Read our FAQ to get an idea for what UTERN really is and maybe some of your questions can be answered.
- What does UTERN do?
- Renewable Dish Rental Service
- Where can I get more information about UTERN?
- Where can I find your Meeting Minutes
- How did UTERN receive a levy?
- How can I contact UTERN?
- Where can I find what UTERN has funded so far?
- Where can I find an application for funding?
- What kinds of projects does UTERN fund?
- Where can I find out more about environmental groups on campus?
- Forwarding environmentally related events
- I am from UTM or UTSC, can I get funding and more information?
- I am a graduate student and I want to make an event for students, can I apply for funding?
- What does it mean that my event has to be “environmental”?
- What has UTERN done with the levy recently?
- Will you help some of us organize a locally themed food shop on campus?
- Can you help me fund my tuition for a course on global warming, environmental issues, etc.?
- Will you help my student group show a movie on the positives and negative side effects of Alberta’s tar sands industry on local communities?
- Does UTERN sponsor reoccurring events (i.e. annually, weekly, or daily)?
- Will you help me if I’m not in a student group?
- I want to join a student group, but U of T is so big I don’t know where to find one.
- Who is David Powell?
- Where can I stop myself from paying for this?
- Can my student group get a 50 cent levy as well?
- I would like to join UTERN, who do I contact?
- Why is nobody responding to my email questions?
- How often does this site update?
What does UTERN do?
UTERN stands for University of Toronto Resource Network. We are essentially treasures for an Environmental Levy through the University of Toronto. Our organization is for students or student groups to ask for funding for their activities or initiatives. Students will need to go through an application process and your application will be reviewed.
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We offer a free dish rental service available to any group,club or campus organization within our university community interested in a more sustainable and cost-efficient alternative to disposable dishware for their events. To find out more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , with ‘DISH RENTAL’ in the subject line.
Where can I get more information about UTERN?
Where can I find your Meeting Minutes
How did UTERN receive a levy?
In the spring of 2003, UTERN won a levy that we proposed to have a 50-cent-per-undergraduate- student at the University of Toronto. UTERN also receives a 50-cent- levy from all graduate students. Our levy is annually renewable that supports student-led projects in relation to the environment for all of University of Toronto. Please visit our About Us page for details.
How can I contact UTERN?
You can email us at utern[dot]toronto[at]gmail[dot]com OR our mailbox is UTERN 1016V at 33 Willcocks Street.
Where can I find what UTERN has funded so far?
Where can I find an application for funding?
Go to our Funding page on this website, and you will find a link attached to the document there.
What kinds of projects does UTERN fund?
We fund environmental projects that a student or student group applies for. Officially we fund for environmental initiatives, but it does not restrict our interest to only trees. UTERN supports environmental related issues such as social justice, water scarcity, activism, sustainable food, sustainable energy, etc. There are members of UTERN who are also part of other student groups and have organized events ourselves, and these members also have to go through an application process.
Where can I find out more about environmental groups on campus?
Forwarding environmentally related events
As UTERN is an umbrella organization for U of T, we encourage students and student groups to send us your events so we can widely distribute the information to other U of T students. Please send the information to utern[dot]toronto[at]gmail[dot]com
I am from UTM or UTSC, can I get funding and more information?
There are specific executive members on UTERN, who represent your campus that encourages communication between the 3 campuses. UTM and UTSC are able to receive funding from University of Toronto Resource Network (UTERN). So go ahead, and fill out an application form.
I am a graduate student and I want to make an event for students, can I apply for funding?
In the winter of 2013, UTERN signed an MOA with the Graduate Students’ Union at U of T. So, yes, if you have an event you would like to have for students, you can apply for funding. Please click our funding tab for more information on the application process.
What does it mean that my event has to be “environmental”?
We mean “things that involve the health of our environment”. This includes some examples such as global warming, veganism, sustainable carnivorism, and sustainability in general. We hope that our student community to become more aware about the environment and can give back to the U of T Green community.
What has UTERN done with the levy recently?
You can scroll over the Past Projects tabs and click on Funding history; there you can see the list of past applications we have funded.
Will you help some of us organize a locally themed food shop on campus?
Most likely, our networks page gives a variety of different contacts that may help start you off.
Can you help me fund my tuition for a course on global warming, environmental issues, etc.?
No, we fund student/student group events or projects.
Will you help my student group show a movie on the positives and negative side effects of Alberta’s tar sands industry on local communities?
Yes. Check out this site http://www.blogto.com/events/6179
Does UTERN sponsor reoccurring events (i.e. annually, weekly, or daily)?
UTERN evaluates your project based on how much it can give back to the University of Toronto Green community, and then is awarded funding based on those evaluations.
Will you help me if I’m not in a student group?
UTERN funds projects that affiliated with student groups are qualified for funding. We can try and find some student groups that will be interested in your project idea. Or, you can also go to our list of networks and see what suits your project.
I want to join a student group, but U of T is so big I don’t know where to find one.
Check out the official listing of Environmental groups. Talk to David Powell or you can start your own… It’s free!
Who is David Powell?
Where can I stop myself from paying for this?
Whether you believe global warming is a lie or you just don’t want to pay for this. You can opt out of the levy by contacting UTSU. But there is indisputable evidence for climate change whether or not you think there’s warming. Keep in mind that when you opt out of the levy, you are unable to receive any funding.
Can my student group get a 50 cent levy as well?
No, UTERN is here for your student initiatives and your funding. If you need funding, please fill out an application for evaluation.
I would like to join UTERN, who do I contact?
Sure, you can join UTERN by subscribing to our mailing list, so we can share environmental initiatives we are aware of to the U of T community.
If you would like to join the UTERN Executive Team, there are elections at the end of each term in March. Information will be posted under the UTERN team page under “Election.”
Why is nobody responding to my email questions?
We apologize in advance but please be patient, thank you. Our email is utern[dot]toronto[at]gmail[dot]com