Winter Term TGSA Meetings

The TGSA Board will be holding our regular meetings on the following dates (in the Jay Boardroom at TST):

  • February 7th, 2018, 3-5pm
  • March 7th, 20018, 3-5pm

The TGSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday April 12th Wednesday April 4th starting at 3:00pm. We will continue the tradition of holding a brief AGM followed immediately by an end-of-term social.

All TGSA members are welcome to come to regular meetings as well as the AGM. If you would like to speak to the full board or suggest an agenda item, please get in touch with one of the executive members at least two days prior to the meeting.

Proposed Agenda Feb 7th

# Item Description Presenter Purpose
1 Opening Prayer Allison
2 Housekeeping Approve minutes from Jan Allison Approve
3 Treasurer Update Financial updates

Conference Travel Grants

Gord Discuss
4 Conference Updates TGSA Conference 2018 MJ Inform
5 Referendum Update Update on process

Vote on question language

Robyn Discuss

Approve

6 Third Thursday Updates Debrief January – Pub outing

Feb 15th , March 15th Plans

Allison Plan
7 PD Updates January PD – debrief

February PD – plan

Fiona

Amy

Inform & Plan
8 Academic Update Reports on matters from AC and GSC

Library Committee

Fiona Inform & Discuss
9 College/Area Updates Reps present relevant info to board Various Inform
10 Advocacy St Mike’s update

Funding for international students

Allison Discuss
11 Communication Plans TGSA Email – January Update

 

Allison Plan
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Notice of Referendum

The TST Graduate Students Association (TGSA) is holding a referendum this year on two questions. The first is a question of changes to the TGSA constitution. The second is about whether TST graduate students should migrate from membership in UTSU (University of Toronto Student Union) to UTGSU (University of Toronto Graduate Student Union, henceforth GSU).

A town hall meeting on these questions is scheduled for January 31, 3:30 – 5:30pm in Room 119 at Emmanuel College.

Please see our referendum page for more information.

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January Board Meeting

Happy New Year! The first TGSA Board meeting of 2018 will be held on January 10th from 3:00-5:00pm. All regular meetings of the TGSA board are open to all TGSA members so please feel welcome to attend.

Agenda

# Item Description Presenter
1 Opening Prayer   Allison
2 Housekeeping Approve minutes from Nov

Winter Term Schedules

Allison
3 Referendum Committee Update on progress thus far Robyn
4 Conference Updates TGSA Conference 2018 MJ
5 Third Thursday Updates Debrief December 14th – Skate night

January 19th, Feb 15th , March 15th Plans

Allison
6 PD Updates January PD

February PD – new lead

Fiona

?

7 VP Academic Update Reports on matters from AC and GSC Fiona
8 College/Area Updates Reps present relevant info to board Various
9 Communication Plans TGSA Email – January Update

 

Allison
10 Other Business?    
11 Adjourn  
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Friends and Family Skate Night

We are celebrating the end of term with a skate night! We will gather at the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen’s Quay West) starting at 4:00pm. Snacks and treats will be provided. There is space for a picnic dinners, and a licensed cafe (Boxcar Social) right beside the rink if we need a warm-up. Don’t have your own skates? No problem! Rentals are available at the rink! Further details, including rental prices, are available in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/376460876136987/

We hope to see you there!

 

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TGSA Annual Graduate Student Conference

TGSA March Conference Poster

We look forward to building our scholarly community together on March 23rd at Knox College. Submissions for our 2018 conference are now open. For further details please visit https://tgsa.sa.utoronto.ca/conference/

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TGSA Conference Travel Awards

Twice each term TGSA sponsors an award competition for members presenting at conferences. We are pleased to announce we had two winners for our Fall 2017 competition.

Shaun Brown of Wycliffe College. Shaun presented his paper entitled “George Lindbeck’s Early Israelology: A ‘Catholic Protestant’ Perspective on the Reformation” at this year’s AAR in the Ecclesiological Investigations Unit section “Church Perspectives on the Legacy of the Reformation” on Sunday November 19.

Jun Sato of Wycliffe College.  Jun presented his paper entitled “Grammaticalization of Qatil Verbs in Biblical Hebrew,” at this year’s SBL in the “Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew” Program Unit.

TGSA extends its congratulations to Shaun and Jun on their successful presentations. Members – keep your eyes open for our next Conference Travel Grant competition in 2018.

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