CUMC 2018 Delegation Information

Are you interested in representing the University of Toronto this summer at the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference taking place July 11th-15th in Saskatoon?

The Math Union will be funding a delegation to this year’s conference. Unfortunately, Saskatoon is a very expensive place to fly, but the department would still like to send up to 10 people. This means that it is likely the case that individuals chosen to be funded will still have to pay some of the cost of the flight (with registration and accommodation fully covered). Based on current approximations this could be anywhere from 400 to 0 dollars, but the Math Union will work hard to get this cost as low as possible.

Delegates will be required to present a 20 minute talk on a mathematical topic.

If you are interested in applying for a spot, please complete the following instructions:

By June 1st (So that we can get a sense of interest)
- Submit a short cover letter containing your subject POSt, year of study, utoronto email, name, and phone number to the math union email.

By June 5th
- Submit a 1-2 page outline of a talk you would like to give, which begins with the approximately 100 word abstract you will submit to the CUMC to the math union email, and attach the cover letter you wrote previously.
- Fill in the CUMC Funding Release Form (https://mu.math.toronto.edu/…/2018/05/CUMC_Funding_Form_201…) and submit it along with a copy of your transcript (a printout from Acorn is okay) to Sonja at the main office (BA6290)

If you would like to apply but would be uninterested in attending unless the cost is sufficiently low, that is fine.

For more information on the CUMC, please visit http://cumc.math.ca/2017/.

CUMC Award of Excellence – Deadline Extended

The deadline for the CUMC Award for Excellence is extended to April 28th.
This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student for the purpose of participating in the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) It will be held at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, from July 11th to 15th 2018.

ELIGIBILITY
Must be an undergraduate student studying at a Canadian university
Must be studying mathematics or a related discipline
Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Must present a poster or talk at the CUMC

CRITERIA

Three key categories will be considered and weighted equally:
university and mathematical community involvement
academic excellence
research potential.

Applications should be submitted to chair-studc@cms.math.ca. Applications must be doc, docx, or pdf format. The application package must contain and is limited to the following documents that speak to the above criteria:
A Curriculum Vitae
A statement of qualifications and mathematical interests (no more than 250 words)
One reference letter from a faculty member or other professional, sent directly by the author from their professional email account
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La date limite pour la soumission d’une candidature au prix d’excellence du CCÉM est allongée jusqu’au 28 avril 2018.
Le prix est décerné à un étudiant du premier cycle pour financer sa participation au Congrès Canadien des Étudiant.e.s en Mathématiques (CCÉM). Ce congrès aura lieu à University of Saskatchewan, à Saskatoon, du 11 au 15 juillet 2018.

ELIGIBILITÉ

Le candidat ou la candidate doit
être un étudiant du premier cycle étudiant dans une université canadienne;
étudier les mathématiques ou un domaine connexe;
être un citoyen canadien ou un résident permanent;
présenter une affiche ou une présentation orale au CCÉM.

CRITÈRES

Trois catégories seront considérées et sont jugées de manière équivalente pour décerner le prix:
implication dans les communautés universitaires et mathématiques;
excellence académique;
potentiel de recherche

Les candidatures doivent être soumises à chair-studc@cms.math.ca. Les fichiers doivent être au format doc, docx, ou pdf. Le dossier de candidature doit contenir, et contenir seulement, les documents suivantes qui expriment la façon dont la candidate ou le candidat remplisse les critères mentionnés.
Un Curriculum Vitae
Une description des qualifications et des intérêts mathématiques (pas plus de 250 mots).
Une lettre de référence d’un.e professeur.e ou d’un.e autre professionnel.le, envoyé directement par la personne référrent le candidat ou la candidate à partir de leur adresse courriel professionnelle

Invitation to Fourth Year Students…

If you have questions about your chances for admission to graduate schools,
questions about an impactful statement, or other questions for which you need answers come and talk to the past and present graduate chairs!!
Professor Bar-Natan, Professor Rina Rotman, Professor Henry Kim and Professor Almut Burchard will be available to answer your graduate application questions.
Location: Graduate Lounge – 6th Floor of Bahen
When? Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 2-3:00p.m.
Sign in at: https://doodle.com/poll/tixtg876knn79n6k

MU Talk + Social: Lattices

 

Jonathan Love, U of T math grad and Stanford PhD student, will be giving a talk on Lattices and Basis Reduction!
INFO: Nov. 22, 4-6 pm // BAB025 // stay for the social happening afterwards, from 6-8 pm
Abstract: A lattice is a discrete collection of points inside a vector space which in many ways behaves like a vector space itself. But for many problems that are simple to solve for vector spaces, the corresponding lattice problems are extremely difficult to solve – so hard, in fact, that there are cryptosystems based on them which are expected to be secure even under quantum attacks.

