GSA Weekly Announcements: 5/29-6/1

  1. GSA Sacramento Meeting
  2. UAW Petition to Demand UC Bargain with Us Over Remedies to Sexual Harassment
  3. Mental Health Awareness Month Activities
  4. The Chancellor’s Leadership Development Seminar Series: The Role of the Chancellor 6/1
  5. Living and Working Opportunity
  6. PhD Unlimited Workshop 5/29
  7. Graduate Students of Color Spring Research Symposium 5/30
  8. California Department of Public Health Recruitment Fair 6/22
  9. Transportation Tomorrow Survey
  10. Office of Sustainability Survey
  11. Biennial Regional Animal Behavior Symposium
  12. Food Access Resources
  13. GSA Travel Award: Now Accepting Applications!
  14. GSA Evening at the Farmer’s Market
  15. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga
  16. CBDD


1. GSA Sacramento Quarterly Meeting

It is just a Reminder that GSA Quarterly meeting is going to be held at Main Board Room 2301 UCDAVIS MIND INSTITUTE on MAY 30, 2018. I will be available from 12:00-2:00 pm you can join and leave any time according to feasibility in your schedule.

Fill this Google Form or RSVP your Sacramento Service Coordinator Marwa Zafarullah at by May 28, 2018.
P:S: Please RSVP by Deadline so I have a headcount for food ordering. 



Marwa Zafarullah

Sacramento Services Coordinator

GSA meeting

2. UAW Petition: Demand UC Bargain with Us Over Remedies to Sexual Harassment

Student workers have made it clear that sexual violence and sexual harassment is a huge problem at the UC, and the UC Administration is not solving the problem. Our union is proposing new contract language that would address many of the central issues, establishing additional channels for justice and accountability and ensuring survivor agency.

Sign and share this petition to show the UC Administration that we’re strong and united in these demands, and that we expect to see progress on this issue before our contract expires on June 30. You can read more about our specific proposals here. We need a #ViolenceFreeUC in order to have a #UCforALL.

Yours in solidarity,

UC Student-Workers Union Joint Council

3. Mental Health Awareness Month Activities


4. The Chancellor’s Leadership Development Series: The Role of the Chancellor 6/1

Please join us for our final seminar in the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Seminar Series. Chancellor May will be speaking about his role as Chancellor and how he came to this position.
Date: Friday June 1, 2018 3:10-4:30pm
Location: The Alumni Center West Conference Room


The Chancellor's Leadership development seminar series (3)

5. Living and Working Opportunity

We are looking for an individual (male or female) to live with and provide minor support to three adult males with mild intellectual disabilities. The three males are 26, 30 and 35 years old and are moving together to a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse in The Cannery in Davis on June 1, 2018. The three friends are independent, employed, very social individuals who have other support staff available, as needed.  The Cannery has a number of extras that are free to all tenants – including a pool, outdoor exercise area and community rooms. There is plenty of parking and it is close to shopping and a bus line.

This position requires paying a small amount of rent per month ($495, which includes utilities, cable, internet, etc.) for the support person’s own room and own half bathroom (sharing the shower in one of the other bathrooms) while earning an hourly wage (from a support agency that works with the three young men) whenever evening and morning support is provided.  The number of hours of paid support time for the live-in staff is flexible and can be as much or as little at the support staff person desires. At a minimum, it would cover the evenings and mornings when present in the townhouse.

The type of support we are looking for from the live-in support staff is minimal. It includes being available for support during the evenings (with flexibility for times away) to promote following schedules; overseeing household rules (such as the cleaning schedule for common spaces); overseeing meal preparation as needed; and facilitating communication between the roommates, as needed. Additional hours are available, if desired, for supporting one or two of the roommates.

Given the location of the townhouse and its proximity to other units as well as the requirements of the owner, we are looking for someone who is relatively quiet, a non-smoker, and has no pets. You would have an opportunity to meet the three roommates before we both make a decision. The agency who would hire you for the hours of support time (Creative Living Options), will require a background check.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a letter telling us a little about yourself – what you are doing now; what interests you about this opportunity; how soon you would be available to move in; any questions you have; etc. Please email your letter to Robin Dewey at Feel free to call Robin at 530-400-2392 if you need more information before applying.


 6. PhD Unlimited Workshop 5/29

Next Tuesday, May 29th, at noon in Voorhies 228 (our DHI Conference Room). Teresa Dillinger from Grad Studies will introduce students to ImaginePhD  an online career tool that helps students narrow their career goals according to their own skills and values and develop an individual development plan.
Please RSVP so we know how much food to order! Here’s the link:


7. Graduate Students of Color Spring Research Symposium

The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) and The Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP) would like to invite you to the GSoC Spring Research Symposium.
This symposium will highlight research from graduate students across a variety of disciplines at UC Davis.
This event will occur May 30th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
A schedule of presenters is attached here. We hope to see you there!

8. California Department of Public Health Recruitment Fair

The California Department of Public Health will be holding an open recruitment fair on Friday, June 22nd from 11:00am to 7:00pm at 1500 Capitol Avenue. See flyer attached.


9. Transportation Tomorrow Survey

“Transportation Tomorrow invites you to take our short online survey to share your thoughts on commuting, travel, and ways that we can reduce Single-Occupancy Vehicle trips to campus by 10% by the year 2025. All respondents are entered into a drawing for one of ten $20 gift cards to the campus store!

Thanks so much for helping us!


10. Office of Sustainability Survey

Office of Sustainability Survey

Do you want a more environmentally sustainable campus? Tell us what you’ve liked so far, and what you’d like to see, with this 10 minute survey. You can also enter a drawing for one of 20 prizes in $10 Aggie Cash, accepted at multiple campus locations.

Win $10 in Aggie Cash

11. Biennial Regional Animal Behavior Student Conference

Please join us for the Biennial Regional Animal Behavior Student Conference, June 2nd. We are currently accepting abstracts for talks or posters at

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12. CalFRESH Workshop 5/31

I’m writing to inform you of our LAST CalFresh application workshops happening soon on:
Thursday, 5/31 
DeCarli Room (MU 2nd Floor) 
Max, our campus CalFresh representative, will be making a presentation on qualification/application process at this workshop. We will also be providing the opportunity at the end of his presentation for students to check their qualifications and potentially apply right on the spot. Students are encouraged to bring their own wi-fi compatible devices to sign up, but we will also have a supply of tablets for them to use as well.
Participants in Federal TRiO programs are potentially eligible for CalFresh. Could you disseminate this information to students in the TRiO Scholars Programs or any other student(s) that you may deem would benefit from this event?
Students should register for the event using this form, however, we will also allow for drop-in attendees. I have also attached a flyer with the dates and locations for these workshops.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, thank you!

13. 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!

14. GSA Travel Award


The application for Fall 2018 Travel Award starts May 15th, 2018.

Deadline is July 15th, 2018. The maximum amount is $500.

The award is used for travel between July 1st – December 31st 2018.

Details about the travel award can be found at:

15. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga 

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

16. CBDD 

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

CBDD Flyer Fall 2017 (Letter)