Challenges Facing International Students: Panel Discussion

Mary Ellen CampbellEquity, General, International, News

Dear members, Are you having a hard time with skyrocketing tuition fees? Inaccessible and expensive healthcare? Tightening immigration process? You are not alone! Let`s make your voice heard! CUPE 3906 and Canadian Federation of Students Ontario invite you to our panel discussion and brainstorming session. Details: 29th of April, Tuesday at 5.00pm in AN Bourns Science Building (ABB) 273 Free food will be … Read More

CUPE-iGSA game night

Darko LjubicGeneral, International

Dear International members, Welcome back from the winter vacation! CUPE and iGSA are getting together to organize a game night for you on campus. We will be playing a fun game called “Blind Test”. Don’t worry if you have never played it. It is a simple, enjoyable group game! We will have some snacks to munch on while you play … Read More

International Members Game and Conversation Night

Brad WalchukEvents, International

Hi everyone! How is your term going? Are you working hard to keep up with school? Why not take a break and hang out with some fun people over free food? What? We are organizing a fun words games and conversations night Why? To help you improve English and communication skills! Why?? To interact effectively at your work and in job interviews! Why??? … Read More

International Member Get-Together

Brad WalchukEvents, International

Hello fellow international CUPE members, Did you have a hectic winter term? It’s time to get together, relax and enjoy some good company over dinner! More details: You are invited to a FREE dinner hosted by CUPE 3906 on the 9th of May (Thursday) at 6pm in the Phoenix. Why? Food and Fun! Board games! Make some new friends! Share your … Read More

Workshop for International (ESL) Teaching Assistants

Darko LjubicEvents, General, International, News

Dear International Members, Leading tutorials or lab demonstrations can be an overwhelming task when English is not your first language, and even more if you have never before been teaching in front of a full classroom. On this basis, Grazyna Drzazga and Ahmed Bekhit have tailored a workshop focused on some of the issues international teaching assistants face during their … Read More

Lunchtime Workshop for International Members

Communication OfficerInternational, News

Dear international members, Grazyna Drzazga, a PhD student in linguistics, has kindly offered to hold an extended version of her “Teaching in a Different Language” workshop. The description of this workshop is as follows: Teaching in a Different Language Communication breakdown due to limited vocabulary is one of the biggest fears of international graduate students and teaching assistants. This workshop … Read More

Lunchtime Workshop

Communication OfficerGeneral, International

Dear international members, Grazyna Drzazga is one of the PhD students in linguistics who had one of the most interesting workshops for international TAs during the TA day. Luckily, she has kindly offered to hold her workshop again this term. The description of this workshop is as follows: Teaching in a Different Language Communication breakdown due to limited vocabulary is … Read More

International Members’ FAQ

Communication OfficerGeneral, International

1. What is a union? Perhaps you have heard the story of “the bundle of sticks” or the phrase “united we stand, divided we fall”. That’s basically, what union means. Union (or more precisely trade union), copying from Wikipedia, is an organization of workers that have banded together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions. You might also … Read More

UHIP claims at a walk-in clinic

Communication OfficerBenefits, International

Long time ago I had this claim and wanted to share the information with the international students. Basically, I was not in town when I got sick so I had to go to a walk-in clinic or a hospital. Knowing the waiting time at a hospital I decided to go to a walk-in clinic. Then I found out that they … Read More

Attention International Members!

Nancy MacBainInternational, News

Are you an international student and a member of CUPE 3906? Are you a domestic student interested in international issues? Check out the new Facebook page created specially for international members of CUPE 3906. If you have any questions, or want to get involved in the International Committee, email Sepandar Sepehr, CUPE 3906’s International Officer at