New College Donships

New College is looking for several dynamic individuals to join their team of Residence Dons for the 2012/13 academic year. Graduate students who can demonstrate significant leadership experience and maturity are encouraged to apply.


Successful candidates will receive comprehensive training and gain practical experience in conflict resolution, para-counselling, community building, and leadership. In return for their services, Dons are provided with a

self-contained suite suitable for single accommodation and a full meal plan for the residence year (early September to the end of April).


Applications are due Tuesday February 14th, 2012 at 4pm and are available online at:

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2012 CRM Junior Visiting Positions

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To: destinatari-ignoti:  @MISSING_DOMAIN ;

Dear Professor,

Dear Doctor,

The "Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi" invites applications
to the Junior Visiting Programme for 2012.
3 Junior Visiting positions are offered each one carrying a monthly
grant of approximately 2.000 Euros for a period of two years starting
from October 2012. An additional grant of 1.000 Euros per year will also
be made available for research purposes (travel, or invitations).

No teaching duty are requested.

The junior visitors are requested to partecipate to the  scientific
activities of the Centre such as intensive periods, workshops and seminars.

Full details about the Junior Visiting Programme 2012 and the
application process can be found at:

With best regards.

Mariano Giaquinta
Centro di Ricerca Matematica
"Ennio De Giorgi"
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PhD opportunities in numerical modelling: MEDGATE

We are looking to recruit talented students from across a range of 
science and maths disciplines.

MEDGATE is an EU-funded project which will support 9 PhD students and 
a post-doc.

The aim of the research is to reconstruct past flow patterns through 
the two marine gateways that linked the Mediterranean and Atlantic 
before the Strait of Gibraltar formed ~5 million years ago.  
MEDGATE is a multidisciplinary research project involving geochemistry, 
sedimentology, micropalaeontology, numerical modelling and 
seismic interpretation.

All successful applicants will undertake fieldwork in Spain and Morocco 
and receive unparalleled technical and transferable skills training 
equipping them for careers in both academia and the hydrocarbon 
industry. The salary package is frankly amazing.

For more details and an application form please visit 

Dr Rachel Flecker,
Bristol University
School of Geographical Sciences
University Road
Bristol BS8 1SS, UK

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 17267
Fax: +44 (0)117 928 7878
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Upcoming deadlines, department holiday closure, best wishes for the holidays

Upcoming deadlines:

Deadline to submit 2012-13 on-line graduate school application.

Deadline to request winter term courses on ROSI and to submit
an add form to Ida for approval:

Final date to drop winter session courses without academic penalty.
Please follow up with a drop form:

Master's students will have an opportunity to add their master's
supervised research projects in May.  The deadline is May 11.

Christmas/New Year Closing:

The Department of Mathematics will be closed from 3:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, December 20 and will reopen on Monday, January 2nd.

A memo from the university describing services available during the 
holiday closure is available at

Classes will resume on Monday, January 9th.
Please view the graduate timetable for schedules:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a 
happy, peaceful, and healthy Christmas and Holidays. 


Fall term course grades due January 9th

Hi everybody,

Professors of fall term courses have been provided with grades
lists and a deadline to submit their final grades by
Monday, January 9th.  If you have not completed coursework and
need more time, you will be required to apply for a course
extension.  To do so, please fill out the form available at

The request requires the approval of the instructor and the graduate
coordinator.   The approval must be granted by the deadline above.

Let me know if you need any assistance.

All the best and good luck to all who are writing exams these days,

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Postdoc and Graduate Positions in Paris

Postdoctoral Research Program

The Foundation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris offers 20 post-doctoral positions in mathematics and in computer science. These positions are for one or two year and are to be filled as from October 1st, 2012, in the research laboratories affiliated to the Foundation. Open from: October 13th until december 13th, 2011

Paris Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

The Paris Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences brings together the masters in mathematical sciences from universities  Pierre et Marie CurieParis-DiderotParis-DauphineParis-DescartesParis-13 and the ENS, founding members or partners of the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris. It offers a unique array of courses taught in French and English, based on the assembled competencies of all the Paris research laboratories in mathematical sciences.
The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris offers master courses scholarships and personalized support to students having studied abroad, selected through a written application process, in order to join the Paris Graduate School of Mathematical Science.
To know more about the program, please go to PGSM website :

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2012-13 Mackenzie King Scholarships

Student Application Deadline to SGS: Wednesday February 1, 2012



There are 2 types of Mackenzie King Scholarships:  the “Open” Scholarship and the “Travelling” Scholarship. Both were established to support graduates of Canadian universities who are pursuing graduate studies.  Further information about these scholarships can be obtained here:


Mackenzie King “Open” Scholarship

Open to graduates of any Canadian university who are pursuing postgraduate (Master’s or Doctoral/PhD) study in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. Its value has been $10,000.00, but could be subject to change.  Only 1 “Open” Scholarship is awarded annually at the National competition – applicants interested in applying need be aware of the extremely competitive nature of the award.


