UTGSU Digest: Garden Tour, Autism Workshop, and UTGSU Job- July 21st, 2016

July 21st, 2016

Home Grown Food

1. UTGSU Job Opportunity: Wed. August 10th
2. UTGSU Gym Closed in August
3. Change in ISIC Drop-In Times for July and August
4. Autism Wellness Workshop: Sat. August 6th, 1-3pm
5. Bikechain Levy Opt-Out: Mon. September 12th
6. Call for Applications- 2016-17 OPIRG-Toronto Action Groups: Mon. July 25th
7. Harvest Noon Café Closed for Lunch: August 8th- August 26th
8. Toronto Anarchist Reading Group Film Screening: Tue. July 26th, 7pm
9. Gradlife Advisory Committee- Graduate Students Needed: Fri. July 29th
10. Grad Escape- Campus Garden Tour: Tue. August 2nd, 10:30-11:30am
11. Using the UofT Libraries as a Grad Student: Tue. August 16th 12-1pm
12. Transitioning to Grade Life- Tips, Strategies and Making Connections: Mon. August 29th
13. Ontario Public Health Association Fall Forum: Tue. November 8th, 8:30-4pm

1. UTGSU Job Opportunity: Wed. August 10th
The UTGSU is looking for two strong grads to help deliver this year’s Agenda and Resource Guides from 15 to 18 August. The hours are 10am to 3pm each day, with some flexibility. The job involves moving boxes of agendas to roughly 50 different graduate departments on campus and it entails some heavy lifting as well as walking a number of kilometres each day. If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter Andrea Constantinof at supervisor@utgsu.ca by Wednesday 10 August. The rate of pay is $19.00 per hour.

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 12th. Gym bookings for September will open at 10am on Friday August 26th. To book, call 416-978-8464 or email gym@utgsu.ca. Call early as space disappears quickly. Names and Student ID numbers are verified when booking. Students must provide their TCard upon request. For more information, please visit http://www.utgsu.ca/athletics/gsu-gym/ or email gym@utgsu.ca.

3. Change in ISIC Drop-In Times for July and August
Starting the week of July 25th until August 31st, the ISIC issuing drop-in times will be on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm. Full time graduate students can get an International Student Identity Card during these times, no appointment necessary. Other times are available by email appointment only; please contact Gail at fieldworker@utgsu.ca. For more information on ISIC, and for updates on card issuing, please visit https://www.utgsu.ca/services/#isic.

4. Autism Wellness Workshop: Sat. August 6th, 1-3pm
The Autism Wellness Workshop is taking place Saturday, August 6th from 1-3pm, in the multipurpose space (lower level) of the Grad Room (66 Harbord St, Toronto, ON, M5S 3L1) and is open to autistics, multiple diagnoses, self-diagnosed, questioning and persons with similar traits. Our topic for this meeting is: Autistic Characters in Fiction. We are meeting to discuss representations of autism in fiction and media and how this impacts public perceptions of autism. The workshop is an event organized by the Toronto Autism Social. Attendance is by registration only, spaces limited. See our group page for more information about the group or upcoming events, email Paulina (pauline.therese@gmail.com) for more information about the event and to register.

5. Bikechain Levy Opt-Out: Mon. September 12th
Graduate Students can opt-out of Bikechain’s fall levy ($0.25 for part-time students and $0.50 for full-time students) from September 12-19th, during the following hours: Mon. Sept. 12 12pm-9pm; Tues. Sept. 13 10am-5pm; Wed. Sept. 14 10am-5pm; Thurs. Sept. 15 12pm-9pm; Fri. Sept. 16 10am-5pm; and Mon. Sept. 19 12pm-9pm. Levy refunds will be distributed at Bikechain, North Borden building, 563 Spadina Crescent. Please note that there are five steps leading to the entrance to Bikechain. Student who experience barriers to visiting the shop can email bikechain@utoronto.ca and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements with you.

6. Call for Applications- 2016-17 OPIRG-Toronto Action Groups: Mon. July 25th
Action groups are the core part of OPIRG and the most common way volunteers get involved. They are a collective of members who organize around a specific issue, campaign or initiative. In order to become an action group, your must be in agreement with all aspects of our action group policy, fit within the mandate of OPIRG-Toronto and must submit the completed application form by the application deadline. Please email opirg.toronto@gmail.com for a copy of the application form. You can submit the completed application form to opirg.toronto@gmail.com or drop them off in-person at our office at 563 Spadina Crescent, room 101 by Monday July 25th. Our office is open Monday-Thursday from 11am-6pm. Got additional questions? Send us an email or give us a call at 416-978-7771.

