UTGSU Digest: UTGSU Transit Survey & Changes to OHIP+ – April 4th, 2019

April 4th, 2019


1. UTGSU Transit Survey
2. Significant Changes to OHIP+ As of April 1, 2019
3. Grad Minds Annual Mental Health Conference – Surviving Grad School: A Mental Tool Kit
4. ISC is Looking for New Executives

5. The UTGSU Race and Ethnicity Caucus (REC) Presents “Safe Space for Race”
6. ISC Info Session on Funding Opportunities
7. Family Care Office Presents: Planning for Pregnancy & Beyond
8. School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Gym Bursary

9. UofT 3MT Finals Happening Tonight!
10. LSCDS Healthcare Consulting Mini-Networking April 5th


1.UTGSU Transit Survey
The UTGSU will like to assess public transportation usage of UofT Graduate Students and the need for a TTC transit Pass. Fill out this survey and enter a draw for one of 4 $50 Gift Cards! Click here to fill out the survey: https://goo.gl/forms/HK4CMtWcfVgTrJ0p2

2. Significant Changes to OHIP+ As of April 1, 2019
As of April 1, 2019 the Government of Ontario changed OHIP+. Students under the age of 24, will no longer be eligible for OHIP+ and will have to access prescribed medications through the UTGSU health plan as you did before the launch of OHIP+. For more information
 click here.

3. Grad Minds Annual Mental Health Conference – Surviving Grad School: A Mental Tool Kit
Grad Minds Annual Mental Health Conference is next week! This year’s theme is Surviving Grad School: A Mental Tool Kit! Workshops and speakers will be focused on providing practical skills for taking care of your mental health during grad school and getting involved in mental health advocacy! Topics include time and resource management, resolving supervisor conflicts, financial management, suicide prevention, and mental health advocacy, among others! The conference will take place on April 11 from 5:30-9:30 pm at Multi Faith Center on Campus (569 Spadina Avenue)! The event is free to all students, staff and faculty and will be catered! To find out more information and sign up for our workshops, visit our Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grad-minds-mental-health-conference-surviving-grad-school-a-mental-toolkit-registration-59806374476?aff=GradMindsConference2019 Also check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/431898820881399/ See you there!

4. ISC is Looking for New Executives
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) is the main body that coordinates efforts centred around international graduate students’ interests and concerns at UofT. ISC is currently looking for new passionate executives to join the team. At ISC, you will have the oppourtunity to propose and run events, practice organization and leadership skills, and network with professionals. If you are interested, please follow ISC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/InternationalUofT) and contact ISC President, Amin Kamaeddin (isc@utgsu.ca) regarding the available positions.

5. The UTGSU Race and Ethnicity Caucus (REC) Presents “Safe Space for Race”
The UTGSU’s Race and Ethnicity Caucus presents “Safe Space for Race” is a monthly workshop and social gathering space to build community and empower racialized students and allies. In this space, we will share experiences and engage in dialogue that is geared toward enhancing community-building, empowerment, and mental health. Join our third session focusing on Self and Community Healing Practices on April 23rd from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Multi-Faith Centre (569 Spadina Ave, Room 207). Save the date for our last session on May 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm. There will be lots of food and beverages. TTC tokens will be provided to registered UofT students. ASL interpretation will be provided upon request to the organizers (provided one month notice to rec@utgsu.ca). Venue is wheelchair accessible. RSVP: https://safespaceforrace3.eventbrite.ca

6. ISC Info Session on Funding Opportunities
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) invites you for a workshop on available funding opportunities for international graduate students. We will talk about OGS, OTS, Vanier, and SGS grants in this workshop.
Date: Thursday April 11th; 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.
Location: Gerstein Science Library, 2nd floor, room 2000. Go through Gerstein Reading Room and take stairs to the right. If you have any questions, please reach out to isc@utgsu.ca

7. Family Care Office Presents: Planning for Pregnancy & Beyond
Planning for Pregnancy & Beyond – Monday, April 8, 4:30 – 6:00 pm at the Koffler Student Services Centre – 214 College St., Room 313 – Join us to find out how to make healthy choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle and promote wellness during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum. The session will address participants’ specific concerns on a range of topics including: questions around conceiving, health concerns and risks during pregnancy, health care provider options, antenatal care and screening tests, and post-partum issues. Participants will be able to access resources that support the information provided in the workshop. Facilitators: Drs. Katie McLean and Dana Soroka, U of T Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Registration required at https://uoft.me/planningforpregnancybeyond. University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, and their partners are welcome!

8. School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Summer Gym Bursary
Planning to be on St. George campus this summer? Registered in the Summer 2019 term? Good news: this year, the SGS Gym Bursary will be open to all graduate students in professional and research-stream programs. Application opens in May. Check https://uoft.me/sgsgym for updates.

9. UofT 3MT Finals Happening Tonight! 
Don’t miss the UofT 3MT Finals tonight at 6 – 8 pm in the Isabel Bader Theatre! Reserve your free tickets at https://uoft.me/3MT to hear 12 U of T grad students present their research in 180 seconds or less! CBC Radio’s Carol Off will deliver the keynote address.

10. LSCDS Healthcare Consulting Mini-Networking April 5th
Interested in a career in Healthcare Consulting? Join LSCDS us for their 2nd collaborative Mini-Networking Night with Graduate Management Consulting Association. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Date: Friday April 5th, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Prenup Pub, 191 College St, 2nd Floor
Register: https://www.lscds.org/events/mini-networking-night-in-collaboration-with-gmca-healthcare-consulting/