Lawrence E. Coward Scholarship in Actuarial Science ($1,000)
The Lawrence E. Coward Scholarship in Actuarial Science is an annual scholarship open to undergraduate students who have completed second year, specializing or majoring in actuarial science in the Department of Statistics. The successful candidate will be selected based on academic merit, financial need, and demonstrated leadership through participation in activities within the university/community. The scholarship award is $1,000 and may be renewed if the student maintains a 3.25 GPA in his/her third year of study. The deadline to apply for this year’s award is March 28, 2013. Applications and further details are available from the Statistics Undergraduate Office, SS 6022.
Manulife Scholarship in Actuarial Science ($4,500)
The Manulife Scholarship in Actuarial Science is an annual scholarship open to undergraduate students who have completed second year, specializing or majoring in actuarial science in the Department of Statistics. The successful candidate will be selected based on academic merit, professional examination results and demonstrated leadership through participation in activities within the university or community. The scholarship award is $4,500 and may be renewed if the student maintains a 3.25 GPA in his/her third year of study. The deadline to apply for this year’s award is March 28, 2013. Applications and further details are available from the Statistics Undergraduate Office, SS 6022
Samuel Beatty In-Course Scholarships
This scholarship is given to any student in second, third or fourth year and taking a Specialist Programme offered by the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Computer Science. Awards will be given on the basis of academic performance during the previous year and on the basis of need. Applications may be obtained from the Statistics Undergraduate Office, SS 6022 or complete the online application form available from the Department of Physics web site (click on undergraduate studies). Deadline is November 19, 2012.
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Deadline has been extended to Friday March 1st, 2013 before 5pm
These awards are intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students in research and to encourage these students to undertake graduate studies. The USRA in Industry also provides students with valuable experience in an industrial setting.
USRA’s have a maximum value of $4,500. A travel allowance may also be granted. Universities and companies are required to supplement the award by at least 25% of its value.
Applicants for these awards must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and must have a cumulative standing of at least B in their previous yeas of study. Awards may be held at any time of the year where permitted by the student’s academic program. The maximum duration of an award is 4 consecutive months. NSERC does not normally make an award for less than 3 months.
Award holders must be employed full-time in research and development activities during the tenure of their award.
Information may be obtained from the Statistics Undergraduate Office, SS 6022.
NEW CHANGES THIS YEAR
Internal Deadline for Departmental Nomination Packages:* *March 14th (Thursday). *Forward only the applications of the final
nominees. It is expected by this date that:
(1) departments have carefully screened applicants and that all have met the eligibility criteria
(2) awards have been offered to eligible students and
(3) students have confirmed their acceptance. All eligibility questions must be referred to Research Services before an award is offered.
Departments must now maintain their own waiting lists and NEED NOT SEND IN THE NAMES AND APPLICATIONS TO RESEARCH SERVICES on March 14th . If a student withdraws from the competition, forward the application(s) of the next eligible student(s) on your list no later than Friday, April 19th.
Starting this competition, USRA application information will be captured from the NSERC On-line System. Therefore, all applications MUST be completed by students and their supervisors online (https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_login_e.htm). Applications must then be printed and signed manually. Those prepared by any other means (e.g., handwritten or manually typewritten) will NOT be accepted.
NSERC is launching a fully electronic submission starting June this year. Applications to next year’s competition will have to be submitted
*Supervisors MUST use the new version of Part 2 of Form 202 (revised and posted as of January 5, 2011).
Applicants must have completed a minimum of two terms at the time of application and by the start of the work term in May.
Awards made to aboriginal students will be in addition to your department’s quota.
As these awards are competitive, departments are strongly urged to nominate only the most deserving students who can commit to the completion of the full 16-week work term.
Any unused awards will go back into the pool and redistributed.
*Notify our office if your department is not using any award(s) by February 11, 2013.*
Research Services will ONLY verify students’ CGPAs based on the transcripts. Please indicate the equivalent letter grade to the numerical grade on the nomination table.
