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Join Us! End-of-Term General Meetings (April and May 2021)

April 6, 2021

I am excited to invite you to the first of our two end-of-term general meetings, at which we'll be joined by leadership as our committees present their accomplishments over the course of the term. Our April general meeting will be held via Zoom next Thursday, April 15th from 2:00-3:30pm. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell will be joining us, and we'll be hearing from the following

Join Us! COVID-19 Vaccine Education Panel

March 24, 2021

Join us for our March general meeting, Thursday, 3/25/21, from 2:00-3:30pm.  The meeting will include a COVID-19 Vaccine Education Panel with guest speakers Amayrany Maya-Mora, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurse at UT Children's Wellness Center and Gabriela Alvarez Perez, PMA, Medical Assistant at UT Health Austin.

We will also be introducing our new officers-elect, who will be taking over Staff Council leadership at the end of the May general meeting.

Join Us! March 2021 General Meeting and News from the Chair

March 12, 2021

Due to the difficulty of rescheduling the February general meeting, we will instead be moving the planned agenda items, including the COVID-19 panel, to our March meeting.  It will be held a week later than usual on Thursday, March 25th from 2:00-3:30.

We did go ahead and hold officer elections virtually, and I would like to congratulate our new officers-elect:

Rhonda Cox, Chair

Todd Lawrence, Vice-Chair

Ann Sellers, Secretary

News from the Chair: Post-storm Resources

Feb. 22, 2021

There's no way around it - this year has been a rough one so far.  As many of us struggled (and some of us continue to struggle) with basic necessities during and after the winter storm, staff also worked hard to take care of our university community - feeding students, running warming stations, keeping our utilities and computer systems running, even staying on campus for days on end.  Staff’s commitment to the university community and keeping things running is inspiring and UTSC is so proud of you.  I especially want to recognize with gratitude the tremendous efforts of our essential work

POSTPONED: February 2021 General Meeting and News from the Chair

Feb. 17, 2021

UPDATE: Due to the power and internet issues affecting so many of us this week, this meeting will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for a new date, and take care of yourselves and your families as we navigate these challenges. 

Join Us! January 2021 General Meeting and News from the Chair

Jan. 15, 2021

I hope that you were able to enjoy the holiday break and do some resting and recharging!  As the spring semester gets underway, I know that many of us are looking forward to more hopeful and positive developments as the year progresses.

Opportunities to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King

Jan. 12, 2021

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has highlighted ways to connect, serve, and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's life and legacy. Virtual community and campus events along with volunteer opportunities are listed.

Join Us! December 2020 General Meeting and News from the Chair

Dec. 14, 2020

What a year this has been! When I was elected as incoming Staff Council Chair this past February, I had no idea of everything we would be facing as a community over the course of 2020. But thanks to your ceaseless efforts, we are getting through it. I have faith that we will come out stronger, and look forward to new possibilities and opportunities for us all in 2021. I cannot express what an honor it is to serve you as we navigate these challenges together.

Join Us! November 2020 General Meeting

Nov. 16, 2020

I'm inviting you to our November general meeting, which will be happening Thursday, 11/19, from 2:00-3:30pm.

Our agenda includes: