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How To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing a Master's or Doctoral Degree under my supervision, here's what to do.

  1. Contact Ryerson's Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) and find out if you qualify for admission.
  2. Send me email summarizing your intent. Plain text or MS Word formats are acceptable. Your statement must be in proper english and must clearly specify:
    • When you can start your studies here (include reference to any outstanding documents you need to secure to enter Canada, and apply to Ryerson)
    • Clearly identify if you intend on applying for the MASc, MEng, or PhD program, and whether you intend on being a full-time or a part-time student.
    • Topics of interest. Preference is given to topics I have a current interest in (see my research for details), but all topics will be considered. Indicate how your experience and academic background prepare you for working on the topic and any ideas you may have on how to pursue the topic.
    • Your academic background. Include the name of the school you are currently or have most recently attended, and a summary of your grades and standing (if available). Indicate specific courses that are pertinent to the proposed topic. If you are from outside Canada, indicate your TOEFL (or equivalent) score (if applicable) (Ryerson's minimum accepted TOEFL score is 580 on the old scale and 237 on the new scale).
    • Industrial or other experience. If available, indicate clearly how your other non-academic experience will be of benefit to your studies here.
  3. I will respond by email to every query I receive, but it may take up to two weeks for me to do that.
  4. You may simultaneously submit an application package to YSGS, but this does not guarantee that I will accept the role of your academic advisor.
  5. Financial support will be established on a student by student basis, but one may typically expect between $12,000 and $15,000 (CAD) per year from my research grants. Students can simultaneously hold other research scholarships and teaching assistantships. There are a variety of funding agencies that offer scholarships for which every student should consider applying. These include: OGS, NSERC, OCE, and various Ryerson funding programs. A large list of funding programs is also available from the AUCC.
  6. I will consider any application, regardless of the field, but I will only fund students doing work in the areas for which I have available funding.
  7. All my students are expected to have medium competency in programming with C, C++, Java, Perl, Tcl/Tk, Scheme or Lisp, or a similar programming language. I may still accept students without such competency, but only on the condition that the student undertake to learn one such language in the first year of the studies.
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