01 Jul Our New Office and Fall Safety Webinar by UPI
We are happy to announce that we have officially relocated to a new office, which we will be sharing with our colleagues in the UIC Graduate Employees Organization. The new office is located above Giordano’s in the Rice Building on the Southwest corner of Halsted and Van Buren. The entrance is on the Halsted-facing side of the building, and our new address is:
815 W. Van Buren, Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60607
We chose to make this move for a variety of reasons that we feel will benefit our members. For many, this office will be closer and more accessible via east campus and east campus parking for those who have to commute. It also remains just a few minutes walk from the UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop. Additionally, we will have significantly more ownership of the space itself, and hope to be able to host a wider range of functions, including social events, that will give more members reason and opportunity to visit us and take advantage of this space. We will have our own private office space for confidential meetings and conversations, in addition to a larger shared common space for open meetings and social events.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, this move brings us into the same space as our colleagues in UIC GEO, the organization representing UIC grad workers. They are easily our most important collaborators and allies on a wide range of campus issues, and we’ve enjoyed the fruits of a strong relationship with our GEO colleagues over the years. Through this move, we look forward to working even more closely with them moving forward.
UPI webinar on the COVID Vaccine and Fall Safety Concerns
Our union colleagues at University Professionals of Illinois are hosting a webinar next Wednesday, 7/7/21, inviting union faculty from a variety of institutions to listen and discuss the changing safety landscape we’re seeing for the fall semester. Here is the full webinar description and registration information. UICUF members are encouraged to participate.
July 7 4:45 pm UPI webinar: A Conversation about the COVID Vaccine and Health and Safety Concerns for the Fall.
Special Guest: Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Executive Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
This webinar features our special guest, the Executive Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike, who will discuss the safety of the Covid vaccine and its critical importance for protecting public health and individuals. Dr. Ezike will also answer your questions regarding the vaccine. A panel discussion will follow to discuss current CDC recommendations for Institutes of Higher Education and related issues for the fall semester. Panelists include Dr. Sheila Simons (an epidemiologist), Dr. Bill Mills, (a certified industrial hygienist), Dr. Gabe Guzman (an infectious disease specialist), and Dr. Kai (Billy) Hung (a microbiologist). Additional guests may be added. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance and during the discussion.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jul 7, 2021 04:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: A Conversation about the COVID Vaccine and Health and Safety Concerns for the Fall
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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