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Welcome OISE Grad Students! Please see our office hours on the right for the Fall term.

We are your student union so if you have any questions or want to get more involved in social events, political agitations, or are just looking for a place to come and vent or relax please come by the GSA space on the eighth floor, room 8-105, between CUPE 3907 and the Internatonal Students' Association.

Upcoming Events | Announcements | Contact GSA Executive

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OISEGSA

Twitter Handle: @oise_gsa


 

Announcements

GSA Digest

1.    GSA Office Hours
2.    UTGSU: Winter Week of Welcome: January 16-19, 2017
3.    OISE GSRC: Call for Volunteers
4.    OISE GSA Mental Health Panel
5.    UTGSU: Health and Dental Insurance Opt-out and Opt-in Period: January 1-30, 2017
6.    Financial Survival Workshop and Fair
7.    Working For Change: Connecting The Dots from Degree to Career, Jan. 27th 2-4:30PM, William Doo Auditorium
8.    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Recognition Award
9.    DEEP 2017 RFP - Accepting Applications
10. Women's March on Washington TO Sat. Jan. 21, 2017



1. GSA Office Hours

Please check our website or Facebook page for updated office hours.
OISE GSA Now on Instagram! @oisegsa

2. UTGSU: Winter Week of Welcome: January 16-19, 2017

What better way to start a new year than a celebration? Join us for our Winter Week of Welcome happening from January 16-19, 2017. We will be hosting a variety of events such as, a Wine and Cheese Reception at Hart House for incoming Winter enrolled graduate students, and a clothing swap and pub night for all current and incoming students. To register for these free events or to find out more information, click here: UTGSU Winter Week of Welcome. If you have any questions or accessibility requests, please contact the UTGSU Communications and Promotions Coordinator by email at communications@utgsu.ca or phone at (416) 978-6233.


3. OISE GSRC: Call for Volunteers

Greetings fellow students and faculty,

We are excited to present the Graduate Student Research Conference for 2017!

We are bringing the future here to OISE through learning, education, and mobilization by highlighting our very own graduate researchers. Students from across OISE will be presenting their research on a myriad of topics, highlighting cutting edge learning and community development knowledge.

This is a call for Volunteers who want to assist with various aspects for the conference needs. We are looking for help between now until conference close. We need help with:
•    Web site content management & Technology assistance
•    Academic submissions and review
•    Reception, welcoming and setup
•    Finance and budget coordination
•    Pre-conference student presenter guides
•    We estimate an hour or two per week with some extra time when needed.

Please contact Christopher Cully with your interest and preference. We hope to see you there! Email: president.gsa@utoronto.ca

4. The OISE Mental Health Committee is hosting an event Friday, January 20th between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. It is a free panel discussion in conjunction with Healthy Minds Canada, which is an organization that promotes and educates individuals in the community on mental health issues. The topic on the panel will surround anxiety and depression in the student aged population. The individuals on the panel will bring both lived experience as well as professional experience, discussing some of the difficulties and concerns faced by these individuals. In addition, there will be free food at the event!

Admission is free, but you must register using the following link if you would like to attend:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/depression-anxiety-in-young-adults-tickets-30527915818

If you would like more information about this event, including details about the panelists, please visit this link on the Healthy Minds Canada:  http://healthymindscanada.ca/event/depression-anxiety-young-adults/

5. UTGSU: Health and Dental Insurance Opt-out and Opt-in Period: January 1-30, 2017

IMPORTANT: The Health & Dental Insurance Change-of-Coverage Period for NEW students only starting in January 2017 is January 1-30,2017. Full and part-time graduate students are automatically covered by the UTGSU Health & Dental Plan. There is no waiting period to be enrolled on the plan, however, there is a blackout period for students starting in January (until March 1st) for submitting the claims. The University sends the list of all active students directly to the broker to be uploaded on the Green Shield System after the enrollment period is completed. Please visit our website for more info: www.utgsu.ca/insurance.

6. Financial Survival Workshop and Fair

Learn about helpful financial resources & information, including: Practical ways of budgeting and saving money, on campus student services and family resources, dealing with debt, OSAP, tax credits and deductions, what grant committees are looking for and extended Health and Dental benefit plans and student discounts. When: January 25th, 2017. Where: Hart house East Commons. Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

What better way to start a new year than a celebration? Join us for our Winter Week of Welcome happening from January 16-19, 2017. We will be hosting a variety of events such as, a Wine and Cheese Reception at Hart House for incoming Winter enrolled graduate students, and a clothing swap and pub night for all current and incoming students. To register for these free events or to find out more information, click here: UTGSU Winter Week of Welcome. If you have any questions or accessibility requests, please contact the UTGSU Communications and Promotions Coordinator by email at communications@utgsu.ca or phone at (416) 978-6233.

