Frequently Asked Questions

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    Quant-TIDE Code of Conduct

    What is a Safer Space? A safer space is a supportive, non-threatening environment where all participants can feel comfortable to express themselves and share experiences without fear of discrimination or reprisal. We use the word safer to acknowledge that safety is relative: not everyone feels safe under the same conditions. By acknowledging the experiences of…

    When is Quant-TIDE?

    Quant-TIDE will take place virtually over zoom from August 8 – August 12, 2022. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed!

    How will I access the virtual workshop?

    The workshops will take place virtually over zoom. You will receive an email with the zoom link closer to the delivery date. Please note that the zoom link will be sent to the same email you used when applying for the workshop.

    Will I be able to join via the phone?

    Yes. However, this is an interactive workshop with different media used throughout the session.  Participation will be extremely hampered if you do not have access to a personal computer with a camera and microphone.

    What happens if I’m not able to attend all delivery dates of this workshop?

    We kindly ask that you are able to attend all segments of the workshop before applying. If circumstances change and you are unable to attend a specific day, we will provide recordings on an individual basis. In the event that you are no longer able to attend the whole 5-day workshop, please alert us as…

    Would you please provide instructions for writing the research statement?

    The goal of Quant-TIDE is to support your path in graduate school in Engineering and Social Sciences. Through your research statement, we want to know about your research: What do you study? What kind of projects do you do? How will the methods and skills that you learn in Quant-TIDE help your own research?  Example…

    Would you please provide instructions for writing the personal statement?

    Quant-TIDE takes an anti-racist approach to supporting BIPOC excellence. To us, this means creating a workplace culture where people are centred, among other things. Therefore, we want to know about you. This is what we hope to learn through the Personal Statement. Example Content Generally, we want to know the answer to 4 questions: Who you…

    Do I need to submit my official undergraduate transcript?

    No, we accept “unofficial” undergraduate transcripts that are usually available through your University’s online services. Official transcripts almost always cost money, so we are not requiring them. We do not want any fees associated with applying to Quant-TIDE.

    What is supposed to go in the “Notes on Transcript” item in the application?

    We will use your academic transcript for two purposes during the application review process: Ensure that you are enroled in a graduate degree program in engineering or the social sciences at a Canadian University in the Fall 2021 semester Review your academic performance Please use the “Notes on Transcript” item on the Application to tell…