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

*All meeting dates and times subject to change*

Date and LocationAgendaSupporting DocumentsMinutes
June 3, 2019
Wilson Hall – New College
Room 1016
June 11, 2019
Wilson Hall – New College
Room 1017
AgendaDraft April, 23 2019 Minutes
Draft Amendments to Policy 01.21
Draft Amendments to Bylaw Article 14
Draft Amendment to Bylaw Article 12
July 31, 2019
Koffler House – Room 108
August 20, 2019
McLennan Physical
Room 103
AgendaSupporting DocumentsMinutes
September 24, 2019
Banting Institute
Room 131
AgendaSupporting Documents
2019-2020 Course Union Manual
October 7, 2019 6:30 PM
Wilson Hall, New College
Room 1016
AgendaSupporting Documents
October 29, 2019
Wilson Hall, New College
Room 1017
AgendaSupporting Documents
Social Justice Education Student Caucus Constitution
November 26, 2019
Wilson Hall, New College
Room 1017
AgendaSupporting Documents
Annual General Meeting
December 5, 2019

O.I.S.E (252 Bloor St West)
Room G162 (OISE Auditorium)
December Council Meeting
December 10, 2019

Earth Sciences Building
Room B142

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


All Council Meetings take place in a wheelchair accessible space. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact

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.


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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 is under construction, so not all documents are available online. To view any document, members can make an appointment with 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.