UTGSU Digest: Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large & UTGSU Gym Bookings for November – October 18th, 2018

October 18th, 2018

Digest

1. Join the UTGSU Executive Team as an Executive-at-Large
2. Vice-Chairperson for the Board of Appeal Opening
3. The UTGSU Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be hosted on December 3rd, 2018!
4. UTGSU Gym Bookings for November
5. Interested in Legislating? Here’s a UTGSU Standing Committee for you 

6. Wellness Routes – Tuesdays 12-1pm – First Walk: October 16th
7. Online Chat for Student Families – Friday, Oct 19 10:00 – 11:00 am
8. Bikechain x Repair Cafe – Today, October 18th
9. Grad CRC – GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series
10. Chief Presiding Officer Employment Opportunity for Graduate Students
11. Thinking about a career as a Medical Science Liaison?

 

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. Nominations close on Friday, October 19, at 12 midnight.

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 22, 2018, 5:00 PM.

3. The UTGSU Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be hosted on December 3rd, 2018!
This is a great way to get involved and direct the activity of your Union. UTGSU members can submit proposals for consideration and discuss important union matters such as finances, campaigns, and the direction of the union. To submit an item to be considered on the agenda please submit all proposals or any questions to David Eaton, the Executive Director at executivedirector@utgsu.ca. Deadline to submit items is November 19th, 2018. 

4. UTGSU Gym Bookings for November
UTGSU Gym time can be reserved for the month of November on October 29, starting at 10:00 am. To book a one-hour time slot please send an email to gym@utgsu.ca. or call 416-978-8464.  Please note that emails are preferredIn your email please list the player’s Names and Student ID numbers which are verified when booking. From Monday to Wednesday Evenings, from 5-6:00 PM Badminton can be booked and the other times are reserved for the UTGSU Volleyball League. Thursday Evenings from 5-8pm can be reserved for basketball or students can drop in for pick-up basketball from 8-11pm. A one-hour timeslot on Friday Evenings from 5-11pm can be reserved for doubles badminton. Students must provide their T-card upon request.

5. Interested in Legislating? Here’s a UTGSU Standing Committee for you
Our Union needs motivated U of T Graduate Students with experience or interest in constitutional, corporate, and human rights law, policy and equity studies, or political philosophy to deliberate and help shape up our Union’s legislation and governance practices. Those willing to learn from scratch are equally welcome to join the Policy and Operations Committee! The volume and scope of work on this important Standing Committee is suitable for a variety of schedules and thematic preferences. Depending on your experience in governance and academic specialization, you can engage with any and all focus areas — 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. Please drop an email with interest/experience to the Internal Commissioner Lynne Alexandrova at internal@utgsu.ca 

6. Wellness Routes – Tuesdays 12-1pm – First Walk: October 16th 
Fall Colours & Mindfulness – A Walking Meditation Led by Cristina Domingues. Join in our inaugural Wellness Routes walk by celebrating nature’s highlight of the fall season where we admire a number of tree species and the astonishing changing their leaves colours. Walking can be a way to incorporate mindfulness and meditation techniques.  Participants will be encouraged to become present through stepping, breathing and connecting with their senses. Meet at the RAWC Entrance – Rain or shine, dress for the weather. More info here…

7. Online Chat for Student Families – Friday, Oct 19 10:00 – 11:00 am
Get the information you need from the comfort of your own computer/phone. A Family Care Advisor will be available to chat and answer questions on child care & child care subsidies; schools & children programs; integrating study and family (and work as well); and any other questions about being a student parent and a student partner at U of T. All prospective, new, current U of T student parents (or expecting) and their partner/spouse are welcome, registration required at https://uoft.me/4hA.

8. Bikechain x Repair Cafe – Today, 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 will be 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 throwaway society one repair at a time

9. Grad CRC – GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series
November 5, 12 and 19 2018, 4-6pm, Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street. A series of 3 workshops run by the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre to help graduate students understand what conflict is and the role of effective communication and negotiation in conflict resolution. The workshop series is available only to graduate level University of Toronto students. Students will have an opportunity to practice various strategies for resolving and de-escalating conflicts.  One 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 Series clnx.utoronto.ca   (under Events & Workshop Calendar > Graduate Conflict Resolution > November 5, 2018).

10. Chief Presiding Officer Employment Opportunity for Graduate Students
Are you a current U of T graduate student looking for part-time work during the exam period? The Office of the Faculty Registrar for Arts & Science is now accepting applications for Chief Presiding Officers (CPOs, for short) to help facilitate undergraduate exams for this December. CPOs at the Faculty of Arts & Science are an extension of the Office of the Faculty Registrar, helping administer final exams alongside instructors & TAs in the exam room. Visit our website for more info on tasks, qualifications, & application details: uoft.me/cpo

11.Thinking about a career as a Medical Science Liaison?
If so, join the Life Sciences Career development Society (LSCDS) Career Seminar Series on October 25th to learn about this field with speakers Speaker Taline Movsessian, PhD. Medical Science Liaison Manager at AbbVie. This event will take place from 5:50 – 8:00 pm and is located at the Galbraith Building (35 St George St), Room 248. Register at: http://www.lscds.org/events/careers-in-medical-affairs/