Welcome back to UTMAGS newish mostly-weekly newsletter! For everyone new to the UTMAGS listserv, be sure to check your inboxes every Friday for various announcements and upcoming events. This week…
**Welcome Dinner/Orientation: Thanks!**
Thank you everyone who helped out and attended the Welcome Dinner and Orientation on Monday! We had about 20 new graduate students attend the orientation, and over 100 returning students attend the dinner. Yay!
Thank you everyone who helped out with the “lab coat” fundraiser earlier this month. We raised over $4,000!
**Wanted: GSU Representative**
UTMAGS is looking for 2 additional representatives to the University of Toronto Graduate Student Union.
The GSU representative(s) shall attend all GSU Council meetings, communicate the opinions of UTM graduate students, and report on the proceedings of GSU Council to the executive committee. GSU meetings downtown which are scheduled on Monday at 6pm throughout the year (once a month).
To nominate someone simply contact UTMAGS and fill out the attached nomination form. Students may be nominated by themselves or others, so long as two other graduate students sign their nomination form.
For more information or questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Wanted: SHRL Student Housing Advisory Committee Member**
Do you live in residence?
Student Housing and Residential Life are looking for a new graduate member to join the Student Housing Advisory Committee. Student advisors will provide input and feedback to SHRL about issues such as housing policies, community-building, marketing, and budgets (RENT!).
For more information or to be nominated contact email@example.com.
**Articles of Interest**
Via the Career Center, an article from an industry professional to grad students considering the move from research to industry: http://www.marsdd.com/2011/09/13/leaving-the-bench-how-life-sciences-grads-can-enter-the-business-world
Fresh from The Varsity, The U of T student newspaper based out of the St. George Campus, an opinion piece on the “workaholic lifestyle” so widespread in young academia: http://thevarsity.ca/articles/47424
Fun fact of the week: Dr. Seuss coined the term “nerd”. It first appeared in his 1950 children’s book “If I Ran the Zoo”.