International Students Festival – October 6, 2012

Invitation - requires registration!

The International Student Festival is intended to bring all the 
international students together to celebrate their presence in 
Toronto and Canada. They'll get a chance to meet people from 
different countries of origin and take in the multicultural essence 
of Toronto.

It is going to be a day full of Entertainment, Performances, Food, 
Awards and Prizes,  valuable Information, Networking and many more 
fun activities!

The details are mentioned below;

Date: Saturday, October 6th 2012
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West, Toronto)

All International Students, Friends and Family are all welcome!

Student can register online by October 3rd at:

There are many opportunities to win great prizes for those who register!
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Academic Success Strategies for Graduate International Students Session

Academic Success Strategies for Graduate International Students

Join the School of Graduate Studies and the Centre for International Experience on Wednesday, October 24th for this panel presentation and social. You will learn academic strategies and connect with important resources and people to help you get through your first semester and beyond successfully! Stay for an opportunity to socialize with the panelists, meet fellow grad students, and members from the Graduate Students’ Union afterward to continue the discussion, meet new people and learn more about graduate student life at the University of Toronto.

Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street (NE corner of Spadina and Harbord)

Space is limited, so register today at:


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CV Writing Workshop for Students at the CMS Winter Meeting

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Subject: [grad-students] CV Writing Workshop for students at the CMS Winter

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Hi everybody,

CMS Student Committee is inviting you to take part in the CV Writing Workshop that will be held on December 9th at 4:00pm-5:30pm. This hands-on workshop will consist of a short presentation, followed by a discussion and peer-review of CVs. The participants are invited to submit their CVs ahead of time to help the workshop coordinators zero-in on common problem areas (your anonymity shall be preserved) and to get better constructive feedback. This workshop present a unique opportunity to improve your existing CV or to create your very first professional one and do so in a friendly supportive environment.

The CV Writing Workshop is a part of the CMS Studc Fields Trip. Other events of the day include a panel discussion on the role of mathematics in various sectors of industry as well as a student reception at the end of the day. So come join us for the panel and the workshop and stay for the reception.

For more information about the events and to pre-register for the workshop, please go to

All the best,
CMS Student Committee.
grad-students mailing list

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Computing Skills Workshop for new grad students

Computational skills workshop for new graduate students at U of T

Date:  November 7-8, 2011.
Times: 9:00 to 4:00 both days (8:30 registration on Monday)
Venue: Woodsworth 120 and 121
Limit: 40 students

Software Carpentry ( has been teaching
scientists and engineers the concepts, skills, and tools they need to
use and build software more productively since 1997.  This year, we
will run an intensive two-day workshop for new graduate students at
the University of Toronto during the fall mid-term break.  Topics to
be covered include:

* the Unix shell
* version control
* basic programming in Python
* using databases with SQL
* how to test software
* and one other topic to be chosen by students' votes

Participation is free, but as we only have 40 spaces, please register
early at  If you later find
that you are unable to attend, please take a moment to remove yourself
from the list so that someone else can take your place.

For more information, please contact Tommy Guy (
or Dr. Greg Wilson (
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The Fields Undergraduate Network (FUN) organizes
monthly meetings to explore different areas of mathematical
research. The theme as well as the host university will vary from
month to month.  All interested undergraduates and graduates
are welcome to attend.  We especially encourage participation by
members of student math societies.

For more information, please visit our website, or contact
Richard Cerezo (

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Koffler House (KP108)
569 Spadina Avenue, University of Toronto

ORGANIZERS Richard Cerezo and Sergio Da Silva (Toronto)

10:00 a.m. Networking
10:30 a.m. Question period with Hugh Williams (Calgary)
11:00 a.m. Hugh Williams, University of Calgary
           What Keeps Our Secrets Safe?
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.  Henry Kim, University of Toronto
           The Role of L-functions in Number Theory
2:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Leo Goldmakher, University of Toronto
                Ergodic Approaches to Number Theory

Register on-site or online.
Please visit:
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Joe Geraci, the speaker at the event below, is a Math Dept
PhD grad and is now a scientist at the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network.

The University of Toronto has undertaken a series of seminars, 
geared towards providing information and dialogue about careers, 
for third and fourth year students, called Backpack to Briefcase (B2B). 
This series is extremely important for third and fourth year 
students who are now asking themselves, "What can I do with 
my Mathematics Degree?"

The final event for this year is our Three Things Cocktail Party.

We invite you to join a group of other alumni and be present to 
respond to students query as they mingle at the event.  The main 
presentations will be on three key things that graduates should 
be aware of. In the past, our panelists speak of their own 
professional growth and zero in on three things they view as 
important. This year Joe Geraci has agreed to be the 
representative speaker for the Math alumni.  After the talks, 
students mingle and speak with past alumni and panelist.

Tuesday, March 8
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Faculty Club
Upper Dining room
41 Willcocks Street

RSVP online for all events at

Or email:
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The University of Toronto has undertaken a series of seminars, geared towards 
providing information and dialogue about careers, for the third and fourth year
This series is called Backpack to Briefcase (B2B).

We will host two more events for the astronomy, mathematics and physics students 
before the end of the school year:

Wednesday, February 9
5 to 7 pm
Physics Lounge MP 110 

Tuesday, March 8
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Faculty Club
Upper Dining room
41 Wilcox Street

RSVP online for all events at
Or email:

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A delegation from the City University of Hong Kong
( will be visiting
the University of Toronto next week and they are interested in
recruiting potential faculty members. For this purpose, a reception
will be held on

11 June 2010 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at
InterContinental Toronto Yorkville

to present the vision of
City University of Hong Kong and to meet with potential candidates.

For registration, please e-mail:

You are welcome to meet the delegation by making an appointment
via e-mail at:
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MITACS Step Workshops

MITACS would like to let you know about THREE interactive, hands-on workshops we are
offering students at the graduate level and postdoctoral fellows.  Registration is
open to all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, including past, present,
and prospective MITACS Accelerate Interns.


Please note: you must enter valid credit card information to complete your
registration. This information will be captured only, and if you do not cancel
within the designated cancellation period, OR you do not attend the workshop, you
will be charged the $50.00 deposit fee. You have 7 calendar days prior to the
workshop to cancel without being penalized.

What: Effective Networking!

When: April 15th, 2010

Where: 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (Registration 8:30AM Sharp!)

Register Here<>

What: The Art of Powerful Conversation

When: April 15th, 2010

Where: 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM (Registration 12:30AM Sharp!)
      Register Here<>

What: Managing Projects

When: April 23rd, 2010
Where: University of Toronto
89 Chestnut Street

Time: 8:30AM-4:30PM (Registration 8:00AM Sharp!)
Register Here<>

For a more detailed workshop description, please visit our website at<>

***Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation for participants coming
from outside of the Toronto area***

For information on the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Program or to apply for
travel & accommodation funding please contact Lena Hussain, Program Coordinator at<>.

MITACS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of Ontario
A one evening grief workshop for any U of T student who has experienced the
loss from the death of a friend, family member, or significant other.

Join us for dinner and a conversation on how we experience grief and the
types of resources that are available on campus and in Toronto.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Koffler Student Services Centre (Career Seminar Room)
214 College Street
Dinner provided

Please register online at:

Sponsored by the Campus Chaplains Association, Counselling and Psychological
Services, Health Service, and the Multi-Faith Centre.