Please join us in congratulating the 2015 award winners and scholarship recipients:

Frederick V. Atkinson Teaching Award (excellence in teaching by Postdoctoral Fellows):

  • Nicholas Hoell (working with Adrian Nachman)
  • Geoffrey Scott (working with Marco Gualtieri)

Daniel B. DeLury Teaching Awards (excellence in instruction for graduate students in mathematics):

  • Trefor Bazett, student of Lisa Jeffrey and Paul Selick
  • Yuri Cher, student of Catherine Sulem
  • Ali Mousavidehshikh, student of Ragnar Buchweitz
  • Yuan Yuan Zheng, student of Stevo Todorcevic

Vivekananda Graduate Scholarship (academic excellence in graduate studies for international students):

  • Benjamin Briggs, student of Ragnar Buchweitz

The award recipients will receive a monetary award and a certificate.

We thank the faculty members, undergraduate students and course instructors who took the time to submit their nominations.  We have many excellent instructors and teaching assistants who are hardworking and regularly inspire and challenge their students.

We will celebrate the significant contributions of this year’s award and scholarship recipients at a small reception in the Math lounge on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. On the same occasion, we will take the opportunity to honor our graduating master’s and doctoral students.

Congratulations once again to Nicholas, Geoffrey, Yuri, Ali, Yuan Yuan, and Benjamin!  Very best wishes to our graduating class!

Further to the e-mail that was recently sent to all members of the
department about Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must
be endorsed by a host institution.  The host institution should not
be the University of Toronto as only in exceptionally rare
circumstances will a Banting Fellowship be awarded to an
applicant who is staying at the same institution where they
completed their PhD.

For more information, please visit

www.banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca
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Award Announcement

TO: Divisions I, II, III & IV – Graduate Coordinators, Graduate Administrators

FROM: Katie Lindeman, Award Officer, Federal

DATE: August 16, 2012

RE: 2012-2013 CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements for CGS Award holders


 

The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (MSFSS) provides financial support to current Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) recipients to study abroad for a portion of their study program. Eligible students holding a CGS award may receive up to $6,000 for travel and accommodation to any eligible foreign university or research institution in the world.

 

Fall 2012 Deadline to SGS: Friday September 21st 2012

Eligible candidates must submit their completed paper application and all supporting documents in hard-copy to the Graduate Awards Office by 4:00 pm. A list of required documents to be included is provided below.

Instructions for Graduate Units

While the University is assigned a maximum quota, there is no departmental quota for this award. Please have all eligible applicants submit their application directly to the Graduate Awards Office.

Competition Quota

Each federal agency has determined a quota of applications that the University of Toronto is permitted to put forward. Thus please note, not all complete and eligible applications will be forwarded if the number of application received exceeds the allocated quota.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this funding opportunity, you must:

·         be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;

·         be registered at an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application;

·         undertake your proposed trip abroad no earlier than the competition deadline date, and no later than the last day of your CGS award tenure;

·         research study period abroad must be for a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months.

·         not hold or have held any other CGS-MSFSS during the course of your graduate studies; and

·         have accepted or hold one of the following awards:

ü  a master’s- or doctoral-level Frederick Banting and Charles Best CGS (CIHR);

ü  a master’s- or doctoral-level Alexander Graham Bell CGS (NSERC);

ü  a master’s- or doctoral-level Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS (SSHRC); or

ü  a Vanier CGS.

 

To remain eligible during the research study period abroad, you must:

·         hold an active CGS award at the time your research study period abroad starts;

·         be registered full time in a graduate research studies program at a Canadian institution for the duration of your research study period abroad;

·         take up the award within one year of receiving the notice of award for the CGS-MSFSS; and

·         return to complete your degree in Canada.

 

Value and Duration

The value of the CGS-MSFSS is up to $6,000, based on the information and budget justification provided in the application. Supplements are non-renewable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their completed application in hard-copy to the Graduate Awards Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Each application package must contain the following items:

1. Application Form:

Your submitted application must bear your original ink signature on the front page. Applications received by email or fax are not accepted. Please obtain your MSFSS application from the website of the granting council of which you hold your CGS award.

