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Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

How do you know if you have a winning product/service concept? This workshop will introduce you to market research methods, techniques, and tools that are relevant in a startup environment and help you to gather relevant information that could impact your innovation. This hands-on workshop will focus on primary research as the key to uncovering customer insights and unmet needs.

You will: 

    Learn fundamentals of market research
 Apply appropriate research methods for your startup Understand common market research methods such as customer interviews and surveys Avoid common pitfalls during the market research process Conduct primary research ethically and be respectful of participants’ privacy

Next session: Thursday, May 26, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link before session start)
Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian,

Note: This workshops is part of an Entrepreneurship Research Co-Curricular Record as recognized by the University of Toronto. Registration is required and those students who wish to participate in the CCR program must provide their student number at registration.

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace.

This session introduces you to 3D design using Tinkercad, a free design platform that is great for beginners. At the end of the workshop, you will have created a basic object that is ready to be 3D printed.


    Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library 

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

Join us for part two of the Indigenous Book Club where we will learn about various books, podcasts, & other media by Indigenous peoples of Canada. Part one is being held May 24th 2022, the event will conclude with a sharing circle where participants will select 3 items to read or listen to by today, June 21st, 2022.


    Chad Crichton, Liaison Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library Juanita Muise, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator, UTSC Office of Student Experience & Wellbeing  Desmond Wong, Outreach Librarian, UTL

The Book Club goals are to foster a space of collaboration, sharing, inquiry, and respect amongst faculty, staff, and students through the discovery and awareness of Indigenous authors and themes. Participants will learn about Indigenous themes and engage in conversation on different Indigenous perspectives that helps with addressing obligations, responsibilities, solidarity, and supporting resistance of Indigenous people of Canada.

Location: HYBRID

Online - via Zoom link

In person - TBC


Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenter: Sylvie Stojanovski - Creative Facilitator
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

Interested in becoming a creative freelancer? Starting your own art collective, or creative business, but don’t know where to begin? Join award-winning multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of the Scarbrite Collective, Sylvie Stojanovski, in learning how to perform primary market research in the creative industries. Drawing upon the traditional market research model in combination with arts-based self-study methods like reflexive writing, and drawing, you’ll develop an ideal client avatar that you can use in your work to identify potential partners, collaborators, + funders for your business.


Sylvie Stojanovski - Multidisciplinary Artist and Co-Founder of the Scarbrite Collective

Paulina Rousseau, Head, Liaision Librarian Program, UTSC Library

Mariana Jardim, Liaison Librarian, UTSC LIbrary

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