GRC 2019 is Happening!

Hey grad students,

The GRC is being held again this year on Tuesday, April 30th for posters 4-6pm in the New North Atrium and Wednesday, May 1st for talks 9am-6pm in IB150. Make sure to seize the opportunity to let the UTM community know what you’re working on and learn a little about other work. There will be refreshments and hors-d’oeuvres during the poster presentations and a dinner with awards following the talks. You will need to register using the following link: https://secure.utm.utoronto.ca/grc-2019/ (Registration links are found at the top of the page)

This year, the Associate Dean, Graduate Office will support free poster printing. Please email copy.utm@utoronto.ca for printing your poster.



 Oral talks should be 12 minutes and an abstract submission is required for all presentations. Abstracts are due Friday, April 12th by 5pm. 

Hope to see you all there!


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Pi Day!

Hey Grads!
Pi Day is right around the corner, so come on by the grad lounge on Mar 14 from 12 – 2 pm to celebrate with some pizza and pie!
See-ya there!

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Valentine’s Day is Here!

Hey Grads,

Drop by the grad lounge tomorrow at noon (Feb 14) for our Valentine’s Day event! We will be serving Lasagna, with meat and veggie options, as well as a candy bar with lots of candy! See the attached poster for more information.
Hope to see you there! UTMAGS Valentines Day
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February RGASC Events!

Hey Grads, check out these upcoming events from the RGASC!

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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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