UTGSU Digest: Gradfest & Petition Against White Supremacist Rally on Campus – August 17, 2017.

August 17th, 2017

Digest

1. Gradfest: UTGSU Fall Orientation
2. Gradfest: Volunteer for the UTGSU Gradfest
3. UTGSU Executive Committee’s Statement and Petition Against White Supremacy
4. UTGSU Office Hours of Operation for the Fall
5. Free Graduate Student Intramurals
6. Book the UTGSU Gym for September
7. Pick Up Your Free 2017-2018 UTGSU Resource Guide
8. Grad Minds Recruiting Executives

1. Gradfest: UTGSU Fall Orientation
Join us on September 6 from 4-8pm at Gradfest, our Fall Orientation, to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year! If you’re an incoming or returning University of Toronto graduate student, stop by for a free BBQ dinner, to learn more about graduate student specific services on campus, pick up some free swag and play some games with your graduate students’ union. For more information about Gradfest, visit: UTGSU Gradfest.

2. Gradfest: Volunteer for the UTGSU Gradfest
We are seeking enthusiastic and reliable UTGSU Members to help us run Gradfest on September 6! To volunteer, please contact Ally at communications@utgsu.ca with your name, preferred email, phone number and availability between 12 and 9PM.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: setting up, running activities, assisting info fair participants and clean-up. Volunteers will receive a gift card. We will also be holding a volunteer training session on August 22 from 5-7PM. Please note that you are still able to volunteer even if you’re unable to attend the training session as we will be providing a link to the filmed training afterwards.

3. UTGSU Executive Committee’s Statement and Petition Against White Supremacy
Earlier this week a Facebook event surfaced online of plans to host a white supremacist rally on The University of Toronto’s St. George campus.While The University of Toronto has reported the event to Facebook, asking them to remove it and has publicly stated that no “official booking” for the space was made, the administration of The University of Toronto has not stated that they are working to put measures in place to prevent any collective organizing of this nature happening from this group on our campus.We are asking all graduate students to sign our petition, asking The University of Toronto to develop and implement proactive measures that protects its Members and prevents the campuses of The University of Toronto to act as sites of bigotry. Sign here: Petition Against White Supremacy.

4. UTGSU Office Hours of Operation for the Fall
On Tuesday, August 22, the UTGSU Office will be operating with our Fall business hours. The main UTGSU Office will be open from Monday through to Friday from 10am to 5pm. The Health and Dental Insurance Office will be open from Monday through to Thursday from 10am to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 3pm. More information regarding ISIC drop-in hours will be promoted in next week’s digest.

5. Free Graduate Student Intramurals
The UTGSU, with support from SGS, have subsidized costs for all graduate students to participate in free intramural sports. To gauge what sports, teams and divisions graduate students are interested in having, we ask you fill out the following form: Graduate Student Intramurals. This will help the Intramural Coordinator tailor the Intramural session for the Fall Semester. Stay tuned for an email at in Mid-September for a confirmed list of sports, teams and divisions for the Fall semester. If you have any questions, or accessibility requests, please email the Intramural Coordinator, Peter Nash, at sgs.intramurals@gmail.com.

6. Book the UTGSU Gym for September
The UTGSU gym will reopen on September 18th. Daytime bookings can be made for 10 am to 5pm year round.  Daytime gym use is restricted to quiet activities such as yoga, meditation and singles badminton. The UTGSU Gym time for September 2017 can be reserved on September 1, 2017, beginning at 10:00 am by calling 416-978-8464 or emailing gym@utgsu.ca. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking for one hour time slots. Students must provide their TCARD upon request. All players must be UTGSU Members or 75% of the group must meet this percentage. Gym violations will result in a booking privilege suspension for four months. For a full list of gym activities, visit: UTGSU Gym.

7. Pick Up Your Free 2017-2018 UTGSU Resource Guide
The free 2017-2018 UTGSU Resource Guide is available for pick up at the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft Avenue in the basement offices during our office hours. The UTGSU Resource Guide contains important information about the health and dental plan, Membership fees, graduate student specific resources and a full 2017-2018 calendar. If you have any questions about the Resource Guide, please email: info@utgsu.ca or call: (416) 978-2391. 

