Digest: UTGSU Call Out, Graduate Supports, and Cinema Politica-April 28, 2016

April 28th, 2016

1. UTGSU Call Out for New Board of Appeal Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson: term ends in August 31
2. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August
3. Grad Support: Try Out the Resume-building Tool!
4. Grad Support: Browse U of T’s Career Learning Network
5. Grad Support: Graduate Student Conflict Resolution
6. Grad Support: English Language and Writing Support for Graduate Students Summer Schedule
7. Innovations in Chemistry towards Sustainable Urban Living Symposium May 11-13, 2016: Registration closes Monday May 28
8. Join the Engineering World Health Exec Info Session on Friday May 6th, 5-6pm, Nomination Deadline: Friday May 13, 11:59pm
9. LSCDS is proud to present our 10th Annual Career Day: Friday May 6, 9am-5pm
10. Research Associate Fellowship on Health and Human Rights Deadline to apply: Monday May 30, 2016
11. University of Toronto Scientific Coders Event Workshops: Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm
12. Helping Children Cope with Separation and Divorce Online Webinar: Wednesday May 11, 12-1 pm
13. Attend Impactful Biomedical Research: Thursday May 12, 2-4pm
14. Cinema Politica: Watch online!

*Correction from the original Digest email: (a) Item 3 duplicate deleted.


Digest: Grad Minds Survey, Paid Internships, and LGBTQ Voices-April 21, 2016

April 21st, 2016

1. Fill out Grad Minds Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card!
2. Paid Internships at the Multi-Faith Centre, U of T: Deadline Wednesday April 27, 11:59pm
3. Network your way into your next #Startupjob: Thursday April 28, 1:00pm
4. Toronto Urban Business Conference: Saturday April 30, 9:30am-5:00pm
5. The Change Room Project, Amplifying the Voices of LGBTQ: April 2016
6. No One is Illegal May Day 2016: Sunday May 1, 1pm
7. MIT Special Lecture with Dr. Stephanie Seneff: GMOs & Glyphosate–Real Threats to Human & Environmental Health: Thursday April 28, 11am-12:00pm
8. From Cohabitation to Divorce: What You Should Know About Family Law: Thursday May 5, 12-1:30pm
9. U of T Scientific Coders Software Carpentry Workshop: May 9-10, 9am-4pm
10. U of T Scientific Coders Event Workshops: Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm
11. Innovations in Chemistry towards Sustainable Urban Living Symposium: May 11-13, 2016
12. ISIC Drop in Cancelled for April 21 | Alternative Printing Available on Friday April 22
13. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August


Digest: Attawapiskat, Elections, and Work-April 14, 2016

April 14th, 2016

1. Social Justice: State of Emergency in Attawapiskat Happening Now
2. Join the Team! Executive-at-Large Election: Tuesday April 26, 6:10pm
3. Student Work Opportunities at U of T: Summer 2016
4. Find Part time Work at U of T: Summer 2016
5. Grad Talks: Bike Chain Presents Bike Safety and Maintenance: Monday April 18, 4-6pm
6. Grad Escape: $10 Improv Class at Second City: Wednesday, April 27, 6-8pm
7. Shift Innercity Health Conference: Reimagining Prisoner Health: Saturday April 23
8. Demilitarization “The Military/Security Complex and Canada, Palestine/Israel, and Climate Change”: Monday April 18, 7pm
9. Apply to be a Family Care Office Student Parent Mentor: Wednesday April 27
10. Enjoy the Science Rendezvous: May 7
11. GMCA Strategic Management Consulting Conference: May 5-13


Digest: Hiring, Anti-Racism, and Tools for Change-April 7, 2016

April 8th, 2016

1. UTGSU is Hiring a General Council Chairperson! Deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (Correction: Deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2016)
2. Join the Team! Executive-at-Large Election: Tuesday April 26, 6:10pm
3. Reserve Gym Time for May: Friday April 29, 10:00am
4. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tuesday 26 April at 6:10pm
5. Guided Meditation in the UTGSU Gym is cancelled: April 11
6. Harvest Noon Cafe April & Summer Hours
7. Tools for Change Winter Training Series New Workshop on Building Accessible Movements: Thursday April 14, 6-9pm
8. Critical Anti-Racism and Anti-Colonial Praxis in the 21st Century: A Roundtable Discussion: Wednesday, April 27, 6-9 PM
9. Event: Strategizing to Win: Organizing for a Progressive Union: Friday April 8th, 5-8pm
10. Sustainability Office Outing at Evergreen Brickworks: Thursday April 21, 12:30-4:30pm
11. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) 2016 Conference: May 6-7th


