UTORG INFORMS / CORS Student Chapter at University of Toronto
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Our Upcoming Events
SAS Workshop: Introduction to SAS and Open Source Integration
We are excited to host a 3 hour hands-on workshop by SAS representatives. Spaces are limited. The event will be virtual. Note that we cannot record this meeting , so all registrants need to attend to benefit from the workshop. Students will not have to download anything prior to the workshop; we will use a cloud platform and…
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Wix Website Workshop: Build Your Online Portfolio
We are hosting a workshop by Wix representatives on creating an online portfolio website. What will be covered: How to plan an academic/industry-oriented website How to use the Wix platform for building your website Explore professional design features.
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Doing Good with Good OR
Deadline: May 14th 

The "Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition" will feature the most exciting work performed by students in partnership with public and private organizations that yields tangible and beneficial outcomes for individuals, communities, and organizations.

INFORMS must receive completed submissions for this competition by May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm pacific. 

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Nicholson Student Paper Competition
Deadline:  June 2nd

The George Nicholson Committee competition is held each year to identify and honor outstanding papers in the field of operations research and the management sciences written by a student.

Prizes will be awarded and finalists will be invited to present their papers at the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting. All entries must be submitted no later than June 2, 2021.

For complete details visit: George Nicholson Student Paper Competition

George Dantzig Dissertation Prize
Deadline: June 30th

The George B. Dantzig Award is given for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice. This award has been established to encourage academic research that combines theory and practice and stimulates greater interaction between doctoral students (and their advisors) and the world of practice. The award is given at the 2021 INFORMS Annual Meeting. All items should be submitted no later than June 30, 2021.

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Undergraduate Operations Research Prize
Deadline:  June 30th

The Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Competition is held each year to honor a student or groups of students who conducted original and significant theoretical and/or applied research in the field of operations research or management science during their undergraduate enrollments.
Submissions due June 30, 2021.

Learn more about the application process:  Undergraduate Operations Research Prize - Application Process

Volunteer Opportunities

Canadian Operational Research Society is looking for volunteers to help run this year’s conference (website) which is happening virtually on June 7-10, 2021. Volunteer duties include:

  • Setting up the logistics of the virtual conference platform (e.g., Zoom rooms)
  • Being present during the conference to help with virtual way-finding
  • Providing technical support to session chairs throughout the conference

This is an excellent opportunity to help run a professional event and to meet pioneers in the field of Operations Research.

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