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20th Annual Graduate Students Symposium


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The Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students’ Association (NMCGSA) invites you to save the date, and to join us on occasion of the 20th Anniversary Graduate Students’ Symposium to be held at Hart House on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

The Symposium will run from 10am–5pm, with reception to follow. All students and faculty that register to attend will be provided with a complimentary lunch at Hart House in the spacious Debates Room, as well as a fully catered buffet dinner to follow in the Music Room.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite:  https://nmcgsasymposium.eventbrite.com/

For more information please contact: nmcgsasymposium@gmail.com

Programme Schedule:

Two concurrent sessions will be running throughout the day at Hart House:

  • 10 am to 12 pm – Morning Programme (Two sessions)
  • 12 pm to 1 pm – Lunch (Registration required)
  • 1 pm to 5 pm – Afternoon Programme (Two sessions)
  • 5 pm to 9 pm – Reception (Registration required)

*Full programme will be posted in late February

Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST) Add to Calendar
Hart House – 7 Hart House Circle Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 CA – View Map

September 6th

Selling and Buying Used Textbooks


A great resource for all students is http://tusbe.com/! You can sell and buy used textbooks from students all over Toronto. There is also a discount textbook store at 229 College Street, right across the UofT Bookstore.

September 1st

Volleyball Signups

From Silvia Zago,
PhD Candidate

welcome to NMC and, for those of you who are not new, welcome back to a new year!

As the new academic year approaches fast, so do also all our committments in academia. So, if you need a break from studying and being stressed out about deadlines and papers (of course you will need it!), come and join our volleyball team to let off some steam and have lots of fun with your fellow NMC grad students!

We play in the Recreational Division of the league, which means you can join us even if you have never played volleyball before. It is a co-ed league, so everyone is welcome.

From October on (and until the end of March), the team will be engaged in friendly games with the other teams in the Recreational Division, for usually one time per week, in an hour game. The games are usually scheduled to take place between 5 and 10pm (although the 8-9pm or the 9-10pm slots are very rarely scheduled for games). As for the days, we usually played on Tuesdays in the past years.

The deadline for signing a team up for volleyball at the GSU is usually around mid-September, but I can’t say for sure when it is now, since the UTGSU webpage (https://www.utgsu.ca/athletics/gsu-volleyball-league/) hasn’t been updated yet. So the earlier you sign up, the better it is!

If you are interested in joining our team, please write me an email (to silvia.zago@mail.utoronto.ca) with your name and last name, student number, and also indicating a day when you could NOT play because you have other commitments. All of this will be required when signing up in the division.

There will also be a sing-up sheet at the Graduate Students Orientation day, Thursday September 10, where one of the members of our team will briefly speak about volleyball.

If you have any questions, or for further information, please get in touch with me (details below).

I hope many of you will be interested, and I’m looking forward to playing together and have lots of fun!

See you on the court, I hope!

August 25th


Your Graduate Students’ Union’s annual UTGSU BBQ event will take place on Tuesday, September 8, from 4-9 pm at the UTGSU Building (16 Bancroft Ave).

There will be FREE food (corn roast & BBQ), an info fair and live music. There will be vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher and halal options:


There will also be a FREE Bikechain Safety Check at the BBQ, free bicycle safety checks from 4:00-7:00pm. Come by with your bike, and Bikechain staff and volunteers can check it over, oil it, and do some minor adjustments.

For more information, please visit: https://www.utgsu.ca/orientation-2015-2016/

UTGSU Orientation BBQ15 and Info Fair
Tuesday, September 8 at 4:00pm
UofT GSU in Toronto, Ontario

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