NSERC: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices- ServicesEnLigne/pdf/CGS-MSmith-FSS_e.pdf

CIHR: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/fss_form_fillable_e.pdf

SSHRC*: https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRC/faces/logonFellowships.jsp?lan%20g=en_CA

*please note, you will be required to log in using your SSHRC account to access the application

 

To complete the application form, you will require the following information:

 

Host Supervisor Information:

the name and contact information of the host supervisor, and name and location of the foreign institution where you intend to pursue your research/study activities

Budget:

a budget that provides estimates for costs of travel, living and other expenses during your research study period abroad (to a maximum of $6,000).You may include an additional one page attachment to further detail your proposed budget.

 

2. Intended Research Plan:

a maximum 2-Page description (this includes all references and citations) of your intended research activities during your research study period abroad (including objectives, methodology, timelines and expected outcomes), an indication of how this relates to your main graduate research topic, and a description of the potential benefits that you will derive from working at, or attending, the host institution in relation to your current research objectives.

3. Two Letters of Support:

letters must be submitted in signed and sealed envelopes, or emailed or faxed directly from the Supervisor to the Graduate Awards Office. Letters may only be a maximum of 1-Page in length, and must be submitted on official letter head. Any translations must be performed by a certified translator.

a) one letter from your current U of T Supervisor. Your supervisor must include a justification or explanation as to why this research travel is required to complete your thesis or dissertation; and

b) one letter from the host Supervisor. This letter must come directly from the host Supervisor, a letter of admissions as a visiting scholar is not sufficient. Additionally, this letter must detail any resources they will be able to provide you with – e.g. supervising time, equipment, access to labs, libraries, etc. and any additional financial support.

4. Consent Form:

 

All applicants are required to submit a signed copy of the Consent to Disclose Personal Information form. Please find the document at the following sites:

NSERC: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/Students-Etudiants/ConsenttoDisclosure_e.pdf

CIHR: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/797.html

SSHRC: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/forms-formulaires/pdf/Consent_to_Disclosure-Consentement_a_la_divulgation-e.pdf

 

More Information

Please contact the council administering your CGS award for more information.

 

SSHRC

CGS-MSFSS Research Training Portfolio SSHRC

350 Albert Street P.O. Box 1610

Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4

Tel.: 613-943-7777

Email: fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

NSERC

CGS-MSFSS Scholarships and Fellowships Division NSERC

350 Albert Street

Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5

Tel.: 613-995-5521 Email: schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

CIHR CGS-MSFSS Research Capacity Development CIHR

160 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON

K1A 0W9

Tel.: 613-954-1968

Email: CGSMSFSS@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

 

 

Katie Lindeman

Awards Officer (Federal)

School of Graduate Studies

University of Toronto

63 St. George Street, Room 202

Toronto, ON M5S 2Z9

P: 416-978-8260  F: 416-971-2864

katie.lindeman@sgs.utoronto.ca

 

 

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We are very pleased to announce that our PhD graduate (2011) Brendan
Pass has been awarded the 2012 Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award,
an award given by CAIMS (Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics
Society).  His thesis was entitled "Structural results on optimal
transportation plans" and was supervised by Robert McCann.  Brendan
is now a Max Wyman Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.

You can see more at
http://wiki.math.toronto.edu/TorontoMathWiki/index.php/2012_Cecil_Graham_Doctoral_Dissertation_Award 

Brendan is in town today, Monday, June 25, to give a talk on
Multi-marginal optimal transportation, as part of the 2012 CAIMS
Annual Meeting.  A schedule of events is available here:

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/11-12/CAIMS_SCMAI/program.html

Brendan's talk is at 4:45 p.m., in Room MS 2158 (Auditorium),
Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle.
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The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (MSFSS) provides financial support to current Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) recipients to study abroad for a portion of their study program. Eligible students holding a CGS award may receive up to $6,000 for travel and accommodation to any eligible foreign university or research institution in the world.

Spring 2012 Deadline to SGS: Thursday May 24th, 2012. Eligible candidates must submit their completed paper application and all supporting documents in hard-copy to the Graduate Awards Office by 4:00 pm. A list of required documents to be included is provided below.

Instructions for Graduate Units

While the University is assigned a maximum quota, there is no departmental quota for this award. Please have all eligible applicants submit their application directly to the Graduate Awards Office.

