What: first UT General Assembly
When: January 19th, 5-8 pm
Where: Main Activity Hall, Multifaith Centre (569 Spadina Ave)
High tuition fees. No job security. Large class sizes. No time to talk to your professors / TAs / students. This is the University of Toronto that we know. This is not the University that we want.
Feel like you can’t change any of this? Where is this feeling of disempowerment coming from? Try this scenario: despite it being OUR university, OUR work and learning space, the governing bodies at this institution do not seem to have our best interests in mind. In the past year alone, student, staff and faculty needs have been undermined by the Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Plan, restrictions to campus space use, unwanted changes to graduate funding packages, and the continued implementation of flat fees (higher tuition fees…less job security…larger class sizes…less time). Even better: when we speak up against these decisions, we are shut out of meetings, policed and silenced.
But we can’t give up – this is OUR university. We came to U of T to reach our potential; not to be reduced to a number. We came here to learn, and maybe even to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Let’s start by making our University into somewhere that we want to be (and we’re not alone. See: students in the UK. California. France. Greece.) Over the past two months, students and other campus community members have been meeting to organize the first UT General Assembly – join us at the UTGA to turn our disillusionment into action, and to take back our University.
WHEN: January 19th, 5-8 pm
WHERE: Main Activity Hall (2nd floor), Multifaith Centre, University of Toronto
(569 Spadina Ave)
1)Go to Spadina Subway Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line
2)Catch the streetcar from inside Spadina Station
3)Exit at Willcocks Street and exit onto the east side of Spadina
The Multifaith Centre has a powered accessible main entrance on its east side. All floors are accessible via elevator. Accessible washrooms are located on the first and second floor.
For map/picture information, please visit: http://osm.utoronto.ca/osm/accessibility/building_data/kp.pdf
ASL Interpretation and Childcare will be available for this event.
A free dinner will also be served.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO GENERAL ASSEMBLY
ALL OUT TO TRANSFORM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Second General Assembly
Tuesday, March 1st, 5-8pm
OISE Auditorium, Room G162 (first floor)
252 Bloor St. West
On January 19th, hundreds gathered for the inaugural meeting of the University of Toronto General Assembly. The General Assembly embodies our commitment to transforming this University into one that is organized and operated by those who make it what it is.
After all, UofT is our university. It comprises our education, our workplace, our living space, our community – and frequently all of the above. It is a public institution whose aim is to promote the wellbeing of all of its members and of society at large. We, and no one else, are its stakeholders and its governors. As members of the General Assembly, we are reclaiming our role as agents – a role that has been stripped from us, and that we are looking to take back.
Don’t miss the General Assembly’s second meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 5pm. All members of the UofT community, including students, workers, staff, faculty, alumni, and neighbors, are invited and welcome to participate in the General Assembly. As our movement grows, so too does our influence, the scope of our organizing, and our ability to transform the university.
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The OISE auditorium is fully accessible. Accessible washrooms are located on every floor.
Childcare and ASL Interpretation
Childcare will be available for this event. ASL interpretation will be made available upon request.