SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

April 23, 2014

FIELDS-MITACS UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

July 3 to August 28, 2010

Activities start July 5, 9:00 a.m. at the Fields Insitute, 222 College Street.

If you are coming from the Woodsworth residence, walk south on St. George to College Street, turn right, Fields is the second building on your right.

We anticipate that you will receive full details of the Program and the research groups once you arrive at Fields on July 5 for orientation. During the orientation we will be setting up computer accounts for you at Fields and arranging office space and building access for you. Non Canadian students requiring health insurance will be asked to complete the necessary forms during orientation. In addition claim forms for financial support will be distributed.


Financial Support for Invited students

All student invited to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program have been offered per diem support. Non local students have been offered residence accommodation and travel support. We would like you to be aware of how support will be administered so that you can be financially prepared, and if you anticipate any financial hardship with the arrangement you may let us know in advance.

Note: we recommend that all students arriving for the program have on hand a minimum of $200 CDN to cover personal food costs and necessities.

1) Travel support

Students who have been offered support for their travel costs should arrive at the orientation on July 5 with all their receipts and boarding passes. Your travel claim will be processed once we receive these documents. Reimbursement of your travel costs submitted on July 5, and you will receive the reimbursement cheques on July 9 or 12 (as claims are processed by the University of Toronto we can not give a guaranteed day for their arrival).

All students receiving travel reimbursement will be given a letter to assist them in cashing their cheques at the local Canadian Bank.

2) Per diem payments

July
Per diem payments for July must be submitted by July 12, cheques payment will be received July 16 or 19 (as claims are processed by the University of Toronto we can not give a guaranteed day for their arrival).
August
Per diem payments for August must be submitted by August 9, cheques payment will be received August 13 or 16 (as claims are processed by the University of Toronto we can not give a guaranteed day for their arrival).

All students receiving per diem reimbursement will be given a letter to assist them in cashing their cheques at the local Canadian Bank.

Financial Schedule
July
July 5
Non local students submit travel receipts
July 12
All students to submit reimbursement claim for July per diem
July 9 or 12
Cheques for travel reimbursement available
July 16 or 19
Cheques for July per diem reimbursement available
August
Aug 9
All students to submit reimbursement claim for August per diem
Aug 13 or 16
Cheques for August per diem reimbursement available

Residence information for students who have been offered accommodation

During your participation in the Research Program accommodation will be provided for non-local students at Woodsworth College Residence (arrival Saturday July 3 to departure Saturday August 28). Note the residence has been prepaid by Fields you do not need to make any payment personally.
Closest subway stop is St.George, exit at St. George Street.

Students live in suite-style residences, four to six to a suite, with two bathrooms, a shared kitchen and living area. There are laundry facilities on the ground floor, plus 24-hour security, high-speed internet access, common areas and a Residence Life Program of social events. In addition the residence is just steps away from libraries, lecture halls and athletic facilities.

Woodsworth College Residence
University of Toronto
321 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1S5
416.623.1685

Check in at the front desk.

If you require an additional night's accommodation due to travel arrangements, or will not be arriving on Saturday July 3, please contact us gensci(at) fields.utoronto.ca to indicate your dates of arrival and departure.

What to Bring What not to bring
  • Clothes hangers
  • Personal Computer (note you will be given a Fields computer account and may use the Fields systems if you prefer)
  • Hair drier, curling irons, flat irons
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Personal toiletries (including toilet paper)
  • Health insurance information (unless Fields will be providing you with coverage)
  • Laundry detergent (can be purchased locally)
  • Umbrella and rain gear
  • Photo ID
You may want to purchase some common items with your suitemates such as a kettle, toaster, bath mat, etc.
  • Bedding, linen, and pillow will be provided
  • Pets
  • Plants
  • Candles and incense, smoking materials (the residence is smoke free)
  • Drapes or wall hangings
  • Lamps or furniture

Transporation From the Airport to Woodsworth Residence

The residence is approximately 13 km (8 miles) from Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

Bus service to and from Airport by Public Tansit

The TTC, Toronto's public transit, provides Airport Service and is the least expensive method of getting to and from downtown Toronto.
Here's bus service from the Airport to TTC Kipling Station take "192 Airport Rocket"
Fare is $3.00 cash CDN
Service all day, every day, between Kipling Station and Pearson Airport, provides fully-accessible bus service. Buses stop only at Kipling station, Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level), and Terminal 2 (Arrivals Level). Ask a transportation officer for the location of the TTC bus stop.
Service operates from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., seven days a week. One-way travel time to the subway is approx. 20 minutes.See this link for maps and schedules:
http://www3.ttc.ca/Riding_the_TTC/Airport_service.jsp

The closest subway station to Wordsworth is St. George Station, take the St. George Street exit.Walk south to the intersection of St. George and Bloor, the residence is on the south-east corner.

If you have questions please contact gensci(at)fields.utoronto.ca

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