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GSS is arranging a one day trip in Grand Bend on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

 

1)  Payment and waiver form MUST be provided at the time of registration.  Payments are CASH only (exact amount) at the GSS office and the amount of $10 per graduate student and $65 for guests by Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 3:30 p.m.  Registration fee(s) for you (and your guest if applicable) are NON-REFUNDABLE in case of any cancellations unless they notify the GSS 1 week in advance. (We are closed daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch).  Please note:  if you are unable to participate in the Grand Bend trip and you have not cancelled 1 week in advance, you are not eligible to give your seat(s) or reservations to your friend.  You forfeit your fee and your seats.
 
2)  Only the students who have paid in FULL and registered by the due date will be eligible for the Grand Bend trip.  NO late registrations will be accepted or considered.  You must bring your student ID card when registering. 
 
3)  Students must provide to the GSS at the time of the registration a TYPED document to include their contact information:  cell phone number email address name and student number and the number of guests they are paying for/bringing.
 
4) GSS will provide a bottle of water and a bag of chips at the time of going to Grand Bend. Additional beverages and snacks are your responsibility.
 
5) GSS will not be providing lunch or food during your say in the beach. Please bring extra cash for any purchases/meals you wish to make.
 
6) You must sign the waiver form in case of any emergency/ accident/ liability etc as GSS will not be responsible.
 
7) Busses will leave Windsor promptly at 8 a.m. from the Univeersity of Windsor from Vanier Circle. Please plan on being at the pickup location 15 minutes prior to leaving. If you miss the bus, GSS is not responsible.
 
8) The buses for the return trip from Grand Bend to Windsor will leave promptlyat 6:30 P.M. Please make sure that you know the pickup location of the bus before leaving on your excursion(s). Plan on being at the pickup location 15 minutes prior to leaving.   If you miss the bus, GSS is not responsible.
 
9) Only 112 seats are available, so tickets will be sold in First Come First Basis.
 
10) Departure and arrival time of the buses may vary based on the bus service. In that case we would inform the participants (and their guests) accordingly.
 
Waiver Form:

GSS Annual Soccer Tournament, 2016

 

Registration Form for GSS Soccer Tournament : 

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/gss/system/files/GSS%20Soccer%20Tournament%20Form%20%281%29%20%28Chaitanya%20Dharwa%29.docx

Consent Form:  

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/gss/system/files/Informed%20Consentblank.doc


GSS Annual Gala, 2016

GSS Year end gala is going to be held on 31st March 2016 in Ciociaro Club, Saloon B. The gate opens at 5.30 pm and program starts at 6.30 pm. GSS Scholarship winners, GSS Student Appreciation Awards, Going Extra MIles (GEM) Awards will be acknowledged that evening alongside diverse culotural performances and mouthwatering food. Due to limited seating, RSVP have been requested earlier and seats have been accommodated. You must have received an RSVP email to attend the Gala and requested to bring along your student ID card the event date. There is shuttle service aranged by GSS from Varnier Circle leaving sharp at 5 pm, March 31st.


GSS Annual Volleyball and Ping-pong Tournament, 2016

Graduate Student Society (GSS) is going to host its Annual Volleyball and Ping-pong Tournament for interested graduate students. Put a team of graduate students together and bring them out to compete against other grads in the Graduate Student Society’s annual Inter-faculty Cup! This is a one day tournament which is a great opportunity to meet graduate students from different departments and get together for some fun in a very warm and friendly environment and enjoy free Lunch with GSS. All players should present their UWindsor student card at the time of tournaments.

  • First place volleyball team will be awarded with the GSS trophy and $100 gift card and $50 for the runner up team.
  • Ping-Pong winner will be awarded with the GSS trophy and $30 gift card and $20 for the runner up.

LOGISTICS:

Date: Saturday, Jan 23, 2016
Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: St. Denis Center.

For ping pong preferably bring your own racket and for registration send an email including your Name, ID, Email address to: vpxgss@uwindsor.ca no later than Saturday Jan 16, 2016.


GSS Annual Soccer Tournament, 2015

Graduate Student Society (GSS) is going to host our annual Soccer tournament for interested graduate students. Get a team of graduate students from your faculty together and bring them out to compete against other grads in the Graduate Student Society’s annual Soccer! This is a one day tournament. Apart from that this is a great opportunity to meet graduate students from different departments and get together for some fun in a very warm and friendly environment and enjoy the free food. All players should have their UWindsor student card at the time of tournaments.

