Peer Mentor Hiring Timeline

Some other exciting FLC news to share with you: we are in the process of
building a new website that will be launching in early April. Along with
a redesign, we’ll have new features including peer mentor profiles and
alumni stories.

Click here to see the FLC Peer Mentor Hiring Timeline for 2018-2019: FLC, Hiring Timeline for 2018-2019

Graduate Research Days 2018

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The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 
<> at the University of 
Toronto will be inviting top students from across Canada to Toronto to 
learn more about our graduate programs during Graduate Research Days 
2018. This exclusive opportunity will give attendees a first-hand look 
at what U of T Engineering can offer, and a chance to meet our 
world-renowned faculty, alumni, current graduate students and admissions 

This year's event will take place on Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, 
February 24, 2018 as part of a faculty-wide 

*How does Mathematics fit with Industrial Engineering?* 

With a mathematics background, consider exploring the exciting world of 
applied mathematics called Operations Research (OR), which combines 
mathematics, statistics, computer science, machine learning, physics, 
engineering, economics, and social sciences to solve complex real-world 
problems that are valued by the industry.

OR can be defined as using advanced mathematical and optimization 
techniques to improve decision making.

OR can be either theoretical or applied � you can choose research that 
suits your interest.

*Visit our **website* 
find out more about Operations Research and other Industrial Engineering 
Research Areas.*

*Connect with Current Students:*We have plenty of students who came from 
a non-engineering background (including mathematics, science and more). 
Click here 
view student profiles, where you can learn more about their background 
and even connect with them.

See poster for more details:GRD one-pager - 2018 - UofT

Medical Biophysics 2018 Summer Student opportunity

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The Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto is 
currently accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Student Program. 
The program is open to all undergraduate students.

For students who are considering a career in interdisciplinary medical 
research, these positions provide a great opportunity to experience the 
research environment first-hand. Students will be involved in an 
on-going research project, trained in the proper use of laboratory 
equipment and introduced to a number of laboratory techniques. The 
summer student positions are available for up to 4 months beginning in 
May of 2018.Students are paid at an hourly rate determined by the year 
of studies they have completed at the time they join the summer program

At the end of the program, students are required to present a poster at 
the Summer Student Poster Day. Certificates and prizes will be awarded 
to the top posters.

For more information about the summer program, please go to

If you are interested in applying to our Summer Student Program, please 
visit our web site at_ _to access our 
online application. Please note that the application is a competitive 
process, and only a limited number of positions are available.

Next Steps Conference – Register Now

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Next Steps Conference (Jan. 19-20)


Faculty or staff member are also invited to attend the Keynote Address and the Alumni and Student Networking Reception on Friday January 19th.

Jesse Wente (HBA 1996 INNIS), broadcaster, curator, producer, activist and public speaker will deliver the keynote at 6pm, with the networking reception following. If you are interested in attending, please complete this form so we can prepare a nametag for you.

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Over 150 alumni and professionals will be on hand at to share their words of wisdom and career advice at this year’s Next Steps Conference.


Next Steps is an intensive and energizing two-day conference that is part career exploration, part preparation for life after graduation, and a great way for you to build your professional network. With a variety of speakers, an inspiring keynote focused on ‘Pursuing Your Passions’ to be delivered by Jesse Wente, career exploration panels, personal and professional development seminars and networking opportunities, Next Steps lets you explore career options you didn’t know you had.


One weekend can change the way you look at your career. Learn more and register today!


When: January 19 & 20

Where: Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre

Cost: Free for U of T students and recent graduates


You may view a  few slides on this event here  Next Steps Conference.


Math Faculty Dinner with Upper Year Students

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The Department of Mathematics invites you for a unique opportunity to have dinner with successful Math alumni and faculty members on Tuesday January 23rd at the University’s prestigious Faculty Club.


Students Only

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Faculty Club 41 Willcocks St.


Mathematics and the Faculty of Arts & Science are pleased to host this dinner at no expense to students.


If you wish to attend the dinner, you must register online at

Registration is limited and spots will be allotted on a first come-first served basis.


All confirmed registrants will receive a Briefing Package closer to the event date which will include the agenda for the dinner. If you have questions about the event, please email

Western Student Research Conference (WSRC),


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Western Student Research Conference (WSRC), is an annual multidisciplinary undergraduate research conference held at Western University in March. Information about the conference is attached and can be found at:


Due to the nature of our conference, we encourage presenters from all fields of study and universities. In our current age and time, interdisciplinary efforts are becoming increasingly important in any field of study. We believe it is important for modern professionals to understand how research is performed and presented in various subjects. This conference would be an excellent opportunity for undergrads to immerse themselves in a professional environment in which they can improve on their presentation, communication, and networking skills.


