Monthly Archives: January 2011

SIAM Student Paper Prize

Each year the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) hosts an outstanding student paper competition in the areas of applied mathematics and computing. Up to three winners are chosen based solely on the quality of the student’s contribution to the submitted paper.  Students must not hold a PhD degree at the time of the competition deadline, co-authored papers are allowed and papers must already be submitted for publication.  The winners of this award will receive a $1000 cash prize and an invitation and financial support to the 2012 SIAM Annual Meeting.  For details on the application requirements and/or a list of previous recipients, please click here. The deadline for this award is February 15, 2011.


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Canadian Water Resources Association

The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) offers five scholarships each year to graduate students studying in a water resource related field. Only Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program at a Canadian university are eligible to apply.  The application requires a research statement, two reference letters, two official transcripts and a letter of endorsement from the program chair.  All applicants receive a one year membership to CWRA. The application deadline is February 28, 2011.  Further scholarship information can be found here.  For a list of past winners and their research topics, please click here.

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Job Fairs

Job fairs are excellent opportunities to meet a large number of employers in a short period of time.  Unlike career fairs, employers at job fairs have positions available immediately or within a reasonable amount of time (such as six months).  Even if you are not in need of employment, attending job fairs is a great way to network and practice interview skills.  When participating in events such as this, always bring an ample supply of business cards and resumes, dress professionally and have a positive attitude.  As well, research in advance employers you are most interested in meeting at the job fair.  This is often your first opportunity to connect with employers face-to-face and impress them.

The following is information for two job fairs:

  1. Summer Job Fair (hosted by the University of Alberta), February 3, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm.  For more details, click here.
  2. Partners for Employment, February 2, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please note that this fair is not open to the general public. More details are available here. The Partners for Employment website also has a host of helpful information such as suggestions on making your visit to the job fair a success and a list of participating organizations.

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Grant Review Team

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is currently actively seeking young people from various backgrounds to be a part of their Grant Review Teams. The Ontario Trillium Foundation distributes funds to charities and not-for-profit organizations across Ontario in four areas: Arts and Cultures, Environment, Sports and Recreation, and Human and Social Services. Being part of a Grant Review Team means helping decide the allocation of these funds in your community. Grant Review Teams consist of 18 to 24 volunteers chosen from your community. Grant Review members are selected based on the particular needs of a Grant Review Team and members volunteer about 15 to 40 hours over a four-month (granting) period.  For more information and/or to apply, click here.

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