Undergraduate Research Conference


You are encourage to participate in the an interdisciplinary dialogue across humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the quantitative sciences (CS, Statistics, Mathematics). 


The call for abstracts is now open to any undergraduate students currently enrolled in an Arts & Science POSt.  We encourage applications from all our programs. This is an excellent opportunity for students in programs to be able to present their work, meet peers and professors, and learn about what they’re doing.  A space full of bright, engaged students is a wonderful sight to behold — serendipity will lead to good things, no doubt.


 Abstracts will be accepted until September 29th. More information can be found here: www.assu.ca/urc2018

NSERC Scholarships in Fall 2017

NSERC has recently announced that the University of Toronto will receive 10 additional USRA awards. These awards can be held during the fall term (16 week term anytime between September 2017 and December 2017). 

Due to the limited number of awards and a short turnaround, RSO will be holding an internal competition for applications.  Please submit all completed applications to the Department of Mathematics by the department deadline of Monday, September 25, 2017 by 9:00 am (firm deadline).  Awards will be allocated based on a first-come-first-serve basis. If more than 10 applications are received, decisions will be made based on GPA. Additional information on the application requirements can be found on our website: http://www.research.utoronto.ca/research-funding-opportunities/undergraduate-student-research-award/

Note that NSERC has strict rules pertaining to the eligibility for holding an NSERC USRA award.  All USRA eligibility requirements can be found on NSERC’s site: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp 

In addition, we would like to highlight some of the key eligibility requirements for students wishing to hold one of these awards in the fall term:

  • You may hold only one USRA per fiscal year (May 1 to April 30).
  • have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor’s degree;
  • you must work full time hours during the tenure of award and not be enrolled in classes
  • have been registered in at least one of the two terms immediately before holding the award in a bachelor’s degree program at an eligible university;
  • not have started a program of graduate studies in the natural sciences or engineering at any time


Students are required to take the initiative and speak directly with the prospective supervisor.

Documentation should be completed after the supervisor has agreed to the research topic and content.


MATH Orientation Days – First Year Math Courses

The Department of Mathematics will hold orientation sessions for students enrolled in   MAT133Y1, MAT135H1, MAT137Y1 and MAT223H1


Participants: Department representatives, course instructors, professors and students.


If you are keen about succeeding and you would like to gain a preview of the content of the  first-year calculus courses and the first-year algebra then you should attend!!

You are invited to listen, assess and reflect on what is said in order to determine which course is ideal for you.

The following table contains the dates and time for each session.


ELL Program (Arts and Science Undergraduates)

*FREE* high quality English language instruction with the ELL Program will start again in Fall 2017!  The Communication Cafe offers drop-in discussions, presentations, and debates, along with learning about Canadian culture (starting September 11th, 2017—no registration necessary).  Sessions are facilitated by writing centre instructors. 

Registration opens September 1st for Reading eWriting, online writing practice with a writing centre instructor (starting September 15th, 2017).

Both programs are designed for multilingual students and are open to all Arts & Science undergraduates. 

For more information visit:   http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/advising/ell

Contact us at:  ell.newcollege@utoronto.ca

Student Life Activities – August 2017

Hart House happening: Volunteer

Do you want to bring ground-breaking events and experiences to your fellow students while also getting hands-on experience? The Hancock Lecture and the Hart House Global Commons both need student members for their organizing committees!


Holiday closure

August 7 August 7 is a holiday in Ontario. University offices and libraries will be closed. Hart House will be open with reduced hours.


Work on campus

Applications open August 8 cln.utoronto.ca Are you looking for work on campus while you study next year? Work Study positions are a great way to enhance your practical skills as you work toward your degree. Jobs fill up quickly, so act fast!


HealthyU tip: Grad Minds yoga

Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Grad Room Check out the weekly yoga for graduate students at Grad Room. Weather permitting, classes may be offered outdoors. Ommmmmm.


ASKme Anything    

August 16 Join Student Life staff for a Facebook Live panel discussion on everything students need to know about life at U of T.


Heart Works Fund

The Heart Work fund supports opportunities for critical and respectful exploration of questions of religious and spiritual pluralism led by Ulife-recognized groups. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis during fall and winter academic sessions. Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed start date of the initiative.


Student Life has gone mobile!

Download the Student Life app on Google Play or iTunes to access one of our guides customized for your year of study. Find out what is important for you to know this year, build a custom to do list and get access to a searchable directory of services.


Housing Fair    

August 19, 1-3 p.m. Student Success Centre, Koffler Student Services Centre Looking for a rental unit? Come to the Housing Fair to network with landlords, schedule apartment viewings, pick up your toolkit resource package and more!


Lost your TCard? 

TCard Services, Koffler Student Services Centre Just a reminder that TCard Services has moved to the first floor of the Koffler Student Services Centre. To replace your TCard, you will need to bring your student number or UTORid, one piece of valid government-issued photo ID and the $20 replacement fee (debit or credit only). Please note, replacements will not be issued September 4 – 8.


Psst! There are so many more cool things going on, but we can’t include them all. Check ’em out!

Upper Year Students Needed – Intercollegiate Orientation

PRE U of T is a 1.5-hour intercollegiate Orientation program for students across the university to learn strategies for success and to connect with upper year students and faculty in their academic stream in the Faculty of Arts & Science. The academic streams include Computer Science, Humanities, Life Science, Math and Physical Science, and Social Science. PRE U of T is coordinated with each college to occur within Orientation week schedules on Tuesday September 5th, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. This year, PRE U of T is recruiting two (2) Head Leaders from each academic stream to support all aspects of the PRE U of T program development and volunteer recruitment.

This volunteer opportunity requires approximately 35 hours between August 2017 – September 5th, 2017, and Tuesday September 5th 11:30am-3:30pm. This opportunity is credible for CCR.

If you are interested in applying to be a PRE U of T Head Leader or want to learn more about the opportunity, please see http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/pre-u-of-t for the application form. Please submit your application to as soon as possible.


New One Program

New One: Learning without Borders

Looking for a different kind of elective course? Want the opportunity to acquire the critical skills necessary for success at U of T?  The New One program offers students the opportunity to work closely with dynamic faculty and fellow students, and provides enhanced support to meet university expectations in research and writing.

New One students choose from 4 half courses each term on topics that are part of our daily life. In those classes, New One students acquire key academic skills by exploring the backstory of common activities such as the food we eat, the languages we speak, the technology we depend on, and/or the science that is part of our everyday lives. Classes in New One will involve field trips, community events, guest speakers, as well as lectures.

For further information:


The New One classes take place on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.  The courses cover Breadth Requirement #3, Society and its Institutions. If you are interested in New One,  e-mail: new.one@utoronto.ca

Application deadline …………………. July 12th

Late applications may be mailed to new.one@utoronto.ca after that deadline.


Information about our courses can be found in: http://bit.ly/NewOneCourses


Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) – July 19-23 at McGill

The next Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) will be hosted by the University of Montréal, McGill University, Concordia University and the Université de Québec à Montréal in Montréal on July 19–23. The Canadian Mathematical Society’s Student Committee (CMS Studc) is inviting undergraduate math students to apply for the CUMC Award for Excellence.
This award is valued at $500 and is given to an outstanding student for the purpose of participating in CUMC. You can find more information and application requirements in the informational pamphlet.
The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Applications should be sent to Aaron Berk and Aram Dermenjian (chair-studc@cms.math.ca).
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