Workshops

Learn more library research skills on your own time through self-paced modules and recorded workshops.

All Workshops

Presenter Kara Handren & Kelly Schultz
Location Map & Data Library, Robarts Library
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In-Person Location: Electronic classroom on the 4th floor of Robarts Library (room 4033)

Interested in learning to program but don't know where to start? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of one of the world's most popular programming languages…

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Presenter Sarah Forbes
Location UTSC Library
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Facilitator: Sarah Forbes - Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian, UTSC Library

Open to any UTSC students who wish to apply to the Undergraduate Research & Creative Forum
 

Questions welcome!

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Presenter Emily Woehrle
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Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the U of T 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 and we'll help you with your…

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Presenter Adriana Sgro
Location UTSC (see description for exact location)
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This hands-on session will move beyond creating basic circuits. We will work with various sensors and other signal types. It is recommended that you attend the “Arduino: Basics” workshop beforehand or have a basic understanding of circuits and microcontrollers. Bring a friend! You may need to share an Arduino kit with someone else.

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For participants of all disciplines interested in learning more about researching companies and finding competitor information. Includes an overview of subscription databases and publicly available resources for company research.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Evaluate different types of company information and understand the differences between public and…
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Presenter UTSC Writer-in-Residence Danny Ramadan
Location UTSC (see description for exact location)
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    UTSC 2023 Writer-in-Residence Danny Ramadan (He/Him) is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker and advocate for LGBTQ+ refugees. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, was shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award, longlisted for Canada Reads, and named a Best Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.

    His children book, Salma the…

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    Presenter Adriana Sgro
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    This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace.

    This introductory workshop will introduce you to the tools and resources related to podcasts. You will learn about best practices for creating a podcast, including choosing a format, comparing recording software and selecting the proper equipment needed…

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    Location Robarts Library
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    Learn how to safely operate the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

    The event will be held in the Digital Studio on the south side of the first floor of Robarts Library.

    Presenter Sarah Forbes
    Location UTSC Library
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    Facilitator: Sarah Forbes - Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian, UTSC Library

    Open to any UTSC students who wish to apply to the Undergraduate Research & Creative Forum
     

    Questions welcome!

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    Location The BRIDGE, UTSC
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    Facilitators:

    • Bill McConkey, Academic Director - New Venture Program | Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough Library
    • Maria Shibaeva-Escarraga, MBA -  Independent Strategic Consultant

    Join Prof. Bill McConkey and Maria Shibaeva-Escarragameet the founders of the New Venture Program! In this two-…

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    Presenter Kara Handren & Kelly Schultz
    Location Map & Data Library
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    In-Person Location: Electronic classroom on the 4th floor of Robarts Library (room 4033)

    Interested in learning to program but don't know where to start? This hands-on workshop will build on the concepts introduced in…

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    Black Histories Edit-A-Thon is now in its fourth year! This February for Black History Month, join us to improve coverage of Black histories on Wikipedia…

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    Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to…

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    Presenter Kara Handren
    Location Map & Data Library
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    In-Person Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor, Room 5-053 (directly across from the elevator). Map & Data Library Computer Lab

    Excel is a popular spreadsheet software that allows you to organize, modify and analyse your data. In this 2 hour hands-on workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of the uses and types of…

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    Presenter Nadia Muhe
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    Interested in learning R? Need to learn R for your research or for job prospects? R is a popular open-source statistical programming language that is popular in academia and industry. This workshop provides an easy entry into the data science field. Get started with learning R with this gentle hands-on workshop. You will learn how to import, explore and manipulate data…

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    Presenter Elizabeth O'Brien
    Location UTSC (see description for exact location)
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    This session will occur in person and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace.

    This session introduces you to 3D design using Tinkercad, a free design platform that is great for beginners. At the end of the workshop, you will have created a basic object that is ready to be 3D printed.

    Facilitators:

    Elizabeth O'…

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    Presenter Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office
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    This 90-minute introductory session that will explore current issues in publishing and suggest helpful strategies for navigating the world of scholarly communications and for understanding your rights and responsibilities as an author.  

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    Presenter Kelly Schultz
    Location Map & Data Library
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    Infographics are a specific type of data visualization that uses a mix of data, visuals, and text to inform or persuade. They are common in marketing and social media, but are becoming more popular as a way to attract and engage with audiences to share your message. They can be used to promote yourself and your activities and discoveries; from marketing a new business…

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    Presenter Emily Woehrle
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    Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the U of T 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 and we'll help you with your…

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    Presenter Jesse Knight
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    (ONLINE SESSION) LaTeX is a free document creation alternative to MS Word which specializes in the creation of professional documents such as journal articles, theses, books, and scientific or technical reports. LaTeX is the standard for writing in many STEM fields and offers advantages for managing references, typesetting maths, inserting graphics and figures…

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    Presenter Jesse Knight
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    (ONLINE SESSION) LaTeX is a free document creation alternative to MS Word which specializes in the creation of professional documents such as journal articles, theses, books, and scientific or technical reports. LaTeX is the standard for writing in many STEM fields and offers advantages for managing references, typesetting maths, inserting graphics and figures…

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    Presenter Kara Handren & Nick Field
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    Are you interested in analyzing large bodies of texts, or teaching text analysis in your class? Not sure what tools are available for you to use? Join us to learn about some of the major tools for text analysis at the University of Toronto. This “Tasting Menu” workshop will introduce participants to the …

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    Are you interested in sharing your data with other researchers? Has a journal or funder asked you to share your data? Would you like to house…

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