8. Grad Minds Recruiting Executives
Grad Minds is recruiting executive positions for the 2017-18 academic year. A number of leadership and other positions are available. Applicants MUST be registered graduate students at the University of Toronto. Details about the available positions are attached. To apply, please send a brief resume (max. 2 pages) highlighting your interest and/or experience in student leadership to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca by September 8th, 2017. All positions available at Grad Minds are volunteer positions. If you have any questions, please email us at mentalhealth@utgsu.ca. For more information visit: Grad Minds Executive Positions

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UTGSU Digest: Volunteer for Gradfest & Free Graduate Student Intramurals – August 10, 2017.

August 10th, 2017

Digest

1. Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
2. Free Graduate Student Intramurals
3. International Student Identity Card (ISIC): Drop-in Hours for August
4. Grad Minds Recruiting Executives

1. Gradfest: Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
The UTGSU is excited to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year with Gradfest, our annual orientation BBQ and Info Fair on Wednesday, September 6th from 4-8PM.  We are seeking enthusiastic and reliable UTGSU members to participate! To volunteer, please contact Ally at communications@utgsu.ca with your name, preferred email, phone number and availability between 12 and 9PM.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: setting up, running activities, assisting info fair participants and clean-up. Volunteers will receive a gift card. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your Union and meet folks from all over the university. We look forward to hearing from you.

2. Free Graduate Student Intramurals
The UTGSU, with support from SGS, have subsidized costs for all graduate students to
participate in free intramural sports. To gauge what sports, teams and divisions graduate students
are interested in having, we ask you fill out the following form: Graduate Student Intramurals. This will help the Intramural Coordinator tailor the Intramural session for the Fall Semester. Stay tuned for an email
at in Mid-September for a confirmed list of sports, teams and divisions for the Fall semester. If you
have any questions, or accessibility requests, please email the Intramural Coordinator, Peter Nash, at
sgs.intramurals@gmail.com.

3. International Student Identity Card (ISIC): Drop-in Hours for August
ISIC is free for all graduate students who are members of the UTGSU, and can be used for travel discounts, accommodations, clothing, and more. If you would like to pick one up or renew your card, you can stop by the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft in the basement office. Our drop-in hours for August are Thursdays, 2-3 PM or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call 416-978-2391 or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

4. Grad Minds Recruiting Executives
Grad Minds is recruiting executive positions for the 2017-18 academic year. A number of leadership and other positions are available. Applicants MUST be registered graduate students at the University of Toronto. Details about the available positions are attached. To apply, please send a brief resume (max. 2 pages) highlighting your interest and/or experience in student leadership to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca by September 8th, 2017. All positions available at Grad Minds are volunteer positions. If you have any questions, please email us at mentalhealth@utgsu.ca. For more information visit: Grad Minds Executive Positions 

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Volunteers Needed for Gradfest

August 9th, 2017

Digest

The UTGSU is excited to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year with Gradfest, our annual orientation BBQ and Info Fair on Wednesday, September 6th from 4-8PM.  We are seeking enthusiastic and reliable UTGSU members to participate! To volunteer, please contact Ally at: communications@utgsu.ca with your name, preferred email, phone number and availability between 12 and 9PM.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: setting up, running activities, assisting info fair participants and clean-up. Volunteers will receive a gift card. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your Union and meet folks from all over the university.

UTGSU Digest: Gradfest & Grad Series – Thursday, August 3, 2017.

August 3rd, 2017

Digest

1. International Student Identity Card (ISIC): Drop-in Hours for August
2. Gradfest: Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
3. Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee: Growing Farmers/ Training the Trainer
4. Graduate Speaker Series @ The Grad Room – Education & Learning
5. Harvest Noon: Free Monthly Radical Documentary Series and Discussion
6. Centre for International Experience: Grad Step Up Orientation

 
 
 
1. International Student Identity Card (ISIC): Drop-in Hours for August
ISIC is free for all graduate students who are members of the UTGSU, and can be used for travel discounts, accommodations, clothing, and more. If you would like to pick one up or renew your card, you can stop by the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft in the basement office. Our drop-in hours for August are Thursdays, 2-3 PM or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call 416-978-2391 or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

 
2. Gradfest: Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
The UTGSU is excited to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year with Gradfest, our annual orientation BBQ and Info Fair on Wednesday, September 6th from 4-8PM.  We are seeking enthusiastic and reliable UTGSU members to participate! To volunteer, please contact Alexandra Sebben communications@utgsu.ca with your name, preferred email, phone number and availability between 12 and 9PM.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: setting up, running activities, assisting info fair participants and clean-up. Volunteers will receive a gift card. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your Union and meet folks from all over the university. We look forward to hearing from you.

