Dear All,

Please come!

The Math Department will be holding its annual Graduate Orientation
Session this Monday (September 12) starting at 4PM at Bahen 6183. We will
have some short presentations by various dignitaries, and then a sequence
of mostly 3-minute course descriptions by professors in our department,
with some pizza and pop at 5PM. The anticipated approximate subject to
change tentative schedule will be:

4:10 Introduction by Prof. Kumar Murty, Chair of the Mathematics Department.
4:15 GSU/MGSA representative, Alexander Dahl.
4:20 SGS / Office of Student Life representative, Jennifer Pinker.
4:25 Dror Bar-Natan, Graduate Coordinator (also speaking for Ida Bulat and
     Emile LeBlanc).
4:35 Let's Talk Science representative, Nika Shakiba.

4:40 Prof. Lisa Jeffrey.
4:45 Prof. Man-Duen Choi.
4:48 Prof. Ilia Binder.
4:51 Prof. George Elliott.
4:54 Prof. Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz.

5:00 Pizza and Pop at the Math Lounge.

5:15 Prof. Jim Arthur.
5:18 Prof. Almut Burchard.
5:21 Prof. Florian Herzig.
5:24 Prof. Balint Virag.
5:27 Prof. Boris Khesin.

5:33 Dr. Daniel Moskovich.
5:36 Prof. John Bland.
5:39 Prof. Robert McCann.
5:42 Prof. Michael Yampolsky.

You might think the session will end at 5:45. Past experience suggests that we
will have some delays, and we will actually go on until 6 or maybe even later.

Best,

Dror.
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Dear all,

This is a reminder that the MGSA is organizing a Midsummer Potluck
Dinner and Ceili that will take place at the Hart House Music Room
on Saturday June 25th, at 7pm. Ceili will begin at 8pm.

Bring your family and friends, your favourite dish and enjoy an
evening of Irish music and dance in the beautiful architectural
setting of Hart House!

Ceili is a traditional Irish social gathering with music and dancing.
There will be a professional ceili caller (a person who explains easy
ceili dances), so no experiece is necessary to participate. Some of
you already did ceili at the Halloween potluck last year.

Please RSVP by Monday, June 20th to nataliya.laptyeva@utoronto.ca
indicating

 1) how many guests will accompany you, and
 2) what food are you planning to bring (so that we don't end
 up with 20 desserts).

Please bring the amount of food that is enough for you and your
guests.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

                                  Nataliya
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Dear all,

The MGSA would like to invite you to a Midsummer Potluck dinner and
Ceili that will take place at the Hart House Music Room on
Saturday June 25th, at 7pm. Ceili will begin at 8pm.

Bring your family and friends, your favourite dish and enjoy an
evening of Irish music and dance in the beautiful architectural
setting of Hart House!

Ceili is a traditional Irish social gathering with music and dancing.
There will be a professional ceili caller (a person who explains easy
ceili dances), so no experience is necessary to participate. Some of
you already did ceili at the Halloween potluck last year.

Please RSVP to nataliya.laptyeva@utoronto.ca indicating 

1) how many guests will accompany you, and
2) what food are you planning to bring (so that we don't end
up with 20 desserts). 

We also need to know how many people are expected. Please bring
the amount of food that is enough for you and your guests.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

                                  Nataliya
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As a part of the (unofficial) graduate orientation, you are all invited to
MGSA (Math Graduate Student Association)'s Beginning-of-Year Social event!
To break the pub-going tradition (as some students are not completely
comfortable in pubs) and to enjoy the last bit of summer, we will have an
outdoor picnic dinner at High Park this time (weather permitting). :-) 

[In case of sun and very light rain, we will head to High Park from the
department together.  You can do any of the park activities you like
(bring your own equipment, e.g. frisbees, balls), picnic lunch, then more
exploring.]

MEETING PLACE: Math Lounge (Bahen 6th Floor, circular area)
MEETING TIME: Thursday, September 9 at 3:30pm (will wait for 15 minutes)
ESTIMATED EVENT RUNNING TIME: 3:30-8pm (before it gets dark out)
LURING FACTORS (besides being in good company): All attendants who are
members of the department will receive a $5 food/drink cash subsidy.  But
you are responsible for bring or buying (from the restaurant at High Park)
your own dinner (and drink).  A variety of natural juices will be
provided.
TRANSPORTATION: We will use the TTC, and maybe try to take advantage of
one of their group discounts.
ABOUT THE PARK: www.highparktoronto.com.  High Park is a large park and
one of those places in Toronto you must know and visit if you live here.
The earlier you find out about it, the better!

[In case of heavy rain, we will play games and chat at the department from
3:30-5:30pm, and then head over to dinner together, and hopefully a kind
and powerful restaurant will have pity on us.  (I'll try to make
reservation on the day.  Our worst enemy and loyal friend will be pizza.)]

MEETING PLACE: same.
MEETING TIME: same.
ESTIMATED EVENT RUNNING TIME: same.
LURING FACTORS: same ... or maybe $5/person-equivalent subsidy depending
on format of food.
TRANSPORTATION: simplified.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: www.math.utoronto.ca

If you have questions about this event, feel free to email me at
lzhang@math.utoronto.ca.

Please come and mingle with each other, and get to meet the new students
first hand!  New faces are most welcome!  Feel free to bring your
partner(s) and kids (if you have any).

Looking forward to meeting/seeing everyone!

Lucy
on behalf of the MGSA
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