UTMAGS Holiday Event: Ugly Holiday Sweaters!

Hi Grads!


To celebrate this holiday season, UTMAGS is hosting a holiday event! Come by the Blind Duck Pub on Dec 6th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and bring your ugliest holiday sweater! There will be food (halal and veggie friendly), drinks and candy bars, plus a trivia competition and raffle. Best of all, we are having an ugly sweater competition (see below for details)! Entrance is 2 food drive donations, or $5. Food drive and raffle proceeds will go to charity.


To sign up for the ugly sweater competition, email hamna.fayyaz@mail.utoronto.ca with group member names (and graduate departments and she can arrange a time to hand out kits via email).

Kit with sweater and basic decorations are provided (but you can use your own decorations as well) (10 kits in total)

Sign up closes Dec 5 at 7pm.

One group member must wear and participate in a small “fashion” show. Audience votes on best sweater aUTMAGS Christmas Partynd the first place team members receive a prize.

So come on by for an evening of fun activities, and celebrate the holiday season with your fellow grad students!

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Becoming a Productive Writer

Hey Grads, see attached poster for an exciting now opportunity to improve you writing skills for grad school!

Writing for Grads



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RGASC Writing Shops are Hosted Next Week!

Hi graduate students,

The RGASC is hosting two writing workshops next week. Register today!

Workshop One: Editing your work for science students (with a focus on sentences and paragraphs)

Date and Time: Wednesday November 7th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: NE 4107

To register: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/asc/editing-your-work-science-students-focus-sentences-and-paragraphs-registration

Workshop Two: Editing your work for humanities and social sciences students (with a focus on sentences and paragraphs)

Date and Time: Thursday November 8th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: NE 4107

To register: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/asc/editing-your-work-humanities-and-social-sciences-students-focus-sentences-and-paragraphs


Workshops’ description:

We all know how rare it is for good and clear writing to happen in first drafts. For most of us, most of the time, it’s the editing stage (or editing stages!) that turns a collection of good ideas into a good text. In this workshop, we’ll discuss and use best practices in editing, focusing especially on working on the sentence and paragraph level. In addition to working through issues of grammar and basic syntactical rules, we’ll work on deepening your understanding of how your choices of word order and structure affect your readers by analyzing and rewriting sample material. This workshop will help you write prose that is correct, that is clear, and that communicates what you want to communicate.

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Halloween Taco Lunch on Oct 31 – All Grads Invited!

Halloween is upon us, and you know what that means…

The UTMAGS annual Halloween lunch is here! Come join us for a free taco lunch with lots of candy on Oct. 31 at 12 pm in the grad lounge. Costumes are not required, but you’re more than welcome to bring them!

Happy Halloween and hope to see you there!UTMAGS Halloween Party

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Wellness Routes – Come and enjoy nature!

The HCC and the RAWC are initiating a new program called Wellness Routes, see the attached flyer for details. If you love nature, you will love this!

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Graduate Student Professional Development Conference (GPDC) is Next Week!

Hey Grads!
Just a friendly reminder that the Graduate Student Professional Development Conference (GPDC) will be happening next week on October 10th and 11th!
This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your transferable skills, and to help you prepare for your studies and for a competitive job market. For more information on this exciting event, please see the poster below, or visit http://uoft.me/GPDC2018.
Hope to see you there!
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2018 Summer BBQ – Free Food, Drinks, and Lots of Fun!!

Heya Grads!

The Annual UTMAGS Summer BBQ is going to be hosted at the Blind Duck on Wednesday August 29th at 4:00 pm. Come on out for some delicious food, drinks, and ice cream, it’s gonna be a blast!
See ya there!
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Smartigrass is Here!

Hey Grads!

This year’s SmartiGras is coming up next week on Wednesday, come by to celebrate summer undergraduate research at utm! Please see the attached poster for details. There will be a BBQ included!
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It’s Time for the AGM!

Come by the Grad Lounge on Wednesday, July 25th at 12 pm to participate in the Annual General Meeting, where you can share your thoughts about upcoming events for grad students!

There will be a free pizza lunch included, and all grad students are invited to attend!

AGM 2018

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The Varsity is looking for science writers!

Extra, extra, read alll about it! The Varsity is looking for some grad students to contribute to the Science section of the paper. You would write articles on events, research findings, opinions/debates, science and tech-related startups, and profiles on researchers. If you’re interested you can use this link to volunteer https://thevarsity.ca/volunteer/
There are no obligations for the writing but students who contribute 6 articles per year earn the title of Staff Writer
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