UTMAGS Halloween Party!

Hey Grad Students!

You are invited to our UTMAGS Halloween Event 👻🎃

We will be hosting our event on Thursday, October 27th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Grad lounge (2068B in Davis Building). So please make sure to save the date and bring your appetite! 

There will be pizza (with vegetarian options), candy, games, and we will also have a Halloween movie playing during our event as well. 👻

Grad students in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win Amazon gift cards! We will also be giving away prizes for winners of our games at the event. 💸

If you haven’t already done so, please RSVP so we can estimate how much food to order: https://forms.gle/oDatyCzTxoXKxFZh8

We hope to see you soon! 😊

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2022 Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)

In collaboration with the Vice-Dean Graduate Office, and the UTM Library, we are excited to invite you to this year’s UTM Graduate Student Research Colloquium which will be held in-person. This event will be held over two afternoons – Tuesday, May 3rd, from 3:00-5:00 pm will be the poster presentations and Wednesday, May 4th, from 2:00-4:00 pm will be the oral presentations.

At 4:00 pm, special guest speaker, Ron Deibert, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affair and Public Policy, UofT will give a talk titled ‘Tracking the Global Spread and Harms of Digital Espionage’. Please see the attached poster for further details.

Free poster printing will be available, sponsored by the Vice-Dean Graduate Office. IMPORTANT: Please read the attached printing parameters and award’s criteria that were shared by email.

When submitting your abstract please indicate whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation. There are a limited number of oral presentation slots; abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be given a poster presentation.

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to participate.

The registration deadline is, Friday, April 22nd, by end of day.

Please access the following link to register, https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JsKqeAMvTUuQN7RtVsVSEPkn-BxJBoFJks_0U6vuuMRUNVRMTkdMRUJMUVIxNjlCMktFR1dVODlaVy4u

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UTMAGS Valentine’s Day Paint Nite

You’re invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with UTMAGS! Join us for an online paint nite on Tuesday, February 15th from 6 to 7:30 PM. There are lots of prizes to be won! 

The deadline to register for the event is Friday, January 11th at 11:59 PM, and can be done on Eventbrite by clicking here.

All attendees who attend the entire event will receive an Amazon gift card ($15) to contribute towards supplies. There will be additional opportunities during the event to win additional gift cards! Affordable suppliers of paint supplies include: Walmart and Dollarama

Please bring the following to the event: Canvas (your choice of size), Paint (your choice of paint type), Brushes, Pot of water, Pencil


What will we be painting? You can choose to paint your own design, or if you would prefer a guided tutorial, we will be playing a painting tutorial over Zoom in the background. If you would rather have a guided tutorial, please choose your painting theme preference when signing up and we will play a painting tutorial that matches the majority vote.
Options include: Woodland scene, Sunset, Valentine’s Day Theme (heart/flowers), Your own suggestion

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UTMAGS Holiday Event!

Hey UTM Grad Students!

You’re invited to join us at the annual UTMAGS Holiday Event on Wednesday, December 15th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm 😊❄️⛄

Please join our virtual event for some fun games including Trivia, an Ugly Sweater Competition and a raffle, where winners will have the chance to win prizes like a PS5, AirPods, Amazon gift cards, and much more!! 💰🎁

Here is the Event Brite link to get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/utmags-holiday-trivia-tickets-223077018367

Here is the Zoom information: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/86939776862; Meeting ID: 869 3977 6862; Passcode: SNOW

Please continue reading below to find out how to win some of our great prizes!!

*** UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER COMPETITION ***

The Ugly Christmas Sweater competition will have prizes for the 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place winners! You must email us (utmags.utm@gmail.com) a picture of yourself in your favourite ugly Christmas sweater by Tuesday, December 14th, 11:59 pm👕

Ugly Christmas Sweater prizes include:

1st place: $60 Amazon gift card

2nd place: $40 Amazon gift card

3rd place: $30 Amazon gift card

*** RAFFLE TICKETS ***

Raffle tickets are $0.50 each and you can buy them here: https://rafflecreator.com/pages/54165/utmags-holiday-raffle

Raffle prizes include: ZERO WASTE KIT, FITBIT, BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS, AIRPODS, NINTENDO SWITCH, IPAD MINI, PS5

*** TRIVIA ***

Trivia rules will be explained at the beginning of the event before we get started. We will have 10 rounds of trivia with 8 questions each and a different topic for every round – anything from TV, sports, holidays, and more! The top 3 winners of each round will receive a $25, $20, $15 Amazon gift cards. That’s 30 prizes altogether — $600 dollars in giftcards!!! Please note that there is a limit of 3 prizes per student so more people can try to win.

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Halloween Bingo Event

Hey Grad Students!You are all invited to our virtual Halloween Bingo Event 🎃. Our event will be held over zoom on Wednesday, October 27th at 5:30 pm.

There are lots of prizes to be claimed! Players will have a chance of winning Amazon gift cards totalling a value of $500! 💰💰💰

Please make sure to sign up to get your free bingo card and Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/utmags-halloween-bingo-tickets-192542067507

Please continue reading below to find out how to win some of our great prizes!!

