UTGSU Digest: August UTGSU Gym Closure & We’re Hiring: UTGSU Communications and Promo Coordinator – July 26th, 2018

July 26th, 2018

Digest

1. Travel Insurance
2. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
3. August UTGSU Gym Closure
4. UTGSU Summer Office Hours
5. We’re Hiring: UTGSU Communications and Promo Coordinator
6. UTGSU Spring Cycle Conference Bursary 2018 Winners
7. SEARCH: New Members for UTGSU Policy & Operations Standing Committee (POC)

8. Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention in Fieldwork

9. Join the Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Gathering
10. GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals


 

 

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. August UTGSU Gym Closure
Please note that the UTGSU gym is closed for the month of August for maintenance and Orientation activities. We will reopen on September 17, 2018. Reservations for gym bookings for September will take place on August 29, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM via email gym@utgsu.ca or by calling 416-978-8464.

4 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.

5. We’re Hiring: UTGSU Communications and Promo Coordinator
The UTGSU is hiring a full-time, permanent Communications & Promotions Coordinator. Interested applicants are asked to apply through Charity VillageThe deadline to apply is Monday, July 23rd, 2018. Any inquiries can be addressed to David Eaton, executivedirector@utgsu.ca

6. UTGSU Spring Cycle Conference Bursary 2018 Winners
Emails have been sent out to the winners of the Spring Cycle 2018 UTGSU Conference Bursary. If you haven’t received an email stating that you’ve been awarded a bursary, your application was not among those selected.

7. SEARCH: New Members for UTGSU Policy & Operations Standing Committee (POC)
Important work begins this summer by the Policy & Operations Standing Committee of the UTGSU Council, which oversees the Union’s legislation and governance practices. Work would involve meetings every 2-3 weeks and email consultations. It 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), as well as housekeeping bylaws/policies concerning appeals, elections, and UTGSU’s own student mental & overall health legislation. In preparing your application, you can consult the POC Terms of Reference in the current Bylaw and Policy Handbook (versions February 2017). Please briefly list any relevant prior experience legislating for student associations. We welcome motivated U of T Graduate Students who are willing to learn from scratch as well as those with any experience or interest in constitutional, corporate, and human rights law, policy and equity studies, or political philosophy. Please email your application a.s.a.p. to Lynne Alexandrova at internal@utgsu.ca

8. 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 

9. Join the Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Gathering
The Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Gathering is dedicated specifically to addressing the many important issues experienced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. This will be an opportunity to create new friendships, plan campaigns and policies, and act as a tool to build capacity and involvement among Indigenous students in the student movement. All expenses are paid by the Canadian Federation of Students and the UTGSU. Interested participants must email: Cristina Jaimungal at external@utgsu.ca with a phone number by 12 PM on August 1, 2018. Space is prioritized for folks who identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit. Candidates will be contacted on a first come, first served basis only. 

10. GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals
 On August 21, 22 and 23 2018, 10am-12pm, The Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre is hosting a series of 3 workshops to help graduate students understand what conflict is and the role of effective communication and negotiation in conflict resolution. This event will be held at the Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street and is available only to graduate level University of Toronto students. Students will have an opportunity to practice various strategies for resolving and de-escalating conflict.  Registration is for all 3 workshops (Completion = 2 GPS credits). For more information see gradcrc.utoronto.ca or email gradcrc@utoronto.ca. Register for the workshops https://bit.ly/2unLOpC