UTGSU Digest: UTGSU July Gym Bookings & SBA General Meeting – June 14th, 2018

June 14th, 2018

Digest

1. Travel Insurance
2. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
3. UTGSU Summer Office Hours
4. UTGSU Gym July Gym Bookings
5. UTGSU Policy & Operations Standing Committee Callout
6. Demand a Fair Wage: $15 and Fairness
7. Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention in Fieldwork

8. Students for Barrier-free Access  Annual General Meeting
9. The SGS Summer Gym Bursary Application Now Open

 

 

1. Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is covered in your UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance plan. The coverage is for 120 days of each trip. Students who are leaving on a recognized academic exchange are also covered for the duration of their exchange and for another 120 days before and after their approved exchange. They must remain Members of the UTGSU, pay fees to University of Toronto including the Health Plan fee and keep their provincial health-care coverage. For more information, please view your benefits package on www.studentcare.ca. If you require additional help, email the Health and Dental Office at health@utgsu.ca.

2. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
If you are on the UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance Plan (i.e. if you had paid the Winter fees), and you are graduating in June, you will still be covered under the plan until August 31, 2018. For more information, please view your benefits package on www.studentcare.ca. If you require additional help, email the Health and Dental Office at health@utgsu.ca.

3. 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.

4. UTGSU Gym July Gym Bookings
Gym booking day for the month of July will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. To book please email gym@utgsu.ca or call 416-978-8464. For our full gym schedule, please visit our website: UTGSU Gym. The gym will be closed from August 1 – September 17, 2018 for Orientation preparations and repairs. The gym will reopen on September 17, 2018.

5. UTGSU Policy & Operations Standing Committee Callout
At the beginning of the new UTGSU Executive term, we invite applications for members of the Policy & Operations Standing Committee of UTGSU Council, which oversees the Union’s legislation and governance practices. Work (meetings every 2-3 weeks and email consultations) will commence in June and will range from preparation of the POC Legislative Agenda to editorial streamlining of existing documentation, to top-level re-conceptualization in view of the Ontario Non-profit Corporation Act (ONCA). In preparing your application, please consult the POC Terms of Reference in the current Bylaw and Policy Handbook (versions February 2017), and briefly list any relevant prior experience legislating for student associations. U of T Graduate Students with an aptitude for/background in human rights, constitutional, and corporate law, policy and equity studies, and political philosophy are very welcome, as are those who are willing to learn from scratch. Please email your application A.S.A.P to Lynne Alexandrova at internal@utgsu.ca

6. Demand a Fair Wage: $15 and Fairness
15 and Fairness is inviting all folks to rally together to support a $15 minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, and better protection for workers. Special guest speakers include:• Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and co-author of Canada’s Leap Manifesto • Chris Buckley, Ontario Federation of Labour • Sandy Hudson, Black Lives Matter Toronto • Dr. Ritika Goel, Decent Work and Health Network & OHIP for All • Gobinder Singh Randhawa, chair, Ontario Sikh and Gurudwara Council. RSVP for this event here https://goo.gl/nqPdcS

7. Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention in Fieldwork
Does your degree program involve fieldwork? Are you interested in working to develop a set of guidelines aimed to prevent sexual violence and harassment in the field and support survivors? If so, please contact Sam Stead at governance@utgsu.ca

8. Students for Barrier-free Access  Annual General Meeting
Join us on Thursday, June 28, from 6-8pm at 246 Bloor street West for our Annual General Meeting. Come meet our outgoing board of directors, participate in the election of our new board of directors, learn about our events and campaigns this past year, and find out how you can get involved. For more information please contact:  sba.advocacycoordinator@gmail.com or visit https://goo.gl/gHARJk

9. The SGS Summer Gym Bursary Application Now Open
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f you are a full-time registered doctoral-stream student planning to be on campus this summer, strike a balance between work and play by purchasing a summer gym membership at an athletics facility on St. George campus. Upload your proof of membership purchase to the SGS portal (https://apps.sgs.utoronto.ca/), and get up to 100% back in your pocket from the School of Graduate Studies. Details: uoft.me/sgsgym