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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Coping with Imposter Syndrome in Grad School Event

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with UTM’s Health and Counselling Centre and Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre to bring you an event with guest speakers and panelists to discuss a topic that affects many graduate students – imposter syndrome. The event is on Wednesday, November 25th from 5 to 6:30pm.

Please sign up for the event using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coping-with-imposter-syndrome-in-grad-school-tickets-129331854057

All event attendees will receive a food voucher for attending ($25 value)!!

Once you register for the event, please fill out this brief survey to find out your unique character strengths! We will be using the results in one of our event activities: https://www.viacharacter.org/

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Halloween Bingo Event

We would like to invite you all to our virtual Halloween Bingo Event 🎃. Our event will be held over zoom on Friday, October 30th from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Please make sure to sign up to get your free bingo card at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/utmags-halloween-bingo-tickets-126593978999. After registering, we will email you your bingo card as well as the zoom link for the event.

Players will have the opportunity to win gift cards from Amazon, Uber Eats, Chapters, Starbucks, and Roots (the choice is yours)! We will have lots of prizes so your chances of winning are pretty high 😉.

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New UTMAGS Logo!

Check out the new UTMAGS logo! Isn’t it awesome ? Congratulations to the designer and winner of the logo contest – Tudor Radu!

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UTMAGS HOLIDAY PARTY

Our annual holiday party will be on Friday December 6th starting at 5:30 pm at the Blind Duck. Entrance by donation to the Food Bank or $5

This year there will be hundreds of dollars worth of prizes to be won from the raffle! Raffle tickets are 5 dollars for 10 tickets
FIRST PRIZE: PS4 with 3 games

SECOND PRIZE: Two Toronto Raptors ticket

THIRD PRIZE: Kindle eReader

FOURTH PRIZE: JBL HeadphonesPlus several gift cards and chocolate prizes!
Want more prizes? The winners of the trivia contest and gingerbread contest will also win prizes!
Caribbean Food for dinner! Including Jerk Chicken, Steamed Vegetables, Macaroni Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, and Bread Pudding!

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UTMAGS new logo is…..

Thank you to all the artists who submitted a design! We are excited to show you all their hard work. Please carefully look through all the options and decide on your favourite logo

https://forms.gle/ndWuayTxUouVB5oF6
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