UTGSU Digest: UTGSU Election Nomination Period Open & UTGSU Zumba Class – February 7th, 2019

February 7th, 2019

Digest


1. Nomination Period Open for UTGSU Elections
2. Join the Research, Educations, and Governance Committee
3. Wall-E Movie Screening 

4. UTGSU Zumba Class happening February 14th from 4-5pm
5. Ice Skating Event and Social
6. Call for Nominations: 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Awards
7. GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series for Grads
8. Q&A over the Lunch discussing International Students Issues/Problems
9. OISE GSA Black History Month Event List
10. Under the Iceberg of Separation and Divorce: A Discussion Group
11. Masculinity Workshop Series

 

1. Nomination Period Now Open for UTGSU Elections. We are looking for Applicants to join our Student Government
The UTGSU Executives play a pivotal role in providing a voice for graduate students and actively engaging with both students and the administration to provide solutions to your student issues. Nominations for the UTGSU Executive Team for 2019 -2020 is now open until 8:00 am on Friday February 15th, 2019. The term of office for these positions is May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. The honorarium for a full Executive position each month is approximately $1,200. Don’t miss out! Nomination forms are available online at www.utgsu.ca/elections at the UTGSU office (16 Bancroft Ave) during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) or by special arrangement with the CRO (email cro@utgsu.ca). For more information, including the Elections 2019 Timeline and the descriptions of each Executive position’s responsibilities, contact the UTGSU Chief Returning Officer (CRO), Adrian Aziz, at cro@utgsu.ca

2. Join the Research, Educations, and Governance Committee
Are you a graduate student interested in advocacy work related to University policy? Join the Research, Education and Governance committee! Their next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 13th from 5-7pm in room 318 of the Department of Anthropology (19 Russell Street). Please email governance@utgsu.ca if you plan to attend and if you have any dietary restrictions.

3. Wall-E Movie Screening
The UTGSU Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee (EJSC) is hosting a dinner and screening of WALL-E! Happening this Tuesday, February 12th at 6PM in the Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor, OISE (252 Bloor Street West). Click here for more information and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-dinner-wall-e-tickets-55349704456?fbclid=IwAR3C23irIsNqvshyUW7IMVIA3EjJ5rDtMb6EYb1IMmdZS3_qIlaYYT5xdMc

4. UTGSU Zumba Class happening February 14th from 4-5pm
Get out of your winter coats and join the UofT MoveU crew for the first Zumba class hosted by the UTGSU! The class will take place on February 14th from 4:00-5:00PM in the UTGSU Gym (16 Bancroft Ave). Click Here to Register and for more information. 

5. Ice Skating Event and Social
Want to enjoy the winter? International Students’ Caucus (ISC) under UTGSU invites you and your fellow international colleagues for a free ice skating event at the Varsity Arena on February 10, 2019. Please register ASAP to get a free ticket! If you are interested, we will contact you with more information. Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/F5qQHwCM0gbnqC263

6. Call for Nominations: 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) Recognition Award! The IDERD Recognition Award, launched in March 2012, is a unique opportunity for the University to identify and profile the excellent work that students, staff and faculty are undertaking to advance anti-racism while contributing to the University’s commitment to create diverse, equitable and inclusive teaching, learning and working environments. Click here for more information: http://antiracism.utoronto.ca/programs/iderd/?fbclid=IwAR1dOfhyxDn9t4MVj4rD0EZ5p2enRfnSgnJEURvC3qHmThulBAg5qtmNIj8#iderd-awards-anchor

7. GPS Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Series for Grads
February 5, 12 and 19 2019, 3-5pm, Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street. This series of 3 workshops run by the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre helps 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 conflict.  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

8. Q&A over the Lunch discussing International Students Issues/Problems
We will have a Q&A session with ISC representatives on Friday, Feb 08th, 2019, 12-2pm, at RS 412 (Rosebrugh Building; Room 412) and seize this opportunity to display your interests and concerns as we plan our future events. We will use this platform to discuss how we can improve international students experience through the elections for the Governing Council taking place on Feb 4th to Feb 15th. Lunch will be served. Click here to RSVP.

9. OISE GSA Black History Month Event List
It’s #BlackHistoryMonth and the OISE GSA Equity Committee are excited to share ALL of the events they have planned for you from Friday, February 01st to Friday, March, 08th, because Black History is more than a month. Click here for a full list of events!  Please RSVP so they can make this the best possible experience.

10. Under the Iceberg of Separation and Divorce: A Discussion Group
Happening Fridays Feb 8, 15 & March 7, 12 to 1 pm – OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 2295. This educational discussion group is designed to help people deal positively with separation and divorce. Topics are driven by the need of its participants and might include normalization of the separation experience, divorce as a lonely planet, individual coping skills and strategies to deal with fear, creating new adult attachment scripts, externalization of anger and conflict, dealing, feeling and healing, and moving on and for the better. Open to parents with children and individuals without children. The first 3 sessions will focus on adult development and the last session will focus on children and parenting. Registration required at https://uoft.me/separationdivorce. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty and partners are welcome.

11. Masculinity Workshop Series
In a three-part series utilizing candid conversation and multimedia tools for discussion, Jeff Perera creates a brave space to ask the hard questions around manhood and gender-related issues today. Offering a space where we can develop respect, empathy, accountability, and explore models of possibility for men, tackle the hard questions together. While leaning into these difficult conversations, Jeff creates an environment where young men can learn to be better teammates, work past shame, contribute towards solutions, and create a more inclusive campus culture. This event is brought to you by the University of Toronto Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre — to learn more, visitsvpscentre@utoronto.ca.