Departments should check the completeness and accuracy of the forms using NSERC’s and Research Services’ checklists.
Departments have to certify the completeness of the applications and adherence to the eligibility criteria for students and supervisors.
The official transcript is a required document and must be included with the nomination packages. A certified ROSI (by the Chair or his
designate) can be submitted *only* *to expedite the verification of the CGPAs; *the original transcript should be forwarded as soon as available.
Students must also upload a pdf copy of the transcript on NSERC’s online system when completing their application. (To ensure the authenticity of the official transcript, we recommend that the Undergraduate Coordinator make a PDF copy of the transcript for the eligible students to upload to the NSERC application)
PIs should supervise students at the department where they hold their primary appointments and/or where their NSERC grants are held. Quotas are not transferable between departments. PIs with cross-appointments at other departments can supervise students at those departments with approval from the Chair.
All applications must be accompanied by a Student/Supervisor Certification Form and must bear the ORIGINAL signatures of the student, the supervisor.
Start dates should not begin on a weekend and not before May 1st.
Dates on the form and nomination table should match.
Departments must be prepared to continue to employ any student(s) who may be rejected by NSERC.
Other Undergraduate Opportunities
Below is a list of other opportunities available to students. For most of these programs, a USRA is a pre-requisite. Note that Research Services does not administer these programs.
Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards <http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRAI-BRPCI_eng.asp>
Please encourage your students to consider this program, particularly those individuals who are either ineligible for, or not selected for, the University USRA. Note that the application and submission processes for this program are changing to a completely electronic format.
Northern Research Internships
Shad Valley Program <http://www.shad.ca/shad/myweb.php?hls=10142⟨=1>
Canadian Distributed Mentor Programme <http://www.cra-w.org/>
RISE Canada Program <http://www.risecanada.ca/>
NSERC-CMS Math in Moscow Scholarships <http://www.cms.math.ca/bulletins/Moscow_web.html>
Environment Canada Atmospheric and Meteorological Undergraduate Supplements <http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/Meteorological-Meteorologique_eng.asp>
USRA in Universities: Only second, third and fourth year full-time, undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Application deadlines are set by the universities so students should make inquiries as early as possible.
USRA in Industry: Only third and fourth year full-time, undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by NSERC at least 3 weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the work term, so students should begin the application process much earlier.
UTEA in Universities: Applicant is registered (at the time of application) as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program (and not holding higher degrees) at the University of Toronto. Applicant must obtain, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of “B+” or higher. Eligibility of Student for a UTEA: Canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign student with valid student visa for the full summer work term.
Information from the University of Toronto about USRAs
Arthur F. Williams Scholarship in Actuarial Science
The Dr. James T. Phillips Honour Scholarship in Actuarial Science
The Bryson Scholarship in Actuarial Science
Samuel Eckler Scholarship in Actuarial Science
P.L.J. Ryall Scholarship in Actuarial Science
Hewitt Associates Scholarships in Actuarial Science (2 awards) in Actuarial Science
Ontario Conference of Casualty Actuaries Annual Scholarship Program
There are occasionally positions for teaching assistants which are available to undergraduate students in the Statistics or Actuarial Science Program. Applications are available on the information board outside the Departmental Office (SS 6018). Completed application forms should be handed in at the Departmental Office.
Career Centre Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street (416) 978-8000 www.careers.utoronto.ca
The Career Centre is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni (up to 2 years) map out the career path best suited for them and putting them in touch with work opportunities. A personalized, student-centred web site provides 24-hour access to thousands of part-time, summer, full-time employment and volunteer listings. Students can also sign up online for career development workshops as well as industry focused career panels, resumes critiques, practice interviews and same day counseling. The Centre’s Career Resource Library contains valuable information on career development, further education and employment. Students who have narrowed down their career options can participate in the Extern Program or Career Connections where they shadow or speak with someone working in a career area of interest.
Career Centre Offices are available at UTM (www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers) and UTSc (www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~career).