URSSU Executive Elections

Interested in joining the team that runs URSSU next year? Run for an position on the executive! You’re eligible as long as you’re currently registered in an Urban Studies subject POSt. Opportunities include:

– Co-President (2)
– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Student Liaison
– Lower-year Representative
– Upper-year Representative

All you need to do is show up and be prepared to make a short statement!

When: March 27th, 2015 @ 6pm

Where: Innis Cafe

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623521494535815/

Hunger and Homelessness in Toronto Symposium

Hey Everyone! The Trinity College Volunteer Society is hosting a very cool event that you might want to check out- see the details below!

The Trinity College Volunteer Society will be hosting a symposium called “Hunger and Homelessness in Toronto.” We will be bringing together students, professors, community members and frontline workers to facilitate discussion and learn about the aspects of these problems.

The discussion will take place at 6:00pm on March 18th in Seeley Hall which is located in Trinity College. Speakers will include the director of The Meal Exchange, Anita Abraham; the director of the Out of the Cold program for the homeless, Joyce Rankin; Canadian food insecurity researcher, Valerie Tarasuk, and Jacob Kearey-Moreland from the Toronto Seed Library.
From the increasing severity of homelessness to high rates of food insecurity, there’s a lot to discuss.

This event is free. Register here: https://docs.google.com/…/1ox4bPPSc0-yYilyDFMjPi4_…/viewform

Hope to see you there!


Please join us tonight from 6pm-8pm at the Innis Events Room to discuss youth engagement in Toronto!

Below is an update list of confirmed speakers:

Morgan Baskin the 19-year old candidate in the recent mayoral election

Eli Shields from UNIMKT

Marsha McLeod the Co-Editor in Chief of the feminist letter writing society HERE

Alex Mazer the city councillor candidate in Davenport co-founder of Better Budget TO

Alison Read from the Toronto Youth Cabinet

Marcin Kedzior from SITUATE | DESIGN | BUILD and the Daniels Faculty of Architecture.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423215811309447/


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The Urban Studies Student Union presents:



Interested in learning more about how you can get involved with civic affairs and urban issues in Toronto? Drop by the Innis Events Room on Wednesday, March 11th between 6 pm to 8pm to learn about how you can become a young leader within your own community — whether it’s on campus, in your neighbourhood, or the GTA.


You’ll have the opportunity to hear about how you can get involved from recent mayoral candidate Morgan Baskin, Amanda Armstrong from Youth Challenge International, Eli Shields from Unimkt, Marcin Kedzior from SITUATE | DESIGN | BUILD and the Daniels Faculty of Architecture. Additionally, other members from youth-focused organizations will be in attendance to engage with students. Stay tuned to this page to hear more about our panelists and organization partners!


The event is free and light refreshments will be served! Students from programs besides Urban Studies are encouraged to attend.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423215811309447

For more info on our organization partners check out their pages!


Morgan Baskin – https://www.facebook.com/morganbaskinTO

Youth Challenge International  – https://www.facebook.com/yci.org

Unimkt – https://www.facebook.com/Unimktco

Marcin Kedzior – https://www.facebook.com/UofTDaniels and http://www.situatedesignbuild.com/

Creativity, Planning, and Regional Prosperity

The Urban Studies Program, in partnership with URSSU and Innis College, presents:


An evening with U of T alumna, Lori Martin, the Senior Cultural Affairs Officer at the City of the Toronto.

Let’s Talk Toronto: Discussion of Vital Signs Report


Let’s Talk Toronto presented by the Association of Political Science Students – APSS, Hart House Debates Committee, the Urban Studies Students’ Union, and the Centre for Community Partnerships
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 2-4PM in the Debates Room, Hart House

It’s time for us to talk about our city.
October 27, 2014 is election day in the City of Toronto. The Toronto Vital Signs Report is released annually by the Toronto Foundation to assess the quality of life in Toronto and to identify opportunities for improvement. Let’s Talk Toronto will be an opportunity to bring together students and Toronto leaders to discuss the findings of the 2014 Report, released on October 7th, and the state Toronto is in. Students will have an opportunity to pick up a copy of the Report and interact with the keynote speaker and panelists. The keynote speaker will be Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO of the Toronto Foundation, and panelists will include Susan McIsaac, the CEO of United Way, and Professor Shauna Brail from the Department of Urban Studies. This discussion will be moderated by Professor Anthony Careless from the Department of Political Science.

Read more about the Vital Signs Report here: https://torontofoundation.ca/torontos-vital-signs-report

Check out the Facebook event group here: https://www.facebook.com/events/780585948671307/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

URSSU Recruiting Upper Year Reps!

Interested in becoming part of the URSSU community? Become an upper year rep for Urban Studies Student Union! Upper year reps facilitate communication between Urban Studies courses and the URSSU executive team. To apply, just send us a short paragraph explaining what you could bring to the URSSU community at urssuinfo@gmail.com by October 1st!




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