UTGSU Digest: Health & Dental Insurance Change-of-Coverage Period & UTGSU Hiring General Council Chair and Council Secretary – September 27th, 2018

September 27th, 2018

Digest

1. Health & Dental Insurance Change-of-Coverage Period
2. Vice-Chairperson for the Board of Appeal Opening
3. UTGSU Gym Bookings – October
4. Grad Minds is recruiting executive positions for the 2018-19 academic year.
5. Elemental Magazine Executive Position Openings
6. Student Parents Pub & Pizza Night October 4th!
7. International Students’ Caucus (ISC) Meet&Greet Welcome Party
8. Sexual Education Centre Graduate Student Levy Opt-out: Monday October 1
9. Race and Ethnicity Caucus (REC) Executive Callout
10. Physical Therapy Student Association: Request for Summer Gym Bursary for All Students
11. School of Graduate Studies (SGS) 2019 Intramurals
12. Hart House Board Game Cafe

 

 

1. Health & Dental Insurance Change-of-Coverage Period
IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that the deadline for Opting in/Opting Out is on October 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Message from Your Health Plan Administrator: Welcome to the new Academic year. Starting September 1st 2018, please visit the Graduate Students’ Union website: www.utgsu.ca/insurance for the following:

Opt In and Opt Out Dates: September 1 – October 1, 2018 (no exceptions will  be made if you miss the deadline)
Link to the Opt Out site: www.studentcare.ca.
Link to the Opt In site (for Couple/Family Opt In): www.studentcare.ca.
Link to the 12 Month Extension After Graduation Opt In site: www.studentcare.ca.
Links to the Benefit Booklet for 2018-2019: (1)  www.utgsu.ca/insurance  (2) www.studentcare.ca and (3) www.greenshield.ca

2. Vice-Chairperson for the Board of Appeal Opening
The UTGSU is seeking General Members to serve as Vice-Chairperson on the Union’s Board of Appeal for the 2018-2019 year. Nominees should not hold an elected or appointed position on a UTGSU governing body (e.g., Executive Committee, Council members, Committee or Caucus Executives). The Board of Appeal is the final level of appeals within the UTGSU and deals with concerns regarding the operations of all UTGSU bodies. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson are appointed at the beginning of the Council year to serve until the Fall of the following year. For more information re the position’s terms of reference, please consult UTGSU Bylaw Article 15: Board of Appeal and Policy G10: Appeals Process. You can find these documents online at https://www.utgsu.ca/by-law/.

Interested General Members of the Union should send a statement of interest with relevant qualifications/experience to internal@utgsu.ca by Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:00 midnight.

3. UTGSU Gym Bookings – October
Gym bookings for the month of October will take place on September 28, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM by email gym@utgsu.ca or by calling 416-978-8464.

MondayTuesdayWednesday – 1 hour time slot from 5-6:00 PM for badminton
Thursdays – 1 hour time slots for 5, 6 and 7:00 PM for basketball. 8-11:00 PM Drop in basketball.

Fridays – 1 hour time slots for badminton 5-11 PM.

 

4. Grad Minds is recruiting executive positions for the 2018-19 academic year.
A number of leadership and casual positions are available. Applicants must be registered graduate students at the University of Toronto. Details about the available positions are attached. To apply, please send a brief resume (max. 2 pages) highlighting your interest and/or experience in student leadership to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca by October 12th, 2018. All positions available at Grad Minds are volunteer positions. Click here for info on each position.
5. Elemental Magazine Executive Position Openings
Are you passionate about student mental health and wellbeing? Elemental, the University’s official tri-campus mental health magazine is currently expanding their editorial team and recruiting a number of executive positions for the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants must be registered graduate or undergraduate students at the University of Toronto. Details about the available positions are attached. To apply, please send a brief resume (max. 2 pages) highlighting your interest and/or experience in to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca by October 12th, 2018 with the subject line Elemental Magazine. Click here for info on each position.

6. Student Parents Pub & Pizza Night October 4th!
Kick off your children’s long weekend! The Family Care Office, UTGSU, and Hart House present a fun and relaxing night for student parents and their children. We will have activities for your child at Grad Loft where they can do their homework, make buttons, colour, and play with other children in a supervised area. We will offer beverages and pizza for all.  Don’t miss out!  Register at family.care@utoronto.ca with your child’s name and age. Also, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements or accommodation requests. All U of T student parents are welcome to attend!
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018.
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: 16 Bancroft Avenue (UTGSU Pub & Grad Loft*)

*Access: The UTGSU Building is not fully wheel chair accessible. The Pub Patio is partially wheel chair accessible. There are fully accessible washrooms located in the Multi-Faith Centre, next to the Pub.

7. International Students’ Caucus (ISC) Meet&Greet Welcome Party
The ISC invites all international graduate students to meet each other and socialize at “ISC Meet&Greet Welcome Party” at the Grad Loft(above GSU Pub) on Oct 5th, Friday at 6 pm. Enjoy free food and drinks while you meet your fellow international grads from different backgrounds, createa stronger community and also learn about the activities that ISC has planned for you for the coming year. RSVP by Oct 4 at https://goo.gl/8ggycL

8. Sexual Education Centre Graduate Student Levy Opt-out: Monday October 1
University of Toronto graduate students who wish to opt out of their levy agreement with the University of Toronto Sexual Education Centre (SEC) and receive a refund of their fees can stop by the SEC office at (21 Sussex Ave, Unit 612). Refunds for the fall term are $0.50 for full-time graduate students and $0.25 for part-time graduate students. Please bring your University of Toronto Student ID and proof of enrolment. Drop in times for those wishing to opt-out are from 10am-6pmMonday to Friday, starting Monday September 17 and ending Monday October 1. To make alternate arrangements please contact utsec.financial@gmail.com.

9. Race and Ethnicity Caucus (REC) Executive Callout
The Race & Ethnicity Caucus (REC) is seeking graduate students interested in joining the executive committee. REC is committed to bringing to the forefront the unique challenges racialized graduate students encounter navigating through the university and the system. The REC is now actively hiring for positions within the executive committee that will be responsible for planning and organizing caucus activities over this year. For more details about each position please visit www.utgsu.ca/rec. To apply, interested candidates should send an e-mail with a statement of interest, explaining why you would like to get involved with the caucus and a brief description of relevant experience and skills to: rec@utgsu.ca. Application deadline is Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 5 pm.

10. Physical Therapy Student Association: Request for Summer Gym Bursary for All Students
The School of Graduate Studies is currently offering a summer gym bursary. However, this bursary is currently only offered to research stream graduate students. The Physical Therapy Student Association is looking for support from other graduate student associations to endorse a letter to the Dean of Graduate Studies encouraging him to include professional graduate students, thereby all graduate students, in this summer gym bursary program. You can email samantha.triemstra@mail.utoronto.ca if you are interested or have questions about this issue.

11. School of Graduate Studies (SGS) 2019 Intramurals
Co-funded by the School of Graduate Studies and the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), SGS Intramurals offer different levels of competition in many sports through leagues, tournaments, and special events. Leagues are starting up soon, so click this link to submit your information to get signed up onto a sport you have never played or a sport you love! https://goo.gl/forms/A5qVfnv3lP6V31z32 Please email sgs.intramurals@gmail.com for any inquiries and click Here to view the team summaries.

12. Hart House Board Game Cafe
Come participate in the Hart House Board Game Café – board games are a great icebreaker that allow you to connect without awkward small talk! Enjoy games, tea, and fun, whether you come solo or with friends!
When: Wednesdays, 3-5pm, beginning September 19th
Where: Reading Room, Hart House
Cost: Free!