 
3. Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee: Growing Farmers/ Training the Trainer
The Black Creek Food Justice Network (BCFJN) in collaboration with the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Committee (EJSC) presents a training session on urban farming and food justice in the city on August 22 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm at Black Creek Community Farm. Growing Farmers/Training the trainer will feature speakers and workshop sessions on the challenges of accessing healthy, fresh and culturally appropriate food; and how to develop and build skills as an urban farmer/ food justice advocate. The workshop will be held at the Black Creek Community Farm on August 22nd, 2017 from 1-3pm and 6-8pm. Please email: blackcreekfoodjustice@gmail.com to register by August 15th. Priority will be given to students from equity seeking groups and residents.

 
4. Graduate Speaker Series @ The Grad Room – Education & Learning
The August 2017 session of the Graduate Speaker Series will focus on the broad topic of Education & Learning. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 (5:30pm – 7pm) at the lower level of the Grad Room – 66 Harbord Street. There will be three graduate students speakers who will discuss their research work on the themes of geographies of inequality, adult literacy policies, and leadership education. For details and registration, please visit  bit.ly/2heUhbm. 

 
5. Harvest Noon: Free Monthly Radical Documentary Series and Discussion
Join Harvest Noon on the last Monday of the month for a regular screening of Trouble, subMedia’s monthly radical documentary series and discussion. We’ll be screening Trouble episode #5: “You Are Being Watched: Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance”, and episode #2: “Bash the Fash” on Monday, July 31 from 7-9 PM. As a documentary series, Trouble offers in-depth analysis, first-hand perspectives from organizers on the ground, with the aim of cutting through the fog of misinformation that often clouds our understanding of the world, and provoking people into taking bold, collective action. Event: Facebook. Location: Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave).
 
6. Centre for International Experience: Grad Step Up Orientation
Grad Step Up is a full-day orientation event designed to connect incoming international graduate students to key communities, resources, and information. All sessions are presented through an intercultural lens. You will have the chance to take part in sessions facilitated by U of T advisors, instructors, and student leaders. The interactive format of the sessions will provide you opportunities to ask questions and have discussions about the graduate student experience. Event: Grad Step Up.

 

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UTGSU Digest: Hiring a Photographer & Volleyball Coordinator – July 27, 2017

July 27th, 2017

Digest

 

1. Hiring: Volleyball Coordinator
2. Hiring: Photographer
3. Reminder: UTGSU Gym Closed in August
4. International Student Identity Card: Drop in Hours for August
5. Gradfest: Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
6.
Grad Minds: Looking for Design Editors
7. Harvest Noon: Free Monthly Radical Documentary Series and Discussion
8. Centre for International Experience: Grad Step Up Orientation

 

1. Hiring: Volleyball Coordinator
We are looking to hire a friendly, energetic, and experienced Volleyball Coordinator to run our volleyball league for the upcoming academic year. Interested in being considered for the position? We will be accepting applications (resume and cover letter) until Monday, July 31, 2017. For a full list of duties, qualifications, pay and additional information, view the: UTGSU Volleyball Coordinator Job Description.

 

2. Hiring: Photographer
Do you have experience taking professional photographs with natural light? We’re hiring a photographer to take photos at our Fall Orientation. If you’re interested in applying, please refer to the job posting: Hiring Photographer for UTGSU Fall Orientation. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 10.

 

3. Reminder: UTGSU Gym Closed in August
The UTGSU gym will close during the month of August for Orientation preparations and activities.  It will open again for regular programming on Monday, September 11th.  Gym bookings for September will open at 10 AM on Friday, August 25. To book call, 416-978-8464 or email gym@utgsu.ca. Call early as space books quickly. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking.  Students must provide their TCard upon request.  For more information, please visit: UTGSU Gym Hours.

