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Date: Monday, January 30, 2023
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

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 undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

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: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.  

Other seminars in this series include:

    Critical Reading Annotated Bibliographies Literature Reviews
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: UTSC Library
Campus: UTSC

Facilitator: Sarah Forbes - Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian, UTSC Library

Open to any UTSC students who wish to apply to the Undergraduate Research & Creative Forum. 

Questions welcome!

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Time: 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Location: UTSC (see description for exact location)
Campus: UTSC

This hands-on session will move beyond creating basic circuits. We will work with various sensors and other signal types. It is recommended that you attend the “Arduino: Basics” workshop beforehand or have a basic understanding of circuits and microcontrollers. Bring a friend! You may need to share an Arduino kit with someone else.


Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Location: BV498

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Online

For participants of all disciplines interested in learning more about researching companies and finding competitor information. Includes an overview of subscription databases and publicly available resources for company research.

You’ll learn how to:

    Evaluate different types of company information and understand the differences between public and private companies Find both direct and indirect competitor information Practice finding company documents and reports

When:  Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 10-11 a.m. ET
Location: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link prior to session start)
Instructor: Catherine Macgregor, Finance Learning Centre & Liaison Librarian, UofT Mississauga Library,

This workshop is part of an Entrepreneurship Research Skills Co-Curricular Record (CCR) as recognized by the University of Toronto. They are open to all U of T students, faculty, and staff, but only current students are eligible to enroll in the CCR. A valid UTORid is required to access library databases. Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: UTSC Writer-in-Residence Danny Ramadan
Location: UTSC (see description for exact location)
Campus: UTSC

    UTSC 2023 Writer-in-Residence Danny Ramadan (He/Him) is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker and advocate for LGBTQ+ refugees. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, was shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award, longlisted for Canada Reads, and named a Best Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.

    His children book, Salma the Syrian Chef, won the Nautilus Book Award, The Middle East Book Award, and named a Best Book by both Kirkus and School Library Journal.

    Ramadan’s sophomore novel, The Foghorn Echoes (Penguin Random House – 2022) was released to critical praise by The Guardian, Vanity Fair and other media outlets across Canada, the UK and the US. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and currently lives in Vancouver with his husband, Matthew, and his dog, Freddie but is moving to the GTA for the term to join us as Writer in Residence at UTSC!



      Chad Crichton, Liaison Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library]

    Location: AA160 (The Council Chambers in the Arts and Administration Building)

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