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

Circle

 

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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UTGSU Digest: Health and Dental Insurance Coverage After Convocation & Social Events – June 1, 2017

June 1st, 2017

Gym

1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
3. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm
4. SBA Board of Directors Nominations
5. Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Night: The Legend of Bhagat Singh & Zardoz
6. Planning for Pregnancy and Beyond
7. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School

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. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
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 attached: Mental Health Magazine – Positions. Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca. Deadline to apply is June 8, 2017.

3. 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.

4. SBA Board of Directors Nominations
Students For Barrier-Free Access (SBA) is a student-run non-profit organization that advocates for access and the rights of students with disabilities at the University of Toronto and works towards disability justice. Our nomination period runs from Wednesday May 24th, 2017 to Wednesday June 7th, 2015 by 5:30PM. Nomination packages can be found here. For more information about SBA and our approach to advocacy and activism, please visit: uoftsba.com.

5. Prisoner Letter Writing + Film Night: The Legend of Bhagat Singh & Zardoz 
Harvest Noon and the Toronto Anarchist Reading Group present a night of letter writing and films in the lead up to June 11th — the International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. 5:30PM – Join them for some free vegan food while they write letters & cards of support to anarchist and green scare prisoners. Supplies provided. [Also open to writing letters/cards for imprisoned friends and family members]; 7PM: “The Legend of Bhagat Singh” – based on the true story of a young freedom fighter who raised an armed resistance against British rule in India; 9:30PM: “Zardoz”- a resident of 23rd-century Earth becomes involved in a revolution after discovering the hidden truth about society’s rulers (donations toward costs accepted but not expected). Friday June 9th, 5:30pm till late, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

6. Planning for Pregnancy and Beyond
Happening on June 7, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00pm at Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St., Room 313. Join the Family Care Office 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, created by Dr. Yolanda Kirkham, 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 workshops. Registration required.

7. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School
On June 8, from 12-1:30pm. Have you ever walked away from a conversation wondering, “What just happened?” Ever seen a professor outside of class and, unsure of whether to make eye contact or not, marched past them while staring at the ground? Have you attended a large social gathering outside your department and found yourself in a corner not knowing where to start? Grad school can be full of awkward and potentially embarrassing moments. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, miscommunication, and the blurry boundary between social and professional. Pizza will be available. Register: Event Registration.

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UTGSU Digest: Spring Conference Bursary Deadline & Booking Space in the UTGSU Gym – May 25, 2017

May 25th, 2017

Gym

 

1. Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
2. Booking Space in the UTGSU Gym
3. UTGSU Conference Bursary: Spring Application
4. UTGSU Hiring Casual Staff 

5. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
6. International Students’ Caucus Sponsored Summer Social Event at Hart House Farm 
7. Life Management Series: Strategies for Bringing up Family in Discussions with your Supervisor 

8. Women’s and Children’s Health – Graduate Speaker Series at The Grad Room
9. Trailer Party! Cinema Politica UofT Relaunch
10. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School

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. Booking Space in the UTGSU Gym
You can book space in the UTGSU Gym on the last Friday of May for June, starting at 10:00, by calling (416) 978-8464. Call early as space goes quickly. 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. UTGSU Conference Bursary
The Spring Conference Bursary is live and open until May 31st! If you plan to attend a conference between July 1st and December 31st, you can apply at: UTGSU Spring Conference Bursary. For students inquiring about the Fall application, this is the finalized project after the pilot in 2016 and policy approval by General Council in April 2017. This means there was no application prior to May 2017 but going forward there will be an annual Fall application in November and an annual Spring application in May. There will be no exceptions made to the dates outlined. If you have any additional questions, please contact either finance@utgsu.ca or eal1@utgsu.ca.

4. UTGSU Hiring Casual Staff
Interested in being contacted by the UTGSU for paid opportunities for small jobs throughout the year? In the past we’ve put out calls for people to put up promotional posters around campus, help facilitate sign-in stations for events, and working the day of our Fall Orientation. To be added to the listserv, email communications@utgsu.ca with your U of T email with the subject line: Casual Staff Listserv. 

5. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
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. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our editorial team. Details attached: Mental Health Magazine – Positions. Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca

6. 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.

7. Life Management Series: Strategies for Bringing up Family in Discussions with your Supervisor
Happening on Tuesday, May 30, 12 to 1 pm, as an online webinar. What happens when family responsibilities clash with academic expectations? Join Heather and Priyanka from the Graduate Conflict Resolution Centre for a webinar about the challenges of talking to your supervisor about family and learn the key negotiation strategies that will help you to become more effective at discussing your family needs with your supervisor. Feel more confident about having a discussion with your supervisor about family issues, identify supports available to graduate students and techniques that may help you prepare for discussions with supervisors about family issues, and understand the importance of preparation for any discussion with a supervisor aimed at reaching an agreement (i.e. negotiation). Registration required.

