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Workshops

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

ArcGIS Pro - An Introduction

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics manipulating, visualizing and analyzing geospatial datasets in Esri's newest desktop software. 

Topics covered will include :

- A tour of ArcGIS Pro

- Loading and Manipulating shapefiles and geodatabases

- Symbology

- Cartography

- Spatial and Attribute Joins

- Querying

- Summarized Statistics

- Subsetting 

- Clipping, Erasing and Buffering

- Geocoding

Participants will also work through solving a problem using GIS analysis tools.

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Kelly Library

Write with others—with a writing instructor for support. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a printout of your work—and your laptop. Come prepared to work on your essay while an instructor moves around the room to help you and others with questions, problem areas or essay structure. Try to have focused questions ready to ask!

Location

Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada

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Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kelly Library

Work on your assignments with others—with a librarian for support. Everyone is welcome!

Bring an assignment, a draft of your work, an idea, or just a few questions. Bring your laptop too. Work in the company of other students while a librarian moves around the room to help you and others with questions.

Location

Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada

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Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

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: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

This orientation session covers the basics of how to use Gerstein’s HTC Vive studio,  Google Cardboard, and 360 camera.

Virtual Reality Equipment Orientation

Date: Thursday, September 27th 2:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

    How to experience VR on your phone with Google Cardboard (available from Gerstein on short-term loan) How to create and share VR photos and movies with the Ricoh Theta S 360 camera (available from Gerstein on short-term loan) How to set up and use the HTC Vive studio at Gerstein A chance to try Google Blocks - create 3D sculptures on models in virtual space! A short overview of the tools you can use to create your own VR apps 

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/virtualreality

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