 

4. International Student Identity Card (ISIC): Drop-in Hours for August
ISIC is free for all graduate students who are members of the UTGSU, and can be used for travel discounts, accommodations, clothing, and more. If you would like to pick one up or renew your card, you can stop by the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft in the basement office. Our drop-in hours for August are Thursdays, 2-3 PM or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call 416-978-2391 or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

 

5. Gradfest: Volunteer for UTGSU Gradfest
The UTGSU is excited to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year with Gradfest, our annual orientation BBQ and Info Fair on Wednesday, September 6th from 4-8PM.  We are seeking enthusiastic and reliable UTGSU members to participate! To volunteer, please contact Alexandra Sebben communications@utgsu.ca with your name, preferred email, phone number and availability between 12 and 9PM.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: setting up, running activities, assisting info fair participants and clean-up. Volunteers will receive a gift card. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your Union and meet folks from all over the university. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

6. Grad Minds: Looking for Design Editors
Are you passionate about student mental health and wellbeing? The University of Toronto will be launching a student-led Mental Health Magazine at our St. George campus. Spearheaded by Grad Minds, this initiative is aimed at promoting mental health awareness on campus, advancing our current knowledge/perception, and creating a community of support through an engaging and empowering communication platform. They are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our editorial team. Details linked below! Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca. Application: Grad Minds: Designers.

 

7. Harvest Noon: Free Monthly Radical Documentary Series and Discussion
Join Harvest Noon on the last Monday of the month for a regular screening of Trouble, subMedia’s monthly radical documentary series and discussion. We’ll be screening Trouble episode #5: “You Are Being Watched: Movement Defense Against State & Corporate Surveillance”, and episode #2: “Bash the Fash” on Monday, July 31 from 7-9 PM. As a documentary series, Trouble offers in-depth analysis, first-hand perspectives from organizers on the ground, with the aim of cutting through the fog of misinformation that often clouds our understanding of the world, and provoking people into taking bold, collective action. Event: Facebook. Location: Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave).

 

8. Centre for International Experience: Grad Step Up Orientation
Grad Step Up is a full-day orientation event designed to connect incoming international graduate students to key communities, resources, and information. All sessions are presented through an intercultural lens. You will have the chance to take part in sessions facilitated by U of T advisors, instructors, and student leaders. The interactive format of the sessions will provide you opportunities to ask questions and have discussions about the graduate student experience. Event: Grad Step Up.

 

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UTGSU Digest: Hiring a Photographer & Volleyball Coordinator – July 20, 2017

July 20th, 2017

Digest

 

1. Hiring: Volleyball Coordinator
2. Hiring Photographer
3. Reminder: UTGSU Gym Closed in August
4. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
5. Grad Minds: Looking for Design Editors

 

1. Hiring: Volleyball Coordinator
We are looking to hire a friendly, energetic, and experienced Volleyball Coordinator to run our volleyball league for the upcoming academic year. Interested in being considered for the position? We will be accepting applications (resume and cover letter) until Monday, July 31, 2017. For a full list of duties, qualifications, pay and additional information, view the: UTGSU Volleyball Coordinator Job Description.

2. Hiring: Photographer
Do you have experience taking professional photographs with natural light? We’re hiring a photographer to take photos at our Fall Orientation. If you’re interested in applying, please refer to the job posting: Hiring Photographer for UTGSU Fall Orientation. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 10.

3. Reminder: UTGSU Gym Closed in August
The UTGSU gym will close during the month of August for Orientation preparations and activities.  It will open again for regular programming on Monday, September 11th.  Gym bookings for September will open at 10 AM on Friday, August 25. To book call, 416-978-8464 or email gym@utgsu.ca. Call early as space books quickly. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking.  Students must provide their TCard upon request.  For more information, please visit: UTGSU Gym Hours.

4. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
An ISIC is free for all graduate students, who are Members of the UTGSU, and can be used for discounts off of travel, accommodations, clothing and more. If you would like to pick one up or renew your card you can stop by the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft in the basement office, during our drop-in hours on July 4, 11, 18 or 25 from 10am-11am or on Thursdays for the entire month of July from 2pm-3pm. If you have any questions, please call (416) 978-2391or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

5. Grad Minds: Looking for Design Editors
Are you passionate about student mental health and wellbeing? The University of Toronto will be launching a student-led Mental Health Magazine at our St. George campus. Spearheaded by Grad Minds, this initiative is aimed at promoting mental health awareness on campus, advancing our current knowledge/perception, and creating a community of support through an engaging and empowering communication platform. They are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our editorial team. Details linked below! Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca. Application: Grad Minds: Designers

 

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UTGSU Digest: Hiring a Volleyball Coordinator & UTMAGS Annual BBQ – July 6, 2017.

