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Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 11:10am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Friday, February 24 11:10am - 12:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles


Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Audience: Graduate students and faculty engaged in humanities and social sciences research

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Robarts Library, 4th floor electronic classroom

Find the journal articles that you need in this hands-on workshop. Bring a research topic, and we will guide you through the steps of: 

  • Finding the right journal databases for your needs.
  • Judging when to use a specialized index and when to use a comprehensive database like ProQuest or Summon.
  • Searching the indexes like an expert, using keywords and subject terms to find the best articles in less time.

Librarians will be on hand to answer individual questions.

 this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

If you have any question, please contact Heather Buchansky or Nich Worby

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: Robarts Library

Date: Wednesday, February 22

Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Location: Blackburn Room - 4th Floor, Robarts Library, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON

Writing and writing isolation are challenges faced by many students, ones that can result in writing avoidance and ‘writer’s block’. This hands-on workshop will examine how to produce concrete writing results by structuring writing space and time effectively. Students will write part of an academic assignment during their workshop, and thus must bring a writing assignment and their preferred writing method (whether electronic or paper) to the workshop.

Organizer: Dr. Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre

Pre-registration is preferred, but not necessary. Register through CLN.


Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

When: Tuesday, February 28, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Gerstein Instruction Lab, 2nd floor, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Learn how to get out of the building and talk to your (potential) customers in a workshop that will introduce you to primary research methods commonly used by startups. This hands-on workshop will give an overview of pre-launch pages, online surveys, customer interviews & focus groups, and in-person observations or site visits.

In this workshop, you will learn how to: 

-Determine when primary (vs secondary) research is needed

-Select an appropriate research method
-Integrate competitive intelligence tactics into your strategy
-Take advantage of free or low-cost tools available to all
-Conduct primary research ethically and that is respectful of participants’ privacy

This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. If you wish to participate you must have your TCard swiped by the instructor during the session.

If you have any questions please contact Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian carey.toane@utoronto.ca, or Helen Kula, Librarian, Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga Library, helen.kula@utoronto.ca


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