7. Harvest Noon Café Closed for Lunch: August 8th- August 26th
Harvest Noon will be closed for regular lunch service starting August 8th until August 26th to prepare for the fall and to get ready for the start of the school year. The good news is that closed for lunch doesn’t really mean closed and we will still be having skillshares, events, preserving produce and more during this time. Stay tuned for more details! We’ll be reopening with full regular Fall hours (Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm) the week of August 29th. If you’d like to get involved with volunteering for the Fall, please email volunters[at]harvestnoon.com.

8. Toronto Anarchist Reading Group Film Screening: Tue. July 26th, 7pm
Harvest Noon’s Toronto Anarchist Reading Group invites you to a mid-summer film screening night featuring a double bill of “Born in Flames” and “The Raspbery Reich”. 7pm- “Born in Flames” is a 1983 documentary-style feminist science fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism. 9pm- “The Raspberry Reich” is a 2004 film by Canadian director Bruce LaBruce which explores “terrorist chic,” cult dynamics, and the “innate radical potential of the homosexual expression.” Screening is free! For more information, please visit the Facebook event.

9. Gradlife Advisory Committee- Graduate Students Needed: Fri. July 29th
We are looking for new membership for the 2016/17 Gradlife Advisory Committee, which helps form future directions of our programs and initiatives for graduate students. The committee meets monthly for one hour from September-April and students are expected to attend all meetings. Students who attend the required number of meetings will also receive CCR recognition. Interested students should send their resume and a letter of intent to jennifer.pinker@utoronto.ca by Friday, July 29th. Please indicate your availability/ preferred times. Those selected will be contacted in late August.

10. Grad Escape- Campus Garden Tour: Tue. August 2nd, 10:30-11:30am
Come tour the various food gardens on St. George campus with U of T Food Policy Council. We will look at a number of outdoor garden plots with a range of different food crops, and also visit the Anthropology Greenhouse before we wrap up outside Harvest Noon Cafe. Meet outside the south side of Hart House. Register at: bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.

11. Using the UofT Libraries as a Grad Student: Tue. August 16th 12-1pm
With 44 libraries at the University of Toronto, it may be overwhelming to figure out where to begin conducting research. This talk will showcase library resources and services that are of particular interest to grad students, including unique collections beyond books (e.g. archives, maps, and datasets) and how librarians can support grad students with their research process. Pizza will be served. Register at: bookit.studentlife.utoronto.ca.

12. Transitioning to Grade Life- Tips, Strategies and Making Connections: Mon. August 29th
Are you an incoming graduate student? Join us for a day of programming to help you make the transition to grad life. Learn how to navigate campus services, discover effective strategies to deal with academic challenges and develop your career networks, and hear tips for success from current students. Join us on Monday August 29th from 9:00am- 4:30pm in the Main Activity Hall (Multi-Faith Centre), lunch included! Presented by Gradlife in the Division of Student Life. Register at: uoft.me/transitioning. Space is limited.

13. Ontario Public Health Association Fall Forum: Tue. November 8th, 8:30-4pm
The Ontario Public Health Association is hosting their annual 2016 Fall Forum, and this year’s theme is Health For All: Closing the Health Equity Divide. It is happening November 8th, 2016 from 8:30am-4:00pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. At this year’s Forum, you will join leaders and professionals from across the health system to explore how together we can effectively address these health inequities and pursue a vision of health for all Ontarians. For more information, click here or click here to purchase tickets.

UTGSU Digest: Election, Reading Group, and Teaching Support- July 14th, 2016

July 14th, 2016

FilmScreening

 

1. UTGSU: General Council Summer Meeting: Tue. July 19th
2. Notice of UTGSU Executive-at-Large (EAL) Election: Tue. July 19th
3. UTGSU Job Opportunity: Wed. August 10th
4. UTGSU Gym Closed in August
5. Call for Applications- 2016-17 OPIRG-Toronto Action Groups: Mon. July 25th
6. Toronto Anarchist Reading Group Film Screening: Tue. July 26th, 7pm
7. Gradlife Advisory Committee- Graduate Students Needed: Fr. July 29th
8. The Academic Success Centre is Hiring a Writing Group Peer Facilitator: Sun. July 17th
9. Learning Seminar for Doctoral Students- Deadline to Apply: Wed. July 20th
10. Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation
11. Vodou and Mental Health Event: Thu. July 28th
12. OCAP Speaking Series #7- Colonialism: Thu. July 21st

