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Date: Monday, September 26, 2022
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, September 27, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
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.

Annotated Bibliographies

The session addresses the “big picture” of the place of annotated bibliographies in the scholarly conversation, as well as “nuts-and-bolts” strategies for researching and evaluating books and articles to identify the best sources on a topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

    To recognize different types of annotated bibliography assignments How annotated bibliographies fit within the broader framework of documentation and how various schools of documentation treat annotated bibliographies differently To define the scope of your research to make good choices about including and excluding sources To identify landmark or influential studies on your topic

Key terms for this session: Bloom’s Taxonomy, search strategy, background research, scholarly sources, popular sources, description & evaluation

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 Writing to Cite Literature Reviews
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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: Sept 28, 2022, 12 - 1 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link prior to session start)
Instructor: Catherine Macgregor, Finance Learning Centre & Liaison Librarian, UofT Mississauga Library, cat.macgregor@utoronto.ca

The workshops on this page are part of an Entrepreneurship Research Skills Co-Curricular Record as recognized by the University of Toronto. They are open to all U of T students, faculty, and staff. A valid UTORid is required to access library databases. Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: UTSC (see description for exact location)
Campus: UTSC

Join us for Part 1 of the U of T Indigenous Book Club where we will learn about books, podcasts, & other media by Indigenous peoples of Canada. The event will include a sharing circle where participants will select 3 items to read or listen to by Wednesday, November 9th, 2022. 

Free lunch will be served!
  Facilitators: 

    Chad Crichton, Liaison Librarian, UTSC Library 

    Stephanie Perpick, Management Librarian, UTSC Library & The BRIDGE 

    Paulina Rousseau, Arts Culture & Media Librarian, UTSC Library 

    Juanita Muise, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator, UTSC Office of Student Experience & Wellbeing  

The Indigenous Book club is a Tri-Campus initiative started at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Campus Department of Student Life in collaboration with the UTSC Library. 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.     

    Learn about how to engage in authentic allyship with our work on reconciliation and our work on the land, thinking through ways to take meaningful actions on our own campus and in our communities, as we go on this learning journey towards reconciliation together.  

    Participants will identify their own practices to support Indigenous resistance, solidarity, and allyship.    

Location: AA160


Hope to see you in the sharing circle! 

Miigwetch,  

Indigenous Book Club Planning Team 

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This workshop provides an introduction to using SPSS to perform common data management and basic statistical analysis tasks. Participants will work through hands-on exercises in SPSS, and will learn to import spreadsheets, manage and edit data, create charts and other visualizations, and run descriptive statistical tests. Note: this workshop will not cover advanced statistical concepts, but participants will be provided with suggested resources for additional skills development.

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