July 6th, 2017

Volleyball

1. Hiring: Volleyball Coordinator 
2. Reminder: UTGSU Gym Closed in August
3. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
4. UTMAGS Annual Summer BBQ
5. TRACX Collective: Looking for Session Proposals

6. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
7. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library


1. Hiring: Volleyball Coordinator
We are looking to hire a friendly, energetic, and experienced Volleyball Coordinator to run our volleyball league for the upcoming academic year. Interested in being considered for the position? We will be accepting applications (resume and cover letter) until Monday, July 24, 2017. For a full list of duties, qualifications, pay and additional information, view the: UTGSU Volleyball Coordinator Job Description.

2. Reminder: UTGSU Gym Closed in August
The UTGSU gym will close during the month of August for Orientation preparations and activities.  It will open again for regular programming on Monday, September 11th.  Gym bookings for September will open at 10 AM on Friday, August 25. To book call, 416-978-8464 or email gym@utgsu.ca. Call early as space books quickly. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking.  Students must provide their TCard upon request.  For more information, please visit: UTGSU Gym Hours.

3. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
An ISIC is free for all graduate students, who are Members of the UTGSU, and can be used for discounts off of travel, accommodations, clothing and more. If you would like to pick one up or renew your card you can stop by the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft in the basement office, during our drop-in hours on July 4, 11, 18 or 25 from 10am-11am or on Thursdays for the entire month of July from 2pm-3pm. If you have any questions, please call (416) 978-2391 or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

4. UTMAGS Annual Summer BBQ
UTMAGS will be holding it’s annual summer BBQ in Erindale Park on Tuesday, July 11th at 4 pm. Join them for delicious food and drink as well as games and socializing to bring the graduate community closer together. Visit their website at utmags.sa.utoronto.ca for more information about the event and feel free to email them at utmags.utm@gmail.com if you have any questions.

5. TRACX Collective: Looking for Session Proposals
The TRACX collective is soliciting session proposals for their symposium titled What’s Left? Coalition-Building and Countering the Alt-Right. This years symposium is happening on Sept 30th and Oct 1st, 2017 and discuss the understanding of anti-fascism and what the practice of anti-fascist organizing looks like. The submissions period for this years program schedule runs 12am June 1st, 2017 until 11:59pm Aug 1st, 2017. Please note that OPIRG will strive to offer each facilitator and presenter an honoraria for their work. This year they are searching for applications centred around discussion based sessions. To learn more, or to submit a proposal please fill out the following google form or email: opirg.tracx@gmail.com

6. Summer Sky Adventure: Family Care Office
Happening on Tuesday July 25, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, Location: TBA. Join the Family Care Office as they fly through the solar system in the planetarium show and visit the observation floor. Weather permitting, gaze through a telescope and view the city line or, if the night is clear, observe planets and stars. Open to children in grades 3 to 8 (of current U of T students, staff, and faculty) with one adult only please. Register early, spaces limited! Email family.care@utoronto.ca and include your name, U of T status and grades of your participating children. Event co-sponsored by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Family Care Office.

7. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library
The University of Toronto Libraries is looking to implement new services and technologies to improve your experience in Robarts Library. We want to know how you use the Robarts Library building, spaces, and services. We welcome any feedback regarding your experiences and suggestions for improvements. Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey.

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UTGSU Digest: Hiring Resource Guide Distribution Agent & Winners of Spring Conference Bursary – June 29, 2017.

June 29th, 2017

Conference

1. Hiring: Annual Resource Guide Distribution Agent 
2. UTGSU Gym Closed in August
3. Winners of the Spring Conference Bursary
4. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
5. Save University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry
6. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
7. Summer Sky Adventure: Family Care Office
8. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
9. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library


1. Hiring: Annual Resource Guide Distribution Agent
The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) is seeking a casual staff person to assist in the distribution of this year’s UTGSU Annual Resource Guide. With over 18,000 Members, the Annual Resource Guide is an important avenue to communicate with graduate students and to provide them with information to enhance their campus experience. We will be accepting applications until Thursday, July 6 at 5pm. For more information, visit the job posting: Annual Resource Guide Distribution Agent.

