CORS Toronto Student Chapter



What is OR?

Operations Research (OR) is a branch of applied mathematics that uses mathematical modeling and optimization techniques to solve real-world decision-making problems. It provides a quantitative approach to optimize industry-driven objectives that are desirable to specific fields of applications. Major methodologies used in OR include simulation, mathematical programming, and probability and statistics. Application areas of OR include financial engineering, health care, manufacturing, service sciences, supply chain management, policy modeling and public sector work, revenue management, and transportation, among others.


About the Toronto Student Chapter of CORS

The CORS Toronto Student Chapter is a self-governing part of CORS located in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. We serve the interests of the OR community in Toronto and provide a means of communication among students, researchers and practitioners interested in OR techniques. The Toronto Student Chapter is currently supported by the following departments:



Any Toronto student body interested in OR are also welcome to get involved with and support the Toronto Student Chapter. Activities of the Toronto Student chapter include student research presentations, guest speakers, industry seminars and events, mentorship programs and educational programs.


Upcoming Events

We hold distinguished speaker seminars, as well as student talks and workshops. Many of our events are in collaboration with University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG).
Please visit for up-to-date information on the upcoming events.


Mailing List

To be added to our emailing list for upcoming events, please write to


CORS Diploma

For students with a suitable background in OR techniques, CORS offers the opportunity to receive a diploma that certifies their qualifications. Further information can be found on the CORS website at



Co-Presidents: Kyle Booth and Christopher Sun

Event Planning: Islay Wright

Communications: Neal Kaw

Community outreach: Chang Liu

Treasurer: Aaron Babier



CORS: Canadian Operational Research Society
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University

Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto







CORS-TO, Updated 4/2010.