CUPE Bargaining Info Session (Nov. 15, 5-6 pm)

There will be a session with a representative from the CUPE Bargaining Support 
Committee to provide information to TA's in the math deparment on the current 
status of the ongoing Unit 1 contract negotiations with the university. 
In particular, there will be information on the upcoming strike vote.

When: Tuesday November 15, 5-6pm
Where: Bahen 6183

William George
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Math Union Talk: November 8th, Stephen Smale

Dear Math Students,

Next Tuesday Nov. 8, Fields Medalist Stephen Smale will be giving a talk to the mathematics students here, both undergraduate and graduate, in the Adel Sedra Auditorium (BA1160). It will start at 2:10p.m., with refreshments to be served at 2:00p.m. Prof. Smale will be giving an exposition on ‘Smale’s Problems’. This is a compilation of 18 important open problems for 21st-century mathematicians to keep in mind, just like those of Hilbert that were proposed for the 20th century.

For more information on Smale’s Problems, check out:’s_problems

Josh Seaton, U of T Math Union



CV Writing Workshop for Students at the CMS Winter Meeting

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Subject: [grad-students] CV Writing Workshop for students at the CMS Winter

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***We apologize for cross-posting***

Hi everybody,

CMS Student Committee is inviting you to take part in the CV Writing Workshop that will be held on December 9th at 4:00pm-5:30pm. This hands-on workshop will consist of a short presentation, followed by a discussion and peer-review of CVs. The participants are invited to submit their CVs ahead of time to help the workshop coordinators zero-in on common problem areas (your anonymity shall be preserved) and to get better constructive feedback. This workshop present a unique opportunity to improve your existing CV or to create your very first professional one and do so in a friendly supportive environment.

The CV Writing Workshop is a part of the CMS Studc Fields Trip. Other events of the day include a panel discussion on the role of mathematics in various sectors of industry as well as a student reception at the end of the day. So come join us for the panel and the workshop and stay for the reception.

For more information about the events and to pre-register for the workshop, please go to

All the best,
CMS Student Committee.
grad-students mailing list

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Winter School in Galois Theory – Luxembourg

Hello all, 
We are happy to announce a
Winter School on Galois Theory
to be held in Luxembourg in February 2012.

The goal of the winter school is to present state-of-the-art methods in
Galois theory to graduate students and postdocs. We will focus on Galois
representations, in particular on Serre's modularity conjecture, and on
several of the patching techniques and their various applications. Prior
to the school, there will be three preparatory days on background material.

Preparatory days, 15 - 17 February 2012

* Profinite Groups - Luis Ribes
* Field Theory - Wulf-Dieter Geyer
* Modular Forms - Johan Bosman

Winter School, 20 - 24 February 2012

* Galois Representations - Gebhard Böckle
* Serre's Modularity Conjecture - Michael Schein
* Patching in Galois Theory - Moshe Jarden
* Patching in Algebra - David Harbater

For more information and registration, please see the webpage:

Best regards,

Sara Arias-de-Reyna
Lior Bary-Soroker
Gabor Wiese

Arts and Science Academic Plan

This memorandum is also available online at:

CPAD #22, 2011-12

Date:    24 October 2011

To:       All Faculty, Staff and Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science

From:   Meric S. Gertler, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science

Re:       Draft Academic Plan for discussion

In the spring, I indicated that I would be presenting the next draft of our
academic plan for consideration by the Faculty community.

This latest draft is the result of extensive consultations over the past
My colleagues in the Dean's Office and I have listened carefully to
questions and suggestions from students, faculty and staff at the many
meetings we have attended in departments, centres and institutes, at our two
public town halls, in our meetings with student groups, as well as in our
conversations with individual faculty and staff. The attached plan reflects
the themes, priorities and many constructive suggestions that emerged during
these extensive discussions.

The consultations have provided important opportunities for members of the
Faculty to express their views on the first draft planning document that was
released for consultation in July 2010. A number of the initial proposals
involving major organizational changes have been significantly revised,
building on constructive suggestions for alternative ways to achieve our
academic objectives. I have provided several updates to the Faculty during
past year in the form of periodic memos as well as monthly briefings at
Faculty Council meetings, in order to keep everyone apprised of our

The attached draft focuses on broad priorities. It also incorporates more
up-to-date information on our financial situation and undergraduate and
graduate enrolment figures. Ultimately, this plan is a snapshot in time of a
process that will continue to unfold over the following months and years.
specific initiatives arising from the academic plan that require governance
approval will, of course, go through the appropriate steps in the university

Faculty, staff and students have shown great passion and commitment in
their thoughts and suggestions to improve the quality of our teaching and
research and the experience we offer our students. I look forward to
continuing the conversation with this draft plan.

As part of our consultation process, I invite you to read the attached draft
plan ( and
provide your input. We will be discussing the document at the upcoming 31
October and 5 December meetings of Faculty Council
Comments and suggestions can also be sent to by
November 17. If you would like to meet, please contact us through this email
so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Once again, thank you to all those in the Arts & Science community who have
participated in the process to date. I look forward to your continued
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Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee

**Our grad student Jerrod Smith is a member of the CMS Student 
Committee and he is organizing the student poster session at the 
2011 Winter CMS meeting to be held in Toronto.**

Hi everyone,

CMS Student Committee is inviting you to present a poster 
at the CMS Student Poster Session. The poster session will take 
place on December 10-11, 2011 at the site of the CMS Winter 
meeting in Toronto.

