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Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online

TSpace is the University of Toronto open accesses research repository that accepts, disseminates and preserves scholarly works of faculty, staff, and students.

Whether you are depositing your own research or doing it on authors' behalf as an admin, lab manager, or a student assistant, this practical workshop will help you get started.

We will go over:

  • The types of materials that can be submitted
  • How to check copyright permissions when depositing published articles
  • How to determine which article version can be deposited, including for compliance with the Tri-Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) Open Access Policy for Publications
  • Preparing the files, including a coversheet and accessibility check
  • Depositing to TSpace (demo)

The workshop will be recorded – register to receive the recording.

With any questions please contact the TSpace staff at tspace@library.utoronto.ca

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Wed July 21, 1PM-3PM

WHERE: via BbCollaborate - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 10-15 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

12:45-1:00: Log in to BbCollaborate

1:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

1:05: start writing (30mins)

1:35: break!

1:40: resume writing (30mins)

2:10: break!

2:15: resume writing (30mins)

2:45: break & social

3:00: end

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Part 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques

Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research. UTORids will be required to participate. (if you are affiliated with UofT but do not know your UTORid, email: mikaela.gray[at]utoronto.ca). **Please register using an UofT email address eg. @utoronto.ca or @mail.utoronto.ca**


Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Time: 1:00- 3:00 (+ pre-class work)

Location: Online (Quercus + Blackboard Collaborate)

This workshop follows a flipped-classroom model, which means there is pre-class work (30-40min) that is required to be completed before joining us online for class. This pre-class work will be available in Quercus one week prior to class.

Learning Objectives (pre-class work and online class). Knowledge syntheses that rely solely on published academic literature are at high risk of publication bias. Searching the grey literature is essential for mitigating this risk, but ‘grey literature’ is a nebulous concept, tricky to incorporate into syntheses and difficult to find.


Building on the skills we practiced in Parts 1 and 2, in this hands-on workshop students will learn to:

  • Identify potential sources for bias in their search and develop strategies to mitigate them
  • Define what is grey literature (and what’s it’s not)
  • Develop a strategy for identifying appropriate sources of grey literature 
  • Utilize a methodological, transparent approach to searching sources of grey literature
  • Demonstrate best practices for supplementary search techniques including hand-searching and reference tracking
  • Integrate strategies for incorporating grey literature and supplementary search techniques into the review workflow
  • Evaluate search methods to identify proper reporting

Expectations of Participants:

  • Join the Quercus site (You will be added to the course after registration)
  • Complete the pre-class survey (in Quercus)
  • Complete the pre-class work (in Quercus)
  • Attend the live class ready to participate in discussions and activities (BB Collaborate)
  • Complete the post-class evaluation (in Quercus)


Mikaela Gray, MI - Liaison & Education Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Glyneva Bradley-Ridout, MI - Liaison & Education Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre

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