NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEPARTMENT DEADLINE -
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012

- citizenship restrictions: must be Canadian citizen or
Canadian permanent resident
- other eligibility requirements are listed at
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp
- there are two levels of awards: PGS-M and PGS-D; please review the above link carefully
for which to apply

NSERC Video Tutorial for Students:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Videos-Videos/SFTips_eng.asp

Application is completed on-line:
https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_register_e.htm

NSERC FAQ page:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/FAQ-FAQ_eng.asp

Step by Step Application Instructions:
http://www.nserc-crsng.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Instructions/201/e.asp

- Students must order official updated transcripts from any university
they have attended in North America, including U of T transcripts for this
semester even if no grades are showing.  Students can hand-deliver the
sealed transcripts to the math graduate office by Wednesday, October 10,
or request the transcript to be mailed directly to the unit by the deadline.  

- For students who took U of T courses in summer 2012, please wait till after
September 26th to order your transcript. Your summer grades will not appear
on a transcript before then.

- The Math University Designate who will upload the transcript(s)
is Ida Bulat, ida@math.toronto.edu

- Two reference reports on student are required.  Referees will be
sent notification regarding the request for a reference.
They must complete their reports on-line and must do so by
the October 10th deadline.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ida.
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Scholarship application time is starting soon.  SGS is offering a workshop
tomorrow about the NSERC/OGS application process.  As soon as I
receive the university deadlines for these awards, I will be setting
departmental deadlines.  Domestic students are eligible for both
awards.   International students can apply only for the OGS.
We expect all qualifying students to apply.  More information is
forthcoming. Thanks, Ida

NSERC/OGS Award Information Sessions for Students

Information sessions for Federal and Provincial awards applicants
are available to students interested in applying for an NSERC and/or OGS.

Sessions will provide general program information including eligibility
requirements and application process.

Those unable to attend a workshop can access the slide presentations on the
SGS website after September 17th  

St. George Campus - Friday, September 14
Room 2118, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - NSERC/OGS program information
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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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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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This is just a reminder that the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
departmental deadline is

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011

Some points to note:

- This deadline is firm.
- Open only to domestic students, i.e. Canadian citizens and permanent
  residents.
- Applications are completed on-line at www.nserc.ca
- No hard copies are required.
- Referees must upload their letters by the above date also.
- I will need official hard-copy transcripts by this date.
- U of T official transcripts also required by new students even
  if no grades are yet on this transcript.
- Transcripts will be uploaded by me. Please identify
  me on the nserc site: Ida Bulat, ida@math.toronto.edu.
- These hard-copy transcripts will then be attached to your OGS
  application.
- I'll inform students when they should click the "submit" button
  on the nserc site.
- The department can forward 16 applications to the University
  of Toronto.
- NSERC has granted the University of Toronto a total quota of 334
  applications.

Please do not hesitate to drop by or e-mail me if you have
any questions.

                                      Ida
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This is an important reminder of the ABSOLUTE deadlines for
COMPLETE scholarship applications.  All students receiving departmental
funding must apply for at least one of the government
scholarships if they qualify and will be registered
in our programs of study in 2012-13:

NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Information about what to do is available on our Graduate Blog:
http://blog.math.toronto.edu/GraduateBlog/2011/09/12/vanier-nserc-ogs-scholarships/

Please be reminded too that all letters of recommendation and transcripts
must be submitted by the dates above.
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SGS Student Award Workshops for 2011

Workshops are offered in September by SGS Awards Officers for students
interested in applying for Federal and Provincial scholarships/fellowships
and are highly recommended. Federal Programs (NSERC & SSHRC) require
that applicants be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
however OGS does offer a limited number of scholarships to
international students.

Videos, webinars and student resource centers may also be available
on the respective agency's website.

St. George Campus: Friday, September 16, 2011
NSERC & OGS: 10:00-12:00pm
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
Room: 2135 Amphitheater
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VERY IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

2012-13 NSERC VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
	Wednesday, October 5, 2011
2012-13 NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
	Wednesday, October 12, 2011
2012-13 ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
	Wednesday, October 19, 2011

**Students planning to register in the mathematics graduate program in
2012-13 and who qualify to apply MUST apply for government scholarships
in order to be considered for any university or departmental
funding.  Students exempt from applying are students who have
secured NSERC funding in 2012-13.**

**Students applying for both NSERC and OGS applications need only
order one original official transcript.  The original official transcript
will be uploaded by Ida to the NSERC website and the hard copy will
be included in the OGS application package.**

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NSERC VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2011

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class
doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate
both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarship achievement
in graduate studies.

For more information, please visit http://www.vanier.gc.ca  

Students must be nominated by the department and the department will
have a nomination quota, usually 2.
Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated.