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 October 31st.

All the best,
Student Committee.

The latest version of the CMS StudC newsletter
(Notes From the Margin) is available at
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View pay statements on-line

Students can view their monthly pay statements on-line at

Viewing will require a utorid and password.


This is an important reminder of the ABSOLUTE deadlines for
COMPLETE scholarship applications.  All students receiving departmental 
funding must apply for at least one of the government
scholarships if they qualify and will be registered 
in our programs of study in 2012-13:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Information about what to do is available on our Graduate Blog:

Please be reminded too that all letters of recommendation and transcripts
must be submitted by the dates above.
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The SGS Conference Grant is intended to encourage doctoral-stream students to actively present their research at a regional, national or international conference or equivalent academic event.

Competition timing

The SGS Conference Grant competition will run twice a year. The Fall 2011 competition is intended to support conferences that will take place between November 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. A winter competition will be announced early in the new year for conferences taking place after April 30, 2012.


The value will be based on the event’s registration-fee (at the student-rate) as well as a pre-determined amount based on the location of the event. Preference will be given to applicants who are in the early stage of their academic program, have not previously attended a conference during their current program and/or who have not previously received an SGS Conference Grant.  The SGS Conference Grant is not intended to be the principal source of funding.  Applicants are expected to seek funding from other sources, and must list other resources that will or may be used to support their conference attendance.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be:

  • Doctoral-stream (M.A, MA.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD (including flexible-time option PhD)
  • Registered full-time at the time of application and at the time of conference attendance
  • In good standing as defined by their graduate unit
  • An active participant (e.g. speaker,  poster presenter, member of a panel or round table) in a conference (or other academic meeting) relevant to their academic program
  • Applicants need not have received confirmation of their participation in the conference at the time of application


The SGS Conference Grant application is only available online and is accessible from the SGS Website. Both the applicant and the Supervisor/Advisor will be required to enter their UTORid and password in order to access the application.


Applicants will be asked for the following information:

  • Supervisor/Advisor contact information
  • Details of the conference or academic event (title, location, registration fee at the student-rate, URL)
  • Details regarding the presentation of research (title, etc)
  • Previous conferences in which they have presented their research during their current program
  • Potential other sources of funding that may be available to support this conference attendance


The deadline for the student-portion of the Conference Grant application is 4pm on September 30th.  Once the online application has been submitted by a student, the Supervisor/ Advisor will be contacted via email within 48 hours and be asked to confirm the appropriateness of the conference and the potential availability of other funding. The Supervisor/ Advisor will have until October 7th, 2011 to complete their portion of the application. Students are encouraged to discuss conference attendance with their Supervisor/Advisor prior to the submission of the SGS Conference Grant application.



  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will receive email-notification in mid November 2011 regarding the result of their application.



SGS Conference Grant Payment Activation Form

Proof of conference registration

Proof of conference attendance and active involvement

  • Payment will be distributed through ROSI once all required documentation has been provided via email.


All applications must be submitted electronically by students by 4pm on September 30th 2011.

Supervisors/Advisors will have until October 7th, 2011 to complete their section of the SGS Conference Grant.


For questions regarding this competition, view the FAQs on the SGS Website or email us at

Tara Lock

Awards Officer, Internal

Graduate Awards Office

School of Graduate Studies

University of Toronto

Room 202 – 63 St. George Street

Toronto, Ontario  M5S 2Z9

Tel:  (416) 978-2386

Fax: (416) 971-2864

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Canada Connect Internships Program for Grads and PDF’s

From: [] On Behalf Of Patricia Lindley
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: [Caura-net] FW: Connect Canada Internships program announcement

Connect Canada is a new internship program that links graduate students 
and Canadian companies for research placements. Regardless of the issue, 
the sector or the location, Connect Canada internships can help 
companies find a cost-effective solution developed by highly skilled 
graduate students under the supervision of an academic supervisor. 
For graduate students, it provides a pathway to further develop their 
research skills, while gaining valuable industry experience and contacts. 
For the academic supervisor, the stipend is considered a part of their 
research funding and provides an opportunity to make contact with various 
industrial partners.

The categories of research that can be performed through this program 
fall into the following categories:  natural science, engineering, 
economy, social science, health, environment and ethics. Each internship 
is four-to-six months and is completed by a graduate student at the 
master's, PhD or post-doctoral fellow level.

Connect Canada internships are funded by $5,000 from the company, 
which is matched by Connect Canada for a total intern stipend of 
$10,000 for the entire internship. The Connect Canada Internship program 
is funded by the Industrial Research-Development Internship (IRDI) 
program through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).  

For more information, visit 
or contact Raed Kadri - Business Development Officer at

 Raed Kadri, BASc
 Business Development Officer
 Agent de développement des operations
 AUTO21 Inc.
 401 avenue Sunset Avenue
 Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
 Phone/téléphone : 519.253.3000 ext. /poste 4183
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