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November 2020

Thu 26

Research Ethics in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education Workshop Nov. 26, 2020.

November 26 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This workshop will include a presentation about research ethics in social sciences, humanities, and education, withopportunities for questions and discussion. Faculty members, graduate students, and staff are invited to attend.

Thu 26

Shut Up and Write (Weekly Fall sessions)

November 26 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 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: Thurs Nov 26, 10:00AM-12:00PM 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 mins early to ensure a…

Thu 26

R&I Dashboards Functional User Group – November Session

November 26 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: ONRamp Hub (100 College Street)

The Research & Innovation Dashboards (https://utoronto.sharepoint.com/sites/ResearchInnovationDashboards) enable self-service data analysis for data-informed decision making, and the Functional User Group - our FUG - is at the heart of this dashboards project!  Join us at this session for an update on the project and a demo of what's in the hopper.

Thu 26

Introduction to Computational BioStatistics with R (Fall 2020) — lecture #24

November 26 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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 26

Let’s Talk International Partnerships Fireside Chats – Global Classrooms – Nov 26, 2020

November 26 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have questions about how to engage with international partners and obtain funding to do so?  Are you wondering about how to add a global aspect to your teaching?  Are you curious about the University’s international strategy? This series of drop-in sessions will allow you to ask these and many more questions.   Join our Fireside Chats where members of the Office of the VP International will be available to answer your questions, discuss issues related to U of T’s engagement on the global scene, and also receive updates about what is happening within the Office, including funding and programming opportunities Topics will include:  Anything you want to discuss.  From time to time the series will feature PIs who have…

Thu 26

Intermediate LaTeX – thesis writing

November 26 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 more advanced LaTeX topics, specifically focusing on setting up a thesis. By the end of the session, participants will have explored: Using the ut-thesis class (from CTAN) Advanced bibliographies Large document tips & tricks Previous knowledge of LaTeX is highly recommended. This workshop will take place via Zoom and will be taught by PhD student, Jesse Knight.

Fri 27

University of Toronto-Tsinghua Forum: Workshop 1 – Leveraging AI and other technologies

November 27 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The University of Toronto and Tsinghua University will be launching their 3rd annual forum in November and December 2020. This year, the forum will be held virtually. This year’s theme is Public Health: From Science to Practice in a COVID/post-COVID world. U of T researchers from all disciplines are welcome to participate in the forum’s plenary and workshop sessions. Please select and register for each workshop you would like to attend, based on the date and topic listed below. Please join us in each of our three workshops to discuss the following topics, you must register for each workshop individually. November 27th 8-10 AM EST / 9-11 PM CST: Leveraging AI and other technologies November 30th 8-10 AM EST / 9-11…

Fri 27

Information Session: NDRIO Canadian Digital Research Infrastructure Needs Assessment Nov 27 2020

November 27 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Division of Vice-President, Research andInnovation is hosting two information sessions to engage interested members ofthe U of T community in the NDRIO needs assessment, and to share informationamongst stakeholders regarding key issues.  Professor Pekka Sinervo, ofthe U of T’s Physics Department, is a member of the NDRIO Researcher Counciland will chair these sessions as part of his engagement with the researchcommunity to inform discussions of the Council.

Mon 30

Relational Database Basics – day #1

November 30 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Principles and uses of relational databases with practical examples using python and sqlite on the Niagara supercomputer. Location: SciNet Online -- Powered by icalfilter.com --

Mon 30

University of Toronto-Tsinghua Forum: Workshop 2 – Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health

November 30 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The University of Toronto and Tsinghua University will be launching their 3rd annual forum in November and December 2020. This year, the forum will be held virtually. This year’s theme is Public Health: From Science to Practice in a COVID/post-COVID world. U of T researchers from all disciplines are welcome to participate in the forum’s plenary and workshop sessions. Please select and register for each workshop you would like to attend, based on the date and topic listed below. Please join us in each of our three workshops to discuss the following topics, you must register for each workshop individually. November 27th 8-10 AM EST / 9-11 PM CST: Leveraging AI and other technologies November 30th 8-10 AM EST / 9-11…

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