*** HALLOWEEN COSTUME COMPETITION ***

The Halloween Costume competition will have prizes for the 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place winners! You must email us a picture of yourself in your Halloween costume by Tuesday, October 26th 5:30pm!🦹‍♀️🧛🧟‍♀️

Halloween Costume prizes include:

·               1st place: $50 Amazon gift card

·               2nd place: $30 Amazon gift card

·               3rd place: $20 Amazon gift card

*** BINGO GAME ***

We will be emailing out your Bingo cards before the event and explaining the BINGO rules during our event. There are 14 prizes that can be won during our 2 rounds of BINGO!! Winners will receive Amazon gift cards! 💸💸 (Please note: a maximum of 2 prizes can be given out to the same individual during the game to give everyone a better chance of winning)

We hope to see you there! 🎃

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Grad Chats hosted in collaboration with the RGASC

Together with the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, we are bringing you Grad Chats – a virtual space for graduate students to connect, hang-out, learn, and chat together!

The event will run on every second Thursday starting on October 7, 2021 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. It will be hosted virtually on Gather.town at the following link: https://gather.town/invite?token=igmagojr (Password: UTMgrad2021)

More information about the event can be found here: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/asc/graduate-students/grad-chats

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Radical Self Care – Upcoming Weekly Sessions

We are partnering with the HCC to bring you a weekly mental health event on Radical Self Care!

Date & Time: Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, from April 21 to May 12, 2021

Please register here: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/radical-self-care-graduate-students

Taking time to care for ourselves in a world that demands we prioritize other tasks and people first is a radical act. In the context of our ever-busy lives, self-care often gets framed as ‘selfish’ or ‘indulgent’, leaving many feeling conflicted and unmotivated to engage. Together in the group, we will support one another in exploring this systemic challenge, as well as learn strategies to take back control over protecting and meeting our human need for rejuvenation and self-preservation.

Please note that group members will be asked to provide facilitators with a contact phone number, emergency contact and current Ontario address prior to the start of each group session.

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UTMAGS Valentine’s Day Event! ❤️

We are excited to invite you to our Valentine’s Day Event! The event will be on Friday, February 12th from 5 to 6:30 pm. There will be multiple rounds of trivia and winners will receive Amazon gift cards! Also, all attendees will be automatically entered into a draw to win a $200 Air BnB gift card! 🤑😍💸🥰

Please sign up to the event using this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/utmags-valentines-day-trivia-tickets-138850241811

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UTMAGS Holiday Event! ❄️⛄️

We hope you are all getting excited for our Holiday Event on Friday, December 18th 4 to 5:30pm 😊❄️⛄️

Please join our virtual event for some fun games including Bingo, an Ugly Sweater Competition and a raffle, where winners will have the chance to win prizes like a PS5, AirPods, Amazon gift cards, and much more!! 💰🎁

Here is the Event Brite link to get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/utmags-christmas-party-tickets-132274531685

The Zoom link will be sent out before the event. 

Please continue reading below to find out how to win some of our great prizes!!

*** UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER COMPETITION ***

The Ugly Christmas Sweater competition will have prizes for the 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rdplace winners! You must email us a picture of yourself in your favourite ugly Christmas sweater by Thursday, December 17th 11:59pm! 👕

Ugly Christmas Sweater prizes include:

·         1st place: $60 Amazon gift card

·         2nd place: $40 Amazon gift card

·         3rd place: $30 Amazon gift card

*** RAFFLE TICKETS ***

Raffle tickets are $0.50 each and you can buy them here: https://rafflecreator.com/pages/44414/utmags-xmas-raffle

Raffle prizes include:

ZERO WASTE KIT

·         FITBIT

·         BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

·         AIRPODS

·         NINTENDO SWITCH

·         IPAD MINI

·         PS5

We will be emailing out your Bingo cards before the event and explain the BINGO rules during our event. There are 24 prizes that can be won during our 2 rounds of BINGO!! Winners will receive Amazon gift cards! 💸💸

We hope you can make it ❄️⛄️

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3MT Competition!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a preliminary heat to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition virtually on Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. The event is open to all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from all departments, faculties and graduate programs to present their research in a short competition.

Each graduate student and post-doc will have three minutes and only one static slide to present their research to an audience from all academic backgrounds. The winner of the UTM 3MT competition will advance to the semi-finals at the St. George campus.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three presenters:
Graduate student 1st place prize – $300
Graduate student runner-up prize – $100
Post-doctoral fellow 1st place prize – $100

We encourage all graduate students and post-docs to participate, earn valuable experience and add on to their CVs.

Registration and details of the 3MT can be accessed via this link: https://lnkd.in/dRaXhSx

*** Register by Wednesday, December 9, 2020 ***

Once you have registered, we will send out detailed rules for the competition, but you can check out the 3MT site for more information: https://lnkd.in/d9Nm3YH

We hope to see you all there!

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