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September 2020

Tue 22

Remote Research Involving Human Subjects – Sep. 22, 2020 – Making & Sustaining the Pivot

September 22 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Remote Research Involving Human Subjects – Exploring security, privacy and ethical considerations NOTE: this webinar has been extended by 30 minutes, and is scheduled for 10am -11:30am to allow extra time for Q & A. Panelists will share their first-hand experience with conducting human subjects research using remote or virtual research methods. The discussion will address security, privacy and ethical issues, and considerations that may arise. This session will be useful for researchers who might be considering shifting to a virtual option to continue human subjects research during the pandemic. Panelists: • Cosmin Munteanu,Assistant Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technologies UTM, Faculty of Information, and Computer Studies (cross-appointed), Director, Technologies for Gracefully Aging Lab UTM. • Abby Goldstein, Associate…

Tue 22

Bits and Bytes: Canadian Census Discovery Portal

September 22 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This talk introduces the Canadian Census Discovery Portal project, an initiative that aims to inventory all census data released in what is now Canada (from the first census in 1665 New France to the present day), and make the inventory available through an open, bilingual, searchable portal. The project will bring together existing census data, some of which is "hidden" to many Canadians, and make it more accessible, usable, and ensure its availability for the long term. This talk is being held on this date in celebration of Endangered Data Week, an event which aims to foster an environment of data consciousness and promote care for endangered collections. A link to join the event online will be sent to registrants.…

Wed 23

Linux Shell Scripting – day #2

September 23 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to write bash scripts, use environment variables, how to control process, and much more. Requires some linux basic command line experience. Location: SciNet Online -- Powered by icalfilter.com --

Wed 23

Library Research Skills – self-paced (UTSG & UTSC)

September 23 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This series of six self-paced modules created by librarians at the St. George and Scarborough campuses will introduce students to foundational library skills that will help in many university research assignments. They can be completed in any order. Topics include: Module 1: Introduction to U of T Libraries - Learn the basics about the libraries Module 2: Start Your Research - Learn how to get started with your library research project Module 3: Select Your Sources - Learn how to find the best sources for your assignment Module 4: Search Tools - Learn how to find the best search tools for your assignment Module 5: Search Effectively - Learn how to search effectively Module 6: Evaluate Your Sources - Learn…

Thu 24

Introduction to Computational BioStatistics with R (Fall 2020) — lecture #6

September 24 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

In this course data analysis techniques utilizing the R statistical language, will be discussed and introduced, as well as, the basics of programming and scientific computing. The goal of this course is to prepare graduate students to perform scientific data analysis. Successful students will learn how to use statistical inference tools to gain insight into large and small data sets, as well as be exposed to cutting-edge techniques and best practises to store, manage and analyze (large) data. Topics include: R programming, version control, automation, modular programming and scientific visualization. Students willing to take the course as part of their graduate program have to enroll through Acorn/ROSI. This course is part of the IMS graduate program and due to be…

Thu 24

Connect + Learn (EASI): Calendars in Microsoft 365 – Sept. 24, 2020, 12pm

September 24 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: n/a

Having trouble knowing what’s going on and where to post your team’s events? Don’t know where to start? Join us in this overview of the calendaring and scheduling apps in Microsoft 365, including SharePoint and Teams. We will have recommendations prepared for which apps you might want to use when, depending on your needs. Let’s get organized! Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +16477941609 (Toll) Conference ID: 724 729 602# For more information see events list at: https://easi.its.utoronto.ca/connect-learn/

Thu 24

Introduction to the Unix Shell

September 24 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Unix shell is a powerful tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. You can combine existing programs in different ways and automate repetitive tasks so you don’t need to type things over and over again. This workshop will go over the basics of the Unix shell, starting with working with files and directories, using pipes and filters, and a little bit of shell scripting. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Fri 25

R&I Dashboards and Cube Training -September 25 CANCELLED

September 25 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at this hands-on training of the new Research & Innovation Dashboards (https://utoronto.sharepoint.com/sites/ResearchInnovationDashboards), including our new research cube! Bring your questions and real-life scenarios - we'll put our new tools to the test!

Fri 25

Citation Management & RefWorks for Engineers (and everyone else too!)

September 25 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this workshop we talk about what citation management software does and get some tips on where to find information to select a citation manager that would works for you. We will then use RefWorks to do a brief demo on how to use citation management software. Participants can follow, create their own RefWorks account, download citations and learn how to create in-text citations and a bibliography in Word. The demo will mostly focus on downloading citations from engineering databases, but non-engineering databases are similar so all disciplines are welcome to attend this workshop. This workshop will be held on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in your email two hours before the start of the workshop. You will…

Fri 25

Linux Shell Scripting – day #3

September 25 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to write bash scripts, use environment variables, how to control process, and much more. Requires some linux basic command line experience. Location: SciNet Online -- Powered by icalfilter.com --

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