Mackenzie King “Travelling” Scholarship

Open to graduates of any Canadian university who are pursuing postgraduate (Master’s or Doctoral/PhD) study in either the United States or the United Kingdom in the subject area of international relations or industrial relations (these aspects also included within law, history, politics and economics).  This scholarship has previously been awarded to 4 individuals annually ($11,000.00 each), but the number and value could be subject to change.



  • If a candidate is offered an award, they are not permitted to accept the award in conjunction with any other major award totaling over $15,000 (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, etc.) – however, this amount is subject to change.
  • At the time of this application, applicants must either be currently studying in a Canadian university or be a graduate of a Canadian university (and be pursuing graduate studies).


Nomination Process

Departments are not responsible for nominating students for this competition – students must submit their entire application package in hard copy directly to the Graduate Awards Office (Rm 202, 2nd floor, 63 St.George Street) by the deadline. Late applications, or late application materials, will not be accepted.


Application Package for both scholarships:

(if applying to both scholarships, indicate so at the top of the application form)

  • Sheets “A” and “B” (each must be typed, clearly state “Sheet A” and “Sheet B” at the top along with the applicant’s name – details regarding these sheets are found on the application form)
  • Certified copies of transcripts from all universities attended (ROSI transcripts are not acceptable). Certified photocopies International transcripts may be made at the Graduate Unit and submitted with the application.
  • 3 Letters of Reference Total:

Two letters from:

  • person under whom the applicant has taken major work at university and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study
  • senior colleague with whom the applicant has been associated in academic teaching/research and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study

And one letter from:

  • from a person who can ascribe to the same descriptions above or at least has intimate knowledge of the applicant’s record and ability and is able to give a critical evaluation of the applicant’s plans for graduate study

Each reference letter must clearly state the name and contact information of the referee and must also be signed by the referee; the referee must also seal the letter and sign across the seal


*In order to avoid the loss or misplacement of documents, applicants must assemble the entire application package and submit it themselves in hardcopy to the Graduate Awards Office by the deadline.*


Important Notes

  • It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that the content within the application form is correctly entered, that all required supporting documentation is provided and adheres to all specified limitations, and that the complete application package is submitted no later than the GAO deadline.
  • Applicants will not be notified of any missing documentation after the application has been submitted.
  • Documentation that is sent directly to the Board that administers these scholarships will not be considered in this competition.



  • All applicants will be notified in March on whether or not their application will be forwarded on to the official competition (UofT is only permitted to nominate 2 individuals for the “Open” Scholarship and 2 individuals for the “Travelling” Scholarship).
  • Decisions in this national competition are usually announced by end of May.



Wednesday February 1st, 2012

  • The entire application package must be received at the Graduate Awards Office (63 St.George Street, Rm 202, 2nd floor) in hardcopy no later than 4pm on Wednesday February 1st, 2012 (office-hours are 10am-4pm).


Please feel free to contact me with any further questions,


Erin McMahon

Awards Officer, Federal

University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies

63 St. George Street, Toronto ON, M5S 2Z9

P: 416-978-8260 F: 416-971-2864


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Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Internships for Students

This message is to let you know that updated information about the Internship Program for International Students 
at Ecole Polytechnique in the Summer 2012 can be found on the following webpage:

Some of the internship subjects offered are listed at:

In addition, students can apply for an internship in any research group within one of the 22 laboratories at Ecole Polytechnique:

Application forms can be downloaded at:

The official deadline for us to receive full applications from partner institutions is on December 15, 2011.

We are planning to extend the deadline until December 23, 2011 to leave more time for students who might have examinations to gather their application.

We would be interested in hosting advanced undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto through this program:

We hope to have the chance to host in 2012 the first students from the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering through this program.
Feel free to contact me and my colleague Cécile Vigouroux, in charge of the Internship Program, if you need further information.

Best regards,
Sylvain Ferrari

Sylvain Ferrari 
Associate Vice President for International Development
Vice Presidency for External Relations 
Ecole Polytechnique 
Route de Saclay 
91128 Palaiseau Cedex 
Tel: +33 1 69 33 39 43 
Fax: +33 1 69 33 39 54
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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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Course Drop Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2011

The absolute deadline to drop a fall course without academic
penalty is


To do so, please drop the course on ROSI and then follow up
with a course add/drop form, available on the mailroom counter
and at

Dropping a course after the deadline requires School of Graduate Studies
approval, and the course, if approved, will have the grade WDR assigned
to it.

If you need advice about dropping, please see me or Prof. Bar-Natan.


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