Summer Financial Assistance Fund – Forms and Information

Reminder: If you held a Summer Graduate Assistantship or R&D Graduate Assistantship, there  three funds that are available for you to apply for. Please read these guidelines for eligibility.

a) The Hardship Fund – form here
b) The Childcare Fund – form here
c) The UHIP Rebate Fund – form here

The deadline for the applications is Monday, August 22. Regretfully no late applications will be assessed. While you may personally deliver or mail your application, you may wish to opt to email your submission for your own records (please email You must provide receipts for ALL your claims. Please provide us with a current mailing address where we can mail your checks.

CIARS 2016 Decolonizing Conference

SAVE THE DATE: November 3-5th, 2016


The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) invites submissions for the 2016 “Decolonizing Conference”. The Decolonizing Conference is taking place at OISE/U of T from November 3-5th, 2016, with a pre-conference happening Nov. 2. We invite participation from Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Artists, and Activists to engage the central theme of the conference, and we offer a wide range of submission categories.

Conference Theme | “Race, Anti-Racism and Indigeneity: Anti-Colonial Resurgence and Decolonial Resistance”

Speakers | Keynotes Taiaiake Alfred, Joyce E. King, Walter D. Mignolo
Featured Speakers (and more!) |
Haydon King, Jose Aylwin, Andrea Davis, Sandy Grande, Afua Cooper, Carl James, Njoki Wane, Peter McLaren, Lee Maracle, Sherene Razack, Eve Tuck

Submission Categories

1. Individual papers
2. Individual posters
3. Group poster sessions
4. Group panel sessions
5. Workshops (aimed at enhancing Undergraduate/Graduate Student learning)
6. Other Critical Contributions: Arts-based Installations and Other New Media (Poetry, Songs, Dance, audio-based media such as podcasts, Visual media such as Film)

Share with Your Networks!

Like the Decolonizing Conference FB Page
Join the Decolonizing Conference FB Event Page

Visit the website:

the PDF of the Full Call for Abstracts online: (attached)

online: $50 Faculty and $25 Students

Celebrate Caribbean Carnival with CUPE

Caribbean Carnival is on Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Toronto.

The Racial Justice Committee of CUPE Ontario is hard at work preparing for the 226th celebration of the passing of the 1793 Act Against Slavery. CUPE members are hard at work against the continuing obstacles to equity and equality, particularly the precarious employment situation for racialized workers.

Join other CUPE members through CUPE Ontario at various dates set out below at the MAS CAMP open houses for measurements and fittings.

Carnival Mas Camp Theme – “Islands in D’ Sun”
29 Commercial Road, Toronto (Eglinton and Laird)

Measurement and fitting dates at the Mas Camp:

Sunday, June 19 5:00pm
Wednesday June 22 5pm to 9pm, Friday June 24th 6pm to 9pm
Saturday June 25th 1pm to 7pm, Sunday June 26th 1pm to 7pm,
Wednesday June 29th 5pm to 9pm, Friday July 1st 1pm to 4pm
Saturday July 2nd 1pm to 7pm
Sunday July 3rd 1pm to 7pm THIS IS THE FINAL FITTING DAY

CUPE will cover costume and refreshment costs for CUPE members.
A Limited number are available!!

Read more about the history of Emancipation Day here and the current work against racism and inequality here.

Updates from CUPE Ontario Convention 2016

Check out the newsletters from the recent CUPE convention, which took place here in Toronto. CUPE 3907 sent 5 representatives who participated in the Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee Meeting and the Global Justice Committee panel discussion. Thanks to our delegates for their hard work!