GSA Weekly Announcements: 4/23-4/27

  1. Nominations now open: AESGS & GSA Executive Council
  2. Vice Chancellor of Research Search: Public Forums
  3. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events
  4. Study Space Questionnaire
  5. Support the Postdoc Union and AB2609
  6. PhD Unlimited Series: Creating your Digital Identity 4/24
  7. Women/Non-Binary People of Color Scholars Inclusion Research Conference (RSVP by 4/27)
  8. Graduate Students of Color Mixer 5/2
  9. GAAAP & Science Says present “Crowdfunding Your Science” 4/19
  10. Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium 5/24
  11. GDOPx Workshop: From Dialogue to Action
  12. ESTEME’s 3rd Annual Diversity & Innovation Colloquium
  13. Student Activism Funds Application Open
  14. Food Access Resources
  15. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga
  16. 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 have been extended until 4/24! 
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. Vice Chancellor of Research Public Forums

Candidates for the position of the UC Davis Vice Chancellor of Research will each be presenting at a public forum discussing the topic: BUILDING RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AT UC DAVIS OVER THE COMING DECADE.”The public forums will befollowed by a moderated Q&A session.

The dates and times of the forums are as follows:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Wilkins Moot Court Room, King Hall


Monday, April 30, 2018

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Wilkins Moot Court Room, King Hall

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Location TBD

The candidates’ CVs will be posted on Chancellor May’s website 48 hours in advance of their visit at To protect the confidentiality of the candidates, the website will require your Kerberos ID and password in order to access the names and CVs.

Chancellor May welcomes comments on the candidates. Those comments should be sent by e-mail to no later than 72 hours after the last public forum.

3. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events


You can also find a list of events on the WRRC’s website at

4. Study Space Questionnaire

The Provost’s Work Group on Student Study and Work Space invites all UC Davis students to share their thoughts on the quality and quantity of on-campus study and work spaces.

The Work Group has developed a short online survey to gather this information. The information gathered through this survey will be used by the Work Group to inform recommendations to the campus administration.

The survey will be available from Monday, April 9th through Friday, April 27th, and can be reached at the following link:



5. Support the PostDoc Union and AB2609

The Postdoc Union is helping with a bill (AB2609) that would help address the STEM K-12 teacher shortage and the difficult career path for PhDs by providing resources for PhDs to transition into K-12 teaching jobs. There will be a hearing on April 25 at the Capitol in Sacramento before the Assembly Education Committee. The Postdoc Union is looking for groups to write letters in support and/or send a representative to the hearing to make a short support statement.

If you are interested in a template for a letter of support or in making a short support statement at the Capitol, please email Neal Sweeney, VP of the Postdoc Union at

6. PhD Unlimited Workshop: Creating Your Digital Identity

Sarah McCullough of the Feminist Research Institute will give a presentation on strategizing your online presence as a scholar. It’s a great topic, especially for those whose work engages the public. Lunch is also provided! RSVP here:


7. Women/Non-Binary People of Color Scholars Inclusion Project Research Conference

The Women/Non-Binary People of Color Scholars Inclusion Project will be hosting a Spring Research Conference on May 11th, 2018 at UC Davis. This conference will focus on research that addresses questions of racism, marginalization, and scholar activism. 

Deadline for RSVPs and abstract submissions has been extended to April 27th!

We invite advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to attend and share their research in whatever form or stage of development, from workshopping a research project idea to sharing a book or dissertation chapter.

Please register here for this event. 

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8.Graduate Students of Color Mixer 5/2

All are invited to the Graduate Students of Color Mixer occurring on May 2, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Bistro 33 (226 F St.)!!
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9. 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.
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10. 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.

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11. 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*.

12. 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!


13. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga 

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

14. CBDD

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)

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