Caucuses advocate for and demand representation of their members within the UTGSU, its activities, and in the broader University community by making recommendations to General Council and by undertaking initiatives of importance to the Caucus Members. They often host events and their activities are driven by members of the caucus.
Race and Ethnicity Caucus
The Race and Ethnicity Caucus (REC) is committed to social justice, community building, and healing for self-identified racialized and/or graduate students of colour at the intersections of gender, ability, age, class, religion, and sexuality at the University of Toronto. REC is committed to advocacy, scholarship, and activism. We are particularly interested in forming networks amongst graduate students of colour across the university in order to provide information, support, and resources. Our activities include regular meetings, social events, reading groups, community dinners, panels, and much more. REC aims to be a safe space for women, trans people, non-binary gender/gender non-conforming individuals, and sick and disabled people of colour.
Interested in joining the UTGSU’s Race and Ethnicity Caucus? Consider being on the executive team!
International Students’ Caucus
The International Students’ Caucus shall act as the body that coordinates efforts centered around international graduate students’ interests and concerns. Meetings will focus on the needs of the caucus’ membership, as well as the needs of all international graduate students at the University. The Caucus shall, at minimum, be open to international students of the Union as its constituent members
The Queer Caucus of the Graduate Students’ Union is a political and social caucus for University of Toronto graduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ). This body has the goal of naming and fighting oppression, including but not limited to homophobia, heteronormativity, transphobia, and gender normativity, within and beyond the Union and the University of Toronto. The Caucus shall, at minimum, be open to students of the Union who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer as its constituent members
PROFESSIONAL students’ caucus
The Professional Graduate Students’ Caucus shall act as the body that coordinates efforts centered around the interests and concerns of graduate students belonging to professional programs. Meetings will focus on issues relevant the caucus’ membership. The Caucus shall, at minimum, be open to professional graduate students of the Union as its constituent members
boycott divestment and sanction caucus
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Caucus shall act as the body that coordinates efforts to educate and mobilize the membership and our broader community in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. The work of the Caucus includes supporting the campaign for financial divestment from companies that benefit from violations of international law and human rights abuses in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The Caucus shall, at minimum, be open to all graduate students who identify as supportive of the mandate of the Caucus.
Women and trans peoples’ caucus
The Women and Trans Peoples’ Caucus is currently seeking a chair. If you would like to be involved in revitalizing this caucus please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women and Trans People Caucus is a space for self-identified women and trans people on campus to discuss and take action on issues of sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, ageism, and ableism. This Caucus works together with other campus organizations to develop workshops, events, and programming toward this end. The Caucus shall, at minimum, be open to students of the Union who identify as women or trans as its constituent members. The Caucus may reserve the right to restrict attendance at their meetings or events to any other member of the Union, as decided by the will of the constituent members of the Caucus
This student-led group is intended to facilitate communication between students in different departments who identify as affiliated with the Royal Ontario Museum. It will be a forum to meet periodically, share information, discuss the unique issues that affect us, and will provide a means of collective representation at the ROM and U of T. There will also be funding available for events and initiatives that we may wish to plan.
If you are interested in joining the group, please fill out your contact information in the form below. We encourage you to please share this with any students to whom this might be relevant.