[tugs] Jobs and Funding Opportunities

  • From: TUGS <chris.sidlar@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TUGSGeneral <tugsgeneral@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 09:58:10 -0400

Hello Everyone,

I would like to start by welcoming everyone back, or if its your first year 
then just welcoming, another year in the wonderful world of geography.  I hope 
that everyones classes are going great and that we are getting settle for a fun 
productive year.

For those of you who still are not sure what TUGS is.  It is the Geography 
student union.  Our main goal is to help enrich student life a little better.  
We do this in a number of ways, which over the course of the year you will see, 
and hopefully participate in.  For example, we have special interest seminars, 
a Graduate Information seminar, a Career Seminar, Social Evnets (pub nights and 
movie nights), and a journal.  Oh and I almost forgot we are always willing to 
talk.  If you are having any problems or if you like what you see then drop us 
a line either by phone (416-978-2057), email (tugs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx), or drop 
by the office (SS613).  We will shortly have our website (found off the 
Geography home page) up and running.

Now to what you opened this email for... the jobs,

below is a funding opportunity for hiring students on small, short-term 
projects in the areas of open source software or open access to documents and 
data. grad and undergrad students can initiate an application but need a 
faculty sponsor.

see http://www.steppingup.utoronto.ca/bin/001525.asp for a description of a 
current student project.


This program is designed to bring U of T students and faculty together to 
participate in research and special initiatives that in some way contribute to 
the production or use of open source software or to the scholarly enquiry and 
debates currently taking place around the world on open source and open access. 
Details regarding the Fall 2005 Competition have been posted on the Project 
Open Source | Open Access website at http://www.open.utoronto.ca/. Approved 
projects will receive funding in the range of $1000 - $2000, with all funds 
being used to support students. Applications are due on September 26, 2005.


The Comparative Program on Health and Society (CPHS) at the Munk Centre for 
International Studies is currently looking for up to three undergraduate 
Research Assistants to assist Doctoral, Post-doctoral, and New Faculty fellows 
with their on-going, multi-disciplinary research projects as well as assist in 
the programming and running of various CPHS events and seminars.

This is an exciting opportunity for students in the social sciences, 
humanities, and health sciences to work alongside more senior scholars and to 
be part of events at the Munk Centre for International studies such as the 
Shared Citizenship Public Lecture Series, under the Honorary Patronage of the 
Lt. Governor of Ontario.

The CPHS Research Assistantships are part of the Work-Study Program run by the 
Career Centre at the U of T. The program operates from September 6, 2005 to 
March 3, 2006. The rate of pay is $9.60 per hour plus 4% vacation pay for 
maximum earnings before deductions of $1,796. Students are permitted to work a 
maximum of 180 hours overall, or until March 3, 2006, whichever comes first.

The Work-Study is a program to assist students with financial need (information 
available at  http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/fa/workstudy.htm). Preference will be 
given to students who have qualified for 2005/2006 OSAP assistance.

Interested applicants should drop off a cover letter and CV or Resume (with 
contact information) to:

Dr. Joshua Goldstein
CPHS, Munk Centre
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario

Selection of Research Assistants will begin September 21, 2005 and continue 
until all positions are filled.

CAREER INFORMATION DAYS, the largest annual event on campus, is hosted by the 
University of Toronto Career Centre and AIESEC Toronto. 

This event gives graduate and undergraduate students from all three campuses - 
St. George, Mississauga, Scarborough - the opportunity to speak and network 
with over 100 of the largest companies in North America.     Companies have 
come with the direct purpose of recruiting students for internships, part-
time/full-time jobs and to raise their profile for future recruitment.     This 
year, companies such as Scotiabank, CIBC, Danone, Hudson Bay Company, 
WellsFargo, and StateFarm Insurance will be looking specifically for students 
in the Faculty of Arts and Science. 


Date:  Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20
Time: 11 AM to 3 PM
Location: University College, East and West Hall 

Students Please Note:
- Student card required for admission 
- Business attire is requested
- For a complete list of companies and their profiles, visit 

Chris Sidlar
2005 - 2006 TUGS President
Toronto Undergraduate Geography Society

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