8. Women’s and Children’s Health – Graduate Speaker Series at The Grad Room
Graduate Speaker Series at The Grad Room is back. On Tuesday, May 30th, they will discuss women’s and children’s health focusing on the topics of pre-term birth and complications during pregnancy. Please register at: Graduate Speaker Series Event. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 30th (5:30pm – 7pm) at the Grad Room – 66 Harbord Street. Pizza will be served. For more information regarding the Graduate Speaker Series, please visit: More Information on the Graduate Speaker Series.

9. Trailer Party! Cinema Politica UofT Relaunch 
Harvest Noon is happy to present the return of Cinema Politica UofT! Join them to help select documentary films to screen this summer and fall and to join our organizing collective. What is Cinema Politica? It’s a Montreal based network of community and campus based locals that’s committed to exploring under-represented stories by screening independent political film and video throughout Canada and the world  — to entertain but also to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. FREE popcorn provided. Tuesday May 30th, 7-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

10. Grad Talk: Dealing with Awkward Situations in Grad School
On June 8, from 12-1:30pm. Have you ever walked away from a conversation wondering, “What just happened?” Ever seen a professor outside of class and, unsure of whether to make eye contact or not, marched past them while staring at the ground? Have you attended a large social gathering outside your department and found yourself in a corner not knowing where to start? Grad school can be full of awkward and potentially embarrassing moments. Join G2G Peer Advisors from the Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students for a frank discussion about conflicting expectations, miscommunication, and the blurry boundary between social and professional. Pizza will be available. Register: Event Registration.

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UTGSU Digest: Conference Bursary & Hiring Casual Staff – May 18, 2017.

May 18th, 2017

Summer

1. UTGSU Office: Hours of Operation for the Summer
2. Travel Insurance
3 Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
4. Summer International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-In Hours
5. Summer UTGSU Gym Hours
6. UTGSU Conference Bursary: Spring Application
7. UTGSU Hiring Casual Staff 

8. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
9. Bikechain Employment Opportunity 
10. Trailer Party! Cinema Politica UofT Relaunch 

1. UTGSU Office: Hours of Operation for the Summer
From Monday, May 8-August 21, 2017 the UTGSU Office, which includes the Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) Office, will be open from 10:00am-3:00pm from Monday-Thursday and closed on Fridays. Students are able to book an appointment with Executives and Staff on Fridays, depending on the schedule of each individual person. For more information, please email: info@utgsu.ca

2. Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is covered in your UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) plan. The coverage is for 120 days of each trip. Students who are leaving on a recognized academic exchange are also covered for the duration of their exchange and for another 120 days before and after their approved exchange. They must remain Members of the UTGSU, pay fees to the University of Toronto, including the HDI plan fee, and keep their provincial health-care coverage. 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.

3 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.

4. Summer International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-In Hours
From May 1-August 11, 2017 the drop-in time for ISIC issuing will be once per week, on Thursdays at 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Appointments are also available outside of the drop-in time. For available appointment times, please email Gail at: fieldworker@utgsu.ca

5. Summer UTGSU Gym Hours
You can book space in the UTGSU Gym on the last Friday of May for June, 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.

6. UTGSU Conference Bursary
The Spring Conference Bursary is live and open until May 31st! If you plan to attend a conference between July 1st and December 31st, you can apply at: UTGSU Spring Conference Bursary. For students inquiring about the Fall application, this is the finalized project after the pilot in 2016 and policy approval by General Council in April 2017. This means there was no application prior to May 2017 but going forward there will be an annual Fall application in November and an annual Spring application in May. There will be no exceptions made to the dates outlined. If you have any additional questions, please contact either finance@utgsu.ca or eal1@utgsu.ca.

7. UTGSU Hiring Casual Staff
Interested in being contacted by the UTGSU for paid opportunities for small jobs throughout the year? In the past we’ve put out calls for people to put up promotional posters around campus, help facilitate sign-in stations for events, and working the day of our Fall Orientation. To be added to the listserv, email communications@utgsu.ca with your U of T email with the subject line: Casual Staff Listserv. 

8. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
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. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our editorial team. Details attached: Mental Health Magazine – Positions. Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca

9. Bikechain Employment Opportunity
Bikechain is hiring a student for a 7 week contract! Do you enjoy teaching others and getting your hands dirty? Check out the posting at: Bikechain Employment Opportunity 

10. Trailer Party! Cinema Politica UofT Relaunch 
Harvest Noon is happy to present the return of Cinema Politica UofT! Join them to help select documentary films to screen this summer and fall and to join our organizing collective. What is Cinema Politica? It’s a Montreal based network of community and campus based locals that’s committed to exploring under-represented stories by screening independent political film and video throughout Canada and the world  — to entertain but also to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. FREE popcorn provided. Tuesday May 30th, 7-9pm, at Harvest Noon Cafe (upstairs at UTGSU, 16 Bancroft Ave). Facebook event.

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Executive Committee 2017-2018

May 12th, 2017

Academics & Funding Commissioner, Divisions 1&2 – Christopher Ball
academics1and2@utgsu.ca

Chris is a 4th year PhD student in the department of Anthropology. His PhD research focuses on the palaeocthnobotany of the Northeast and the evolution of traditional lifeways in southwestern Ontario near ing the turn of the first millenium. His goals as a Commissioner or t he UTGSU’s Executive Committee are to
advocate For fair graduate student treatment in all aspects or life at UotT and to campaign For increased graduate student access to a variety of available sources of funding at the University of Toronto.

Academics & Funding Commissioner, Divisions 3&4 – Andrea Constantinof
academics3and4@utgsu.ca

Andrea is a 3rd year Phd Candidate in the department of Physiology. She’s been the Academics and Funding Commissioner for Divisions 3 and 4 for the past 2 years, and has been able to achieve things such as, limiting the amount of employment income that is allowed to contribute to the stipend, the funding complaint process, a 3.5% funding increase for the Faculty of Medicine, funding for SGS intramurals, and the elimination of graduate student summer gym fees. This year she want to further increase funding packages and improve graduate professional development opportunities.

Civics & Environment Commissioner – Leonardo Jose Uribe Castano
civics@utgsu.ca

Leonardo is a 3rd year international PhD student in the department of Physics. His doctoral research is focused on Biophysical techniques for efficient cancer detection using quantum optics. As Civics and Environment commissioner of the UTGSU, Leonardo wants to advocate and promote activities that aim to generate environmental awareness and encourage graduate students to solve the problems that they are currently facing.

Executive at Large 1 – Branden Rizzuto
eal1@utgsu.ca

Branden Rizzuto is a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. An interdisciplinary student by training, Branden’s doctoral research Focuses on the origins and early developments of arsenic bronze technologies on the north coast of Peru, and how these technologies played a role in the shifting socio­ political and religious organization of the region du ring the Middle Horizon Period (600 – 1000 CE). A student at the University of Toronto since 2008, for years Branden has dedicated himself to improving the student experience at the University of Toronto and beyond . This year as an Executive of Large, Branden plans to continue to oversee the execution of the UTGSU Graduate Student Census and the UTGSU Conference Bursary Fund, both or which Branden played a major role in formulating during his term as UTGSU Academics and Funding Commissioner (Div. I and 11) during the 20l6-2017 academic year.

External Commissioner -Cristina Jaimungal
external@utgsu.ca 

Cristina Jaimungal is a PhD student in the Department or Social Justice Education (SJE) and Comparative, International, and Development Education (CIDE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Cristina has successfully advocated for increased student participation and decision-making through her role in the SJE Student Caucus. This has resulted in the initiation of professional workshops, the first departmental award exclusively for racialized students, the creation of a student-led speaker series, and more student involvement on committees. She brings her experiences as an educator and researcher to the position or External Commissioner, and intends to Focus on anti-racism, accessibility, and decolonization. Cristina holds a BA with Honours in English and Professional Writing from York University and an MA in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning with a specialization in CIDE from OISE.

Finance & University Governance Commissioner – Brieanne Berry-Crossfield
finance@utgsu.ca

Brieanne is completing her Master of Education in tlhe Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) at the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education (OISE). In her position at the UTCSU, she is focused on creating equitable educational experiences for students through increased funding opportunities, better accessibility to mental health services for graduate students and the development of community to create stronger coalitions both on and off campus.

Internal Commissioner – Sarah Cooper
internal@utgsu.ca

Sarah Cooper is completing a Masters of Global Affairs (MCA) at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Interested in a spectrum of topics related to our increasingly interconnected world, Sarah often focuses her work on justice and global advocacy, the role of civil-society, and investigating the challenges technology poses to traditional policy-making. Having previously served as an Executive-at-Large, Sarah is eager to dive into the responsibilities of Internal Commissioner, and this year intends to focus on completing a comprehensive review or the UTGSU structure, bylaws and policies. This summer Sarah is completing a required internship position in Bangkok, Thailand and will be serving in her role with the UTCSU remotely. Sarah is 100% committed to always being accessible to fellow graduate students and UTGSU members and despite the + 11 hour time difference is more than happy to connect with you. Please do not hesitate to drop a line if you have any issues or would like to set up a meeting.

