Let’s Talk Science program at U of T

Let's Talk Science is a national charitable organization committed
to building youth interest and engagement in science, engineering and
technology (http://letstalkscience.ca/). At the U of T St. George site,
we mobilize graduate student volunteers studying science, engineering
and technology to dohands-on/minds-on science activities with
children and youth.

Through a newly developed partnership with the Graduate Professional
Skills program, hours logged for Let's Talk Science earn credits toward
the notation on a students' transcript recognizing professional
development. Volunteers can earn up to 8 of the 20 required credits
through offerings including our Science With Impact training,
science fair judging, career mentorship and hands-on activities. 

Last year, we had over 250 graduate student volunteers registered with
our program who logged over 2000 hours of outreach preparation and
presentation time this year.

This year, we want to expand our volunteer pool and are looking for
more graduate students from all areas of science and engineering
to become leaders of their field and take their knowledge to youth
via classroom visits and on-campus events, such as StemCellTalks,
Chemistry Day, Physiology Day, etc.

If you are interested in learning more about Let's Talk Science,
join us at one of our information sessions on the following dates
held at Grad Room (66 Harbord Street):

Monday September 12, 12-2pm

Pub Night: Tuesday Sept. 13 @ 6-8 pm @ O'Grady's (second floor)

Thursday September 15, 12-2pm

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please attend one of the
following Science With Impact training sessions (earns GPS credits!)
held in the Red Conference Room in CCBR (2nd floor, 160 College Street):

Tuesday October 18, 5:30-8:30pm

Wednesday October 19, 5:30-8:30pm

We look forward to inspiring youth with the help of our volunteers
this year! 

The Let's Talk Science (UofT St. George) Team
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July 22, 2011 - DISCRETE MATHEMATICS at Carleton University
Organizers: David Thomson (Carleton), Michelle Kovesi (Carleton, and
Richard Cerezo (Fields)

Organizers: University of Toronto Math Union, UTM Mathematics and
Computer Science Society

September 2011 - KNOT THEORY at the University of Waterloo
Organizer: University of Waterloo Pure Math Club

October 28-30, 2011 - RISK FORUM at the University of Toronto
Organizers: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo,
Ryerson University. More TBA

November 2011 - ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY at Queen's University
Organizer: Queen's University Math Student Council

December 10-12, 2011 - 2011 CMS WINTER MEETING at the Delta Chelsea
Hotel, Downtown Toronto
Organizers: FUN Executive Team, CMS Student Committee

Organizer: Seminars in Undergraduate Mathematics in Montreal Executive Team

For more information, visit blog.fields.utoronto.ca/fun
or email Richard Cerezo at rcerezo@fields.utoronto.ca
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MMF-AIMA Canada present:
What Graduates Need to Know About the Canadian Hedge Fund Industry

The MMF program and AIMA Canada are proud to present a panel discussion 
and networking event on the Canadian hedge fund industry.

Participants from Picton Mahoney Asset Management, Waratah Advisors, 
Arrow Capital Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. - Prime Finance, 
UTAM (University of Toronto Asset Management) and other firms will 
be participating and attending.

Topic: What graduates need to know about the Canadian hedge fund 
industry to succeed - as told by industry insiders.

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Time: 4:00 - 4:30 pm Registration
4:30 - 6:00 pm Panel discussion
6:00 - 7:00 pm Reception and networking

Location: Fields Institute
222 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 3J1 Canada
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Are you the first in your family to attend graduate school? 
Join us for a coffee social on Tuesday, June 28th at 5:00pm at the 
Grad Room.

· Meet and connect with others who are the first in their families to 
pursue higher education

· Graduate students from all disciplines are welcome to attend this 
informal social

Coffee Social for First in the Family Graduate Students
Tuesday, June 28th, 5:00pm
Grad Room, 66 Harbord Street (corner of Spadina and Harbord)

For more information, please contact Tetiana: tetiana.soviak@utoronto.ca

(If you are interested in this event, but cannot attend, please feel free 
to contact Tetiana. There will be future events, so you can be added 
to our email list.)
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Dear all,

The MGSA would like to invite you to a Midsummer Potluck dinner and
Ceili that will take place at the Hart House Music Room on
Saturday June 25th, at 7pm. Ceili will begin at 8pm.

Bring your family and friends, your favourite dish and enjoy an
evening of Irish music and dance in the beautiful architectural
setting of Hart House!

Ceili is a traditional Irish social gathering with music and dancing.
There will be a professional ceili caller (a person who explains easy
ceili dances), so no experience is necessary to participate. Some of
you already did ceili at the Halloween potluck last year.

Please RSVP to nataliya.laptyeva@utoronto.ca indicating 

1) how many guests will accompany you, and
2) what food are you planning to bring (so that we don't end
up with 20 desserts). 

