Crafting Your Life: Application for Participants
Crafting your life for graduate school and beyond is a 2-day workshop for women in the early stages of a mathematics PhD program within the Greater Toronto Area. It aims to help women build the capabilities that they need to complete a mathematics PhD while living a full life. The workshop will include talks, panels, and workshops on topics such as non-academic careers for math PhDs, communicating in male dominated fields, selecting an advisor, building mathematical networks, and time management. Participants will craft personal plans and raise a community of support among local women mathematicians.
Participants will be reimbursed for their travel expenses, up to $50 over the 2 days of the workshop. Lunch and light refreshments will also be provided on both days. If you have any financial concerns that will prevent you from attending the workshop, please contact Sarah Mayes-Tang at
Please limit your total response length for the open-ended questions below to 250 words.
Please verify that you meet the following criteria:
I identify as a woman
I will be entering my second or third year of a math graduate program in math in the summer of 2019
I will be enrolled in a PhD program in mathematics in the Fall of 2019
I am based in the GTA
I am available to participate in the entire workshop on June 18 and 19, 2019 at UofT (see note on travel cost reimbursement; if your participation may be impacted by accessibility concerns, please note them in the space below)
What program will you be enrolled in in the Fall of 2019? Please include the institution below.
List the post-secondary academic programs that you have completed or been enrolled in prior to this program. Indicate the institution, years of enrolment, and degree earned (if applicable).
What has been your best experience of your graduate program so far?
What is your greatest concern about completing a PhD program in math?
One of the main ways that we plan to achieve the goals of the workshop is to develop a positive and supportive community amongst participants that can continue after the workshop ends. Please comment on why you might benefit from being part of this community, and what you will bring to it.
Do you have any accessibility concerns or issues? We will follow-up with all participants who indicate a concern to ensure that your needs are met.
Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?
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