7. Working For Change: Connecting The Dots from Degree to Career, Jan. 27th 2-4:30PM, William Doo Auditorium

WORKING FOR CHANGE
CONNECTING THE DOTS: FROM DEGREE TO CAREER
·        Identify Skills and Knowledge from your Degree
·        Create Career Goals
·        Share Resources with Peers
·        Generate Career Possibilities

DATE: Friday, January 27, 2017
TIME: 2 pm - 4:30pm

LOCATION: William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks St.

REGISTRATION: To register or inquire about accessibility click on: cln.utoronto.ca
(Go to ‘Events and Workshops/St. George Calendar’)
Light refreshments will be served
Register early!  Space is limited.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/801710429987856/



8. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Recognition Award 

The IDERD Recognition Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have contributed outstanding work and initiatives in an effort to eliminate racial discrimination and advance anti-racism throughout the U of T community in support of our overall commitment to diversity, equity and excellence, and in keeping with the University’s mission. Nomination Deadline: January 16, 2017. Read more about the IDERD Recognition Award online.

9.    DEEP 2017 RFP - Accepting Applications

The Engineering Outreach Office has opened up our Request for Proposals (RFP) for DEEP instructors for the 2017 summer program. We are looking for graduate students interested in sharing their research and providing a unique, hands-on experience for the high school students who participate in DEEP. I invite you to share this opportunity with those who may be interested. Attached are the RFP instructions, which can also be found on our website:  http://uoft.me/EOO-JOBS. The RFP closes January 24, 2017. Any questions may be directed to Associate Director, Dawn Britton at dawwb@ecf.utoronto.ca.

Since it began in 2003, DEEP has brought together over 10,000 students to explore some of the most innovative topics in engineering and science today—taught by some of our Faculty’s top alumni, PhD candidates, and Master’s and undergraduate students. The program is designed to expose bright young minds to concepts usually presented in the upper years of an undergraduate degree or in graduate school. To learn more about DEEP, visit our website:  http://deepsummeracademy.com

10. Women's March on Washington TO Sat. Jan. 21, 2017

Across Turtle Island (North America) we have seen a rise in acts of hate coinciding with the American election. On Saturday, January 21, join us for a march to unite our communities in Toronto and to speak out. We come together to say we will not be silent in the face of the hate that has threatened, demonized and insulted so many of us – Muslims, Jews, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants and those with precarious or no legal status, members of the LGBTTQQ2SI communities, differently abled people and women.In the spirit of saying no to hate and yes to justice, equity and social change, people around the world will be mobilizing and resisting as Trump is inaugurated. The lived experiences of colonialism and anti-black racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, sexism and oppression has existed long before Trump, but we worry that the recent US election has provided a new wave that normalizes and makes hate acceptable.Now is a critical moment to come together to send a united message. We cannot afford to be silent or idle. Let us continue to push for justice for the most marginalized and oppressed among us.

Interested in volunteering to support this march?
Email TOWomensMarch@gmail.com or fill out this short form: (https://form.jotform.com/63466637759271)

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Muriel Fung Student Appreciation Award 2016

Congratulations to the two Muriel Fung Student Appreciation Award winners! These two students truly represented the spirit of this award through their outstanding dedication to the OISE community. Their work has not only encouraged community development, but has improved the lives of the students at OISE. Congratulations to Mimi Masson and Emily Moorhouse! 

 

Anti-Harassment Statement

Discrimination and harassment are illegal practices under the Ontario Human Rights Code. OISE’s Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is committed to ensuring that all members are free from harassment and discrimination. Executive members of the GSA have the right to refuse communication of its members if the Executive member feels threatened. Harassment and discrimination denies Executive members their right to fully participate in their role as student leaders. Any GSA member has the right to contact authorities in emergency situations and to report harassment to Human Resources and Community Safety offices. In order to ensure that all communication remains professional and respectful, please only email Executive members to their GSA email, not personal emails. 

 

Digest Listserv

The GSA publishes a new, weekly, listserv to keep OISE graduate students up to date on current events at the GSA and announcements by the Graduate Student Union.  Students have the option of opting-in or out of this listserve.  

If you have anything to add to the listserv, email it by Tuesday to go out the following day, to president.gsa@utoronto.ca.

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