Important Workshops for International Students

Are you a graduating international student? Do you have Citizenship and Immigration Canada questions about your post-graduation work permit, permanent residency or the Provincial Nominee Program?

Citizenship and Immigration Canada and representatives from Opportunities Ontario will be presenting on your options. Please attend the Information Session being live broadcast to St. George Campus from UTSC.

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: New College, 40 Willcocks Street, WI 2002

RSVP: Erika Bailey –

Session topics:

-Post-Graduation Work Permit

-Applying for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada

-PR application categories

-Skilled Workers vs Canadian Experience Class – what is the difference?

-PR application process

-PR requirements and selection criteria

-How PR applications are assessed

-How long it takes to process a PR application

-Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program


11am-12:15pm – Citizenship and Immigration Canada presentation

12:15pm-12:45pm – Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program

12:45pm-1:00pm – Q&A


Tax Information Sessions for International Students at CIE



CIE has arranged for representatives of Canada Revenue Agency’s International Tax Services Office to conduct information sessions to explain the policy and process of filling a tax return.


Two (2) identical sessions will be held on Tuesday February 28th:


11:00am – 1:00pm and  2:00pm – 4:00pm


These information sessions will be held at the Centre for International Experience in Cumberland House ( 33 St. George Street) and necessary forms will be made available.

Please register for only 1 session by emailing, please identify which session you would like to attend.


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MPI 2012: First Announcement

Dear grad students,

Every Summer, industrial problem solving workshops happen around the
globe. There are two in Canada and two in the US that I know of. If
you’re intrigued about how mathematics might be used outside of the
academe, do consider going to one!

the 28th Annual Workshop on Mathematical Problems in Industry
June 11-15, 2012
University of Delaware

Mathematical Modeling in Industry XVI
A Workshop for Graduate Students
June 18-27, 2012
University of Calgary

MBI BioSciences Problem-Solving Workshop (PSW@MBI)
July 16-20, 2012
Ohio State University

August 20-24, 2012 at the Fields Institute
Industrial Problem-Solving Workshop on Medical Imaging

Mary Pugh

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Mathematical Modeling in Industry: June 18-27 in Calgary

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From: Alejandro Adem
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Subject: [cmath] Mathematical Modeling in Industry: June 18-27 in Calgary

**Opportunity for Canadian graduate students**

Mathematical Modeling in Industry

June 18 – June 27, 2012 at the University of Calgary

PIMS in collaboration with IMA and with the participation of
CIMAT (Mexico) is holding a 10-day workshop on Mathematical
Modeling in Industry. A proposal for funding from Mprime is

The workshop is designed to provide graduate students and
qualified advanced undergraduates from North America with first
hand experience in industrial research.

Students will work in teams of up to 6 students under the
guidance of a mentor from industry. The mentor will help guide
the students in the modeling process, analysis and computational
work associated with a real-world industrial problem. A progress
report from each team will be scheduled during the period. In
addition, each team will be expected to make an oral final
presentation and submit a written report at the end of the
10-day period.

Students will be selected through a competitive process. The
application deadline is **March 25, 2012**

Please see

for details.

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Studc Fields Trip, Dec. 9 – CMS 2011 Winter Meeting

Dear Students,

On behalf of the Fields Undergraduate Network and the Canadian 
Mathematical Society's Student Committee, I would like to invite 
you to four math events that are being held this Friday.

Lecture by Professor Craig G. Fraser on the 
History of Complex Analysis, 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (James Room)

Lunch with Professor Fraser at Richtree (444 Yonge Street), 
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion on the Role of Mathematics in Industry, 
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Windsor Room)

CV Writing Workshop (pre-register here,, 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (James Room)

All events (except lunch) take place at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, 
which is located at 33 Gerrard Street.

If you'd like to come to lunch, please RSVP by this Thursday at 
noon to

Lastly, please follow the links below to see posters for the events,

Lecutre on the Origins of Complex Analysis Poster
Panel Discussion and CV Workshop Poster

Richard Cerezo
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SGS and U of T Libraries Thesis Workshop

e-Thesis Submission: What You Need to Know About Going Global

Getting ready to submit your thesis/disseration? Lisa Fannin of the SGS Doctoral Exams Office and 
Julie Hannaford of Library (Central ) Administration will be on hand to answer your questions at an 
e-Thesis submission workshop December 6, from  2:00-3:00. The workshop will be repeated on 
March 5, from  11:00-12:00. The (new) location is the OISE library, in the OISE building at 252 Bloor St. West.

Theses and dissertations must now be submitted electronically to T-Space -- University of Toronto's 
research repository.  Theses and dissertations submitted to T-Space are searchable via Google and 
other search engines -- by anyone with internet access, anywhere around the world.  This means many 
more opportunities for graduate students' work to be found, read, and cited. We will also provide info 
on the nuts & bolts of formatting. All graduate students are invited attend. Pre-register for either the 
December workshop

or the March workshop

Thank you and best regards,

Lisa Fannin
Doctoral Examinations Office
63 St. George St., room 304
Toronto ON M5S 2Z9
ph:  416-978-5258
fax: 416-971-2864

CV Writing Workshop for Students at the CMS Winter Meeting

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Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 12:51:11 -0700
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Subject: [grad-students] CV Writing Workshop for students at the CMS Winter

***Please distribute as appropriate***
***We apologize for cross-posting***

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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ELWS Workshop: Making the Most of Oral Presentations

Upcoming Workshop for Graduate Students:   
Making the Most of Oral Presentations

Description: Whether you are preparing for a graduate seminar, 
an academic conference, a job talk or a thesis defense, this 
workshop is designed to help you improve your oral presentation 
skills. Topics discussed will include overcoming nervousness, 
structuring your presentation, designing effective visual support 
and handling questions.

Instructor: Dr. Peter Grav

Place and Time:  
Thursday Oct. 27,  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, 
Koffler House, 569 Spadina Avenue, Room 108

This free workshop is presented by the School of Graduate Studies' 
Office of English Language and Writing Support and requires no 
prior registration to attend.

Complete listings for all upcoming SGS/English Language and 
Writing Support Workshops and Non-Credit Courses can be found 
on our website:

Get Weekly updates on all ELWS workshops and courses by subscribing 
to our listserv:
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Upcoming SGS Workshop: Writing a Thesis or Grant Proposal

Description: This workshop examines some of the common features of 
proposal writing and discusses strategies aimed at maximizing the 
impact of your thesis or grant proposal. In addition to looking at 
what belongs in a proposal and where it belongs, we'll also cover 
common mistakes in proposal writing that you can avoid.

Instructor: Dr. Jane Freeman

Place and Time:  Thursday Oct. 6,  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, 
Koffler House, 569 Spadina Avenue, Room 108

This free workshop is presented by the School of Graduate Studies' 
Office of English Language and Writing Support and requires no prior 
registration to attend.
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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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SGS Student Award Workshop for 2011

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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