2. UTGSU Gym Closed in August
The UTGSU gym will close during the month of August for Orientation preparations and activities.  It will open again for regular programming on Monday, September 11th.  Gym bookings for September will open at 10 AM on Friday, August 25. To book call, 416-978-8464 or email gym@utgsu.ca. Call early as space books quickly. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking.  Students must provide their TCard upon request.  For more information, please visit: UTGSU Gym Hours.

3. Winners of the Spring Conference Bursary
We are excited to announce that the winners for the Spring Conference Bursary have been chosen. All of the winners were contacted via email with instructions on how to claim their bursary. If you did not receive an email from us, then unfortunately you did not win this round. We strongly recommend applying again for the Fall Conference Bursary later on this year.

4. International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-in Hours
An ISIC is free for all graduate students, who are Members of the UTGSU, and can be used for discounts off of travel, accommodations, clothing and more. If you would like to pick one up or renew your card you can stop by the UTGSU Office, located at 16 Bancroft in the basement office, during our drop-in hours on July 4, 11, 18 or 25 from 10am-11am or on Thursdays for the entire month of July from 2pm-3pm. If you have any questions, please call (416) 978-2391 or email us at info@utgsu.ca.

5. Save University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry
The Faculty of Forestry is facing new challenges and are at risk from academic restructuring that could further restrict programs and operations and threaten the future of forestry education at the University of Toronto. They’re asking you to sign their petition and for your support in ensuring that the right decision is made for the future of the faculty of forestry. The Faculty of Forestry’s Petition.

6. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
The SGS Parental Grant provides financial assistance to full-time domestic and international students in the funded cohort of a research-stream doctoral program who experience a loss or reduction in funding during an approved parental leave of absence. The Parental Grant offers up to $4,000 for primary caregivers of a newborn or newly adopted child during an approved leave of at least one academic session (equivalent to 4 months). Birth mothers who have been granted at least two academic sessions (8 months) of parental leave can apply for a second grant payment of up to $4,000. While students can initiate the grant application process, graduate units are asked to complete and support the application.

7. Summer Sky Adventure: Family Care Office
Happening on Tuesday July 25, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, Location: TBA. Join the Family Care Office as they fly through the solar system in the planetarium show and visit the observation floor. Weather permitting, gaze through a telescope and view the city line or, if the night is clear, observe planets and stars. Open to children in grades 3 to 8 (of current U of T students, staff, and faculty) with one adult only please. Register early, spaces limited! Email family.care@utoronto.ca and include your name, U of T status and grades of your participating children. Event co-sponsored by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Family Care Office.

8. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
Are you a student with family responsibilities juggling family life and studies? Have you been at U of T for at least a year? Become a mentor and share your strategies and insights with your peers. This volunteer activity will be officially recognized with a notation in your transcripts and can be listed in your resume/CV! Please download an application form fromwww.familycare.utoronto.ca/student_parents/mentorship.html, fill it out and return it to family.care@utoronto.ca by August 25, 2017.

9. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library
The University of Toronto Libraries is looking to implement new services and technologies to improve your experience in Robarts Library. We want to know how you use the Robarts Library building, spaces, and services. We welcome any feedback regarding your experiences and suggestions for improvements. Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey.

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UTGSU Digest: Reserving the UTGSU Gym & Parental Support for Doctoral Students – June 22, 2017.

June 22nd, 2017

Parent

1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Reserve the UTGSU Gym for the Month of July
3. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
4. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
5. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
6. Building Power 101 – A Non-Hierachical Organizing Workshop At Harvest Noon
7. Trouble: subMedia Screening and Discussion at Harvest Noon
8. Harvest Noon How To: Be Still My Pickled Heart
9. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature

10. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library

1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
If you are on the UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) Plan, and will be graduating in June, you will still be covered under the plan till the end of the academic year in August, provided you paid the Winter fees. For more information, please view your benefits package on: www.studentcare.ca. If you require additional help, email the HDI Office at: health@utgsu.ca.

