Summer Gym Bursary

April 4th, 2019

As part of a three-year pilot program to promote graduate student wellness, the UTGSU Executive Committee worked closely with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to offer students a chance to be reimbursed for their summer gym membership to the Hart House gym, and the Athletics Centre, also known as KPE. We are excited to announce that in the bursary’s final year, all graduate students registered in research-stream and professional Master’s and Doctoral programs throughout the summer 2019 session are eligible to apply. Students can submit receipts online via the SGS portal starting mid-May, 2019.

Summer Gym Bursary: FAQ

Q: As a graduate student, can I use Hart House and the Athletics Centre (AC) for free this summer?

A:  Your level of reimbursement will vary depending on the location and duration of your membership. For instance, eligible graduate students will be reimbursed fully for a May-August membership at Hart House Gym. At KPE, you’ll receive up to $110.69 for your full or partial summer membership (i.e., 4 months, 2 months, or 1 month).

Q. Who is eligible for the summer gym bursary?

A. All graduate students registered in research-stream and professional Master’s and Doctoral programs throughout the summer 2019 session are eligible for the bursary.

Q: How do I get reimbursed?

A: Starting in mid-May, you can get reimbursed by uploading your proof of payment through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) portal. Your level of reimbursement may vary. Full instructions can be found on this SGS webpage: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/currentstudents/Pages/SGS-Gym-Bursary.aspx.

Q: When does the summer term start?

A: The Summer academic session begins on May 1, 2019, and runs August 31, 2019. Graduate students registered throughout this period are eligible.

Q: I have a question that is not listed on this FAQ page. Who should I direct it to?

A: For additional questions, please email info@utgsu.ca with the subject line: Summer Gym Bursary Question, or call (416) 978-2391 during our hours of operation. You can also contact the School of Graduate Studies at sgs.financial.assistance@utoronto.ca.