UTGSU Digest: Hiring: UTGSU General Council Chair & #RacializedOnCampus – April 12th, 2018

April 12th, 2018

 

Digest

1. Health and Dental Insurance Opt-Out Cheques
2. Hiring: UTGSU General Council Chair
3. Join the UTGSU Team as University Governance Commissioner

4. Eco-Fair 2018

5. Transit Sub-Committee Callout
6. The Race and Ethnicity Caucus:#RacializedOnCampus End of Year Social
7. International Students’ Caucus: Sponsored “Avengers: Infinity War” Movie/Drinks Night
8. Webinar: Strategies for Bringing up Family in Discussions with your Supervisor
9. Online Chat for Student Families
10. Fostering Effective Relationships During Grad School

 

 

1. Health and Dental Insurance Opt-Out Cheques
Health and Dental Insurance opt-out cheques will be mailed out starting Friday, March 16, 2018. Direct Deposit reimbursements will be made starting Thursday, March 15, 2018.  You should have received an application number after you opted-out. That is your confirmation that your opt-out was successful. If you do not receive a reimbursement by April 15, 2018, please send an email to health@utgsu.ca, and forward the email with the confirmation number and your student number and we will investigate your opt out.

2. Hiring: UTGSU General Council Chair
The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union is currently seeking a General Council Chairperson for the 2018-2019 academic year. Experience chairing governing bodies/board of directors, general meetings, experience as a Member of the UTGSU General Council, familiarity with Bourinot’s/Robert’s Rules of Order, and experience with anti-oppression practices are all assets. Preference will be given to Members of the UTGSU, but all experienced candidates are welcome to apply. Remuneration: $150/meeting; approximately 9 meetings per year, beginning in September. Auxiliary responsibilities may be required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to internal@utgsu.ca by Monday, April 16th at midnight. Please contact internal@utgsu.ca if you require more information, or have an accessibility request.

3. Join the UTGSU Team as University Governance Commissioner
This position is open to any UTGSU Member. Duties include the liaising between the UTGSU and U of T administration, representing the UTGSU on various U of T committees, attending a weekly Executive meeting and a monthly General Council meeting, and writing weekly reports outlining your activities. The honorarium is $1244.34 per month. Elections for this position will be held during the next General Council meeting on Tuesday, 30 April, 6:10 pm, at Koffler House, Room 108 (569 Spadina Crescent). Your resume and 250-word statement are to be submitted to the Internal Commissioner (internal@utgsu.ca) by April 16th at midnight to be considered. For more information or an accessibility request, please contact the Internal Commissioner. For more information on the role, please visit University Governance Commissioner Duties.

4. Eco-Fair 2018
Want to get some free clothes, get your jeans fixed AND have your bike checked-up all at the same time? Then come join our Eco-Fair on Friday, April 20th from 4-6 pm in the David Naylor Student Commons (Medical Sciences Building). This is where you will find a mini Free Market, a mini Repair Café and a Bike Chain’s bike check-up all happening together for the first time! For more info, contact Leo at civics@utgsu.ca.

5. Transit Sub-Committee Callout
Are you interested in getting a better transit deal? We need your ideas for this to happen! If you want to join this committee, please contact Leo at civics@utgsu.ca.

6. The Race and Ethnicity Caucus: #RacializedOnCampus End of Year Social
#RacializedOnCampus is a year-end social gathering for racialized students and allies organized by the Race and Ethnicity Caucus of the UTGSU. Join us on April 19th at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Main Activity Hall of the Multi-Faith Centre for conversations on healing from experiences of racial and other forms of discrimination, self-care, the physical and emotional labour involved in activism, and building solidarity amongst racialized students and allies on campus. RSVP to this event here: #RacializedOnCampus Eventbrite. Hear from our community healers, enjoy local Syrian food, win prizes, and much more!

7. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored “Avengers: Infinity War” Movie/Drinks Night
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) is inviting all international graduate students to join us on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 for a night of free drinks and a free Movie. We will meet at Jack Astor’s for drinks at 5:30 pm (133 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 2E4) and then we will head over to watch “Avengers: Infinity War” at Scotiabank Theater (259 Richmond St W).   RSVP ASAP for the ISC Movie/Drinks Night Here. Seats are very limited (first 20 international students) and you will be contacted to confirm your reservation. 

8. Webinar: Strategies for Bringing up Family in Discussions with your Supervisor
On Wednesday, April 18th, join Heather and Priyanka from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre for a webinar about the challenges of talking to your supervisor about family issues and learn the key negotiation strategies that will help you to become more effective at discussing your family needs. Feel more confident about having a discussion with your supervisor about family issues, be able to identify supports available to graduate students and techniques that may help them prepare for those discussions about such issues, and understand the importance of preparation for any discussion with a supervisor aimed at reaching an agreement (i.e. negotiation). Registration required at http://uoft.me/3Qn. All University of Toronto students and their partners are welcome.

9. Online Chat for Student Families
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), and 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 information available at http://uoft.me/3Qn

10. Fostering Effective Relationships During Grad School
Do you have the tools to navigate your relationship commitments? As a graduate student you need to foster effective relationships with your peers, professors, supervisors, partner, family and friends in tandem. Good and healthy relationships require both a personal and professional investment in order to lead a productive lifestyle. Join us on Thursday, April 19 at the Grad Room from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm for a session where we explore Brene Brown’s teachings on the importance of being vulnerable and have you assess your Emotional Quotient (EQ). Presented by the Leadership Team in Student and Campus Community Development. Pizza will be available. Register for this event at Grad Talk: Fostering Effective Relationships During Grad School.For more information on Gradlife events, please visit the Grad Life Website