Welcome to UTGSU Services where you can access a variety of UTGSU and U of T services. Just click on the link below to be connected directly to the service offering site. If you have any suggestions for UTGSU or U of T service links, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Health and Dental Insurance
- UTGSU Digest
- Academic Advocacy
- International Student Identity Card (ISIC) – see available times & cancellations below
- UTGSU Gym
- UTGSU Volleyball League
- UTGSU Room Bookings
- GSU Pub
- Harvest Noon Cafe
- UTGSU Student Handbook/Agenda
Services Funded via UTGSU Levies
- Centre for Women & Trans People
- Downtown Legal Services (DLS)
- Toronto Sustainable Food Co-operative (Harvest Noon Cafe)
- Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)
- University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network (UTERN)
- Students or Barrier-free Access (SBA)
- Sexual Education Centre (SEC)
- Civics Committee
- Environmental Justice & Sustainability Committee
- Equity & Advocacy Committee
- Finance Committee (closed membership)
- Policy & Operations Committee
- Research, Education & Governance Committee
- Grad Minds (Mental Health Committee)
- International Students’ Caucus
- Queer Caucus
- Race & Ethnicity Caucus
- Women & Trans* People Caucus
- Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Ad-Hoc Committee
- Knit Wits Knitting Group
Other U of T Services
- Conflict Resolution Centre for Graduate Students (CRC) [New!]
- SGS Student Services
- Accessibility Services For Students
- Athletic Centre
- Career Centre
- Centre for International Experience
- English Language And Writing Support (ELWS)
- Family Care Office & Resource Centre
- First Nations House
- Food & Clothing Bank
- Graduate Dossier Service
- Grad Escapes
- Hart House
- Health and Wellness Centre
- Housing Services
- Intramurals (SGS)
- University of Toronto Ombudsperson
- Counseling Service
- Health and Safety
- Student Life Programs & Services
- Swap Shop
UTGSU Agenda and Resource Guide
Pick up your free UTGSU Agenda and Resource Guide in your department or the UTGSU basement lounge (16 Bancroft Ave). It contains a wealth of information, including: how YOUR Union operates, how Course Unions and the University operate, details on UTGSU Committees and Caucuses, UTGSU services such as our Health and Dental Insurance and Volleyball Leagues, and contact details for all University of Toronto groups and resources relevant to graduate students. And a free agenda too!
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD (ISIC)*
** NOTE: no appointments are available from August 28 – September 1, inclusive. Thursday drop-in issuing will continue as normal.
Please read below for summer card issuing times
All full-time graduate students are entitled to a free International Student Identity Card (ISIC) which may be used to obtain discounts on travel, merchandise, and services throughout the world. The ISIC provides members with student discounts on Greyhound Bus, VIA Rail, Porter Air, and other travel. Check out http://isiccanada.ca for more info on ISIC and available discounts.
New System: On-the-spot card printing! We take your photo as well, no need to bring a photo.
Where: UTGSU office, 16 Bancroft Ave (basement)
Drop-in Times: Thursdays 2:00-3:00 pm, no appointment necessary for drop-in time. Other times are available by email appointment only. Drop-in cancellations will be posted on this webpage. We do not issue cards outside of drop-in times and appointments, and cannot accommodate walk-in requests for cards.
ID Reminder: Bring proof of full-time enrollment (i.e. show us ROSI/ACORN on your phone or print a copy of the first page). ISIC application forms are in the UTGSU office.
Cost: Free for all full-time graduate students. Part-time students are not eligible.
Validity: Cards issued before September 1, 2017 are valid until December 31, 2017. Cards issued between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 are valid until December 31, 2018.
Contact: For questions, or appointments outside of drop-in times, please contact Gail at email@example.com.
*The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a discount card for full-time post-secondary students. It is not a government-issued ID, and cannot be used in place of official identification showing proof of age such as a driver’s licence or passport.
Services Funded via UTGSU Levies
Bikechain is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) bicycle repair shop. They do not fix your bike for you, but they teach you to do it. Bikechain also offers workshops, sells bicycle parts, and operates a free bicycle lending program. More information can be found on the Bikechain website.
CENTRE FOR WOMEN & TRANS PEOPLE
The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free drop in space for all women and trans people on campus. We provide free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services and programming.
The Centre was founded by UofT self-identified women undergraduate students in 1986. They organized to create a safe, accessible space for all women at U of T to gather, seek support, and advocate on issues relevant to them. The Centre is a student funded, volunteer driven, non profit, campus, community organization governed by its Collective.
The Centre is just across from the UTGSU at 563 Spadina, on the Ground Floor. More information, including hours of operation and how to get involved, can be found on the Centre’s website.
DOWNTOWN LEGAL SERVICES (DLS)
Downtown Legal Services (DLS) is a legal clinic run by U of T law students and supervised by lawyers. They offer confidential service and representation for landlord and tenant matters, small claims, academic appeals, employment issues, social assistance appeals and other legal matters. Full and part-time students have access to notaries at no (or nominal) charge. Full-time students pay $3 out of their incidental fees (part-time students pay $2). A $1 refund is available within 60 days of registration. Students are asked to call ahead to book an appointment. More information can be found on the DLS website.
TORONTO SUSTAINABLE FOOD CO-OPERATIVE (HARVEST NOON CAFE)
Harvest Noon Café, located on the top floor of the UTGSU Building, provides a relaxed and inclusive gathering space for both U of T students and members of the wider community to eat, cook, learn about, and express their love for food. They aim to serve local, sustainable, and organically produced food and to support principles of food justice and accessibility. Harvest Noon is a project of the Toronto Sustainable Food Co-operative, an organization initiated by members of the student group Hot Yam! in the Fall of 2011. By building relationships with local producers and like-minded groups, they provide opportunities and support for folks interested in fostering good, clean and fair food alternatives.
Harvest Noon Cafe is open from 10-2 Monday through Friday. Check out the Harvest Noon website for a menu and information.
ONTARIO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (OPIRG)
The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) Toronto is a volunteer-based group with a mandate for action, education, and research on environmental and social justice issues. We are part of an international network of Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), including ten others in Ontario. We seek to empower and educate students and other members of the community, provide a forum for learning and sharing skills, and give people the tools and opportunity to work co-operatively for social change. More information can be found on the OPIRG website.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE NETWORK (UTERN)
UTERN is the University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization that serves as the meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment. UTERN encompasses all students at the University of Toronto including undergraduate and graduate students from all three campuses. We welcome all funding applications from all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto. More information can be found on the UTERN website.
STUDENTS FOR BARRIER FREE ACCCESS
SEXUAL EDUCATION CENTRE