UTGSU Digest: Summer Office Hours & ISC’s “Infinity War” Movie/Drinks Night – April 26th, 2018

April 26th, 2018

Digest

1. Health and Dental Insurance Opt-Out Cheques
2. UTGSU Summer Office Hours
3. UTGSU Gym Summer Schedule

4. Transit Sub-Committee Callout
5. 
International Students’ Caucus: Sponsored “Avengers: Infinity War” Movie/Drinks Night
6. Grad Connections: Life as an International Student
7. Gradlife Summer Work-Study Opportunity
8. Planning for Pregnancy & Beyond
9. U of T Black Graduation 2018
10. Robarts Library Space Audit – We want to hear from you!

 

 

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. UTGSU Summer Office Hours
The UTGSU office and HDI office will be reverting to a summer schedule from May 1st, 2018 to August 11, 2018. Our summer hours will be Mondays to Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm and Thursdays from 12 pm to 3 pm. The UTGSU office and HDI office will be closed on Fridays, however, folks will have the option of booking appointments with staff. Please email info@utgsu.ca.

3. UTGSU Gym Summer Schedule
The UTGSU Gym summer schedule is now available on our website. Reservations for the month of May will be taken on April 26, 2018, beginning at 10 AM by emailing gym@utgsu.ca or by calling 416-978-8464 for the Summer Schedule. Check out the UTGSU Gym Summer Schedule Page for more information.

4.  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.

5. 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. 

6. Grad Connections: Life as an International Student

On Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 12 pm to 1 pm, take a break and connect with other grad students at our new bi-weekly chat forum. This week’s theme will discuss Lie as an International Student. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week’s theme. This is a free event! Coffee and tea will be available Drop-In (no registration required). The event will be taking place at 21 Sussex Ave. room 321.

7. Gradlife Summer Work-Study Opportunity

Do you want to work with Gradlife from May until August? Gradlife is hiring an Ambassador/work-study to assist with the facilitation of events, community building and online engagement! Details can be found here: Career Learning Network. Position #117142

8. Planning for Pregnancy & Beyond

 On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, join us to find out how to make healthy choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle and promote wellness during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum. The session, created by Dr Yolanda Kirkham, will address participants’ specific concerns on a range of topics including questions around conceiving, health concerns and risks during pregnancy, health care provider options, antenatal care and screening tests, and post-partum issues. This event will be held at the Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College St., Room 313). Registration required at http://uoft.me/3Qn

9. U of T Black Graduation 2018
Calling all Black identified graduation students! This year’s Black Graduation Celebration has opened its registration! Black Graduation is an evening at the University of Toronto where the main goal is to highlight interdisciplinary Black excellence across undergraduate, master’s, and PhD graduates. It will be a night of celebration for the Class of 2018 (convocation in either June and November) including keynote speakers and awards. This is an evening to celebrate black excellence on campus with friends and family. For more information on Black Graduation, visit blackgraduoft.com For folks who are interested in attending, please register here: Black Graduation 2018

10. Robarts Library Space Audit – We want to hear from you!
Robarts Library is currently conducting a Space Audit and is looking for user feedback. Please help us improve your work and study environment at Robarts Library by taking a 5-minute survey. After completing the survey, you will have the option of entering a draw for 1 of 10 Starbucks $10 e-gift cards.Visit goo.gl/zg9JnS to take part.