 

Competition Quota

Each federal agency has determined a quota of applications that the University of Toronto is permitted to put forward. Thus please note, not all complete and eligible applications will be forwarded if the number of application received exceeds the allocated quota.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this funding opportunity, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;
  • be registered at an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application;
  • undertake your proposed trip abroad no earlier than the competition deadline date, and no later than the last day of your CGS award tenure;
  • not hold or have held any other CGS-MSFSS during the course of your graduate studies; and
  • have accepted or hold one of the following:
    • a master’s- or doctoral-level Frederick Banting and Charles Best CGS (CIHR);
    • a master’s- or doctoral-level Alexander Graham Bell CGS (NSERC);
    • a master’s- or doctoral-level Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS (SSHRC); or
    • a Vanier CGS.

 

To remain eligible during the research study period abroad, you must:

  • hold an active CGS award at the time your research study period abroad starts;
  • be registered full time in a graduate research studies program at a Canadian institution for the duration of your research study period abroad;
  • take up the award within one year of receiving the notice of award for the CGS-MSFSS; and
  • return to complete your degree in Canada.

 

How to Apply

 

Applicants must submit their completed application in hard-copy to the Graduate Awards Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Each application package must contain the following items:

  1. 1. Application Form:

Your submitted application must bear your original ink signature on the front page. Emailed and faxes copies of the application form are not accepted by the MSFSS agency. Please obtain your application from the funding agency of which you hold your CGS award.

 

NSERC:          http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/pdf/CGS-MSmith-FSS_e.pdf

CIHR:              http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/fss_form_fillable_e.pdf

SSHRC*:         https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRC/faces/logonFellowships.jsp?lang=en_CA

*please note, you will be required to log in using your SSHRC account to access the application

 

To complete the application form, you will require the following information:

-        Host Supervisor Information:

the name and contact information of the host supervisor, and name and location of the foreign institution where you intend to pursue your research/study activities

-        Budget:

a budget that provides estimates for costs of travel, living and other expenses during your research study period abroad (to a maximum of $6,000).You may include an additional one page attachment to further detail your proposed budget.

  1. 2. Intended Research Plan:

a maximum 2-Page description (this includes all references and citations) of your intended research activities during your research study period abroad (including objectives, methodology, timelines and expected outcomes), an indication of how this relates to your main graduate research topic, and a description of the potential benefits that you will derive from working at, or attending, the host institution in relation to your current research objectives.

  1. 3. Two Letters of Support:

letters must be submitted in signed and sealed envelopes, or emailed or faxed directly from the Supervisor to the Graduate Awards Office. Letters may only be a maximum of 1-Page in length, and must be submitted on official letter head. Any translations must be performed by a certified translator.

a) one letter from your current U of T Supervisor. Your supervisor must include a justification or explanation as to why this research travel is required to complete your thesis or dissertation; and

b) one letter from the host Supervisor. This letter must come directly from the host Supervisor, a letter of admissions as a visiting scholar is not sufficient. Additionally, this letter must detail any resources they will be able to provide you with – e.g. supervising time, equipment, access to labs, libraries, etc. and any additional financial support.

  1. 4. Consent Form:

All applicants are required to submit a signed copy of the Consent to Disclose Personal Information form. Please find the document at the following sites:

NSERC:          http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/_doc/Students-Etudiants/ConsenttoDisclosure_e.pdf

CIHR:              http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/797.html

SSHRC:         TBD – please note SSHRC is still reviewing whether they will be requiring a consent form.

Please consult the webapps requirements before submitting your application (https://webapps.nserc.ca/SSHRC/faces/logonFellowships.jsp?lang=en_CA)

 

More Information

Please contact the council administering your CGS award for more information.

SSHRC
CGS-MSFSS
Research Training Portfolio
SSHRC
350 Albert Street
P.O. Box 1610
Ottawa, ON  K1P 6G4

Tel.: 613-943-7777
Email: fellowships@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

NSERC
CGS-MSFSS
Scholarships and Fellowships Division
NSERC
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 1H5

Tel.: 613-995-5521
Email: schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

CIHR
CGS-MSFSS
Research Capacity Development
CIHR
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0W9

Tel.: 613-954-1968
Email: CGSMSFSS@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

 

 

 

 

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SGS Award Announcement  

2011-2012 CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements for CGS Award holders

The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Michael Smith Foreign Study
Supplements (MSFSS) provides financial support to current Canada
Graduate Scholarship (CGS) recipients to study abroad for a portion
of their study program. Eligible students holding a CGS award may
receive up to $6,000 for travel and accommodation to any eligible
foreign university or research institution in the world.