2. Reserve the UTGSU Gym for the Month of July
You can book space in the UTGSU Gym on the last Friday of June for July, starting at 10:00, by calling (416) 978-8464. Call early as space goes quickly. Please note that the gym will be closed in August for Orientation preparations. For a full list of times you can reserve the gym for singles badminton, doubles badminton, and when the volleyball, and pick-up basketball leagues run, please visit: UTGSU Summer Gym Hours.

3. SGS Parental Support for Doctoral Students
The SGS Parental Grant provides financial assistance to full-time domestic and international students in the funded cohort of a research-stream doctoral program who experience a loss or reduction in funding during an approved parental leave of absence. The Parental Grant offers up to $4,000 for primary caregivers of a newborn or newly adopted child during an approved leave of at least one academic session (equivalent to 4 months). Birth mothers who have been granted at least two academic sessions (8 months) of parental leave can apply for a second grant payment of up to $4,000. While students can initiate the grant application process, graduate units are asked to complete and support the application.

4. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) is inviting all international graduate students to enjoy summer at Hart House Farm Midsummer’s Eve Event on June 24th and 25th, 2017. ISC will subsidize the first 20 international students who sign up by reimbursing each participant $15 at the Hart House Farm. RSVP at: ISC Event Registration to enjoy this special event and social with your fellow international students. Please check: ISC Event Details for more information. Whether you choose to go with or without transportation, you are responsible to book your own ticket at the link above and arrive Hart House Farm.

5. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
Are you a student with family responsibilities juggling family life and studies? Have you been at U of T for at least a year? Become a mentor and share your strategies and insights with your peers. This volunteer activity will be officially recognized with a notation in your transcripts and can be listed in your resume/CV! Please download an application form fromwww.familycare.utoronto.ca/student_parents/mentorship.html, fill it out and return it to family.care@utoronto.ca by August 25, 2017.

6. Building Power 101 – A Non-Hierachical Organizing Workshop At Harvest Noon
Join Harvest Noon for Building Power 101 which provides a space to think, talk, and work towards using non-hierarchical organizing methods that build collective strength. This workshop overviews some basic organizing strategies, and the concepts and questions that underlie those strategies, all drawn from actual campaigns, movements, and pre-existing toolkits to help improve your organizing and organizational relationships. Besides take home materials, participants will also be able to practice new skills through role-playing. Cost: FREE!. Registration: Please sign up here so we know how many workshop packages to make: https://is.gd/wzEhy4 Thursday June 29th, 6pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

7. Trouble: subMedia Screening and Discussion at Harvest Noon
Join Harvest Noon on the last Mondays of the month for a regular screening of Trouble, subMedia’s monthly radical documentary series and discussion. This month they’ll be screening Trouble episode #4: “No Justice… Just Us: Movement Defense Against State Repression” that will be released on the Sunday prior, plus the first episode of Trouble: “Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle” and having a discussion on them both. FREE! Monday June 26th, 7pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

8. Harvest Noon How To: Be Still My Pickled Heart
Pickling is a traditional method of food preservation that expands the lifespan of foods by fermentation in brine and/or immersion in vinegar. This workshop will explore the steps behind pickling a few different vegetables. Cost: $10 for Harvest Noon/UTGSU members. Tuesday June 27th, 6pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

9. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature
Are you a grad student struggling to start your systematic or scoping review research? Then you’re invited to attend a new workshop series, Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature. You are welcome to take one or all three workshops: PART 1:  Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses  (June 16, 1-3pm) PART 2:  Beyond MEDLINE: Translating Search Strategies for Knowledge Syntheses (June 23, 1-3pm) PART 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques (June 30, 1-3pm) Open to all graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. Registration and more information: http://uoft.me/gersteinworkshop.

10. Help the U of T Libraries Improve Your User Experience in Robarts Library
The University of Toronto Libraries is looking to implement new services and technologies to improve your experience in Robarts Library. We want to know how you use the Robarts Library building, spaces, and services. We welcome any feedback regarding your experiences and suggestions for improvements. Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey.

 

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UTGSU Digest: Ontario Circle of First Nations Graduate Students & UTGSU Gym Use for July – June 15.

