UTGSU Digest: Unofficial UTGSU Elections Results & the UTGSU is Hiring – March 7th, 2019

March 7th, 2019

Digest

1. UTGSU 2019 Unofficial Election Results
2. The UTGSU is Hiring!
3. FREE APUS-UTGSU Income Tax Clinic
4. Wall-E Movie Screening
5. Tea & Boardgames with ISC

6. Improv Class at Second City​​

7. Social Justice Education Colloquium
8. Bowl of Words – a Writing Workshop for Families 

9. OISE Executive Elections 2019

10. Submit and Publish Your Thesis Workshop
11. Complete the CGPSS Survey before March 15!

 

 

1. UTGSU 2019 Unofficial Election Results
The Votes are in! The elections results are to be ratified at the March, 2019 Council Meeting. The UTGSU congratulates the following individuals on their election to the 2019-2020 UTGSU Executive Committee:

Academics & Funding Commissioner, Divisions 1& 2: Christopher Ball
Academics & Funding Commissioner, Divisions 3 & 4: Sophie McGibbon-Gardner
Civics & Environment Commissioner: Leonardo José Uribe Castano
External Commissioner: Maryssa Barras
Finance Commissioner: Branden Rizzuto
University Governance Commissioner: Lwanga Musisi
Internal Commissioner: Adam Hill

Thank you to all the candidates who ran, and all the students who came out to vote. If you have any questions, please email the CRO, Adrian Aziz at cro@utgsu.ca.

2. The UTGSU is Hiring!
The UTGSU Health & Dental Office is currently seeking a candidate for a part-time contract position. Familiarity with Student Union health and dental plans are an asset, must be a graduate student. For more information about this opportunity, click here. For any inquiries, please email Shain at
 healthadmin@utgsu.ca

3. FREE APUS-UTGSU Income Tax Clinic
The Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students (APUS) and the University of Toronto Graduate Students Union (UTGSU) are proud to offer a free tax clinic to help undergraduate and graduate students registered at the University of Toronto file their 2018 tax returns. In partnership with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, our Tax Clinic is a free service to help students complete their tax returns. Click here to book your appointment today.

4. Wall-E Movie Screening
The UTGSU Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee (EJSC) is hosting a dinner and screening of WALL-E! Happening on Thursday, March 14th at 6PM in the Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor, OISE (252 Bloor Street West). RSVP: https://ejscwalle.eventbrite.com.

5. Tea & Boardgames with ISC
What could be more exciting on Friday night than having warm tea and playing boardgames with your friends? Join International Students’ Caucus (ISC) on Friday evening, March 8th, at 6pm in front of Bahen Center (40 St George St.). We will walk together to Snakes and Lattes (489 College St.) to play boardgames over some snacks, salads, and drinks. RSVP: https://goo.gl/97mN4d

6. Improv Class at Second City​​
Join​ other graduate students and learn how to think on your feet at this introductory improv class! Laugh, destress and make new friends!
When: Friday, March 8, 6:00-8:00PM
Tickets: $15 Available via bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.

7. Social Justice Education Colloquium
The annual Social Justice Education Colloquium, entitled Enacting Radical Traditions in the Academy, will be held between March 19th and March 20th, 2019 at OISE.All programming is FREE, meals will be provided, and non-SJE students and community members are also encouraged to attend any/all programming. To sign up for any of the events mentioned above, click here. For more information about the SJE Colloquium, contact the planning committee at radicaltraditionsoise@gmail.com. Programming for colloquium is as follows:
Student Research Roundtables on March 19th from 9am to 5pm
Africville Screening on March 20 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Dr. Roderick Ferguson’s Keynote on March 20 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

8. Bowl of Words – a Writing Workshop for Families 
Happening Tuesday, March 12, 10 am – 12 pm, Centre for International Experience, Baldwin Room. What would it be like to write together with your child? What might you say? How would you start? Would a bowl of words help? In this workshop, let yourself be guided on a writing spree of stories, poems, lists, letters and random details of your lives. A playful, fun way to connect that lets you go home with more stories than you came with. No writing experience necessary. Ages 8 and up.9. OISE Executive Elections 2019
OISE GSA will be holding Executive Elections in April 2019. Please visit the following link for details:https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/gsa/OISE_GSA_Elections_2019.html. You must be an OISE student to run for one of these 4 exciting positions.

10. Submit and Publish Your Thesis Workshop
This workshop given jointly by the School of Graduate Studies and the Library staff will guide you through thesis formatting, submission process, fees and deadlines; your rights as an author and copyright considerations; publishing your thesis as an article or book before or after graduation, and more.
When: Thursday, March 14, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Robarts Library, 4th Floor Electronic Classroom, Room 4033
GPS Credit: 1 (Research-Related Skills)
Registrationhttps://uoft.me/etdsubmit2019

11. Complete the CGPSS Survey before March 15!
The Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS) is your chance share feedback about your graduate experience at U of T. Check your email for a link, and complete the survey before March 15 for your chance to win a pre-loaded credit card worth $500! To learn more and see past results of CGPSS surveys at U of T, visit https://uoft.me/CGPSS.