Fall 2011 Deadline: Friday September 23rd 2011 (4pm)

Eligible candidates should submit their completed paper application
and all supporting documents directly to the Graduate Awards Office by
4:00 pm.

A list of supporting documents to be included is provided below.
Printable applications are available on the respective
agencies’ website.

To be eligible to apply for this funding opportunity, you must:

be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada by the
application deadline;

be registered at an eligible Canadian institution at the time of
application;

undertake your proposed trip abroad no earlier than the competition
deadline date;

not hold or have held any other CGS-MSFSS during the course of
your graduate studies; and have accepted or hold one of the following:
a master’s- or doctoral-level Alexander Graham Bell CGS (NSERC);
or a Vanier CGS. 

To remain eligible during the research study period abroad, you must:
hold an active CGS award at the time your research study period abroad
starts; be registered full time in a graduate research studies program at
a Canadian institution for the duration of your research study period
abroad; take up the award within one year of receiving the notice of
award for the CGS-MSFSS; and return to complete your degree in Canada. 

Value and Duration
The value of the CGS-MSFSS is up to $6,000, based on the information and
budget justification provided in the application. Supplements are
non-renewable. The defined research study period abroad to be covered
by the supplement must be for a minimum of three months to a maximum
of six months.  

Application Process
Qualified applicants must complete and assemble all necessary
documentation and submit in hardcopy to the Graduate Awards Office at
the School of Graduate Studies by the above deadline.

You will be required to provide the following documents:

1.      Application Form - available from NSERC website.
This application must have your original signature – scanned,
faxed and emailed signatures are not eligible.

2.      Host Supervisor Information -  the name and contact information
of the host supervisor, and name and location of the foreign
institution where you intend to pursue your research/study activities;

3.      Intended Research Plan - a maximum 2-Page description (this
includes all references and citations) of your intended research
activities during your research study period abroad (including
objectives, methodology, timelines and expected outcomes), an indication
of how this relates to your main graduate research topic, and a
description of the potential benefits that you will derive from
working at, or attending, the host institution in relation to your
current research objectives;

4.      Budget - a budget that provides estimates for costs of travel,
living and other expenses during your research study period abroad
(to a maximum of $6,000).

5.      Two Letters of Support - One letter from your current U of T
Supervisor and one letter from your host Supervisor.  Letters must be
1-Page in length, on official letterhead, bearing an original signature,
and include details of their support of your research study period abroad.
Host supervisors must also indicate that they have the resources
available (e.g., financial, if any; supervision time; equipment;
library access; etc.) to support your planned research activities.
Letters of admission confirming your registration as a visiting
scholar are not sufficient.  Any translated documents must be
performed by a certified translator.  Letters should be collected by
the applicant in a signed sealed envelope  and provided along with all
other supporting documents to the GAO

More Information

Please address questions about this funding opportunity to:

University of Toronto,
Graduate Awards Office
Erin McMahon, Award Officer Federal
63 St. George Street, Room 203
416-978-8260
erin.mcmahon@sgs.utoronto.ca

NSERC
CGS-MSFSS
Scholarships and Fellowships Division
NSERC
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 1H5
Tel.: 613-995-5521
Email: schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca

Please do not hesitate to contact me with further questions,

Erin McMahon
Awards Officer, Federal
University of Toronto,
School of Graduate Studies
63 St. George Street, Toronto ON, M5S 2Z9
P: 416-978-8260 F: 416-971-2864
erin.mcmahon@sgs.utoronto.ca
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There are two important deadlines coming up:

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
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PhD Progress Reports Due
A progress report must be submitted for each PhD student in Year 2 and
up who have not yet defended their thesis at the departmental level
before April 15.  Short extensions may be granted but only if a request
is made.

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011, 12 NOON
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Doctoral Completion Award Applications Due
Applications are required from all PhD students currently in
Year 4 who plan to register for a 5th year in 2012-13.

Thanks everybody for your cooperation.

