Yes, free money for upper year students (MSc and PhD) who are outside the funded cohort due Feb. 7th. This money is for upper year and all students who are not part of the funded cohort. It is the Financial Assistance Fund and Senior Students’ Fund which helps to make up for the changes to the Doctoral Completion Grant. Stay tuned for free money for funded cohort TA’s (most of the rest of you) when details about the Fellowship Defense Fund are posted (Feb 3rd).
Check out a list of all our funds here including childcare assistance.: http://cupe3902.org/unit-1/unit-1-benefits/financial-assistancefunds/
Now, we would like to remind all of you to please fill out the bargaining surveybefore this Sunday, Jan 26th, 2014. It should only take you about 15 minutes. This will give our bargaining team a strong mandate and is a good opportunity to give your input. Now is the time to bring up your concerns, once bargaining officially starts the bargaining team cannot easily change their demands (bargaining in bad faith). Here is the link to the survey (sorry about last time): https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=vnrFVQX0zoZFX9aFdwzEMA
If you did not get the survey announcement from the official CUPE3902emailing and would like to get these official updates, please let me know and we will forward your email address to be added to the list.
Your Cupe Stewards,