Digest: Hiring, Conference Bursary & All Black Lives Matter-March 31,2016

March 31st, 2016

1. UTGSU is Hiring! Job Posting for General Council Chairperson
2. UTGSU Conference Bursary Upcoming Deadline: Tuesday April 5, 11:59pm
3. Guided Meditation in the UTGSU Gym: Mondays 12:10-12:50pm
4. Yoga for Syria Health Services Building: Mondays April 4, 5:30-6:30pm
5. All Black Lives Matter Power in Plurality Conference: Sunday April 10, 11am-7pm
6. Take a Brain Break: Wednesday April 6, 2-5pm
7. Mental Wellness: Tuesday April 5, 6:30pm
8. Bike Mechanics a P.A. Day Event: Friday April 15, 9:30 am-12pm
9. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) and Centre for Women and Trans People (CWTP) Cooking Night: Tuesday April 5, 5-8pm
10. Acknowledging the Indigenous Land UofT Sits On and Working Towards Reconciliation: Friday April 15, 12-2pm
11. The Human Library Project: Thursday April 7, 11am-3pm
12. U of T Scientific Coders Software Carpentry Workshop: April 25-26, 9am-4pm
13. Windows of Opportunity How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change: Wednesday April 6, 7-9pm
14. OPIRG’s Winter 2016 Newsletter Editorial Collective or Submit a Pitch
15. OPIRG-Toronto Board Elections Nomination Period Opens Soon: Wednesday April 6, 9am to April 20, 5pm
16. Fight for 15 and Fairness Rally: Friday April 15, 12:30pm
17. RAD Book Club: Monday April 25, 1-3pm


Digest: New Conference Bursary & Wellness 101 – March 24, 2016

March 24th, 2016

1. UTGSU Offices Closed Friday March 25 & Monday March 28
2. New UTGSU Conference Bursary
3. Guided Meditation in the UTGSU Gym: Mondays 12:10-12:50pm
4. Yoga for Syria: Mondays: March 28 and April 4, 5:30-6:30pm
5. Acknowledging the Indigenous Land UofT Sits On and Working Towards Reconciliation
6. Join the UofT Environmental Resource Network (UTERN) Exec Team
7. PostSecret and Card Making with SBA: Wed March 30, 6-8pm
8. Watch the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals: Thurs March 31, 7pm
9. Let’s Talk About Fertility: Fri April 1, 12-1:30pm
10. Making Your Own Baby Food: Wed April 6, 12-1:30pm
11. UofT Healthy Grads: Wellness 101 (Buzzfeed Quiz)
12. A Week of Wellness in Support of Camp Towhee: Starts Monday
13. Science for Peace Lecture: Mediating Peace in Africa: Wed March 30, 7-9pm
14. How Academics And Life Changed The Way I View Mental Health: Tues April 5
15. Annual UofT Film Festival: Starts Monday March 28, 7pm


New UTGSU Conference Bursary

March 20th, 2016

The UTGSU is excited to launch a new conference bursary for graduate students. This first round is a pilot project to test the application process. Our hope is to both increase the amount of funding we give to students and make this a recurring fund for graduate students. Please visit www.utgsu.ca/conferencebursary for details.

Guided Meditation in the UTGSU Gym: Mondays 12:10-12:50pm

March 18th, 2016

Join us for a lunch-hour meditation on Mondays, from 12:10-12:50 pm. We will do some gentle stretching to calm the body, some breathing to relax the mind and a 20-minute guided meditation to rest and re-energize. No experience or equipment is necessary. The meditation is a secular awareness meditation guided by an Art of Living Volunteer. [New] Click here for poster.


Digest: Election Results & Guided Meditation – March 17, 2016

March 17th, 2016

1. UTGSU Executive Elections: Results!
2. Part-Time Students Health Insurance Referendum: Results!
3. Reserve Gym Time for April: Thurs March 24, 10am
4. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tues March 29, 6:10pm
5. UTGSU Knit Wits: Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm
6. Guided Meditation in the UTGSU Gym: Mondays 12:10-12:50pm
7. File Your Taxes for Free with Ufile
8. Need Tax Help? Visit a CRA Community Clinic
9. Online Chat Series: All You Want To Know About Student Parent Life @ UofT: Tues March 22
10. Roommate & Landlord: Building Positive Relationships: Tues March 22, 5-6pm
11. Yoga for Syria: Mondays: March 21, 28, April 4, 5:30-6:30pm
12. (Re)Viewing Reality: Classics Graduate Students’ Conference: April 1-2
13. LSCDS Career Seminar: “Careers in Medical Affairs”: Wed March 23, 6:15pm
14. Join the UTIHI Exec Team: Deadline Saturday March 19
15. She Talks: The Change Room Project: Wed March 23, 6-8pm


Unofficial 2016 Election Results

March 14th, 2016

REFERENDUM RESULTS*: Health-Insurance for Part-Time Students

Yes – 95 Votes (57%)
No – 72 Votes (43%)
Abstain – 1 Votes (1.0%)

*Please note that these results are unofficial and unratified.