UTGSU Digest: Gradfest & Grad Series – Thursday, August 3, 2017.

August 3rd, 2017

Digest

1. International Student Identity Card (ISIC): Drop-in Hours for August
2. Gradfest: Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
3. Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee: Growing Farmers/ Training the Trainer
4. Graduate Speaker Series @ The Grad Room – Education & Learning
5. Harvest Noon: Free Monthly Radical Documentary Series and Discussion
6. Centre for International Experience: Grad Step Up Orientation

 
 
 
1. International Student Identity Card (ISIC): Drop-in Hours for August
ISIC is free for all graduate students who are members of the UTGSU, and can be used for travel discounts, 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. Our drop-in hours for August are Thursdays, 2-3 PM or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call 416-978-2391 or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

 
2. Gradfest: Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
The UTGSU is excited to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year with Gradfest, our annual orientation BBQ and Info Fair on Wednesday, September 6th from 4-8PM.  We are seeking enthusiastic and reliable UTGSU members to participate! To volunteer, please contact Alexandra Sebben communications@utgsu.ca with your name, preferred email, phone number and availability between 12 and 9PM.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: setting up, running activities, assisting info fair participants and clean-up. Volunteers will receive a gift card. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your Union and meet folks from all over the university. We look forward to hearing from you.

 
3. Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee: Growing Farmers/ Training the Trainer
The Black Creek Food Justice Network (BCFJN) in collaboration with the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee (EJSC) presents a training session on urban farming and food justice in the city on August 22 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm at Black Creek Community Farm. Growing Farmers/Training the trainer will feature speakers and workshop sessions on the challenges of accessing healthy, fresh and culturally appropriate food; and how to develop and build skills as an urban farmer/ food justice advocate. The workshop will be held at the Black Creek Community Farm on August 22nd, 2017 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm. Please email: blackcreekfoodjustice@gmail.com to register by August 15th. Priority will be given to students from equity seeking groups and residents.

 
4. Graduate Speaker Series @ The Grad Room – Education & Learning
The August 2017 session of the Graduate Speaker Series will focus on the broad topic of Education & Learning. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (5:30pm – 7pm) at the lower level of the Grad Room – 66 Harbord Street. There will be three graduate students speakers who will discuss their research work on the themes of geographies of inequality, adult literacy policies, and leadership education. For details and registration, please visit  bit.ly/2heUhbm. 

 
5. Harvest Noon: Free Monthly Radical Documentary Series and Discussion
Join Harvest Noon on the last Monday of the month for a regular screening of Trouble, subMedia’s monthly radical documentary series and discussion. We’ll be screening Trouble episode #5: “You Are Being Watched: Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance”, and episode #2: “Bash the Fash” on Monday, July 31 from 7-9 PM. As a documentary series, Trouble offers in-depth analysis, first-hand perspectives from organizers on the ground, with the aim of cutting through the fog of misinformation that often clouds our understanding of the world, and provoking people into taking bold, collective action. Event: Facebook. Location: Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave).
 
6. Centre for International Experience: Grad Step Up Orientation
Grad Step Up is a full-day orientation event designed to connect incoming international graduate students to key communities, resources, and information. All sessions are presented through an intercultural lens. You will have the chance to take part in sessions facilitated by U of T advisors, instructors, and student leaders. The interactive format of the sessions will provide you opportunities to ask questions and have discussions about the graduate student experience. Event: Grad Step Up.

 

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