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!


Diamond Heist Escape Room


Grants don’t always work out, but us scientists need to pay the bills somehow and desperate times call for desperate measures… Come help your fellow RSI students devise a scheme to steal a 250-carat diamond inside the auction room of a century-old building… or at least pretend to!

Escape room sessions at Trapped! are $20/person for students, $28/person for non-students (http://www.trapped-toronto.com/).

Interested in joining? This event will take place Tuesday, January 31st. Contact the RSGSU to sign-up! 

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 is going to a Raptors game!

Come out on February 12th as the Raptors take on the Pistons!


Do you love basketball? Better yet – do you love the Toronto Raptors?? Well if so, we are excited to announce that we have acquired a block of tickets to see the Raptors take on the Detroit Pistons! Come join us as we cheer on our home team together on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:00PM at the Air Canada Centre. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Sections 306 and 318 – $35.00 incl. tax ($30 for RSI students)
  • Section 307 – $42.00 incl. tax ($37 for RSI students)

There are a limited number of tickets available for each section, so tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Ticket prices will be subsidized $5.00 for RSI students, and available for purchase by RSI students exclusively until January 28, 2017, after which we will open ticket sales to guests of students as well (guest tickets will not be subsidized). Contact us today to reserve a ticket. After you reserve your ticket, we will email you to coordinate payment. Tickets will also be sold before and after our bi-weekly presentations class in the cafeteria at 500 University Avenue. There are a limited number of tickets, so please do not delay!


Check out the Fall issue of RehabINK!

The Fall issue of rehabINK is out now! Get it while it’s hot!

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rehabINK is an informal, academically driven digital publication. Run by graduate students studying at the Rehabilitaiton Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto, rehabINK is dedicated to increasing awareness of rehabilitation science research and uniting the rehabilitation sciences community through the publication of peer-reviewed work.

Volume 1, Issue 2 of rehabINK is now available online at www.rehabinkmag.com . The current issue focuses on health and rehabilitation across the lifespan. We invite you to read our current issue to learn more about the student research transforming the field of rehabilitation science!