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Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Orientation to campus resources for students with startups or interested in startups, including startups and ventures, accelerators, courses and programs, library resources, commercialization, funding opportunities, and Toronto community resources.

As part of Science Literacy Week 2016, this session will feature a special panel of U of T student startups who will share their experiences.

You will leave with:

  • knowledge of how the university supports student and faculty startups through space, training, and mentorship
  • an understanding of campus accelerators, pitch competitions, and funding opportunities
  • further library workshops available on the topic of entrepreneurship research
  • a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T and around Toronto

Note: this session qualifies for the Entrepreneurship Research co-curricular record. Bring your TCard to be validated if you wish to participate in this CCR. Participation is optional.

Presenter: Carey Toane

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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 critically evaluate and choose the best sources; and how to use information responsibly. These are also skills that employers say they’re looking for.

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: Getting Started

Location: Robarts LIbrary. e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions

Description: 84% of students say getting started is the hardest part of the research process - understanding what’s required, where to start with an unfamiliar topic, and how to wrestle a broad topic into something more focussed and workable.. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises, this workshop will help you:

  • assess your own confidence levels with the different parts of the process
  • understand the requirements of an assignment
  • identify different starting points (includes how to use Wikipedia and how not to)
  • use a variety of tools to develop sound research topics

Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.

Other workshops in the series:

  • Finding Scholarly Sources
  • Choosing the Best Sources for Your Topic
  • Citing and Organizing Your Work

 

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is introductory tour of Robarts Library designed for new students. The tour includes an overview of services provided by the library, the location of important service points, and a visit to the stacks.

Tour starts at 1:10pm at the Information Desk, 1st floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street.

No registration required. 

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of loading, manipulating, and visualizing geospatial datasets using esri's ArcGIS software package. Basic database and cartographic skills will also be introduced.

Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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 students, but all are welcome.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Writing to Cite

Learn how to develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • The role of citation practices in the scholarly conversation
  • The various styles of documentation
  • The mechanics of “writing up” your sources
  • The different types of publications and how to integrate and document your use of them
  • To incorporate close reading to develop your own research interests and arguments
  • What ideas you can claim as your own and which ones you cannot
  • How to avoid inadvertent plagiarism

Key terms for this session: close reading, signaling, quoting, paraphrasing

Location: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews