Digest: Nominations Open & New Conflict Resolution Centre – February 4, 2016

February 4th, 2016

1. UTGSU Elections 2016! Nominations Open: Fri Feb 5
2. Grad Minds presents 30-Day Health Challenge: #30DayHC
3. Health and Dental Insurance Blackout Period
4. Health and Dental Insurance Opt Out Cheques
5. Conflict Resolution Centre (CRC) for Graduate Students – Now Available!
6. Feedback on Counselling and Psychological Services for Graduate Students at UofT
7. USA Visa/Work Permits Info Session: Wed Feb 17
8. Now Hiring: Become an iConnect Mentor or Leader. Deadline Mon Feb 15
9. Co-Curricular Record Consultation
10. Family Event: U Can Move and Varsity Hockey Game: Sat Feb 13, 6:10pm
11. Hancock Lecture at Hart House: Tues Feb 9, 7pm
12. Practice Your Science Communication Skills and Win up to $500 PLUS a Trip to Vancouver!
13. Skills and Post-Secondary Education for Life Outside the Academy Webinar: Thurs Feb 11, 3pm
14. Business Research Workshop: Tues Feb 9, 10am-12pm
15. Burying Uncertainty: Nuclear Waste Management in Canada: Wed Feb 10, 7-9pm

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Digest: Mental Health Day & Black History Month – January 28, 2016

January 28th, 2016

1. UTGSU Elections 2016! Nominations Open: Fri Feb 5
2. Grad Minds Presents Mental Health Thursday: Thurs Feb 4, 5:30-6:45pm
3. Feedback on Counselling and Psychological Services for UofT Grad Students
4. Sexual Awareness Week #SAW2016: February 8-12
5. Want to get more involved with Harvest Noon? Volunteers Needed
6. Anti-Black Racism Conference: Criminalization, Community and Resistance: Feb 18-20
7. Top 5 Supervisor-Student Sources of Conflict: Thurs Feb 11, 12-1:30pm
8. Mindfulness for Grads: Tues Feb 2, 3-4:30pm
9. Workshops: How to Apply Online for a Study Permit, Work Permit or Visa
10. Money and Personal Finances for International Students: Fri Feb 12
11. Canadian Family Winter Weekend: Deadline Soon – Sun Jan 31
12. Planning for Pregnancy & Beyond: Thurs Feb 4, 4:30-6pm
13. Call For Proposals – Site Specific Art Project! Deadline: Fri Feb 5
14. Operation Groundswell: Backpacking with a Purpose
15. FIFSW Students Celebrating Black History Month 2016

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Digest: Final Health Insurance Deadline & Colour Me Calm – January 21, 2016

January 21st, 2016

1. Health & Dental Insurance Information for New Students
2. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tues Jan 26, 6:10pm
3. Reserve UTGSU Gym Time for February: Fri Jan 29, 10am
4. Grad Escapes Guided ROM Tour: Wed Jan 27, 3-4:30pm
5. Writer’s Block: Breaking Habits, Breaking Free: Wed Jan 27, 12-1:30pm
6. Colour Me Calm: Beating the Winter Blues with Other Colours: Thurs Jan 28, 4-5:30pm
7. Toronto Sustainable Food Cooperative Winter 2016 Opt-Out Period – Final Week
8. Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) Levy Refund Dates
9. Harvest Noon Annual General Meeting: Tues Jan 26, 7pm
10. Gender Circles Peer Support Group Meeting: Tues Jan 26, 5:45-8pm
11. Write it Out! with Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA): Mon Jan 25, 6-8pm
12. The Footprints of Fatherhood: Mon Feb 1, 12-1pm
13. Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability: Thurs Jan 28, 12-1:30pm
14. A Clash of Medical Systems? Critical Discussion on the Art of Healing: Tues Jan 26, 6-8pm
15. Engineering World Health – 2nd Engineering Training Workshop: Fri Jan 29, 4:30-7pm
16. Try Scuba Diving: Tues Jan 26, 7-11pm

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Digest: Parent Power & Planetarium Shows – January 14, 2016

January 14th, 2016

1. Health & Dental Insurance Information for New Students
2. UTGSU Gym Schedule – October to April
3. UTGSU Agendas and Resource Guides Available
4. Downtown Legal Services levy refund dates: Jan 19 and 27
5. Bikechain levy refund dates: Jan 6-22, 12:00-4:45pm
6. Toronto Sustainable Food Cooperative Winter 2016 Opt-Out Period
7. Gender Circles Peer Support Group Meeting: Tues Jan 26, 5:45-8pm
8. TATP Teaching Assistant & Course Instructor Teaching Excellence Awards – Nominations close Feb 29
9. Graduate and Life Sciences Education Career Centre Résumé and CV Seminar – Mon, Jan 25, 3-4 pm
10. Centre for International Experience – New Work Permit and Study Permit information sessions added for 2016!
11. Parent Power — a Fitness Event for Student Parents (with free childcare) – Sat Jan 16 • 10:45 am – 1:15 pm
12. Family Skate (P.A. Day) – Fri Jan 22 – 10 – 11 am
13. Astronomy’s Golden Age: Planetarium Shows in Aid of Syrian Refugees
14. Grad Talk: Writer’s Block: Breaking Habits, Breaking Free – Wed Jan 27, 12-1:30pm
15. Grad Escape: Guided ROM Tour – Wed Jan 27, 3-4:30pm
16. Healthy Grads Grocery Tour – Tues Jan 19, 4:00pm
17. Try Scuba Diving – Tues Jan 26, 7-11pm

