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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.

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 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 undergraduate humanities and social sciences students, but all are welcome.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Literature Reviews

Learn how to conduct comprehensive research and synthesize the “state of the art” knowledge on a particular topic. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

    The different kinds of literature reviews you may be asked to write at university The definition and purpose of literature reviews as part of the scholarly conversation Strategies for narrowing your topic and developing a thesis The steps to writing a literature review, including how to organize your content To avoid common mistakes students make when writing literature reviews

Key terms for this session: description versus evaluation, comparative analysis, synthesis, Literature Review Synthesis Matrix

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 Annotated Bibliographies
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online

Whether you are on the edge of a new industry to looking to enter an established sector, you need to quantify and understand the industry players, segments, and size. This workshop introduces you to existing sources of industry information such as market research reports and trade journals, as well as provides strategies to help you do your own analysis and estimations. 

In this session you will: 

    Become familiar with proprietary and open sources of industry information Learn to read a market research report in five minutes Explore models for DIY industry analysis Take away tools and frameworks for synthesizing and analyzing your industry

When: Oct 4, 2022, 12 - 1 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link prior to session start)
Instructor: Mariana Jardim, Liaison Librarian, The BRIDGE, UTSC Library, mariana.jardim@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.

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