The Department of Mathematics will host two exciting events in the All about Math Series.

Please see the flyers for the details

 

March 9, 2017

Its All About Math Talk March 9 – Geometry in Music

 

GEOMETRY
IN MUSIC
It has long been known that there is a
deep connection between mathematics
and music. In this talk, Purnaprajna shows
how modern algebraic geometry sheds
light on the connection between different
genres of music. He develops a metageometric
framework for a music that
integrates elements of Indian and western
classical music, jazz, and the blues.

David Balakrishnan,  Director of the Turtle Island String Quartet, multi Grammy award winner
Thursday March 9
4pm
Bahen Centre for
Information
Technology,
Rm 1170
40 St. George St.
University of Toronto

 

March 10, 2017

Its All About Math Concert March 10 – The Harmonic Series

The Harmonic Series
A concert of Indian classical music with Dr. Purnaprajna Bangere
Accompanied by Toronto B. Gowrishanker and Karthik Venkataraman

Friday March 10, 7PM
MacLeod Auditorium,
Medical Sciences Building
1 King’s College Circle, Toronto

CUMC Awards – value $500

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).

 

MEng Info Session.

Monday, February 27th 5:00pm-6:00pm, BA1160

 

Thinking about grad school?  Not an engineer, but you have a background in math or science or perhaps social science, and an interest in applying your knowledge and skills to producing creative solutions to real world problems?

 

You might consider a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree from the University of Toronto.  You’ll take advanced technical courses, and be able to choose from a variety of specializations that take you well beyond what you learned as an undergraduate. Plus, we offer a professional development curriculum you won’t get from any other school.  We provide a depth and breadth of education that might open new career possibilities.

 

While our students are primarily engineers, each year we offer admission to a few students from other disciplines, and they’ve been very successful.  We’d like to make more non-engineers aware that pursuing a MEng is a possibility.

 

Please join us for an orientation session!  The event will begin with an overview presentation on the MEng, the technical course options available to students in the different departments, and discuss complementary courses and certificates in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, Finance and Business.  Following the presentation, representatives from the departments and institutes will be on hand in the Bahen Centre Atrium to provide you discipline-specific information, and answer your questions.

 

Pizza and pop will be served.

 

Please register at https://menginfosession.eventbrite.ca

Monday, February 27th 5:00pm-6:00pm, BA1160

 

Thinking about grad school?  Not an engineer, but you have a background in math or science or perhaps social science, and an interest in applying your knowledge and skills to producing creative solutions to real world problems?

 

You might consider a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree from the University of Toronto.  You’ll take advanced technical courses, and be able to choose from a variety of specializations that take you well beyond what you learned as an undergraduate. Plus, we offer a professional development curriculum you won’t get from any other school.  We provide a depth and breadth of education that might open new career possibilities.

 

While our students are primarily engineers, each year we offer admission to a few students from other disciplines, and they’ve been very successful.  We’d like to make more non-engineers aware that pursuing a MEng is a possibility.

 

Please join us for an orientation session!  The event will begin with an overview presentation on the MEng, the technical course options available to students in the different departments, and discuss complementary courses and certificates in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, Finance and Business.  Following the presentation, representatives from the departments and institutes will be on hand in the Bahen Centre Atrium to provide you discipline-specific information, and answer your questions.

 

Pizza and pop will be served.

 

Please register at https://menginfosession.eventbrite.ca

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

This REU program allows talented students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. Housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are encouraged to visit our SURE webpage to review available research projects for 2017 and to start an application: gapp.usc.edu/sure

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who are currently of Sophomore or Junior standing and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens. The deadline to apply for SURE 2017 is February 7, 2017.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Best regards,

Camillia Lee
Assistant Dean

Graduate and Professional Programs
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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).
Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc)
https://studc.math.ca
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17TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

 

The seventeenth annual undergraduate mathematics competition will be written on Sunday, March 12, beginning at 11 am, in BA1170 (Room 1170 in the Bahen Centre); the allotted time is 3-1/2 hours.

The competition is open to any University of Toronto undergraduate student.

The background needed is secondary algebra, geometry and combinatorics, first year calculus, introductory linear algebra, differential equations, analysis and basic arithmetic.

 

To see what sort of thing is involved, you can access old competition papers on the website

 

www.math.utoronto.ca/barbeau .

 

Please register for the contest by sending an email to me, Ed Barbeau, at barbeau@math.utoronto.ca .

 

Include your name, student number,  year of study, program and campus.

SUMMER NSERC (May to August 2017)

You are invited to complete an NSERC application for Summer 2017, if you qualify.
Internal Deadline for Departmental Nomination Packages: March 2nd (Thursday).
USRA application information will be captured from the NSERC On-line System. Therefore, all applications MUST be completed by students and their supervisors online (https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_login_e.htm). Applications must be submitted online and then be printed for submission to Research Services. Those prepared by any other means (e.g., handwritten or manually typewritten) will NOT be accepted.
APPLICATION      PROCESS
Step 1.                    Contact an eligible supervisor and make appointment to speak with him/her.
Step 2.                    Print and take along an unofficial transcript to the meeting
Step 3.                    Secure supervisor agreement
Step 4.                    Order transcript
Step 5.                    Take transcript to Undergrad Administrator, Donna Birch in Math Department for validation
Step 6.                    Complete the online forms and upload validated transcript
Step 7.                    Print documents
Step 8.                    Use checklist to make sure your application is completed accurately
Step 9.                    Return the five documents listed above to the Department
Step 10.                  Await department’s decision.  A committee of four or five professors review each application and rank all the applications

ELL Winter 2017

ELL Winter 2017

*FREE* high quality English language instruction with the ELL Program will start again in Winter 2017!  The Communication Cafe offers drop-in discussions, presentations, and debates, along with learning about Canadian culture (starting January 9, 2017—no registration necessary).  Sessions are facilitated by writing centre instructors.

Registration is open NOW for Reading eWriting, online writing practice with a writing centre instructor (starting January 13, 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

 

Are you a third or fourth year student looking for summer research experience?

The Fields Institute (right next to Bahen) has a summer program July 4 to Aug 31, 2017.

Students work in a team on a single project for the two months.

You can find this summer’s projects and learn more about the program at

 

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/activities/17-18/2017-fusrp

 

The application deadline is Feb 28, 2017.