1. Conference Bursaries due January 15th
2. Library Materials due back January 15th
3. New health benefits OPT OUT period! Deadline January 18th
4. Intramural Volleyball
5. What do YOU want in a Student Centre? _______________________________________________________________________
1. Conference Busaries
GSA Conference Bursary Applications are due Tuesday January 15th. Applications are to be dropped off either in person 10am-2pm Mon-Thurs at the GSA Office Wallis Hall 223 Traill College OR by interoffice mail at no cost. For more information contact: Shrikaar Kambhampati (VP Finance) firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Library Materials due back January 15th.
Please be aware that library materials checked out in the Fall semester are due January 15th. There have been some issues with overdue notices going to Gmail spam folders, so please renew or return your materials by January 15th as a failure to receive a courtesy overdue notice is not an eligible reason to appeal your late fine. The issue has been brought to the attention of IT and the Library Advisory Committee. To find out how to renew items online, or look into the Fines Appeal Policy, follow this link:
3. New health benefits Opt Out period
Green Shield has agreed to have the health benefits opt-out option opened up for the new semester. This is for any new grad students starting out this semester who wish to opt-out and for any of the students who opted out through the TCSA website in the fall.
The opt-out period will be open from January 7th – January 18th and can be accessed through this link:
In order to complete the opt-out process you need to provide 3 pieces of information. 1) a valid student number; 2) a functional email address; and 3) Proof of comparable coverage from another insurance plan.
If you have any questions please e-mail email@example.com
Interested in getting involved in intramural sports this semester? There are a few people interested in playing volleyball, but not enough for a team yet. Games are Wednesday nights, between 7 and 10 pm. Please e-mail Kaiti for more information or to join the team! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
5. What do YOU want in a Student Centre?
Hello graduate students,
What would you, as a Grad Student, like to see in a centralized Student Centre? I am the Grad Student Rep on a Task Force looking at planning a Student Centre for Trent University. The idea is that the Student Centre will be a stand-alone building fulfilling a variety of student needs on campus.
So far ideas for this Student Centre include (in no particular order):
Common space (e.g. social space)
Office space for clubs and groups
Centralized location for student services (including university-delivered and student-delivered services)
More food services
If you have ideas about what you would like in a Student Centre or any questions, please e mail me at email@example.com/or check out the post on the Trent Graduate Students’ Association Facebook page. I will set up an in-person open forum/discussion type of thing in the near future, but hopefully this will do in the interim. I look forward to your suggestions.