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UTGSU Digest: Jobs, Summer Skies, and Learning Seminar – July 7th, 2016

July 7th, 2016

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1. UTGSU: We’re Hiring an Orientation Assistant! Deadline to Apply: Wed. July 13th
2. UTGSU Board of Directors / General Council Summer Meeting: Tue. July 19th
3. Notice of UTGSU Executive-at-Large (EAL) Election: Tue. July 19th
4. OPIRG-Toronto is hiring a Coordinator of Programming and Volunteers: Mon. July 11th
5. Call for Applications: 2016-17 OPIRG-Toronto Action Groups: Mon. July 25th
6. The Academic Success Centre is Hiring a Writing Group Peer Facilitator: Sun. July 17th
7. Summer Sky Adventure: Tue. July 19th
8. Learning Seminar for Doctoral Students, Deadline to Apply: Wed. July 20th
9. OCAP Speaking Series #7- Colonialism: Thu. July 21st
10. Summer Pop-Up Market and Mingle Fundraiser: Sun. July 31st

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UTGSU Digest: We’re Hiring an Orientation Assistant! – June 30th, 2016

July 1st, 2016

1. UTGSU: We’re Hiring an Orientation Assistant! Deadline to Apply: Wed July 13th

2. UTGSU Statement of Solidarity with the Pulse Nightclub Families and Communities in Orlando, Florida

3. UTGSU Response to the Policy on Open, Accessible and Democratic Autonomous Student Organizations

4. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August

5. UTGSU Conference Bursary Update

6. Grad Escape: Shakespeare in High Park All’s Well that Ends Well: July 13th, 7pm-10pm

7. Housing at U of T

8. Roommate and Landlord: Making it Work: July 11th, 3pm-4pm

9. Conflict Resolution for Graduate Students

10. OPIRG is Hiring: Coordinator of Programming and Volunteers

11. Small Talk Season 5: Call for Proposals, Deadline for Proposals: Fri. July 1st

12. Working the Scene in Colour: Call for Submissions, Deadline for Submissions: Mon. July 4th

13. MoveU Dodgeball and Pizza: July 8th, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm

14. Visit Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic & Medicine exhibition (Till July16)

15. Centre for Community Partnership’s Community-Engaged Learning Seminar for Doctoral Students, Deadline to Apply: July 20th

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UTGSU Digest: Statement of Solidarity with the Pulse Nightclub Families and Communities in Orlando- June 23rd, 2016

June 23rd, 2016

1. UTGSU Statement of Solidarity with the Pulse Nightclub Families and Communities in Orlando, Florida

2. UTGSU Response to the Policy on Open, Accessible and Democratic Autonomous Student Organizations

3. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August

4. UTGSU Conference Bursary Update 

5. Join the Free Pride Picnic: June 29th, 1-5 PM 

6.  Housing at U of T

7. Conflict Resolution for Graduate Students

8. Harvest Noon is Hiring for Two Positions! Application Deadline: Mon. June 27th, 11:59pm

9. Bikechain is Hiring + Survey!

10. Upcoming Bikechain Workshops: Touring, June 24th, 5:30-7:00 pm + Gearing, June 26th, 2:00-4:00 pm

11. Call for Abstracts Decolonizing Conference Submission Deadline: Thurs. June 30th

12. This Ain’t Canada Day Fundraiser & Launch Party: Thurs. June 30th, 8pm-2am

13. Toronto Anarchist Bookfair: Call for Tables and Workshops, Deadline for Proposals: Thurs. June 30th

14. Small Talk Season 5: Call for Proposals, Deadline for Proposals: Fri. July 1st

15. Working the Scene in Colour: Call for Submissions, Deadline for Submissions: Mon. July 4th

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UTGSU Digest: Conference Bursary Update & UofT Pride Pub – June 16th, 2016

June 17th, 2016
1. UTGSU Conference Bursary Update
2. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August
3. 
UofT Pride Pub: June 17th, 4pm-1am
4. Toronto Queer Film Festival: June 22nd-24th, 2016
5.  Housing at U of T
6. Conflict Resolution for Graduate Students
7. Bikechain is Hiring + Survey!
8. Job Posting: Sexual Violence Response and Education Coordinator (Brock University)
9. Student Life Initiative:The Innovation Hub
10. This Ain’t Canada Day Fundraiser & Launch Party: Thurs June 30, 8pm-2am
11. Call for Abstracts Decolonizing Conference Submission Deadline: June 30
12. Working the Scene in Colour: Call for Submissions
13. Stop the Cuts to Mental Health Services at McMaster
14. Jugo, Student Community Mobile App
15. NO TAV! Speakers from the Italian Direct Action Campaign: June 22, 5:30-8pm