In addition to discussing a few of these problems, this talk will develop the beginnings of the theory used to try and solve them, through the notion of a fundamental domain for a moduli space and related concepts.

Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/161085384488953/

CMS Winter Meeting Opportunity

The Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc) invites students (undergraduate and graduate) to present a talk on a topic of their choice on December 8-11 at the Student Research Session during the 2017 CMS Winter Meeting in Waterloo, Ontario.
These presentations should introduce the student’s research to a general mathematical audience. If requested by the presenter, an experienced mentor will be available to provide feedback on the talk.
Any questions about the student sessions should be directed to the student session organizers, Aram Dermenjian and Robert Redelmeier, at studc-winter17-session@cms.math.ca.
To register for the session, contact the organizers of the session with a draft abstract by November 15. Notice of acceptance will be given shortly thereafter. Abstracts submitted after this deadline will be considered if space remains.
Presenters will also have to register for the meeting, which can be done through this form. Student members of the CMS who are presenting a poster or talk have significantly reduced registration costs ($30 until October 31, $45 thereafter). If you are not currently a member of the CMS, talk to your department chair about the possibility of becoming a university-sponsored student member for a reduced fee.
Regards,
Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc)

http://studc.math.ca

Facebook: CMS Studc
Twitter: @studcCMS 
Instagram: StudcCMS

Putnam Orientation

Dear students,

Are you interested in math competitions? Do you like free pizza?

Each December, UofT takes part in the William Lowel Putnam Mathematics Competition. Many Toronto students have performed very well in past years. Join them! We will have an orientation session on Friday, open to all, with free pizza, followed by a practice test.
WHAT: Putnam orientation + free pizza + practice test
WHEN: Friday, September 15, 4-6pm
WHERE: WB 116
For more details, see http://www.math.toronto.edu/beni/putnam/index.html

If you may be attending, or are interested, or may want to write the competition, please register at http://uoft.me/putnam-register

If you are interested, but cannot make it, please email Bernardo (beni@math.toronto.edu) or Alfonso (alfonso@math.toronto.edu)

See you there!

ASSU Undergraduate Research Conference

A Message from the ASSU: “The Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU), in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts & Science, is hosting our first Undergraduate Research Conference on January 19, 2018. Our primary goal is to provide space and opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue across humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the quantitative sciences (CS, Statistics, Mathematics).

The call for abstracts is now open to any undergraduate students currently enrolled in an Arts & Science POSt. We encourage applications from all our programs. This is an excellent opportunity for students in programs to be able to present their work, meet peers and professors, and learn about what they’re doing. A space full of bright, engaged students is a wonderful sight to behold — serendipity will lead to good things, no doubt.”

For more information, see: www.assu.ca/urc2018

CUMC Delegate Application

Are you interested in representing the University of Toronto this summer at the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference taking place July 19th-23rd in Montreal?

The Math Union will be funding a delegation to this year’s conference. Delegates will be required to present a 20 minute talk on a mathematical topic. If you are interested in applying for a spot, please send the following to the math union email (mu@math.utoronto.ca):

-a 1-2 page outline of a talk you would like to give, which begins with the ~100 word abstract you will submit to the CUMC.
-a short cover letter containing your subject POSt, year of study, utoronto email, name, and phone number.

In addition, interested students should fill out the CUMC Funding Release Form (http://cumc.math.ca/2017/.
https://mu.math.toronto.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CUMC_Funding_Form.pdf) and submit it along with a copy of their transcript (a printout from Acorn is okay) to Sonja at the main office (BA6290).

The application deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, June 2nd.

For information about the CUMC, visit http://cumc.math.ca/2017/.

MU Elections

Are you passionate about the mathematics community and want to take on a challenging leadership role representing thousands of undergraduate students in U of T?
If you answered yes to that question, then I invite you to run for one of the 6 executive positions for the Math Union of 2017-2018!
(To be eligible to run, you must be enrolled in a math course next year)
Here are the executive positions:
1. President
2. Secretary
3. Treasurer
4. VP of Communications
5. VP of Academics
6. VP of Social
Please read about each role and other important information outlined in the math union constitution located on our website:

https://mu.math.toronto.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/MU-Constitution.pdf

To apply, submit a paragraph about yourself, which position you would like to run for, and why you think you are fit for the position to the math union email address: mu@math.utoronto.ca by Friday March 10th 2017. Be sure to include your program and year.
Elections will be held at the end of March with further details announced after all applications have been submitted.