Current events & exhibits at Gerstein

Sept 2017:

Sept 14, 2017

The 3 Research R's: Review. Report. Reproduce.




Tired of poorly reported and non-reproducible research? What roles does uncertainty play in research?

Learn about the issues that can lead to this growing problem of research waste in the scientific world, and what steps you can take to improve your own reporting practices. 


Matthew Page is a Research Fellow based at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia whose main focus is on meta-research; that is, he performs research on ways to improve the value of biomedical research.

Title of presentation: Reproducible research practices in systematic reviews of biomedical research: how can they improve?

David Bailey is a professor in the Department of Physics, at the University of Toronto whose current research and teaching focuses on experimental uncertainty and why measurements are sometimes wrong.

Title of presentation: Physics is easy, medicine is hard, everything is complex.


Patricia Ayala is the Research Services Librarian at the Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto whose research interest is on knowledge syntheses and reducing research waste.

Title of presentation: More than expert searchers: How librarians are positioned to improve quality and reduce research waste in knowledge syntheses studies.



Alice Moulton Room, 2nd floor

Doors open at 4:45pm. Light refreshments will be served..

Space is limited.

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September 18-24, 2017  


Science Literacy Week, an annual nationwide festival celebrating science, takes place at participating U of T Libraries from Sept 18-24, 2017. 

All events can be viewed here:

See below for calendar of events at Gerstein:



December 2017-January 2018

Travelling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine: "And There's the Humor of It": Shakespeare and the four humors