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:
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
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:
Questions? Please contact Eveline Houtman.
Other workshops in the series:
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.
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.
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:
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: