GSA Weekly Announcements: 4/9-4/13

  1. Nominations now open: AESGS & GSA Executive Council
  2. Farmers for America Movie Screening and Panel Discussion 4/19
  3. GAAAP & Science Says present “Crowdfunding Your Science” 4/19
  4. Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium 5/24
  5. GDOPx Workshop: From Dialogue to Action
  6. ESTEME’s 3rd Annual Diversity & Innovation Colloquium
  7. Student Activism Funds Application Open
  8. Food Access Resources
  9. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga
  10. CBDD


1. Nominations are now open: AESGS & GSA Executive Council


Now accepting nominations for 2018 GSA Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students:

Instituted in 2002, the AESGS seeks to recognize those who work diligently to advance the status of graduate students throughout UC Davis. We need your help to identify members of the staff, faculty, or administration that have demonstrated their commitment and resolve in pursuing graduate student interests. Nominees will be evaluated by the GSA assembly according to their merit and the winner will be presented with a plaque recognizing their hard work and a gift from the Association.Up to two recipients will be selected by the committee and presented to the GSA General Assembly for approval. Recipients will be presented with a plaque recognizing their hard work and a gift from the Association.Selection Criteria. The committee will evaluate nominations based on how the nominee:

1) Promotes and supports both graduate students’ academic achievement and personal well-being;

2) Provides support that reaches a broad audience and has a significant impact on individual students; and

3) Contributes in ways that are above and beyond the scope and duties of the nominee’s position.

If you know someone deserving of this honor, please complete the nomination form below. Award winners will be selected in late April and the award ceremony will be held at the May general assembly meeting.


Nominations are open until 11:59 pm on April 18th.
GSA Executive Council Nominations are now open!
Make a difference as part of next year’s GSA by serving on the Executive Council! Nominations for leadership positions are now being accepted. Nominees must be graduate students in good standing who will not graduate before June 2019. Elections for next year’s board will be held at the May General Assembly meeting on May 2nd.
To nominate yourself or someone else, please send an email with the name of the individual and the position for which s/he is nominated to the Chair of the Elections Committee (Jeanelle Hope) at

 2. Farmers for America Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

he Student Farm and the students of Horticulture and Agronomy will be hosting a movie screening of “Farmers for America” with a panel discussion to follow on April 19, 2018 from 6 – 8:30 pm in PES 3001. Snacks will be provided!

3. GAAAP and Science Says: “Crowdfunding your Science” 4/19

The Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program and Science Says would like to invite you all to a science communication and crowdfunding information session on April 19, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Student Community Center Meeting Room C.

Register here!

Crowdfunding Your Science

4. Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Workshop

Issues of environmental justice permeate all facets of human and non-human life – from affordable housing and access to safe drinking water and nutritious food to safety in the workplace and finding technology-oriented solutions.
The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium is to bring together students, academics, activists, and industry professionals to learn about the many approaches that are taken to address inequity and degradation in the environment.
The Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium will take place on May 24, 2018, in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.
If you are interested in being part of the conversation apply to PRESENT A WORKSHOP by April 30, 2018.
If you are interested in attending the event, REGISTER HERE by May 11.
IEJS workshop


5. GDOPx Workshop: From Dialogue to Action: 4/25


The Graduate Diversity Orientation Program Extension (GDOPx) group presents a workshop series for graduate students interested in building community to discuss issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education. This workshop, co-hosted by ESTEME, will focus on developing tools for engaging in meaningful dialogue on divisive subjects. Participants will also learn a dialogue-centric framework for identifying important issues, brainstorming and implementing solutions for change. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 25th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Student Community Center (register here). Dinner will be provided. To stay updated on future GDOPx events, subscribe to our mailing list here.

 GDOPx April 2018_From Dialogue to Action_jpg

 6. ESTEME’s 3rd annual Diversity & Innovation Colloquium

Save the date for the 3rd annual Diversity & Innovation Colloquium, hosted by Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Entrepreneurship (ESTEME). Join ESTEME for a free one-day colloquium featuring talks and panel discussion from leading innovators in STEM and entrepreneurship! Registered attendees will have the opportunity to engage speakers during a catered lunch and networking reception. For more information, see our website at


When: April 20, 2018, 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Where: Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center



7. Apply now for Student Activism funds!

The GSA Student Activism Budget is now open! –>

The Student Activism Fund is a source of funding for graduate student-initiated activism projects of significant interest or value to graduate students across campus. The GSA budget allocates $3,500 each year for all such projects; the amount offered to any one project is limited to $500*.

8. Food Access Resources

Several resources exist for students who are having difficulty affording healthy food.

You may be eligible for CalFresh, which can give up to $190/month to help with groceries.

Food is also available for students at the Pantry in lower Freeborn or through Fruit & Veggie Up – now located at the MU!


9. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga resumes this week!

GSA SQ 2018 yoga 2

Join us on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 in Meeting Room D of the SCC!

10. CBDD

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)

Join us for Coffee, Bagels, and Donuts from 8:30-10:30 this Friday in South Silo 253!