Monday, 21 November 2016

Ultra High Field MRI WINTER SCHOOL



The University of Western Ontario and the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping are pleased to announce the 2017 release of their Ultra High Field MRI WINTER SCHOOL to be held on March 17th – 20th, 2017. 

This unique one of a kind program is offered by scholarship only and offers hands on participation with Ultra High Field MR training on our Siemens 3T, 7T and 9.4T scanners.  This is a fabulous all expenses paid opportunity for any Graduate student who is focusing on MR and who is in the Chemistry, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Math paths.

Attached is a poster and further information can be found at: http://cfmm.robarts.ca/cfmm-winter-school/winter-school-2017-2/. Applications are now open and will close the 6th of January 2017 at midnight.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at cfmm-winterschool@robarts.ca at your leisure.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Participants Needed


University of Waterloo

Department of Systems Design Engineering

Participants Needed

Do you do less than 150 minutes/week moderate to vigorous physical activity?

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study that investigates individuals’ perception of persuasive messages and the effect of those messages on their behavior.

As a participant in this study, you will be asked to fill out an online survey for 17 days and go for daily 20 minutes brisk-walks for 14 days, over a period of 23 days.

In appreciation of your time 

You can win a $200 cash prize!

For more information about this study or to participate, please click on the link below:



If you have any questions about the study, please contact

Leila Rezai at leila.rezai@uwaterloo.ca


Department of Systems Design Engineering

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance
through clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Math students looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities

For upper-year Math students who are looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities, the International Peer Community (IPC) is a one-term peer mentorship program that matches new international students with upper-year volunteer mentors.  

IPC volunteers will get to share their university experience with students from different parts of the world, help them settle in Waterloo, and provide valuable advice to them. Often the relationship between IPC volunteers and their matches transcends beyond mentorship and into close friendship. 

Application is open on Leads (https://leads.uwaterloo.ca/Advertisement/Details/1977 ) until December 2nd. Please email Kevin Li at y577li@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Information session for a Master in Finance program

Information session for a Master in Finance program at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University In China by its Director, Dr. Seth Huang.

When: November 16th, 2016 (Wednesday), 10L00am-12:00 noon
Where: M3-3127, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo

At the session, Dr. Huang will also talk about the upcoming 2017 International Youth Leadership Finance Summit to be held by SAIF (See the attached flyer).

Light refreshment is provided at the session. See you all there,

Tony Wirjanto
Professor
School of Accounting & Finance
Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science



Monday, 14 November 2016

Hacking Health Waterloo Hackathon this Weekend

Our first annual Hacking Health Waterloo Hackathon is a weekend-long hackathon that breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals to collaborate, dream up & design apps, devices and solutions for patient-centric care.


We are still looking for participants and ideas. Even if people can't attend the event they can still contribute by adding their idea to our sparkboard so that others can work together to come up with a solution. http://hhwaterloo.sparkboard.com/public

This year’s theme: Brain Health, Aging and Wellness

Our Hackathon Challenges:
  • Emergency Department Visits: Solutions that reduce or avoid unnecessary emergency department visits for older adults living with dementia.
  • Falls prevention: Solutions that prevent falls, or mitigate injury due to falls, in older adults with dementia.
  • Aging at Home: Solutions for better management of complex chronic conditions in older adults with dementia who are living at home.
  • Cognitive Fitness: Solutions that improve brain health or cognitive fitness in older adults.
We have some amazing prices lined up.
AGFA Healthcare: $1,000 cash prize.
Desjardins Insurance: $500 cash prize.
IBM: $48,000 worth in credits for IBM Softlayer and Bluemix services. Total of two licenses for one year.
Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation at Baycrest: $15,000 worth of onsite team workshop with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
PointClickCare: $10,000 worth of one-day onsite consulting services with PointClickCare Business Development, Security Compliance, and Technology teams.
Signal UX: $5,000 worth in three-days UX prototype consulting services.
CareAcademy: $1,000 worth in one day consulting services.
OpenSky Incubator: $500 worth in three one month membership passes to OpenSky Incubator.


Stephanie Goertz
CEO | The Healthy Connection



Wednesday, 9 November 2016

NSERC PGS/CGS Master's Applications


NSERC PGS/CGS Master's Applications are due on the NSERC Portal by 8:00 pm December 1, 2016

GSO Webpage:  Key information can be found here:
https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/awards-funding/external-awards/tri-agency-cihr-nserc-sshrc-canada-graduate-scholarships

Note: Read the eligibility requirements carefully BEFORE applying. Waterloo requires applicants to have a minimum overall average of 80% or more in EACH of the last two years of full-time equivalent study.

REFERENCES:  you are advised to seek your referees carefully to ensure they know your work well enough to recommend you for academic excellence, research potential, and communication/leadership skills.

TRANSCRIPTS:
Deadline to order Waterloo transcripts:  3:00 pm November 24

Details can be found in the GSO web page above.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

MoGen Graduate Program Information Sessions

Are you interested in graduate opportunities in the University of Toronto Department of Molecular Genetics? Come learn more about our outstanding graduate programs (PhD, MSc, and Quantitative or Computational Biology Tracks) and how to put your best application together at one of our upcoming information sessions. Talk with Professors in the Department about Graduate study and have your specific questions about the program answered. These sessions are free, but an RSVP is required. Pizza and Pop will also be served. Tell your friends who aren't in MoGen courses! We hope to see you there!

What: MoGen Graduate Program Information Sessions

When: 5-6:30pm on
Tuesday, Nov. 8th (General; MSc/PhD)
Wednesday, Nov. 9th (General; MSc/PhD)
Thursday Nov. 10th (Specific PhD tracks in Quantitative Biology or Computational Biology; QBMG or CBMG)

Where: Medical Sciences Building, InteractHome, Room 4284, 1 King's College Circle


Upcoming Application Deadlines:
Nov. 15, 2016
Jan. 15, 2017

For more information:
General Grad Program Info.
QBMG Track
CBMG Track