If you wish to be considered, please contact the math graduate office
and submit an application by the deadline as follows:

Vanier website for eligibility requirements
http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/eligibility-admissibilite.aspx ,
nomination
http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/nomination_process-processus_de_mise_en_candidature.aspx
and step-by step application instructions
http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/nomination_process-processus_de_mise_en_candidature.aspx#researchnet_instructions

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NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEPARTMENT DEADLINE -
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011

- citizenship restrictions: must be Canadian citizen or
Canadian permanent resident
- other eligibility requirements are listed at
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp

NSERC APPLICATION WORKSHOP for students (St. George campus):
Friday, September 16, 10-12, in SS2135, 100 St. George St.
(UTM Campus Workshop: Wed., Sept. 21, 10-12, William G. Davis Building, Room 3129;
UTSC Campus Workshop: Thurs., Sept. 22, 1:10-3:00, New Council Chambers, Room AA160)

NSERC Video Tutorial for Students:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Videos-Videos/SFTips_eng.asp

Application is completed on-line:
https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_register_e.htm

NSERC FAQ page:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/FAQ-FAQ_eng.asp

Step by Step Application Instructions:
http://www.nserc-crsng.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Instructions/201/e.asp

- Students must order official updated transcripts from any university
they have attended in North America.  Students can hand-deliver the
sealed transcripts to the math graduate office by Wednesday, October 12,
or request the transcript to be mailed directly to the unit by the deadline.  

- The Math University Designate who will upload the transcript(s)
is Ida Bulat, ida@math.toronto.edu

- Two reference reports on student are required.  Referees will be
sent notification regarding the request for a reference.
They must complete their reports on-line and must do so by
the October 12th deadline. 

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ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP - ABSOLUTE deadline
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2011,
final date by which all students must submit their complete OGS
application to the department.
After this date, the application will no longer be accessible on line
by students (all printing of online applications must be done prior to
this date as well).

OGS APPLICATION WORKSHOP for STUDENTS (ST. GEORGE):
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011,
10:00 - 12:00 noon, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2135, 100 St. George St.

- https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRD1346626.html

- no citizenship restriction

- overall average of at least an A-, or the equivalent, on the last
20 one-term/semester courses for undergraduate applicants and beginning
graduate students Years 1 and 2;
overall A- average on all graduate courses completed for senior graduate
students (Years 3 and beyond)

Students must assemble the following documents and submit  by the deadline
listed above:

1. completed OGS application (all pages printed)
2. application checklist
3. two academic assessment reports
4. statement of interest (for master's students) or plan of study
(for doctorate students)
5. list of significant academic accomplishments
6. list of scholarships or awards
7. official/original Canadian or US university transcripts
(undergraduate and graduate, if applicable)
8. transcripts from foreign universities, other than the US,
will be copied by the department
9. copy of student study permit for international students

Unsuccessful OGS applications from domestic students will also be
considered for Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships in Science and Technology
in spring 2012.
Students who have held 4 years of government scholarships and do
not qualify to apply for an OGS can be considered for the QEII
scholarship.  These students should submit
OGS paper applications by the October 19th deadline.

Please do not hesitate to drop my the math graduate office if you
have any questions.

It is important that the deadlines listed above are met.
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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
(NSERC) provides excellent funding for postgraduate (PGS) programs.
There are restrictions and all rules and regulations can be obtained
by visiting the NSERC website
(http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/index_eng.asp  ).

DEPARTMENTAL DEADLINE:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010:  complete printed application and
official transcripts to be submitted to Ida, Math Graduate Office,
BA 6166, 40 St. George Street, and referees' reports on applicants
submitted electronically to NSERC

NSERC GRADUATE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

St. George Campus:  Thursday, September 16, 2010
NSERC & OGS: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design,
230 College St., Auditorium

UTSC Campus: Tuesday, September 21
NSERC & OGS: 10:10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Room AA160, New Council Chambers (Arts & Administration Building)

UTM Campus: Wednesday, September 22
NSERC & OGS: 10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 3129, South Building (SB)

The application process for Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) programs
has moved to a fully electronic submission system.  Though fully
electronic, the applicant must still submit paper copies of their
application and official paper transcripts to the department (Ida)
by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH.

NSERC has indicated that by early September, recorded tutorials
with voice over will be available on their website.

The application is available at the NSERC website:
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/OnlineServices-ServicesEnLigne/Index_eng.asp

Once the application is completed and verified, the student will
click on the "Submit" button.

The process for referees (2) to be invited and complete their
reports is electronic.  Applicants will be asked to provide the
name and e-mail address of the two individuals they have selected
to complete the report.  The referee's submission deadline is
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH.

Official paper transcripts must be sent to Ida in the Math Graduate
Office, who will have the responsibility of uploading the
scanned, official and up-to-date transcripts to the application.
The deadline is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH. Applicants must also
identify Ida as the University Designate so that she will receive
the appropriate invitation from NSERC to upload the transcript(s):

University Designate:        Ida Bulat ; ida@math.utoronto.ca

Please follow all instructions carefully and make sure that the
deadline is met.  Should you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact me (ida@math.toronto.edu, 416-978-7894).

Thanks and good luck!

P.S. Information on the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program
will be sent out as soon as official notification is received from
SGS.  We have set the OGS departmental deadline to Wednesday,
October 13th.
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