Get Involved

Join a Committee or Caucus

The UTGSU has a number of Committees and Caucuses that members can get involved in! Most of our committees and caucuses are open to all UTGSU members. Check out our Committee and Caucus pages for information on each group. We will update this page with openings on the Committees and Caucuses so be sure to check back in!


The UTGSU is starting up our new Campaigns and Activism Team. If you have new ideas on how to make life better for graduate students or simply want to make the world a better place – join our team! For more information please email:

Attend a UTGSU event

Check out the UTGSU calendar for upcoming events! Please note not all Committee and Caucus events are advertised, so be sure to be in touch with the chair of a group you are particularly interested in joining.

Emails & Listservs

Council Rep Listserv

All Councillors are expected to introduce themselves to the UTGSU Membership and Advocacy Coordinator early in the year, and to subscribe to the UTGSU Council email listserv, where much Council business is announced.  Please contact to sign up the the listserv. Once subscribed, it is your responsibility to send the weekly UTGSU Digest, in its entirety, as well as any relevant emails from the UTGSU Council listserv to all students in your department.

Weekly Digest/Newsletter

The UTGSU Digest is currently sent to all graduate students via a listserv run by the University. You do not need to forward this email to your members.

If you, or any other member of your Course Union, currently do not receive the digest but would like to be on the mailing list, you are welcome to join.

To subscribe to the digest, send an email to with the subject: “Please Subscribe to Digest Listserv”.

Work With Us

Board of Appeal Chair

The UTSGU is looking for a Board of Appeal Chair. All candidates must be members of the UTGSU. Experience in chairing, mediation, the ability to work well under pressure, and proven ability to handle confidential information with care will be considered an asset. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with care. Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to upholding principles of equity and anti-oppression are an asset. Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter and resume, in a single file labelled [LastName, First Initial_BOAChair] to with “BOA Application” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is August 5th at 5 pm EST. The honorarium for this role is $300.

Council Chair

The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union is currently seeking to hire a Chair for the UTGSU Board of Directors for the 2022/23 academic year.  Preference will be given to Members of the UTGSU, but all experienced candidates are welcome to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter as a single document to by August 5th at 5 pm EST.

Applicants are encouraged to highlight any virtual chairing experiences and familiarity using Zoom. An honorarium is provided to the Chair and only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. The UTGSU is committed to employment equity. Women, racialized persons, Black and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, queer and trans persons are encouraged to apply for this position.