LOGISTICS:

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015

Time: 8:00AM-2:00PM

Free Food: Between 11.30AM-1.30PM.

Location: LANCERS Turf, St. Denis Center.

  • Please fill out the registration form and email it to: vpxgss@uwindsor.ca by Wednesday, June 02 (Extended Deadline), 2015. Failure to do so, would not allow you to take part in this great event.
  • Champion team will be awarded with the GSS trophy and $100 gift card and $50 for the runner up team.

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UPCOMING EXCITING EVENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Please keep an eye for the following great events from GSS.

GSS Annual Soccer: June 07, 2015, a day full of fun, games and free food.

GSS One Day Trip: Grand Bend, June 13, 2015.

More details to follow shortly.

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Mitacs Step: Winter Workshops @ Windsor

The University of Windsor in partnership with the Mitacs Step program will be hosting a series of professional development workshops customized for graduate students and facilitated by industry experts.

All Step workshops are free for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and participants who have completed a graduate program in the last two years.

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are provided at each workshop, as well as opportunities to network with fellow participants. Additional workshop details, as well as registration links, can be found below.

Skills of Communication

January 30, 2015: Link

This engaging workshop examines different communication styles, including your own, as well as the styles of successful communicators. Our expert facilitator will show you how to engage others, deal with difficult conversations, and avoid assumptions that can obscure good communication. You will leave with the skills and confidence needed to achieve better results in any conversation and drive change, both in academia and the workplace.

Foundations of Project Management I

February 3 & 4, 2015: Link

This two-day workshop provides an experiential learning experience which will allow you to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership. You will learn the best practices of successful project managers, from inspiring a project team to meeting crucial deadlines. Participants learn in teams and are given time to practice project management skills and experience the processes of planning and management in a supportive learning environment.

Essentials of Productive Teams

March 2, 2015: Link

This workshop will give you the tools to effectively lead and participate in team initiatives in order to quickly turn ideas into measurable results—a key skill sought by employers. By working on team-simulated exercises, you will benefit from real-time expert guidance and can then apply these skills directly to your career.

Career Professionalism

March 25, 2015: Link

This workshop provides an important opportunity to examine the unspoken rules of the workplace, from appropriate emails to appropriate dress. The seemingly little things we do or say that can lead to our success or hold us back. It’s a chance to examine how others perceive us, and it’s critically important in the workplace.

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GSS Volleyball & Ping-Pong Annual Inter-Faculty Cup, 2015

Graduate Student Society (GSS) is going to host a tournament which involves Volleyball and Ping-pong for interested graduate students. Get a team of graduate students from your faculty together and bring them out to compete against other grads in the Graduate Student Society’s annual Inter-faculty Cup! This is a one day tournament. Apart from that this is a great opportunity to meet graduate students from different departments and get together for some fun in a very warm and friendly environment and enjoy the free pizza. All players should have their UWindsor student card at the time of tournaments.

• First place volleyball team will be awarded with the GSS trophy and $100 gift card and $50 for the runner up team.
• Ping-Pong winner will be awarded with the GSS trophy and $30 gift card and $20 for the runner up.

LOGISTICS:
Date: Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
Starting Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM
Location: St. Denis Center.

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University of Windsor Job Fair, 2015

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GSS WELCOME BBQ 2014

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Ford’s Test Drive 4 UR School and Community Program

On September 17, 2014 , the Graduate Student Society invites you to take part in our Annual Student Appreciation Barbecue! This year, as a special addition we will be including a Stationary Test Drive with Rose City Ford!

The GSS invites you to participate in Ford’s Test Drive 4 UR School and Community Program that we will be holding at the same time as the Barbecue! With every test drive form filled out, Ford will donate $20 to the GSS, and we will put the money raised towards programs for Graduate Students at the University of Windsor! Vehicles included will be the 2014 Ford F-150, Edge, Escape, Fusion and Focus.

Since we will be having the event as part of our Annual Barbecue, the Test Drive will be Stationary, and you will be able to get inside the vehicles to check out all of the available features!

We look forward to seeing you out on September 17, 2014 for the GSS Annual Barbecue AND our Ford Stationary Test Drive Event!

Don’t forget to fill out the attached ‘Test Drive Waiver’ in full and print it off to participate! (They are required before getting into ANY of the vehicles!). Only one properly filled out waiver form is required from the same address (If you are residing in a place shared by more than one student). Please bring your driving license.

See you there! (And if we get poured on, we’ll see you on the rain-date of September 18, 2014)