Council Meetings

UTGSU Council Member Engagement


The UTGSU encourages the full and active participation of its union members. Participation comes in many forms: from attending and contributing to a discussion to volunteering and submitting a motion. The monthly meetings of the UTGSU Council are open to all graduate students, although only UTGSU reps may speak and vote. Approximately 140 representatives from every course union discuss and vote on various issues.

Over the years Council has dealt with the mundane to the esoteric: preposterous tuition increases, university blunders, student income tax deductions, divestment in South Africa, the War in the Gulf, student involvement in departmental committees, comprehensive exams, childcare at U of T, housing in Toronto, SGS Bursaries, etc.

Council also receives reports from the UTGSU Executive, Staff, and spokespeople for groups on campus and in the community. Each UTGSU community member’s contribution is valuable and highly welcomed.

Contact

Council Chair chair@utgsu.ca.

Council Secretary secretary@utgsu.ca.

2016-2017 UTGSU Council Meeting Schedule


2016-2017 UTGSU Council Meetings
(all meetings usually start at 6:10pm sharp*)
July 19

(Koffler House, Room 108)

Agenda Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
 September 27

(TBA)

Agenda  Exec Reports  Highlights  Minutes
October 26

(TBA)

Agenda Exec Reports  Highlights Minutes
November 15

(TBA)

Agenda Exec Reports  Highlights Minutes
December 06 AGM & Council

(TBA)

Agenda Exec Reports  Highlights Minutes
January 31

(TBA)

Agenda  Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
 February 28

(TBA)

Agenda  Exec Reports  Highlights  Minutes
 March 28

(TBA)

 Agenda  Exec Reports Highlights  Minutes
 April 25

(TBA)

Agenda Exec Reports Highlights  Minutes

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact executiveassistant@utgsu.ca.

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2015-2016 UTGSU Council Meeting Schedule


2015-2016 UTGSU Council Meetings
(all meetings usually start at 6:10pm sharp*)
September 30
(Koffler House Rm 108)
Update: *6:30 pm
Agenda Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
October 27
(Wilson Hall-New College Rm 1016)
Agenda Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
November 17
(Wilson Hall-New College Rm 1016)
Agenda No Reports Highlights Minutes
December 1 AGM
(Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. W)
Agenda Highlights Minutes
December Council
*proceeds directly after AGM
(Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. W)
Agenda  Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
January 26
(Medical Sciences, Rm 2170)
Agenda Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
February 23
(OISE, Rm 2212)
Agenda Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
March 29
(Medical Sciences, Rm 2172)
Agenda Exec Reports Highlights Minutes
April 26
(Wilson Hall-New College, Rm1017)
Agenda Exec Reports Highlights Minutes

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact executiveassistant@utgsu.ca.

⇒Wilson Hall-New College Rm. 1017 | Fully Accessible. All floors are served by elevator. Washroom located on the 1st floor in the basement. Door is wide and easy to open.

⇒Ramsay Wright, Rm. 117 | Fully Accessible. All floors are served by elevator. Washrooms are located on each floor. Door is wide and easy to open.

⇒For more information on building accessibility, please click here.

⇒If you have other accessibility needs, please contact executiveassistant@utgsu.ca.

Supplemental Council Materials


  • View Council Materials from Previous Years
  • Materials that are relevant to council agenda items but have not been sent in the monthly council mailout will be made available here to allow Councillors to better prepare for upcoming meetings.

AGM 2015 Reports


AGM 2015 Highlights

AGM 2014 Reports


2014 Final Report Student Societies Summit

CFS Final Report of the Task Force on Campus Racism

Bourinot’s Rules of Order


UTGSU Council Meetings are governed by Bourinot’s Rules of Order.

Speaking Rights for UTGSU Members


All UTGSU members are encouraged to attend Council meetings and may be extended speaking rights even if they haven’t been invited to speak. To attain speaking rights, a motion must be put forward at the beginning of the meeting. The motion would typically be worded as:

BIRT the UTGSU Council extend speaking rights to (name, name, name, etc.) for the duration of the (date and time) meeting.

If the motion passes they will be allowed to speak on any issue raised at council. They will not be allowed to participate in debate on the motion that would extend them speaking rights.

The motion could also be worded so as to limit their speaking rights to a particular item: e.g. BIRT the UTGSU Council extend speaking rights to (name, name, etc.) for agenda item (#) at the (date, time) meeting.

It would be a sign of respect to the council, the chair and the GSU if such guests would introduce themselves to the chair before call the meeting to order.

Dependent Care


The UTGSU Executive adopted a Dependent Care allowance policy to help UTGSU members cover the cost of care while attending a UTGSU Council meeting (Policy 07 Dependent Care in UTGSU Policy).  Please contact internal@utgsu.ca for questions regarding reimbursement claims.