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Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online

Orientation to campus resources for those with startups or interested in startups, including accelerators, courses and programs, library resources, commercialization, funding opportunities, and Toronto community resources. This session features a panel of U of T student startups who will share their experiences and answer audience questions.

You will leave with:

    knowledge of how the university supports student and faculty startups through space, training, and mentorship an understanding of campus accelerators, pitch competitions, and funding opportunities additional library workshops available to further support and boost your entrepreneurship journey a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T, around Toronto, and the broader startup ecosystem

When: September 18, 2020, 12-1 pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link prior to session start)
Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, carey.toane@utoronto.ca

This workshop is 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. Registration is required.

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online

For U of T students, faculty, and staff 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: September 29, 2020, 12-1 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link prior to the session start.
Instructor: Catherine Fournier-Boulianne, Liaison Librarian, U of T Mississauga Library catherine.fournierboulianne@utoronto.ca

This workshop is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Co-Curricular Record as recognized by the University of Toronto. Students of all levels are eligible to participate in the CCR, and must provide their student number upon registration.

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Does your research require you to build an archive of Instagram data? In this workshop attendees will learn how to scrape Instagram posts with the Instagram-Scraper program in your command line interface without going through the tedious process of manually downloading posts. Attendees will also be guided through the process of cleaning up Instagram data once it’s downloaded. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

The Unix shell is a powerful tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes.  You can combine existing programs in different ways and automate repetitive tasks so you don’t need to type things over and over again.  This workshop will go over the basics of the Unix shell, starting with working with files and directories, using pipes and filters, and a little bit of shell scripting. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Should you do a systematic or a scoping review? What is the difference? How do you start?

After attending this session, you will be able to answer these questions – and more – making it easier to plan your knowledge synthesis project.

Learning outcomes:

    distinguish between the features of, and workflows in, different types of knowledge syntheses; apply research question and search building strategies such as PICO; draft inclusion and exclusion criteria; gain awareness of UofT’s new knowledge synthesis tool, Covidence.

(This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

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