4,000 for primary caregivers of a newborn or newly adopted child during an approved leave of at least one academic session (equivalent to 4 months). Birth mothers who have been granted at least two academic sessions (8 months) of parental leave can apply for a second grant payment of up to $4,000. While students can initiate the grant application process, graduate units are asked to complete and support the application.

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. Building Power 101 – A Non-Hierachical Organizing Workshop At Harvest Noon
Join Harvest Noon for Building Power 101 which provides a space to think, talk, and work towards using non-hierarchical organizing methods that build collective strength. This workshop overviews some basic organizing strategies, and the concepts and questions that underlie those strategies, all drawn from actual campaigns, movements, and pre-existing toolkits to help improve your organizing and organizational relationships. Besides take home materials, participants will also be able to practice new skills through role-playing. Cost: FREE!. Registration: Please sign up here so we know how many workshop packages to make: https://is.gd/wzEhy4 Thursday June 29th, 6pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

7. Trouble: subMedia Screening and Discussion at Harvest Noon
Join Harvest Noon on the last Mondays of the month for a regular screening of Trouble, subMedia’s monthly radical documentary series and discussion. This month they’ll be screening Trouble episode #4: “No Justice… Just Us: Movement Defense Against State Repression” that will be released on the Sunday prior, plus the first episode of Trouble: “Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle” and having a discussion on them both. FREE! Monday June 26th, 7pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

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.

10. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library
The University of Toronto Libraries is looking to implement new services and technologies to improve your experience in Robarts Library. We want to know how you use the Robarts Library building, spaces, and services. We welcome any feedback regarding your experiences and suggestions for improvements. Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey.

 

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