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January 2020

Thu 23

Shut Up and Write (Weekly sessions)

January 23 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 drop-in 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 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome WHEN:  Thursdays, 10:30AM-12:30PM (weekly from Jan 23-May 28, 2020) WHERE: Alice Moulton Room (2nd flr), Gerstein Science Information Centre There is no registration required and no cost for attending. Snacks & coffee will also be provided. The breakdown…

Thu 23

Intermediate LaTeX – Math & Thesis

January 23 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, and much more.  In this workshop, we will cover some advanced LaTeX topics, specifically focusing on advanced math.  By the end of the session, participants will have explored: Setting up a thesis Beautiful tables & figures Importing data & code Composing advanced mathematics  Previous knowledge of LaTeX is highly recommended.   This workshop will take place in the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab and will be taught by…

Thu 23

Finding Scholarly Sources (Essential Research Skills series)

January 23 2020 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Essential Research Skills workshop series Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. Participants learn how to develop successful research questions; how to effectively search for quality resources; how to choose and critically evaluate the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers look for in potential employees Take these workshops individually or take all four for credit in the Co-Curricular Record. Each workshop will be offered several times over the year - check back for more dates.   Essential Research Skills: Finding Scholarly Sources Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room…

Fri 24

Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature – PART II

January 24 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Part 2: Beyond MEDLINE: Translating Search Strategies for Knowledge Syntheses Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm Location: Robarts Library Electronic Classroom  (4th floor) Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program. In order to minimize bias and base your research on as much evidence as possible, you will have to search more than one journal article database for published literature. A search strategy often has to be revised for different databases and resources to take advantage of the strengths and unique features of each. Building on the structured approach we practiced in Part 1, in this hands-on workshop students will: Review Medline strategy from Part 1…

Mon 27

Tri-Agency Grants Management Solution Initiative – Applicants

January 27 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: O.I.S.E. 252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Room 8214

The three Canadian granting agencies - the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - are collaborating on a Tri-Agency initiative to improve the grants management systems, with an aim to better support the needs of the Canadian research community. Over the past several months, through interviews and workshops, the Tri-Agency Grants Management Solution (TGMS) team has engaged the research community's primary users to develop journey maps to represent users in the roles of applicants, reviewers, and research administrators. Journey maps are a visualization of the process that a user goes through in order to accomplish a goal and depicts their common tasks, pain points and…

Mon 27

Tri-Agency Grants Management Solution Initiative – Reviewers

January 27 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: O.I.S.E. 252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Room 5230

The three Canadian granting agencies - the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - are collaborating on a Tri-Agency initiative to improve the grants management systems, with an aim to better support the needs of the Canadian research community. Over the past several months, through interviews and workshops, the Tri-Agency Grants Management Solution (TGMS) team has engaged the research community's primary users to develop journey maps to represent users in the roles of applicants, reviewers, and research administrators. Journey maps are a visualization of the process that a user goes through in order to accomplish a goal and depicts their common tasks, pain points and…

Mon 27

Research and Writing Seminar: Writing to Cite

January 27 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program. Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record. Writing to Cite…

Tue 28

3D Printing Safety Training – Information Commons

January 28 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. You must also pass our 3D printing knowledge test. If you would like this presentation to be offered at a different day or time, please provide feedback to us at digital.studio@utoronto.ca.

Tue 28

SPSS – An Introduction

January 28 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop provides an introduction to using SPSS to perform common data management and basic statistical analysis tasks. Participants will work through hands-on exercises in SPSS, and will learn to import spreadsheets, manage and edit data, create charts and other visualizations, and run descriptive statistical tests. Note: this workshop will not cover advanced statistical concepts, but participants will be provided with suggested resources for additional skills development. Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab

Tue 28

3D Printing Safety Training – MADLab

January 28 2020 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers. 3D Printing Safety Training Date: Tuesday, January 28 3:10pm - 4:00pm Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112 Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager What's Covered:  - overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use - instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers - how to prepare a 3D design file for printing  - basic design principles Questions? Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

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