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Digest: WTF & Playing the Race Card – December 10, 2015

December 10th, 2015

1. UTGSU Offices Closed December 19 – January 3
2. UTGSU Health and Dental Office Closed until January 4
3. Health & Dental Insurance Information for New Students
4. UTGSU Travel Insurance
5. WTF: Where is the Funding? Day of Action: Fri Dec 11
6. WTF: Where’s the Funding? Rally at Governing Council: Tues Dec 15, 3:30-5:30pm
7. Palestinian Popular Resistance: Building the Student Movement: Tues Jan 12, 7pm
8. Want to know what’s happening at the School of Graduate Studies?
9. Playing the Race Card: Deadline for Proposals Mon Jan 4
10. Harvest Noon Closed After Friday December 11th; Reopens Monday January 11th 2016
11. See you 2015! Harvest Noon Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party Potluck: Fri Dec 11, 6pm
12. SBA Advocacy Committee Meeting: Wed Dec 16, 2-4pm
13. Gender Circles Peer Support Group Meeting: Tues Dec 15, 5:45-8pm
14. Community Participation and Recreation Workshop: Fri Dec 18, 10am-4pm
15. Online webinar: Helping Children Cope With Separation & Divorce: Mon Dec 14, 12-1pm
16. Expectant Parents Group – every other Monday starting January 11 (6 sessions), 3:30-5pm
17. Path to Zero for Ontario: Sign the Petition

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Digest: Card Making & Winter Cycling – December 3, 2015

December 3rd, 2015

1. Gym closed from Wednesday, 23 December until Monday, 11 January & Reserve Gym Time for January: Friday December 12, 10am
2. UTGSU Open Policy Committee Meeting: Mon Dec 7 at 5pm
3. Institutionalized Colonialism/Decolonizing Spaces: Tues Dec 8, 7pm
4. Students for Barrier-Free Access Colouring and Card Making Night: Tues Dec 8, 6pm-8pm
5. Gender Circles Peer Support Group Meeting: Tues Dec 15, 5:45-8pm
6. SBA-CWTP Cookie Exchange & Social: Fri Dec 11, 4-7PM
7. Winter Cycling Workshop with Bikechain: Tues Dec 8, 6:30-8pm
8. Centre for International Experience Workshops: Dec 16 & 18, 2:30pm
9. The Life Sciences Career Development Society Seminar – “Careers in Sales and Marketing”: Thurs, Dec 10, 5:30-7:30pm
10. Nominations Open – 2016 Teaching Assistants’ Training Program Teaching Excellence Awards
11. indiefilmTO Festival: Mon Dec 7, 7:30pm

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Digest: AGM 2015 & Teaching Awards – November 26, 2015

November 27th, 2015

1. Reserve Gym Time for January: Fri Dec 12, 10am
2. UTGSU Annual General Meeting 2015 – Moved to OISE Auditorium: Tues Dec 1, 6:10pm
3. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tue Dec 1, after the AGM 2015
4. UTGSU Equity and Advocacy Committee Religious Freedom Statement
5. Toronto People’s Assembly on Climate Justice: Sat Nov 28, 9:30am-6pm
6. Professional Graduate Students Caucus Social & Meeting: Fri Nov 27, 1-3pm
7. You Are How You Eat – Cooking Class + Nutrition & Mental Health Discussion: Thurs Dec 3rd, 6-8pm
8. OISE GSA Free Market and Holiday Party: Thurs Dec 3, 3-5pm
9. CWSE Fair Trade and Community Networking Fair: Wed, Dec 2, 12-5pm
10. National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women campus commemorations: Tues Dec 1 (UTM & UTSC) and Thurs Dec 3 (St. George)
11. Nominations Open – 2016 Teaching Assistants’ Training Program Teaching Excellence Awards
12. Physical Activity Hacks for Grads: Tues Dec 1, 2:45pm
13. Online Chat Series: Balancing family life and school deadlines: Fri Dec 4, 2-3pm
14. Want to learn how to develop a successful grant proposal? Grant Writing Workshop: Mon Nov 30, 11am
15. Syrian Refugee Crisis: Policy Options & Implications for Canada – Panel Discussion: Wed Dec 2, 7-9pm

 

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Digest: Gingerbread Houses & Coping Skills – November 19, 2015

November 19th, 2015

1. UTGSU Food Drive: Monday November 30 to Friday December 4
2. UTGSU Annual General Meeting 2015: Moved to OISE Auditorium
3. Better Coping Skills Workshop Series for Graduate Students
4. Weekly Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi at the Multi-Faith Centre
5. Part-Time Job Opportunity: Grad-to-Grad (G2G) Peer Advisors. Deadline: Mon Nov 23
6. Grad Escape – Gingerbread House Decorating: Wed Dec 2, 5-6:30pm
7. Cook with Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA): Mon Nov 23, 4-7pm
8. Winter Cycling Workshop with Bikechain: Tues Dec 8, 6:30-8pm
9. S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Peer Support Group: Cismen-centrism in Faith & Religion: Wed Nov 25, 6:30-8pm
10. Gender Circles Peer Support Group Meeting: Tues Nov 24, 5:45-8pm
11. Centering Our Families: BIPOC Parents & Caregivers Peer Support Group: Sat Nov 21, 4-7pm
12. LGBTQ Newcomer Dinner & Year-End Party: Wed Nov 25, 5:30-7:30pm
13. Teaching and Beyond: Building Your Teaching and Knowledge Transfer Skills: Thurs Dec 3, 1-3pm
14. Family Event At the Athletic Centre: Swim Championship: Sat Nov 28, 3pm
15. United Way Sale 2015: Tues Nov 24, Wed Nov 25, and Thurs Nov 26, 12-2pm
16. Rent Smart! Know Your Tenant Rights Workshop: Thurs Nov 26, 3:30-4:30pm
17. Co-Curricular Record Graduate Student Consultation: Fri Nov 27 or Fri Dec 11

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Digest: Paid Job Opportunity & Unwind. Slow Down – November 12, 2015

November 12th, 2015

1. Chief Returning Officer Needed! Paid Job Opportunity. Deadline: Thurs Nov 19, 5pm
2. Registration Open: 2015 UofT Most Understandable Scientist Competition: Fri Nov 20, 3-5pm
3. Powerful Ideas for a Healthier Community
4. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tues Nov 17, 6:10pm
5. UTGSU Annual General Meeting 2015: Moved to OISE Auditorium
6. Newcomer Welcome Fair: Fri Nov 20, 12-6:30pm
7. Bikechain Annual General Meeting: Wed Nov 18, 6-9pm
8. Baby & Toddler Talks: Sleep Issues: Fri Nov 20, 12-1:30pm
9. LGBTQ Newcomer Dinner & Self-Care Workshop: Wed Nov 18, 5:30-7:30pm
10. Buying and Owning a Home Workshop: Wed Nov 18, 5:30-7:30pm
11. Canadian Recycling Industry Overview – UT Industry Insights: Thurs Nov 19, 6-7:30pm
12. Obey? Rebel? Quick 10-Minute Survey on Student Life and Student Protest
13. PSGSA Interdepartmental Networking Evening: Tues Nov 24, 5:30-8:30pm
14. Upcoming Conference – OpenCon Toronto 2015: Sat Nov 21, 9:30am-4:30pm
15. Fourth Annual Ethical Holiday Bazaar by Oxfam University of Toronto: Thurs Nov 26, 11am-5pm
16. Unwind. Slow down. Press pause. Massage Mondays at Hart House: Mondays 12-3pm

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Digest: CRO Needed & Write It Out! – November 5, 2015

November 5th, 2015

1. Chief Returning Officer Needed! Paid Job Opportunity. Deadline: Thurs Nov 19, 5pm
2. Professional Graduate Students’ Caucus Events Committee and Facebook Group
3. You Are How You Eat – Cooking Class + Nutrition & Mental Health Discussion: Fri Nov 20
4. UofT Most Understandable Scientist Competition: Call for Abstracts. Deadline: Sun Nov 8
5. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Meeting: Tues Nov 17, 6:10pm
6. UTGSU Annual General Meeting 2015: Tues Dec 1, 6:10pm
7. Write It Out! with Students for Barrier-free Access: Mondays and Thursdays, 6-8pm
8. OPIRG Toronto Call for Student Researchers
9. Career Panels and Networking for Graduate Students: Thurs Nov 12 and Thurs Nov 26
10. Newcomer Welcome Fair: Fri Nov 20, 12-6:30pm
11. Bright Lights/Santa Claus Parade Warm Up: Sun Nov 15, 11am-1pm
12. Education Options for Your Child – Panel & Workshop: Mon Nov 16, 3:30-5pm
13. Syria: A Critical Discussion of Crisis and Destruction: Fri Nov 13, 4-6pm
14. National Housing Day in Toronto: The People’s Assembly on the Right to Housing: Fri Nov 20
15. Canada as a Voice for Peace and Development? Sat Nov 7, 7pm
16. UofT Institute of Healthcare Improvement Seeks New Exec Members

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