Month: April 2016

Next Steps Conference

The Department of Economics invites you to attend the 2016 Next Steps Conference, a two-day conference for students thinking about their path after graduation.

With a variety of speakers, industry panels, personal and professional development seminars and networking opportunities, Next Steps lets you explore options you may not have even known you had. And, over 150 alumni speakers and networking guests will be on hand to share their knowledge and connect with you!

DATE  April 29th & 30th, 2016

LOCATION    U of T’s Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street

 No cost to attend / Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the event

 Visit the conference website to view the full conference schedule and a list of confirmed speakers.

 Interested in attending? Register online today!

Questions? Feel free to email



Department of Economics 2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching by Teaching Assistants – deadline for nominations May 1, 2016

The Department of Economics Award for Excellence in Teaching by Teaching Assistants has been established to recognize outstanding contributions in teaching by Economics teaching assistants.

Nominations for the award may be made by students in Economics classes, Economics faculty and sessional instructors. The award will be advertised on the Department of Economics web-site, via e-mail, and posted on Department Bulletin Boards. Please refer to the attached for eligibility, selection and nomination process details.


Nominations must be submitted to the Graduate Assistant, (Department of Economics, 150 St.

George St., Room GE 166), by May 1, 2016.Eco Dept TA Teaching Award 2016

Research Assistant Position in Economics

Summer job description:  research assistant in economics


The department of economics is looking for a full-time research assistant who will engage in designing and building a database to track the performance of its alumni.  The research assistant will also have the opportunity to engage in analysis of the data collected, using statistical software such as STATA.


Qualifications: we are looking for a senior-undergraduate student with strong excel skills. The successful candidate must be organized, independent and self-motivated.

Prior experience with database management will be an asset.  Prior knowledge of econometrics is an asset, as is experience with data analysis.  Preference will be given to candidates with a prior knowledge of STATA.


Timing and hours:   35 hours per week for 12 weeks, beginning early May.

If interested, submit a CV, cover letter and any evidence of data analysis and econometric skills to Professor Hamilton by April 29, 2016:   (email Subject: Summer RA Alumni Job)

Hands on summer program for students interested in innovation, design and social justice

In the past decade there has been a growing interest in design thinking and the way it can be used to solve complex social and policy problems. We are emailing you today to inform you of an upcoming opportunity for students interested in design, innovation, and social justice, who might be looking for concrete ways to approach public sector innovation.  At the end of this summer, the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution will be running a week long design project for post-secondary students at Osgoode Hall Law School. The project focus will be on justice system innovation, and students who attend will learn cutting edge innovation tools and methodologies – social impact design, empathy design, and design thinking – and apply them over the course of the week to a specific access to justice challenge.

This year, the Justice Design Project (JDP) will run from August 29 to September 2, 2016 at the law school. The “early bird” fee for the week is $599.00 and $699.00 thereafter. Subsidies are available for students who demonstrate financial need.

If you know of any students who might be interested in the project, or would like to learn more about the initiative yourself, feel free to contact me directly ( For more information about the JDP you may also want to check out this video taken by Canadian Lawyer 4Students Magazine..Justice Design

We would greatly appreciate if you could please circulate this email and poster to any student groups or other organizations that might have interested members.



Korean War Symposium III: Call for papers


The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canada are co-organizing a symposium on the Korean War and Reunification, at which we hope to have panels of students present papers written on these two topics.


Your students and faculty are cordially invited to participate at the Korean War and Reunification Symposium to be held at Carleton University on November 14th 2016. I would be very appreciative if you could circulate the attached call for papers to your faculty members, and undergraduate and graduate students.


The attached Call for Papers has more detailed information and the contact information for further inquiries.  All students are welcome regardless of whether or not they submit a paper for presentation.Korean War Symposium CALL FOR PAPERS 2016

Canadian Red Cross is Hiring – Information Session April 6, 2016

Canadian Red Cross is Hiring – Information Session April 6, 2016 Do you want to learn about available jobs at the Canadian Red Cross? The St. George Career Centre would like to invite students and recent graduates (who graduated two years ago or less) to meet Red Cross representatives on: Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1073 Sign up through the Career Learning Network (click Events & Workshops, St. George Campus, then the Red Cross event on April 6th). Available jobs Red Cross will be discussing: * Data Administrator * Arabic Interpreter * Regional Pharmacist * Interpreter for Kinyarwanda or Kirundi * Primary Health Care (PHC) Doctor / Nurse * General Practitioner * Interpreter * Anaesthetist * Agricultural engineer * Finance and administration manager * Forensic advisor * Nutritionist * HR manager in the field * Water and habitat engineer * Nurse/Doctor Health Delegate – In charge of ICRC personnel in the field * Delegate for armed forces and armed groups * Delegate in charge of relations with police and security forces * Orthotist-prosthetist * Paediatrician * Medical logistician * Mechanic * Purchaser * Economic security delegate * Emergency Room Specialist * Logistics specialist * Vehicle fleet manager * Prison doctor/nurse * Air operations manager Looking forward to seeing you there! Sincerely, Melanie Melanie Coleman Coordinator, Employer Recruitment & Engagement University of Toronto Career Centre | 214 College Street, Toronto, ON. M5T 2Z9 Tel: 416-978-1480 | Fax: 416-978-8020 | Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter If you are person with a disability and require accommodation please> email us 10 working days prior to the event or meeting. This message is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply email and permanently delete the original transmission, including attachments, without making a copy.

