Mikey Network Walk of Life


At the end of this month RSGSU will be walking for the 2017 Mikey Network Walk of Life. This walk helps raise awareness and supports families who require portable automated external defibrillators (AED). We would be thrilled if you could join us on May 27th at 8am – 1pm (time varies depending on event you do) at the Ontario Sciences Centre and E.T. Seton Park (770 Don Mills Rd). There is a 1K, 3K, or 5K walk and a 5K or 10K Run or a kids fun run. There is also free parking, t-shirts, snacks and beverages, a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, kids activities, bouncy castles and pets are welcome!


If you have any questions or are interested in walking with RSI students to raise awareness for the Mikey Network, please contact the RSGSU directly. 

Click here to learn more about the Mikey Network and the walk, and join the team (enter team name as: RSGSU). Make sure to share the link with your friends and family, and we will see you on May 27th!


Join our Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories team!

Join RSI in the largest walk for dementia in Canada!


The Walk for Memories is a family-friendly, fun and inspiring event. It is an annual way to celebrate life, honour a caregiver, and come together with a community of people who understand the devastating impact of this disease. It is a courageous way to help support those living with the disease, and show that we are leading the way to end Alzheimer’s.

Help us honour and remember the people who have lived with dementia, and join us in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. The Walk for Memories will take place on January 28th from 8:30am – 12:00pm, and follows a fully indoors, accessible 2 kilometre route through the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Before and after the walk there will be music, entertainment, and snacks shared with over 1,500 individuals who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Want to join us on the Walk for Memories? Click here to join the RSGSU Team! Students, staff, family, and friends are all invited to participate. There is no fundraising minimum required to participate.

2017 Engineering World Health Symposium

Poster submission & registration are now open for this year’s Engineering World Health Symposium!


The annual EWH Symposium aims to expose the UofT community to current global health initiatives. This year’s theme is Origins and Opportunities, where speakers will share inspiring stories of how ideas emerged and strategies to maximize impact of new technologies in the future. The symposium spans a full day of lectures, panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, and a poster session.

Participants can register for each individual session, so please join us even if you can’t commit to the full day event!

For the full speaker schedule and to register or submit a poster, please visit EWHSymp.eventbrite.ca!

Call for Abstracts!


RSI’s student-led online magazine, rehabINK, will be publishing its third issue in March 2017 and would like to include your work! Our call for abstracts will be open until January 18, 2017. All accepted publications will be showcased in our March issue.

We are looking to publish ~2 articles from each of the following categories:

  1. Original Research  (~ 1500 words)
  2. Reviews & Critiques  (~500-750 words)
  3. Commentaries & Editorials (~1000 words)

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee in mid-January. Authors will be notified of their submission results in late-January. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words. Submission deadline : January 18, 2017.

Please send your submissions to: rehabink.submissions@gmail.com.


Questions? Email us at rehab.ink@gmail.com. Don’t forget to check out our website: www.rehabinkmag.com

We look forward to reviewing your abstracts!

RSI x Second Harvest Turkey Drive!

Just in time for the holidays, the RSGSU Social & Service Committee is organi
zing our first service event of the term! We will be partnering with Second Harvest for their annual Turkey Drive ( http://www.secondharvest.ca/turkey-drive ). The Second H
arvest Turkey Drive is run in partnership with Loblaws grocery stores, and aims to provide hungry Torontonians with a holiday meal – last year, 5,986 turkeys were donated, with an additional $10,000 from Loblaws.second_harvest_logo

(If you want more information about who the “hungry Torontonians” benefiting from this event are and how Second Harvest allocates the proceeds of the Turkey Drive, please contact us.)

We currently have spots for 8-10 people to come volunteer at the Maple Leaf Gardens Lo
blaws (10 Carlton Street) from 1:30-6:00PM on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Volunteers will hand out fliers about the Turkey Drive, help customers pick out turkeys to donate, load frozen turkeys into Second Harvest trucks, and also dress up in full-body turkey costumes to encourage donations!

To register your interest, please contact us for more information. If more than 10 people are interested, we can look into organizing another day in early December to volunteer. **PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU PLAN TO VOLUNTEER**

RSI Summer Social – August 20th

The Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Students Union (RSGSU) and Speech Language Pathology Social Committee  invite all RSI students and staff to a summer get-together!!!

Before another fall term starts, we wanted to host a summer event for the RSI community (students, faculty and staff). We will be hosting a potluck event at Trinity Bellwoods Park on August 20th at 4 pm.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff. And most importantly this gives us a chance to really get to know the new and growing RSI community.

Please check your e-mail for the link to RSVP and sign up for our potluck.

See you there!

Welcome to… The 500 Club!

All RSI students are invited to meet after today’s Presentation’s class (April 2, 2015) to discuss the planning of a brand new club, called The 500 Club. The vision for this club is to provide an opportunity for students to meet and stay in touch regularly to tackle some of the academic and non-academic challenges we all face as RSI students.

Bring your ideas and suggestions for topics to today’s meeting!

Important meeting re: CUPE3902 Strike – Today!

To all RSI students,

We will be holding an important Town Hall Meeting today to discuss the ongoing strike. The RSGSU has proposed to draft a letter of support on behalf of the RSGSU and the RSI students outlining to faculty where we stand and to unite solidarity (not a divide) between faculty and students.

Details are as follows:

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:00-3:00pm
Toronto Rehab – 550 University Ave, Lecture Theatre (basement level)
Please come out and offer your feedback in this democratic effort. See you there!