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Nov
25

2017 Federal Advocacy Asks — Research Funding

Undergraduate students have limited opportunities to engage in research through Tri-Council agencies. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) offers a strong model, providing “Undergraduate Student Research Awards” which are allocated among universities, which are then advertised, applied for, and selected within university departments. Which such high numbers of social science, humanities, […]

By President | Advocacy . Research
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Nov
21

Update on CUPE 3902 Negotiations

As many students already know, the agreement between CUPE 3902 and the University of Toronto is set to expire next year. CUPE 3902 represents all TAs and contract lecturers at U of T. The current agreement is the result of the 2015 TA strike. CUPE and the university have been negotiating since the beginning of […]

By President | Academic . Advocacy
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Nov
13

Leave of Absence Policy: Concerns Raised

***Note that this document may not reflect changes made since publishing. A live version is accessible here. Did we miss something? Let us know here.** To date, we’ve raised the following concerns to the Office of the Vice-Provost Students and/or the University Affairs Board: Definitions (p. 2) – Every Student Support Team should include at […]

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Nov
08

Proposed Leave of Absence Policy

The U of T is proposing a new Leave of Absence Policy. Based on our understanding, we’ve compiled the current process and a summary of the ombudspersons reports, that here. To date, we’ve raised several concerns at meetings with the Office of the Vice-Provost Students and at University Affairs Board in October. A compiled list of our […]

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Oct
28

#Students4theReport by the Numbers

Learn more at www.sp-exchange.ca.

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Equity 101 Cards Released

In keeping with the trend of educational equity campaigns, the UTSU has developed a campaign focused on providing students with accessible resources in order to teach them and make them more aware of the higher concepts of equity that they may not have knowledge of.  To this end we’ve developed a framework and materials through […]

By President | Advocacy
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Oct
11

Our Turn: A National, Student-Led Action Plan to End Campus Sexual Violence

The University of Toronto Student Union is proud to support the Our Turn National Student Action Plan to End Campus Sexual Violence. We are joining twenty student unions from eight provinces across Canada, including student unions from the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa. Three students […]

By President | Advocacy . Announcement
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Aug
22

Notice of Annual General Meeting Motions Deadline

The University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) Annual General Meeting is coming up! Any full-time undergraduate student can submit proposals for consideration, as well as attend, hold proxies and vote. In order to put items on the agenda, the UTSU must receive motions for consideration at the general meeting in advance. The deadline for receipt […]

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