June 15th, 2017

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1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Reserve the UTGSU Gym for the Month of July
3. Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Graduate Student Gathering
4. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
5. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
6. Online Chat for Student Parents & Their Families
7. Unsettling Canada 150 – Harvest Noon Does Canada Reads
8. Harvest Noon How To: Be Still My Pickled Heart

9. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature

1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
If you are on the UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) Plan, and will be graduating in June, you will still be covered under the plan till the end of the academic year in August, provided you paid the Winter fees. For more information, please view your benefits package on: www.studentcare.ca. If you require additional help, email the HDI Office at: health@utgsu.ca.

2. Reserve the UTGSU Gym for the Month of July
You can book space in the UTGSU Gym on the last Friday of June for July, starting at 10:00, by calling (416) 978-8464. Call early as space goes quickly. Please note that the gym will be closed in August for Orientation preparations. For a full list of times you can reserve the gym for singles badminton, doubles badminton, and when the volleyball, and pick-up basketball leagues run, please visit: UTGSU Summer Gym Hours.

3. Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Graduate Student Gathering
All Expenses Paid: June 20 to June 22, 2017. The 2017 Ontario Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Gathering is dedicated specifically to addressing the many important issues experienced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. This will be an opportunity to create new friendships, plan campaigns and policies, and act as a tool to build capacity and involvement among Indigenous students. All expenses are paid by the Canadian Federation of Students and the UTGSU. It will be held at Trent University, Peterborough, from Tuesday, June 20 to Thursday, June 22. Interested participants must email Cristina Jaimungal at external@utgsu.ca with a phone number you can be reached at by 2 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017.

4. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
The International Students’ Caucus (ISC) is inviting all international graduate students to enjoy summer at Hart House Farm Midsummer’s Eve Event on June 24th and 25th, 2017. ISC will subsidize the first 20 international students who sign up by reimbursing each participant $15 at the Hart House Farm. RSVP at: ISC Event Registration to enjoy this special event and social with your fellow international students. Please check: ISC Event Details for more information. Whether you choose to go with or without transportation, you are responsible to book your own ticket at the link above and arrive Hart House Farm.

5. Student Parent Mentors Wanted
Are you a student with family responsibilities juggling family life and studies? Have you been at U of T for at least a year? Become a mentor and share your strategies and insights with your peers. This volunteer activity will be officially recognized with a notation in your transcripts and can be listed in your resume/CV! Please download an application form fromwww.familycare.utoronto.ca/student_parents/mentorship.html, fill it out and return it to family.care@utoronto.ca by August 25, 2017.

6. Online Chat for Student Parents & Their Families
Location: Online (link will be emailed). Date: Monday June 19 from 2 to 3 pm. 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), 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 and their partner/spouse are welcome, registration required at http://uoft.me/2Zd.

7. Unsettling Canada 150 – Harvest Noon Does Canada Reads
Join Harvest Noon for a different version of Canada Reads, a discussion on excerpts from Arthur Manuel’s “Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call” & more. It should not be a surprise to Canadians that few Indigenous people will be celebrating the 150th anniversary this July and a group of Indigenous activists associated with Idle No More and Defenders of the Land, are planning to mark the anniversary not by celebrating Canada but by trying to unsettle it by encouraging participation in national and local actions and the reading of decolonial texts. Join Harvest Noon at this informal discussion in the lead up to July 1stTuesday June 20th, 7pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event (with links to readings).

8. Harvest Noon How To: Be Still My Pickled Heart
Pickling is a traditional method of food preservation that expands the lifespan of foods by fermentation in brine and/or immersion in vinegar. This workshop will explore the steps behind pickling a few different vegetables. Cost: $10 for Harvest Noon/UTGSU members. Tuesday June 27th, 6pm-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

9. Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature
Are you a grad student struggling to start your systematic or scoping review research? Then you’re invited to attend a new workshop series, Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature. You are welcome to take one or all three workshops: PART 1:  Structured Approach to Searching the Medical Literature for Knowledge Syntheses  (June 16, 1-3pm) PART 2:  Beyond MEDLINE: Translating Search Strategies for Knowledge Syntheses (June 23, 1-3pm) PART 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques (June 30, 1-3pm) Open to all graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. Registration and more information: http://uoft.me/gersteinworkshop.

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