SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

August 27, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

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UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

July 2 to August 29, 2014

Before you arrive for the Program

Before June 1 students who were offered on-campus accommodation would you please send the following details:
Travel Plans. We anticipate that those of you who have been offered on campus residence will check in June 30 or July 1. If you require an additional night's accommodation due to travel arrangements or will not be arriving by July 1, please contact us to indicate your dates of arrival and departure.
Email: programs(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE)fields.utoronto.ca

Financial Support for Invited Students

All student invited to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program have been offered per diem 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 $200-300 CDN to cover personal food costs and necessities. All reimbursement payments are made by cheque in CDN dollars.
All students receiving reimbursement will be given a letter to assist them in cashing their cheques at the local Canadian Bank.


1) Per diem payments
July
Per diem payments for July must be submitted by July 2, cheques payment will be received July 11 or 14 (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 1, cheques payment will be received August 8 or 11 (as claims are processed by the University of Toronto we can not give a guaranteed day for their arrival).

2) Travel support
Students who have been offered support for their travel costs should arrive at the orientation on July 2 with all their receipts and boarding passes. Your travel claim will be processed once we receive these documents. You will receive the reimbursement cheques in CDN dollars on July 11 or 12 (as claims are processed by the University of Toronto we can not give a guaranteed day for their arrival).

Financial Schedule
July 2

All students to submit reimbursement claim for July per diem, no receipts required.

Non local students submit travel receipts, before noon, with receipts and boarding passes

July 11 or 14
Cheques for travel and per diem reimbursement available
July 28
All students to submit reimbursement claim for August per diem, no receipts required
Aug 8 or 11
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 Monday June 30 or Tuesday July 1 to departure Saturday August 30). 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 (corner of St. George St. and Bloor St.)
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1S5
416.623.1685

Check in at the front desk, they will have your name on file.
Woodsworth will provide bedding, towels and kitchen cutlery, cookware and supplies.


Woodsworth Residence

Amenities at Woodsworth
What 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, proof of age.
You may want to purchase some common items with your suite mates such as a kettle, toaster, bath mat, etc.
What not to bring
  • 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. The fastest way to get to the residence is to use public transit.

Bus service to and from Airport by Public Transit -"194 Airport Rocket"

The TTC, Toronto's public transit, provides Airport Service and is the least expensive method of getting to and from downtown Toronto.

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

Where to get the bus

Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level), and Terminal 2 (Arrivals Level).
Ask a transportation officer for the location of the TTC bus stop. Ensure you take the bus going to Kipling Station on the 194 Airport Rocket
Fare is currently $3.00 cash CDN

Take the bus from the airport to the last stop, Kipling subway station. The trip from the airport takes about 15-20 minutes. Go downstairs to the subway platform and get on any train, they only go one way, east, as Kipling is the last stop on the line.
Stay on the train to St. George Station. Get off at St. George, use the exit toward the end of the train.

Walk south to the intersection of St. George and Bloor, the residence is on the south-east corner.

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


TTC 194 Airport Rocket Bus from the airport

Coming out of St. George Subway Station

MAP


View Woodsworth Residence in a larger map



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