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UTGSU Digest: Conference Bursary Update & Bikechain is Hiring! – June 9th, 2016

June 9th, 2016

1. UTGSU Conference Bursary Update
2. UTGSU Call Out for New Board of Appeal Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson: term ends August 31, 2016
3. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August
4. Grad Escape Volleyball at the GSU Gym: June 14, 7-8pm
5. Fill out Grad Minds Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card!
6. [urgent] CFS: Demand Justin Trudeau’s Government Mend The Broken Promise to Indigenous Students
7. Stop the Cuts to Mental Health Services at McMaster
8. Conflict Resolution for Graduate Students
9. Bikechain is hiring!
10. CIARS Decolonizing Conference 2016: Submission Deadline Thursday, June 30, 2016
11. Centre for International Experience: iConnect International Mentorship Program
12. Family Workshop: At Home Alone, June 10th, 12-2pm, 214 College St., Room 313
13. Bikechain Workshop Survey
14. **CORRECTION** UofT Pride Pub: June 17th, 4pm-1am
15. Jugo, Student Community Mobile App
16. Toronto Queer Film Festival, June 22nd-24th, 2016
17. Hart House Craft Beer Festival: July 28th, 2016

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CFS: Demand Justin Trudeau’s Government Mend The Broken Promise to Indigenous Students

June 6th, 2016

The Canadian Federation of Students has just launched a national campaign demanding Trudeau’s government mend the broken promise to Indigenous students and invest the promised $50 million per year in the Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) and fully fund all Indigenous learners. The Federation’s blog post that provides a backgrounder to the issue is online here: http://cfs-fcee.ca/trudeau-mend-broken-promise-to-indigenous-students/. This petition has been sponsored by MP Charlie Angus and 500 signatures are required for certification and tabling in the House of Commons. The House sits until June 23, so urgent action is required! The online petition can be found here: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-344.

UTGSU Digest: Conference Bursary Update & [urgent] Sign Petition to Demand that Trudeau Mend Broken Promises to Indigenous Students – June 2nd, 2016

June 2nd, 2016

1. UTGSU Conference Bursary Update

2. UTGSU Call Out for New Board of Appeal Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson: term ends August 31, 2016

3. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August

4. Grad Escape Volleyball at the GSU Gym: June 14, 7-8pm

5. Fill out Grad Minds Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card!

6. Conflict Resolution for Graduate Students

7. Stop the Cuts to Mental Health Services at McMaster

8. CFS: Demand Justin Trudeau’s Government Mend The Broken Promise to Indigenous Students

9. Bikechain Workshop Survey

10. University of Toronto Food Service Workers Hunger Strike: June 9th, 4:30pm

11. CIARS Decolonizing Conference 2016: Submission Deadline Thursday, June 30, 2016

12. Family Workshop: At Home Alone, June 10th, 12-2pm, 214 College St., Room 313

13. Online Chat Series: All You Want To Know About Student Parent Life: Tuesday June 7, 12-1pm

14. UofT Pride Pub: June 19th, 4pm-12am

15. Centre for International Experience: iConnect International Mentorship Program

16. Hart House Craft Beer Festival: July 28th, 2016

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UTGSU DIGEST: HDI Blitz, Call for Board of Appeals & SBA News

May 26th, 2016

1. Health and Dental Insurance Claims Submission Blitz (UTGSU GYM): June 1, 2-4pm

2. UTGSU Call Out for New Board of Appeal Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson: term ends August 31, 2016

3. UTGSU Gym Schedule (May-July): Closed in August

4. Grad Escape Volleyball at the GSU Gym: June 14, 7-8pm

5. Grad Talk: Negotiating with your Supervisor: June 2, 12-2pm

6. Fill out Grad Minds Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card!

7. Stop the Cuts to Mental Health Services at McMaster

8. Bikechain Workshop Survey

9. SBA Elections and Annual General Meeting: May 27, 5:30pm

10. CIARS Decolonizing Conference 2016: Submission Deadline Thursday, June 30, 2016

11. Grassy Narrows River Run 2016, June 2nd, 2016 12pm, Queen’s Park

12. Online Chat Series: All You Want To Know About Student Parent Life: Tuesday June 7, 12-1pm

13. Third Annual Mozilla Science Global Sprint: June 2-3, 2016

14. Graduate Student Conflict Resolution

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