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Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

This session introduces tools, techniques and best practices of 3D printing, including the basics of 3D printing, an introduction to the MADLab space, and the models of 3D printers available for use. Instructors will demonstrate how to safely use the service and the machines from start to finish, as well as how to find and prepare 3d models and software.  

Note: Taking this workshop is the first step to becoming certified to use the Gerstein + MADLab 3D printing service. To complete certification you must also pass a knowledge quiz and sign a safety waiver. Please visit the Gerstein website for more information about accessing the service.

Attendees will learn:

    How the 3D printers work and how to use them safely  Where to find appropriate 3D design models and upload them to the printer  Tips and tricks for printing successfully  Policies for using the space and booking the printer  Where to find resources and help 

Where: MADLab, 1 Below, Gerstein Science Information Centre 
When: March 23, 2023, 12-1 p.m.
Instructors: Jiewen Wu, Emma Boyes,


Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting. The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between. Bring your work and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST

WHERE: Via Zoom - Webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants one hour before the event. 

HOW: Registration is required (click button below) There is no cost to attend. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

2:55-3:00: Log in to Zoom

3:00: Intros & writing goals for the session

3:05: start writing (30mins)

3:35: break!

3:40: resume writing (30mins)

4:10: break! 

4:15: resume writing (30mins)

4:45: break & review writing goals

5:00: end

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 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 “Introduction to Microcontrollers” workshop beforehand or have a basic understanding of circuits and microcontrollers. Also, bring your own laptop if possible. We will be coding using Arduino IDE free software.


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

Location: AC254 (in the library)

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online

So you want to make a difference. Great! Learn how to research a challenge without storming in like a "hero-preneur" and solving the wrong problem. The Impact Gaps Canvas, designed by a faculty at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, is a tool that guides you through the process of understanding the existing problem and solution landscape, so you can put your energy toward designing solutions that bridge the gaps and make the greatest collective impact.

Participants in this two-hour workshop will:

    Understand the structure of and rationale for the Impact Gaps Canvas Effectively search for information to input into the left and right sides of the canvas Synthesize information to identify gaps to list in the centre of the canvas

When: Friday, March 24, 12-2 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link upon registration)

Who: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian,; Jiewen (Jenny) Wu, Gerstein - Entrepreneurship TALint Student


Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

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

Learn the basics for creating a Stop Motion video using the Stop Motion Studio app and a mobile phone or tablet. At the end of the workshop, you will have knowledge of the tools, software and steps needed to make a basic Stop Motion video. 

The best way to participate in the session is to download the app on your phone or tablet and follow the presentation on another device.  




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