Ida
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MATH DEPT DEADLINE:  Monday, May 16, 2011

Through the generous support of various donors, a number of endowments
have been established at the School of Graduate Studies.  Each year
a number of internal awards are made available from these endowments
to provide support to graduate students.  This year, more than
15 endowed awards with various eligibility criteria and values are
offered within the 2011-2012 SGS University-Wide Awards competition.
Individual award descriptions and application forms can be found on
the SGS website
(http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/informationfor/students/money/support/internal.htm).

Complete applications must be received in the math graduate office by

Monday, May 16th, 2011.

The department will then forward the complete application
to the School of Graduate Studies.
If two or more apply for a given award, there will be an
internal ranking first and then the applications will be forwarded.
The School of Graduate Studies deadline is May 24.

Please note that some of the University-Wide Awards are identified as
OSOTF and are only open to eligible students who are Canadian citizens
or Permanent Residents.  Applicants for these awards must demonstrate
financial need by completing an OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment form
to include with the application for each award to which they are applying.

If you have any enquiries about the internal awards, please send them
to Tara Lock at the following email address:
university.awards@sgs.utoronto.ca.

Students can now view awards-announcements on “Ulife”:
https://ulife.utoronto.ca/opportunities/list/type/award!!!!
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Dean's Student Initiative Fund

The Dean's Student Initiative Fund has been established to provide financial support
for student initiatives that aspire to create dialogue and foster a greater sense of
community through special events, lectures, or other forms of community engagement.
This competition is open to undergraduate or graduate Faculty of Arts & Science
students or student groups.

There two competions per year - the deadline for the first competion is November 1,
2010 at 5:00 p.m. For eligibility criteria and application details, please visit
http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/undergraduate/undergraduate-scholarships/dean-s-student-initiatives-fund-criteria.

Dean's Student Leadership Award

The Dean's Student Leadership Award recognizes an Arts & Science student who has
played a significant leadership role in his or her extracurricular activities and in
so doing has had a demonstrable impact on improving the quality of student
experience at the University of Toronto. This award is open to any undergraduate or
graduate student who is currently enrolled in a degree program in the Faculty of
Arts & Science.
If you know someone you would like to nominate, please visit
http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/undergraduate/undergraduate-scholarships/dean-s-student-leadership-award.
The application deadline is December 15, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.
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The Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement provides financial support to Canada
Graduate Scholarship recipients to study abroad for a portion of their study
program. Eligible Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients may receive up to $6,000
for travel and accommodation to any eligible foreign university or research
institution in the world.

Deadline: Friday May 28th 2010

Eligible Students should submit their completed application to the Graduate Awards
Office by 4:00 pm.

Eligibility

The program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have
accepted or hold an NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR CGSM, CGSD or Vanier scholarship whose
award will still be active at the time the research study abroad begins.

Value and Duration

The value of the CGS-MSFSS is up to $6,000, based on the information and budget
justification provided in the application. A defined research study period is
between three to six months.

Application Process

Qualified applicants must complete the necessary documentation and submit it to the
Graduate Awards Office at the School of Graduate Studies by May 28, 2010.
Both the applicant's current research supervisor and the potential host supervisor
are required to submit letters detailing their support of the proposed foreign
research study period. The host supervisor must indicate that they have the
resources available (financial, supervision time, equipment, etc.) to support the
applicant's planned research activities (see website for details).

At the time of this correspondence, the current application form and instructions
are not available from the Tri-agencies, but are expected to be posted shortly -
please refer to the previous year's competition for information on assembling the
application (requirements will be similar if not the same). Check the appropriate
agency's  website below for 2010-11 updates:

NSERC

Scholarships and Fellowships Division
Tel.: 613-996-6104
Email: schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca<mailto:schol@nserc-crsng.gc.ca>
Website: www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca<http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/>
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSForeignStudy-BESCEtudeEtranger_eng.asp

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the graduate awards
office at graduate.awards@utoronto.ca<mailto:graduate.awards@utoronto.ca> or
416-946-0808.

Sincerely,

Laura Stathopoulos
Sr. Awards Officer, Graduate Awards Office
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
63 St. George Street, Rm 202
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z9
416 978 2150

SGS Award opportunities are now available on Ulife !
https://ulife.utoronto.ca/opportunities
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