Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Grad Student Life News and Events for September, 2009


1. Family Care Office Upcoming Events
2. New Centre for Community Partnerships Community Service Program: Serve & Learn
3. Finding Work - Career Centre Update
4. “First Time TA” sessions for Teaching Assistants at the University of Toronto
5. Research Assistant Posting for Counseling Psychology


1. Family Care Office Upcoming Events:

Family Care Office Open House - September 22, 12 to 4 pm
Visit the Family Care Office and meet other parents on campus. Join us for Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Storytelling for Kids, Prize Draw and Free Pizza.

Schedule of Events:
All day – Pizza lunch, face-painting for the kids, and arts & crafts!
12-2pm – Obtain information on services and resources by visiting the display tables of many organizations supporting families in the community: AGO, Athletic Centre, City of Toronto Children's Services, Fit Mom, Ontario Early Years Centre, Toronto Parks and Recreation, Toronto Public Library, Toronto Preschool Speech & Language Services, Student Family Housing, and more...

1pm & 3pm – Storytelling for the kids told by staff from the Toronto Public Library1pm – Child Care Subsidy Workshop

Orientation for International Students with a Family/Partner – Friday, September 25, 2 to 3 p.m.
International Student Centre - 33 St. George St.

The orientation will provide students with important information for families and partners to help make adjustment to life in Canada easier. We will cover such topics as:
University Health Insurance Plan for families
How to find child care, apply for subsidies, programs for children
Support services for international student families on campus and in the community
English Conversation Program
Fun activities for families on/off campus
A great opportunity to meet and make friends with other spouses and partners of international students!

Saturday Drop-in for U of T Families – Saturday, September 26 (and every last Saturday of the month) 10am to 1pm
U of T Family Resource Centre at the Early Learning Centre, 7 Glen Morris St.

Bring your children and meet other U of T families! Get to know another space on campus for students and their kids, and explore the Family Resource Centre Children's Clothing Bank! Families with children up to 5 years of age are welcome. Registration is not necessary!

Fall list of workshops
Mark your calendars! Visit our website for our new and exciting list of upcoming workshops and events -

Part-time vacancies at the U of T Early Learning Centre
The Early Learning Centre has some part-time vacancies in their preschool programs at Glen Morris and OISE. These spaces are for children ages 2.5 – 5 years. Families can take anything from 1 full day to 4 full days per week (at this time, no half day options are available). The daily rate for students is $50 for a 10-hour block (i.e. 8 – 6). Please call the Early Learning Centre directly at 416-978-6725 if interested.

New alternative school opening at College & Spadina
Da Vinci School is opening its doors in September 2009 for its first phase JK to Grade 3! The school will be located on the third floor of Lord Lansdowne Public School.
Further information, including registration, can be found at

News from the LGBTQ Parenting Network
For information, check out the new website ( - a one-stop place to go for information and resources on LGBTQ parenting. You can sign up there to receive the e-newsletter, as well as view the latest newsletters on-line.


2. New CCP Community Service Program: Serve & Learn
Join the Centre Community Partnerships this year to participate in an exciting new community service program! Serve & Learn offers University of Toronto students unique opportunities to engage in a wide variety of meaningful co-curricular service-learning placements while learning more about themselves, their community, and their leadership potential. Please visit the CCP Website for more details and to sign-up.

Community Service Placements Include:
TDSB Tutors in High School Classrooms
FROM 3 TO 3© Tutoring Program UTM & St. George
Big Brothers Big Sisters at UTSC
Host Youth Program at UTM
Pathways to Education

The Serve & Learn Kickoff event will be held Saturday, September 26th at 2pm for you to learn more about the program and how you can get involved in your community.

3. Finding Work - Career Centre Update All students looking for part-time work on and off-campus visit:
Students on OSAP (financial aid) looking for on-campus Work/Study positions, please visit:
Graduating students sign-up for on-campus recruitment with the Graduating Student Employment Service (GSES) – most jobs posted in September. Visit: to get registered!
Career Information Days (graduating student recruitment and information fair) – September 16, 17, & 22nd. For more information visit:
Faculty of Physical Education and Health Job and Volunteer Fair – September 10, 2009. For details visit:


4. “First Time TA” sessions for Teaching Assistants at the University of Toronto
First Time TA: Engineering and Physical Sciences – Thursday, September 17th – 10am – 1pm
First Time TA: Life Sciences – Friday, September 18th – 10am – 1pm
First Time TA: Social Sciences – Friday, September 18th – 2pm – 5pm

Students can register on-line at:
All workshops take place in Robarts Library, Room 4049.
If you have any questions, please contact


5. Research Assistant Posting for Counseling Psychology

Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto
Supervisor: Abby Goldstein

JOB DESCRIPTION: A Research Assistant is needed for a project on youth homelessness, child welfare involvement, substance use and mental health concerns. This is a part-time (maximum 20 hours per week) paid position from October 2009 through March 2010. The position involves conducting data analysis to explore the relationship between child welfare involvement, childhood maltreatment, street involvement, substance use and mental health concerns among two samples of youth: youth involved with street services and youth involved with the child welfare system. The results will be incorporated into a Technical Report for the Office of Drugs and Alcohol Research and Surveillance/Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate at Health Canada. The candidate should have considerable experience with SPSS.

The Research Assistant will gain exposure to research questions concerning child maltreatment, substance use and mental health concerns among a diverse sample of youth. He/she will also have the opportunity to develop important research skills, including the translation of research findings to practice and policy recommendations.

Specific duties include:
- Reviews of the literature on child maltreatment, substance use, and mental health concerns among street and child welfare involved youth
- Data analysis using SPSS to examine research questions involving two datasets
- Contribution to writing a technical report, including the translation of research findings to comprehensive practice and policy recommendations for a broad audience
Job Location: OISE (252 Bloor Street West)
Period Of Assignment: October 2009 to March 2010
Hours of Assignment: Maximum 213 hours per term (Max 20 hours per week)
Rate of Pay: $25.00/hour

Required Skills: The Research Assistant must have strong skills in data analysis, including familiarity with multivariate analyses (i.e., regression) using SPSS. Strong research skills (literatures searchers, APA-style research writing) are also required.

This position is open to Master’s and Doctoral students.

Application deadline date: September 25th, 2009

A covering letter and CV should be emailed to Please also include contact information for references.

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