University of Toronto Operations Research Group Event

I am writing to you on the behalf of University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG). UTORG is a student-run organization located in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. We organize academic seminars and workshops to serve the interests of the academic community at UofT. Below are the two upcoming UTORG events. Detailed information can be found in the attached document. I would appreciate it if you could forward this posting to your graduate students and others who you think would be interested.

Thank you,

Derya Demirtas

Speakers: Jonathan Li, PhD candidate in MIE, joining University of Ottawa;
Sharareh Taghipour, PhD (1T1) and postdoc in MIE, joining Ryerson University;
Vahideh Abedi, PhD candidate in Rotman, joining California State University at Fullerton
Date: Thursday June 14
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: MC310

UTORG » Grad School Application Seminar
Speaker: Velibor Mišić, (BASc IndE 0T9+PEY, MASc 1T2)
Date: Thursday June 21
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: MC310


SGS University-Wide Awards 2012-2103

Through the generous support of numerous donors, a number of endowed awards have been established at the School of Graduate Studies. This year, more than 15 awards with various eligibility criteria and values are offered within the 2012-2013 SGS University-Wide Awards competition. The application, individual award descriptions and submission instruction sheet can be found at

Departmental of Mathematics deadline: MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
– Please submit completed application to Ida.
– The Mathematics Department has a quota of 3 submissions per award.
– The Mathematics Department falls under Division III.

Complete and submit one 2012 University Wide Award application form

and one reference letter only; these may be used for multiple awards. Indicate on the Application Cover Sheet, the individual awards for which you are eligible and would like to be considered for by your graduate unit. Please refer to the application instructions

for further details. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The University-Wide Awards identified as OSOTF are only open to eligible students who are Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada or Protected Persons and demonstrates financial need as indicated on a completed Financial Needs Assessment Form. Students must meet all the requirements of the specific award in addition to the OSOTF requirements.

Inquiries on these awards should be forwarded to

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AARMS-CMS Student Poster Session – call for participation

Hi everyone,

CMS Student Committee is inviting you to present a poster at the AARMS-CMS Student Poster Session. The poster session will take place on June 3-4, 2012 at the site of the CMS Summer meeting in Regina.

This is great opportunity to present your research in a more relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of giving a talk. The poster can be on your current or previous research, it could simply be a survey of the topic you are planning to start your research in or even just a fun and interesting topic of mathematics. There will be judging and the top three posters will be awarded cash prizes as well as two complimentary banquet tickets each.

To register for the poster session and for more information, please go to The deadline for the registration is April 30th.

All the best,
Student Committee.

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University of Toronto Festival of Dance

The annual UofT Festival of Dance takes place this coming 
Friday and Saturday at Hart House Theatre at 7:30 pm. 
Tickets are $10 - students, $12 - general.

There will be all kinds of dance represented at the festival: 
Indian, contemporary, Irish, jazz, hip hop, and many more. 
It is always such a fun show to watch!

One of the Math Department graduate students, Nataliya Laptyeva, 
is going to perform 4 pieces there together with other dancers from 
the Greenfire Academy of Irish dance, which she belongs to. 
They will perform on Friday, March 23rd only.

Here are two video previews of this year's program:

Hope you can make it.

Third Annual Math Talent Show

Dear Department Members,

The Undergraduate Math Union cordially invites you to attend the 
Third Annual Math Talent Show this Friday, March 16th, 7:30-10:00 pm. 
The show will take place in Hart House, Music Room, second floor.

Refreshments will be served. There will be a variety of performances by 
both undergraduate and graduate math students. Please come out to support 
your students and share in the magic of this rare and exciting event. 
Family and friends are welcome.

We hope to see you at the show!


Massey College Residence


Massey College welcomes applications for the 2012-2013 academic year from 
students who are pursuing either graduate or professional degrees at the 
University of Toronto.

The College offers much more than a residence; it provides a unique, 
congenial and intellectual environment for graduate students of 
distinguished ability in all disciplines to share in a rich and stimulating 
community. In addition to students affiliated with the College, 
members of the College community include distinguished senior scholars 
and eminent members of society beyond the academic world. Relationships 
among all members of the community are encouraged and fostered by a 
variety of College events and programs, including biweekly High Table 
dinners throughout the academic year. A College choir, sports teams, 
chapel services and several social events all contribute to our warm and 
vibrant community. The College is a partner with the CBC and House of 
Anansi Press in the annual Massey Lecture, and also coordinates the annual 
Walter Gordon Massey Symposium.

We accept both resident and non-resident graduate students as Junior 
Fellows. Non-residents are included in all activities offered at the 
College and are welcome to use our dining hall, library and study carrels 
as well. Our facilities for residents consist of a bedroom and adjacent 
private study, with meals included.

The deadline for applying is May 1st. Information and a description of 
the application process is available from our website at

Inquiries can be directed to:
Mary Graham
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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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Math Talent Show – call for performers

Dear Members of the Math Department,

This is a second call for performers for the math talent show this
year, which will take place on the evening of March 16th in Hart
House. If you are interested in participating, please get it touch
with me at by February 22nd.

Best regards,

Iva Halacheva


Third Annual Mathematics Talent Show

Dear Members of the Math Department,

The math talent show this year will take place on the evening of March
16th in Hart House. Please mark your calendars, more information is
forthcoming! We are looking for students, faculty or staff interested
in sharing their talents at this social event. Please get it touch
with me at in the next week if you are
interested in participating.

Best regards,

Iva Halacheva

Workshop Announcement Hausdorff Trimester Program

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Subject: Workshop Announcement Hausdorff Trimester Program

Hausdorff Trimester Program: “Mathematical challenges of materials
science and condensed matter physics:  From quantum mechanics through
statistical mechanics to nonlinear pde”

Dates: May – August 2012

Organizers: Sergio Conti, Richard James, Stephan Luckhaus, Stefan
Müller, Manfred Salmhofer, Benjamin Schlein