I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new students and
a warm welcome back to returning students.

The following information will pertain to all students, returning and
new, and I hope you all take a moment to read the few items below.

1.  We have a new graduate coordinator.  Prof. Dror Bar-Natan left his post
on August 20 and he has been replaced by Professor Almut Burchard. Her
office is located in Room HU1024, 215 Huron St.  She is easily reachable
after her real analysis core class on MWF at 1 pm.  The class takes
place from MWF 12-1 in BA 6183.

2.  If you have not registered yet through rosi or by completing a
fee deferral form, please see me immediately.

3.  Classes commence on Monday, September 10, 2012.

3.  Enrolment forms (due September 19, 2012), available on-line at


and in hard-copy format in the math mailroom (BA 6290A),
must be completed by ALL students, even students not registering in courses.
For students registering in courses, the course requests are made at
www.rosi.utoronto.ca, followed by submission of the enrolment form
to Ida for course approval.

Please note:

a) if you wish to take a course from another department for degree
credit or non-degree credit, you may need their approval.
To do so, please bring your enrolment form to the other department for their signature
and then return to Ida.

b) if you wish to enrol in an undergraduate course for non-degree credit, please
note that a final grade of less than 70% will be converted to a failing grade for
graduate students. Many undergraduate courses have long waiting lists and it is
suggested you request for such courses as soon as possible.

c) If you need guidance in your selection of courses, please come to see Ida.
There will be a math graduate student orientation session (see further info below)
where faculty members will present their course offerings.

4.  Orientation sessions:

a)  School of Graduate Studies Orientation
    Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

b)   Teaching Assistant Orientation (mandatory for all TA's)
     Friday, September 7, 2012, from 1:00 pm, in BA 1130, 40 St. George Street

c)   Math Graduate Student Orientation
     Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 4:10 - 6:00 p.m., in BA 6183
     Pizza and cold drinks will be served in the Math Lounge at 3:30 pm. 
     A visit to a local pub will take place after this event and a free
     beer for all who attend.
     An itinerary will be available soon.

5.   I will not inundate you with further info at this date but will be in touch
     again with important information.  Your attention to this information will
     be much appreciated.

Thanks and I am looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again soon.
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