We also need to know how many people are expected. Please bring
the amount of food that is enough for you and your guests.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Hart House Orchestra
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Hart House Great Hall

Free Admission

Second Piano Concerto
with pianist Peter Longworth

Death and Transfiguration

For information, please visit www.harthouseorchestra.ca

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Dear Math Students and Faculty,

On behalf of the undergraduate Medical Sciences Student Union and 
Mathematics Union at the University of Toronto, I would like to 
invite you to our event on Medicine and its Models: A discussion.

At this event two Medical Doctors (Radiation Oncologist and Cancer Stem 
Cell Specialist) and an Applied Mathematician (Fluid Dynamics) will 
answer questions from the audience and some questions prepared by 
members of the student societies mentioned above. The event will take 
place on the University of Toronto St. George campus.

Medicine and its Models: A discussion
Time: Friday March 11, 4pm-6pm
Location: Medical Sciences Building, MSB 3154 at the University of Toronto

Pre-discussion Reception: 3pm, Medical Alumni Lounge, just outside the 
room MSB 3154. Note that complementary refreshments will be served.


Dr. Michael Milosevic, Department of Radiology at University of Toronto 
and Director Radiation Medicine Research Program at 
Princess Margaret Hospital

Prof. Sivabal Sivaloganathan, Department of Applied Mathematics at 
University of Waterloo and Director of Centre for Mathematical Medicine

Dr. Sheila Singh, McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, 
Principal Investigator of Singh Lab
The bulk of the topics will be non-technical and should be interesting 
to people of all academic backgrounds.

Poster: http://www.facmed.utoronto.ca/Assets/FacMed+Digital+Assets/advancement/Mu_Medicine.pdf

Hope to see you there,

Richard Cerezo
Math Union, Co-President
Arts and Sciences Student Union
University of Toronto


The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM)
Mathematical and Computational Sciences Society


Mississauga Math Magic

Everyone welcome.

Thursday, March 10th, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Kaneff Centre 137  at UTM

6:10 p.m.    Artur Avila
             Shuffiling the Interval

7:10 p.m.    Dmitry Dolgopyat
             Polya Urn Models

Artur Avila and Dmitry Dolgopyat
will introduce us to some intriguing mathematics in their
presentations and will hold discussions.

Take part in discussions and grab some free food.
Joe Geraci, the speaker at the event below, is a Math Dept
PhD grad and is now a scientist at the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network.

The University of Toronto has undertaken a series of seminars, 
geared towards providing information and dialogue about careers, 
for third and fourth year students, called Backpack to Briefcase (B2B). 
This series is extremely important for third and fourth year 
students who are now asking themselves, "What can I do with 
my Mathematics Degree?"

The final event for this year is our Three Things Cocktail Party.

We invite you to join a group of other alumni and be present to 
respond to students query as they mingle at the event.  The main 
presentations will be on three key things that graduates should 
be aware of. In the past, our panelists speak of their own 
professional growth and zero in on three things they view as 
important. This year Joe Geraci has agreed to be the 
representative speaker for the Math alumni.  After the talks, 
students mingle and speak with past alumni and panelist.

Tuesday, March 8
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Faculty Club
Upper Dining room
41 Willcocks Street

RSVP online for all events at http://www.alumni.utoronto.ca/backpack

Or email: backpack@artsci.utoronto.ca
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February 22-23 2011
Mcleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
University of Toronto
Free Registration
Science Illustrated is a two day symposium dedicated to helping early-career
scientists (graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) of all disciplines
visualize their science better. The goal of the symposium is to help
scientists create better visualizations to do better research, as well as to
communicate their findings to their peers and public. Attendees will leave
the symposium with a practical sense of how to better visualize their data
Sessions include:
* A keynote on creating compelling scientific visualizations from Thomas
Lucas, Director/Producer of National Geographic's ³Monster Black Holes² and
NOVA's ³Hunt for the Supertwister²
* Find out about why 3D Visualization matters with Paul Salvini (Chief
Technology Officer, Side Effects Software)
* How to visualize your data in non-traditional ways to do better science
with Christopher Collins (Assistant Professor, UoIT)
* Overview sessions on moving past the most elementary visualizations and
large dataset visualization
* Deconstruction sessions of specific visualizations: Taking a compelling
visualization, and breaking down how the scientist constructed it
* Basic Design Bootcamp for Scientists: What do scientists need to know
about graphic design?
* A Panel Discussion on how scientific visualization helps engage the public
including Jay Ingram (Host of Daily Planet, Discovery Channel), Peter
Calamai (Former National Science Reporter, Toronto Star), and Reni Barlow
(Executive Director of Youth Science Canada)
For speaker information and registration, please visit:
Science Illustrated is supported by:
The SciNet Consortium
The Knowledge Media Design Institute
The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
The Dean's Student Initiative Fund, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of

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