UTGSU Digest: Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large & Vice-Chairperson for Board of Appeal Search – October 4th, 2018

October 4th, 2018

Digest

1. Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large
2. Vice-Chairperson for the Board of Appeal Opening
3. JOIN NOW your UNION’s Policy & Operations Standing Committee (POC)
4. Grad Minds is recruiting executive positions for the 2018-19 academic year.
5. Elemental Magazine Executive Position Openings
6. Grad Connections Biweekly Chat Forum
7. Race and Ethnicity Caucus (REC) Executive Callout
8. Bikechain x Repair Cafe – October 18th
9. School of Graduate Studies (SGS) 2019 Intramurals
10. Raw Talk Podcast – Ep 47: Graduate Student Mental Health

 

1. Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large
Interested in joining the UTGSU Executive? Consider becoming an Executive-at-Large! This position is open to any current UTGSU Member. Duties include supporting the 2018-2019 Executive Vision and UTGSU events, representing the UTGSU on various committees, attending weekly Executive meetings and a monthly General Council meeting. A monthly honorarium of approximately $400 is provided for this position. Elections will be held during the next UTGSU General Council meeting on TuesdayOctober 23rd 2018 starting at 6:15pm, located at Sidney Smith Hall Room 2117 (100 St George St.). For more information or an accessibility request, please contact the Internal Commissioner at internal@utgsu.ca or info@utgsu.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. JOIN NOW your UNION’s Policy & Operations Standing Committee (POC)
This important Standing Committee of UTGSU Council oversees the Union’s legislation and governance practices. Depending on your experience in governance and academic skills, this is an excellent opportunity to contribute to one or more areas such as brushing up existing documentation, conceptualizing the Union’s restructuring according to Not-for-profit Corporations Act legislation, (re)formulating housekeeping bylaws/policies concerning appeals, elections, and UTGSU’s own student mental & overall health legislation. 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 statement of interest and relevant experience a.s.a.p. to Lynne Alexandrova at internal@utgsu.ca

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. 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. 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. Grad Connections Biweekly Chat Forum
Fridays (Bi-Weekly), 2:00-3:30pm
SGS Lounge, 63 St George St<http://map.utoronto.ca/utsg/building/172>. Take a break and connect with other grad students at our bi-weekly chat forum. 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. Coffee and tea will be available. Register: bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca <http://bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca/> Space is limited to 20 students.

Upcoming Chat: Friday, October 12
Students with family responsibilities (Facilitator: Family Care office)
Register: https://bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca/Activity.aspx?ID=5098ae4f-1a48-44ab-8294-01d6c117401b

7. 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.

8. Bikechain x Repair Cafe – October 18th
Do you have a household item that needs fixing? Bikechain is partnering with Repair Cafe Toronto to help you out! Bring in your clothing, jewelry, glasses or bicycle and volunteers from Repair Café and Bikechain will walk you through the repairs. The event is happening on Thursday, October 18 from 3-6 p.m. in ES 1042 (across the street from the GSU building). Repair Café Toronto is a grassroots, volunteer group that organizes events where neighbours help neighbours learn how to repair. They provide the skills, tools and refreshments all for free in order to help our community reduce waste and change the attitudes of our throw away society one repair at a time

9. 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.

10. Raw Talk Podcast – Ep 47: Graduate Student Mental Health
Recent studies suggest graduate students are at an increased risk for depression and anxiety. In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of a group of graduate students across Toronto as they share their stories and struggles with mental illness. Alongside each story, you’ll hear about the resources and coping strategies that allowed them to better manage their mental health. You can listen to Raw Talk on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, or online at www.rawtalkpodcast.com.