UTGSU Digest: Hiring Resource Guide Distribution Agent & Winners of Spring Conference Bursary – June 29, 2017.

June 29th, 2017

Conference

1. Hiring: Annual Resource Guide Distribution Agent 
2. UTGSU Gym Closed in August
3. Winners of the Spring Conference Bursary
4. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
5. Save University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry
6. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
7. Summer Sky Adventure: Family Care Office
8. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
9. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library


1. Hiring: Annual Resource Guide Distribution Agent
The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) is seeking a casual staff person to assist in the distribution of this year’s UTGSU Annual Resource Guide. With over 18,000 Members, the Annual Resource Guide is an important avenue to communicate with graduate students and to provide them with information to enhance their campus experience. We will be accepting applications until Thursday, July 6 at 5pm. For more information, visit the job posting: Annual Resource Guide Distribution Agent.

2. UTGSU Gym Closed in August
The UTGSU gym will close during the month of August for Orientation preparations and activities.  It will open again for regular programming on Monday, September 11th.  Gym bookings for September will open at 10 AM on Friday, August 25. To book call, 416-978-8464 or email gym@utgsu.ca. Call early as space books quickly. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking.  Students must provide their TCard upon request.  For more information, please visit: UTGSU Gym Hours.

3. Winners of the Spring Conference Bursary
We are excited to announce that the winners for the Spring Conference Bursary have been chosen. All of the winners were contacted via email with instructions on how to claim their bursary. If you did not receive an email from us, then unfortunately you did not win this round. We strongly recommend applying again for the Fall Conference Bursary later on this year.

4. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
An ISIC is free for all graduate students, who are Members of the UTGSU, and can be used for discounts off of travel, accommodations, clothing and more. If you would like to pick one up or renew your card you can stop by the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft in the basement office, during our drop-in hours on July 4, 11, 18 or 25 from 10am-11am or on Thursdays for the entire month of July from 2pm-3pm. If you have any questions, please call (416) 978-2391 or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

5. Save University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry
The Faculty of Forestry is facing new challenges and are at risk from academic restructuring that could further restrict programs and operations and threaten the future of forestry education at the University of Toronto. They’re asking you to sign their petition and for your support in ensuring that the right decision is made for the future of the faculty of forestry. The Faculty of Forestry’s Petition.

6. 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.

7. Summer Sky Adventure: Family Care Office
Happening on Tuesday July 25, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, Location: TBA. Join the Family Care Office as they fly through the solar system in the planetarium show and visit the observation floor. Weather permitting, gaze through a telescope and view the city line or, if the night is clear, observe planets and stars. Open to children in grades 3 to 8 (of current U of T students, staff, and faculty) with one adult only please. Register early, spaces limited! Email family.care@utoronto.ca and include your name, U of T status and grades of your participating children. Event co-sponsored by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Family Care Office.

8. 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.

9. 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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