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
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
- Graduate Dossier Service
- Grad Escapes
- Hart House
- Health and Wellness Centre
- Housing Services
- Intramurals (SGS)
- University of Toronto Ombudsperson
- 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)*
Please read below for 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 current discounts. Cards are also available online at http://www.isiccanada.ca/cfsfcee.
New System: On-the-spot card printing! We take your photo in the office; no need to bring a photo.
Where: UTGSU office, 16 Bancroft Avenue (basement)
Drop-in Time: From September 10 to December 18, 2018 (fall semester): Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 pm and Thursdays 12:00-1:00 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 at U of T. Part-time graduate students are not eligible. UTGSU cannot issue ISICs to undergraduate students or to students from other post-secondary institutions. Please go to www.isiccanada.ca/cfsfcee to get your card online.
Validity: Cards are valid for one year from date of issue.
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.
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 13-20, 2018, during the following hours:
Thursday Sept. 13: 12pm-9pm;
Friday Sept. 14: 10am-5pm;
Monday Sept. 17: 12pm-9pm;
Tuesday Sept. 18 10am-5pm;
Wednesday Sept. 19 10am-5pm;
Thursday Sept. 20 12pm-9pm
Levy refunds will be distributed at Bikechain, North Borden building, 563 Spadina Crescent (entrance on Bancroft Ave). Students who experience barriers to visiting the shop can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements with you.
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. The CWTP opt-out period is September 5 – October 4. Students can email email@example.com to arrange a time to come in during office hours for their refund with their student card and proof of enrolment (proof should also indicate full-time or part-time status). Refunds are: $1 for full-time students and $.50 for part-time students.
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.
ONTARIO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (OPIRG)
OPIRG provides leadership through action, education, and research on pressing environmental and social justice issues. Driven by hardworking volunteers, OPIRG provides workshops and services to graduate students at the University of Toronto including their Disorientation week workshop series, Tools for Change, and TRACX (Toronto Research Action and Community Exchange). Through their efforts, they empower students and the UofT community to work cooperatively for a more just and healthy society. Because of OPIRG, students have access to resources and training that are essential to community building, advocacy, and professional development. More information can be found on the OPIRG website.
To opt-out, St George students are encouraged to come to the OPIRG office with a copy of their student number and timetable and sign an opt-out form. OPIRG then issues a cheque for the amount of the opt-out. Grad students at UTM are to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and the Finance Coordinator will make alternate arrangements to ensure that students can receive their opt-out. TheFall opt-out period is from September 10th till September 28th.
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.
UTERN provides students with an Opt-out form to request reimbursement and this form must be completed and submitted in person between September 1st – October 1st 2018 for the coming academic year.
STUDENTS FOR BARRIER FREE ACCCESS (SBA)
SBA advocates for equity, access, and the rights of disabled students and supports the greater disability community. SBA and its allies work towards eliminating physical, informational, and attitudinal barriers on campus and in the wider community. For more information visit http://uoftsba.com/. SBA administers levy opt-outs at the SBA Centre during the first 3 weeks of the Fall and Winter terms during the regular drop-in centre hours of Monday – Thursday 11:30am – 5:30pm and Friday 12:30am – 5:30pm.
SEXUAL EDUCATION CENTRE (SEC)
The University of Toronto Sexual Education and Peer Support Centre (SEC) is a 100% not-for-profit, volunteer-run student service/student group at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. As a levy-funded organization, all supplies and services provided by SEC are available free of charge to the University of Toronto community. The Sexual Education Centre offers a free, confidential, non-judgmental peer support approach to sex education. For more information visit https://www.sec.utoronto.ca/. Students who wish to opt-out can come by the office with their student ID and inform staff that they wish to opt-out. Upon proof of enrollment as a UofT student, a cash reimbursement will be provided. SEC will administer opt-outs until October 1st, 2018.