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Call for Applications: Undergraduate Fellowship 2016-17

Centre for Ethics Undergraduate Fellowship 2016-17 The University of Toronto Centre for Ethics is pleased to offer one (1) fellowship position to a senior undergraduate student with a serious interest in the study of value theory (including, but not limited to, moral philosophy, law, theories of justice and political theory). The undergraduate fellow will receive a $1000 scholarship, be provided with carrel space for study at the Centre for Ethics (on the second floor of the Larkin Building), and will be expected to play a leading role in outreach activities at the Centre. The undergraduate fellow is also required to enrol in ETH401H1Y, which combines attendance at Centre for Ethics seminars with an independent research project. Students are invited to apply for the award directly. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic background, record of excellence, and promise of future achievement. In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria: 1. Be enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto. 2. Be entering fourth year (interpreted here to mean: have completed at least 14 FCE toward your degree by the end of the current term). 3. Have a CGPA of at least 3.7. A completed application will contain the following: 1. A copy of your most recent transcript from ROSI for all undergraduate work at the University of Toronto. 2. A one-page document describing your intellectual interests in the field of ethics. 3. A copy of a paper you have written in a course related to the subject. 4. The name and email address of an instructor at the University of Toronto who is willing to act as a reference for you. Please submit to:>, or in person. Larkin Building, Room 203, 15 Devonshire Place. Applications open: March 21, 2016 Applications due: May 6, 2016 **************************************************************************** ******** Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto Mailing Address: 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1H8 Office Address: Larkin Building, Second Floor, 15 Devonshire Place Telephone 416.978.6288 | Fax 416.946.8069 |> **************************************************************************** ******** pdf icon Call-for-Applications-Undergraduate-Fellowship-16-17.pdf

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ELL011H1F Intensive Academic English Course

The English Language Learning (ELL) Program will offer a non-credit course, ELL011H1F, Intensive Academic English, from May 2 – 11, 2016. Focus on enhancing your English for scholarly reading, academic writing, oral presentations and more. Register on ACORN along with your Summer 2016 courses. The course is *free* except for incidental fees. For more information, visit: or contact ELL:

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Learn by doing: POL 491Y1 Y, A Service Learning Course offered by the Department of Political Science in 2016 Summer

Learn by doing: POL 491 (Y) – Democracy in Decline? – Renewing Civic Engagement POL 491 is the Department’s unique hands-on, policy skills course, learned in a community setting. It is aimed at developing, upon graduation, marketable policy analysis and advice skills. Community service pays huge dividends in networking and skill-building. This course is aimed at job-readiness. This course is about doing democracy as much as studying it. For those of you interested in a working application of your political science, this innovative course comes with a service-learning component comprising 25 volunteer hours with an organization or public sector agency engaged in building visions and agreement on a common issue among contending stakeholder. For example, you might be involved in the politics of public housing, the complaints process for the Toronto Police, a new electoral system for the City, forms of community-based youth engagement, facilitating municipal-public consultations, advocacy for immigrant taxi drivers, the effectiveness of women’s drop-in centres, comparing ratepayer councils around the world or. renewing a priority neighbourhood. Maybe you have a favourite topic? We aim to provide a placement that fits your sumer activities.. In this Course you will acquire skills such as issue profiling, stakeholder mapping, citizen consultations, and policy briefings that are marketable and will be immensely valuable in the workplace. POL491Y brings you into contact with a community that values your insights on politics and may even ask you to stay on after the Course is over, in a volunteer or work capacity. The workplace skills are complemented in the classroom by the learning of diagnostic approaches, by coaching from real community actors, and via the development of a rich self-awareness based on your experiential service-learning [see]. No other Political Science course currently offers Service-Learning . so come and join this unparalleled opportunity. This is a unique course in another respect: Along with a normal “Y” academic load [48 hours of classroom lectures, two essays] it adds: 25 additional June-Aug service-learning hours [weekday or weekend] with a community partner, and classroom job-coaching sessions from real-world community practitioners. You will also learn how to write government-style Briefing Notes. Policy analysis and advice will be your take-away skills. This year’s work includes a) a first Briefing Note that surveys the democratic deficit literature b) periodic written reflections on your Service-Learning Placement and Class discussions c) a second Briefing Note that explores Course remedies for the low civic engagement seen in your Placement d) your Service-Learning Partner’s professionalism assessment of you e) bonus marks for participating in optional coaching sessions ************ This Course assesses the vitality of Canada’s citizenship in the context of its overall democratic health. Citizenship is both a right and a responsibility. “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your county” [JF Kennedy]. “It’s about we, not me” [B. Obama]. “It was the most unique experience during my time at University of Toronto, and that is quite the statement, seeing as I had many interesting courses during my time here!!” _______________________________________ If you would like to enroll in POL 491Y, please register directly on ACORN. The deadline to add courses is Sunday, May 15, 2016. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the instructor, Professor Anthony Careless (> The Course Syllabus is posted on the Political Science website. Visit us on the web: doc icon POL-491Y-Service-Learning.docx

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