Council

2019-2020 UTGSU Council Meetings
meetings start at 6:10pm sharp

Date and LocationAgendaSupporting DocumentsMinutes
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April

Click here to access the Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes from the 2018/2019 Year on the UTGSU Archive.

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact executivedirector@utgsu.ca.

UTGSU Council Member Engagement

The UTGSU encourages the full active participation of its Course Union members. Participation comes in many forms: attending and contributing to a discussion, volunteering to join a committee, and submitting a motion. The monthly meetings of the UTGSU Council are open to all graduate students, although only UTGSU Representatives may speak and vote. Approximately 160 Representatives from every Course Union discuss and vote on various issues.

Over the years Council has dealt with the mundane to the esoteric, such as preposterous tuition increases, university blunders, student income tax deductions, divestment in South Africa, the War in the Gulf, student involvement in departmental committees, comprehensive exams, childcare at U of T, housing in Toronto, SGS Bursaries, etc.

Council also receives reports from the UTGSU Executive and spokespeople for groups on campus and in the community. Each UTGSU community member’s contribution is valuable and highly welcomed.

Contact

For general or logistical enquires: executivedirector@utgsu.ca.

For specific content issues surrounding Council meetings: chair@utgsu.ca.

For errors or minor edits to Council Minutes: secretary@utgsu.ca.

Speaking Rights for UTGSU Members

UTGSU Council Meetings are governed by Bourinot’s Rules of Order.

All UTGSU Members are encouraged to attend General Council meetings and may be extended speaking rights if they have something relevant to contribute to a specific discussion. To attain speaking rights, the Member should ask their Course Union Representative to move a motion once the meeting reaches the item they wish to speak to. The motion would typically be worded as:

BIRT the UTGSU Council extend speaking rights to (name, name, name, etc.) for an item (number and name of the item).

If the motion passes the Member requesting speaking rights will be allowed to speak. They may not participate in a debate on the motion that would extend them speaking rights.

View Old Council Documents

Some documents are available digitally in the archive page. This archive us under construction, so not all documents are available online. To view any document, members can make an appointment with  executivedirector@utgsu.ca to come in and view the minute books in the record’s room at the UTGSU offices if you wish to view old Council documents.