Student Support

We strongly encourage the participation of students. Towards this, we are allocating significant funds to help defray the cost of poster preparation, travel and accommodation for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Subsidies are available for graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are studying at a Canadian University and who are undertaking research in which mathematics plays a central role. Student subsidies will only be granted to those students who have paid their registration fees by April 1, 2008, and who actively participate in the conference. Such participation could include presenting a poster, giving a talk in a session, volunteering to help during the Congress, or joining the MITACS Student Council.

Travel Subsidies
Students traveling from: Maximum subsidy:
Newfoundland up to $550
New Brunswick up to $500
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island Up to $450
Quebec (more than 100 km from Montreal) up to $150
Ontario (100 - 200 km from Montreal) Up to $150
Ontario (more than 200 km from Montreal) Up to $250
Manitoba up to $550
Saskatchewan up to $650
Alberta up to $700
British Columbia up to $800

These funds are intended to subsidize travel costs (air fare, car rental, mileage) and dorm-style (shared) accommodations. The residences at UQAM offer suites that are suitable for shared accommodations. Students should discuss additional travel subsidies with their supervisor. The conference organizers will not book accommodation or travel for you. Please make your own arrangements, and apply for reimbursement after the conference.

Facebook users! If you would like to share your accommodation with another delegate, please visit the Facebook Event and Group pages for the Congress.

To maximize cost efficiencies, we encourage students from the same school to travel together where they are in driving range of the conference. Students are expected to participate fully in all aspects of conference, and reimbursements are at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

Reimbursement Forms will be sent out electronically immediately after the conference. You must submit original receipts, including boarding passes for submission. Claims must be submitted within four weeks of the conference. Claims postmarked after July 6, 2008 may not qualify for reimbursement. Please allow four to six weeks to receive your payment.