Faculty are asked to submit abstracts for presentation by January 14th at 11:59 PM. This may include email bulletins or lecture slides at the beginning of class, whichever is most appropriate in your opinion.


Instructions on how to apply may be found here:

Graduate Studies at Fondations Science Mathématiques de Paris


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The Fondations Science Mathématiques de Paris invites you to complete a masters graduate program at this institution of learning.

Call for Application:          The Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris – Program – A call for application for graduate studies

Program & Qualification Details:        The Fondation Sciences Mathematiques de Paris – Program Details




Even students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in North America could benefit immensely from a Master’s program in Paris.


The laureates will receive financial, administrative, and academic support from the foundation.

The deadline of the application is Jan. 26, 2018.

  • Graduate students in Paris benefit from an incredible research atmosphere.
  • They are able to attend a wide variety of courses, seminars, and conferences and have the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading mathematicians.
  • FSMP’s partner universities are home to many distinguished mathematicians including a number of fields medalists, numerous ICM speakers, etc.


You are invited to find out more by visiting their website


Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee


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The Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc) invites students (undergraduate and graduate) to present a talk on a topic of their choice on December 8-11 at the Student Research Session during the 2017 CMS Winter Meetingin Waterloo, Ontario.

These presentations should introduce the student’s research to a general mathematical audience. If requested by the presenter, an experienced mentor will be available to provide feedback on the talk.

Any questions about the student sessions should be directed to the student session organizers, Aram Dermenjian and Robert Redelmeier, at

To register for the session, contact the organizers of the session with a draft abstract by November 15. Notice of acceptance will be given shortly thereafter. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will be considered if space remains.

Presenters will also have to register for the meeting, which can be done through this form. Student members of the CMS who are presenting a poster or talk have significantly reduced registration costs ($30 until October 31, $45 thereafter). If you are not currently a member of the CMS, talk to your department chair about the possibility of becoming a university-sponsored student member for a reduced fee.


Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc)

Facebook: CMS Studc

Twitter: @studcCMS

Instagram: StudcCMS

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COMC volunteer markers!

Calling all COMC volunteer markers!

What is the COMC?

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge is Canada’s premier math contest, run by the Canadian Mathematical Society. The top 50 scorers will be invited to write the Canadian Math Olympiad, which will inform the selection of Canada’s International Math Olympiad Team. 

What is U of T’s role?

The U of T Math Department is the marking centre for the lion’s share of COMC booklets, just under 4000 booklets. We will mark all the English booklets for Ontario and Quebec and all the French booklets from across Canada.

What’s new this year?

This year we will be using Crowdmark to mark the exams. This means less data entry and the flexibility to mark from your preferred location. We’ll still provide some marking parties for those who want a social marking experience or to get started on their marking with people around who can answer questions.

What do volunteers get out of this?

·         Work towards a co-curricular record entry. Volunteer hours spent on COMC marking (including scanning and data entry) can be put towards a co-curricular record entry for “Mathematics Outreach.” This will be appended to your academic transcript. You could do all 10 hours on the COMC, or pick up some hours on the COMC and other hours on other Math Outreach activities.

·         Experience with Crowdmark software, now frequently used to manage tests for large courses.

·         Experience grading math tests.

·         The satisfaction of being a part of a monumental community effort to support younger students in their love of math.

What will volunteers do?

·         Scanning — checking packages from each school, recording information in a tracking spreadsheet, and feeding stacks of documents into a photocopier.

·         Marking — assigning marks to solutions on Crowdmark with the aid of an answer guide.

·         Data Entry — typing out the name, email, and grade level of contestants using a handy piece of software to make the job easier.

What’s the timeframe?

Scanning can start as soon as we have volunteers. All contests must be fully marked and processed by Dec 1.

How do I sign up?

Please fill out the form at the following url to indicate your interest:

We will follow up by email as soon as possible to get you started.


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6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 23-28, 2018


Calling Outstanding Young Researchers!


The 6th HLF will take place from September 23 to 28, 2018 (with young researcher registration on September 22).

The online application tool for the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum is now opened. The deadline for applying is February 9, 2018 (midnight at the dateline).



International Indigenous Funding Opportunities and Summer Abroad The Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Application link: