Friday, 21 October 2016

Datathon at the University of Toronto

Correlation One has partnered with Citadel & Citadel Securities to host a Datathon at the University of Toronto on Friday, November 4th. 
This is an exciting opportunity for graduate, Ph.D., and Post-doc students who excel in quantitative or technical fields to show off their skills and gain tremendous exposure. 
Students from Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Operations Research are welcome to form teams and apply for the competition as a team. 
- Winning teams will receive $25,000 in cash prizes 
- Chance to interview at Citadel
- Work collaboratively with other students
- Travel and Food costs completely covered 
Click this link to apply.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Department of Medical Biophysics (MBP) - University of Toronto Open House

The Department of Medical Biophysics (MBP) at the University of Toronto will be holding an Open House on Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, 7th Floor Atrium, Toronto.

Are you an undergraduate student considering a career in leading-edge translational biomedical research? We invite you to attend our Open House to explore our interdisciplinary MSc and PhD Graduate and Summer Undergraduate Research programs. This is your opportunity to speak with Medical Biophysics (MBP) profs and graduate students. Learn how to apply to our graduate program, take a guided tour of the extensive research facilities and visit poster displays by world leading research labs.

Some quick facts about MBP:

- We have more than 220 graduate students and 130 faculty;
- We are the only University of Toronto Department operating wholly within our hospital research institutes; our students are based at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, MaRS, Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics and the Lunenfeld Research Institute.  These provide  access to world-renowned researchers and state-of-the-art research facilities;
- MBP has a unique history of exceptional faculty and exceptional students: our faculty and alumni hold some of the most influential positions within the research community in Canada.

Research areas for life science students: Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Signal Transduction, Epigenetics and Bioinformatics, Stem cell biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Gene Therapy, Developmental and Structural Biology, and more ...

Research areas for physics and engineering science students: Medical Imaging - including magnetic resonance, x-ray, optical, ultrasound and PET; Image-guided therapy; Cancer, Cardiac and Neuro-imaging; Therapy with x-ray, ultrasound and optical radiations; Cell and molecular imaging using chemical and biological tracers; Device engineering and development, and more …

Come and visit us! To help with our preparations, please take a moment to register at: Admission is free; lunch and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

We look forward to seeing you on November 12th!

Peter N Burns
Chairman, Dept Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

MIT Sloan - Masters of Finance and Masters of Business Analytics Information Session

Are you interested in doing a deep dive in finance or business analytics?  Join an MIT Sloan admissions representative over lunch and learn about two of our specialized masters programs.  Here how innovation, collaboration, and global impact are at the heart of the MIT Sloan mission.  Learn about MIT Sloan, program components, and the application process for each program.  

Date:  Tuesday, October 25th
Time:  12:00 – 1:00pm, Lunch will be served!
Tatham Center
Room 1208

Register Here

Thursday, 29 September 2016

We are looking for Math Faculty HeForShe Student Volunteers!

Each Faculty at UWaterloo is running activities and events that focus on issues of gender equity that are specific to that Faculty’s disciplines. The Math Faculty is planning the following student-initiated activities:

1) Gender Equity Hackathon - a weekend hackathon centred on projects that promote gender equity (planned for Spring 2017)

2) Math Faculty Student Survey - on opinions about gender equity and inclusivity in the Math Faculty (planned for Fall 2016)

3) HeForShe Awareness - awareness events, communications, readings, social media (ongoing)

We are currently seeking volunteers to help develop and deliver each of the above events and activities.  (Even the Hackathon, which is not scheduled until Spring 2017, needs to be worked on this term.)  As a student volunteer, you would help in the development and delivery of one of the above events or activities, under the leadership of a Student Action Leader. 

To volunteer, send email to, and include your name, your UW email address, and which event/activity you are most interested in working on.

So, come on out and help!  “Many hands make light work.” (John Heywood)

Jo Atlee, Computer Science
Francis Poulin, Applied Mathematics
Math HeForShe Faculty Advocates


HeForShe is a global effort to promote gender equity by removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. As part of this initiative, HeForShe launched the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework that involves 10 Heads of State, 10 CEOs, and 10 University Presidents to advance gender equity. The University of Waterloo is one of the IMPACT 10x10x10 partners and, in fact, is currently the only Canadian organization involved in the IMPACT 10x10x10 framework. More here:

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Learn what a graduate degree in Engineering can offer you!

Thinking about graduate studies in engineering? Come meet representatives of top schools from across Canada to talk about opportunities to pursue Masters and PhD degrees. Schools include the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, McGill University, the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.

Join us at the Waterloo event:  
Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 – 7:30 PM

Engineering 5 (E5), Sedra Student Design Centre

Hear from our keynote speaker, Amir Abd El Halim, Managing Principal at Stantec, about the benefits of a graduate studies degree in engineering.

You will be able to speak with a faculty member or current grad student from each engineering department, as well as the Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology. This is your opportunity to ask questions.

Food and beverages will be provided. All undergrads and grads are welcome!

Register today! We look forward to seeing you on October 6th!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Volunteers for study


We are Alberto Mora (Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Joan Arnedo Moreno in IT, KISON Group at Open University of Catalonia and Dr. Carina Gonzalez in the ITED Group at University of La Laguna) and Gustavo Tondello (Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Lennart Nacke in the HCI Games Group and Dr. Daniel Vogel in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo).

We are looking for volunteers to take part in an exploratory study of user types of gameful digital applications and personalization of gameful design elements. This research intends to explore how different user types would prefer to personalize their gameful digital applications in different ways. If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete a 10-15 minute online survey that is completed anonymously. Survey questions focus on your preferences while using digital applications and games and your preferences when gameful design elements are proposed in a different way.

In appreciation for your time, you can enter your name into a draw for two 50 virtual Visa gift cards (or equivalent in another currency, aprox. $74 CAD).

We would like to assure you that the study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Ethic Committees of the involved Universities. However, the final decision about participation is yours.

If you are interested in participating, please visit the study website at:

or contact us.


Alberto Mora CarreƱo
KISON Group | IN3
IT, Multimedia and Telecommunications Studies Open University of Catalonia

Gustavo Fortes Tondello
HCI Games Group | The Games Institute
Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo