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.
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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:

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
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.
Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc)

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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
For more details, see

If you may be attending, or are interested, or may want to write the competition, please register at

If you are interested, but cannot make it, please email Bernardo ( or Alfonso (

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:

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 (

-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 ( 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

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:

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: 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.

CMS Student Committee Opportunities

From the department!
The Student Committee of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS Studc) is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working students interested in joining the committee.
In particular, we are looking for a chair, editor-in-chief (for *Notes from the Margin*) and general members, for two-year terms. Suitable bilingual applicants shall be given preference.
Joining Studc is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the Canadian mathematics community. More information about the committee’s activities can be found on our website and through social media (Facebook , Twitter
, and Instagram
). If you have any questions about the committee, its activities, or member responsibilities, please do not hesitate to contact Aaron Berk and Aram Dermenjian (, the current Studc chairs.
Applications to the committee are due by 15 April 2017.
All applicants must complete this form:
Applicants to the position of chair must complete this form in addition to the previous form:
Successful applicants will be notified by 8 May 2017.
Aaron Berk and Aram Dermenjian
Chairs, CMS Studc
Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc)
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Facebook: CMS Studc
Twitter: @studcCMS
Instagram: StudcCMS
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de la maîtrise, et du doctorat *****
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Le Comité étudiant.e de la Société mathématique du Canada (Studc SMC) est à
la recherche d’étudiant.e.s dynamiques, intéressés à joindre le comité.
Plus précisément, nous recherchons des candidat.e.s pour le poste de
co-président.e, éditeur/éditrice en chef (pour *Notes from the Margin*) et
des membres généraux. Les postes sont offerts pour un mandat de deux ans.
On donnera la préférence aux applicant.e.s bilingues qualifié.e.s.
Joindre Studc est l’occasion parfaite de contribuer à la communauté
mathématique du Canada. Plus d’informations sur les activités du comité
étudiant peuvent être trouvées sur notre site web
et sur les réseaux sociaux (Facebook ,
Twitter , and Instagram
). Si vous avez des questions sur le
comité, ses activités ou les responsabilités de ses membres, veuillez
contacter Aaron Berk et Aram Dermenjian (, les
présidents actuels de Studc.
Les candidatures doivent être envoyées au comité au plus tard le 15 avril
Tous les candidat(e)s doivent compléter ce formulaire:
Les candidat(e)s au poste de coprésident.e doivent compléter ce
formulaire ainsi
que le formulaire précédent:
Les candidat.e.s sélectionné.e.s seront informé.e.s avant le 8 mai 2017.
Aaron Berk et Aram Dermenjian
Présidents, Studc SMC
Le comité étudiant de la société mathématique du Canada (Studc SMC)
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CUMC Award of Excellence

The next Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (*CUMC*
) will be hosted by the University of Montréal,
McGill University, Concordia University and the Université de Québec à
Montréal in *Montréal* on July 19–23. The Canadian Mathematical Society’s
Student Committee (CMS Studc) is inviting undergraduate math students to
apply for the CUMC Award for Excellence.‬‬

This award is valued at $500 and is given to an outstanding student for the
purpose of participating in CUMC. You can find more information and
application requirements in the informational pamphlet

The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Applications should be sent to
Aaron Berk and Aram Dermenjian (‬‬


*Canadian Mathematical Society Student Committee (CMS Studc)‬‬*‬

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Le prochain Congrès Canadien des Étudiant.e.s en Mathématiques (*CCÉM*
) sera organisé par l’Université de Montréal,
l’Université de McGill, l’Université de Québec à Montréal et l’Université
Concordia, à Montréal, du 19 au 23 juillet. Le comité étudiant.e de la
Société mathématique du Canada (Studc CMS) invite les étudiant.e.s en
mathématiques du premier cycle à déposer leur candidature pour la Bourse d’
excellence du CCÉM.‬‬

La bourse d’une valeur de 500$ est remise à un.e étudiant.e exceptionnel.le
afin de lui permettre de participer au CCÉM. Pour toutes les informations,
consultez la page:‬‬‬

La date limite pour soumettre votre candidature est le 31 mars. Veuillez
envoyer votre candidature à Aaron Berk et Aram Dermenjian (‬‬


Le comité étudiant.e de la société mathématique du Canada (CMS Studc)‬‬‬

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