UTGSU Digest: Summer Hours of Operation & Spring Conference Bursary Application – May 11, 2017.

May 11th, 2017

Summer

1. UTGSU Office: Hours of Operation for the Summer
2. Travel Insurance
3 Health & Dental Insurance Plan Coverage After Convocation
4. Summer International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-In Hours
5. Summer UTGSU Gym Hours
6. UTGSU Conference Bursary: Spring Application
7. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
8. The Muslims are Coming: A Discussion Series
9. Graduate Student Parent Circle
10. Women’s & Children’s Health – Graduate Speaker Series
11. Grad Escape: Games Night at Hart House

1. UTGSU Office: Hours of Operation for the Summer
From Monday, May 8-August 21, 2017 the UTGSU Office, which includes the Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) Office, will be open from 10:00am-3:00pm from Monday-Thursday and closed on Fridays. Students are able to book an appointment with Executives and Staff on Fridays, depending on the schedule of each individual person. For more information, please email: info@utgsu.ca

2. Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is covered in your UTGSU Health and Dental Insurance (HDI) plan. The coverage is for 120 days of each trip. Students who are leaving on a recognized academic exchange are also covered for the duration of their exchange and for another 120 days before and after their approved exchange. They must remain Members of the UTGSU, pay fees to the University of Toronto, including the HDI plan fee, and keep their provincial health-care coverage. 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.

3 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.

4. Summer International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Drop-In Hours
From May 1-August 11, 2017 the drop-in time for ISIC issuing will be once per week, on Thursdays at 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Appointments are also available outside of the drop-in time. For available appointment times, please email Gail at: fieldworker@utgsu.ca

5. Summer UTGSU Gym Hours
You can book space in the UTGSU Gym on the last Friday of May for June, 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.

6. UTGSU Conference Bursary: Spring Application
We are excited to share that the UTGSU Conference Bursary is back by popular demand. If you plan on attending a conference sometime between July 1-December 31, 2017, you could be eligible to receive $250 to put towards your conference expenses. Applications are being accepted until May 30, 2017. For more information, visit: Spring Conference Bursary. If you require additional assistance, please email: finance@utgsu.ca.

7. Grad Minds: Mental Health Magazine
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. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate students to join our editorial team. Details attached: Mental Health Magazine – Positions. Email all application documents to mentalhealth@utgsu.ca

8. The Muslims are Coming: A Discussion Series
This event is part of a series which aims to create a critical conversation space for people who have some connection to Muslim identity including through family, history, and/or culture. People who identify as practicing, non-practicing, or something in between are all welcome. This space centres the experiences of Black and racialized Muslims and in particular the voices of queer, trans, disabled and mad people. The Muslims Are Coming! is a monthly discussion series organized by SBA and CWTP. Date: Tuesday May 24; Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm; Location: 246 Bloor Street West Room 720, 7th floor. Full description and access info: The Muslims are ComingContact Nadia at: sba.advocacycoordinator@gmail.com for any other access needs.

9. Graduate Student Parent Circle
Happening on Monday, May 15 from 12:00-2:00pm in the Hart House, Committees Room. Connect and unwind with other University of Toronto graduate students who have or are about to have children. Share resources, talk about what is important to you, get support and enjoy relaxing craft activities! Pizza will be ordered. All University of Toronto expectant and graduate student parents are welcome. Registration at: Graduate Student Parent Circle. A collaborate initiative of the Family Care Office, the UTGSU, Grad Life, and Hart House.

10. Women’s & Children’s Health – Graduate Speaker Series
On Tuesday, May 30th (5:30pm – 7pm), the folks at Grad Room will be discussing women’s and children’s health as part of the monthly Graduate Speaker Series. The topics of discussion will include preterm-birth and complications during pregnancy. Please register at: Women’s & Children’s Health Registration. For more information regarding the Graduate Speaker Series, please visit: Graduate Speaker Series.

11. Grad Escape: Games Night at Hart House
On May 25, from 7-9pm, join fellow grad students for a fun games night at Hart House! A selection of games will be available including: Catan, Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Ticket to Ride, and more. Snacks will be available. Presented in partnership with Hart House. Location: East Common Room. Register at: Games Night at Hart House.

 

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