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Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online, UTSC Library
Campus: UTSC

In the spirit of Open Education Week, we’re walking you through openly licensed and freely available images, text, and media materials that are available for your classroom and projects. 

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and open resources that support our collective education and wellbeing. Interested in learning how to make your educational resources open, but aren’t sure where to start? Interested in integrating open content into your teaching practice? Come to our build-a-longs during Open Education Week to take in open education showcases, and receive customized support on every step of the OER development and publication process.

Drop-in anytime to join us and celebrate what freely available educational resources can do!

When: March 3: 1-4 p.m. & March 5: 9-12 p.m. A detailed event schedule is provided below.

Where: Zoom link will be provided to registered participants closer to the date

Note: This event is open to the public.

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Researcher identifiers are a simple and convenient way to ensure your work is searchable, properly cited, and can help you analyse your research impact.  In this workshop, learn about what researcher identifiers are, the benefits of having one, and how having one can impact your current and future research.   Attendees will also be guided through the process of signing up for an ORCiD account. (This session is part of the UTM Library 501 program, but all UofT affiliated persons are welcome to attend).

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The drop-in 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 (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome

WHEN:  Thurs Mar 4, 10:30AM-12:30PM

WHERE: via BbCollaborate - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 10-15 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

10:15-10:30: Log in to Zoom

10:30: Intros & writing goals for the session

10:35: start writing (30mins)

11:05: break!

11:10: resume writing (30mins)

11:40: break!

11:45: resume writing (30mins)

12:15: break & social

12:30: end

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Elizabeth O'Brien
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. It is part of the library's Mindfulness Event series.

This session explores mindfulness in eating. Join this introductory session about how to incorporate mindfulness practices into eating and nutrition.

    Elizabeth O'Brien, Liaison Librarian UTSC Library 

Zoom details will be sent to registrants.


Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

Now that you know what kind of literature synthesis project you will be working on, it’s time to practice searching. After attending this session, you will be able to select the appropriate databases and apply the structured search method in most search environments.

Learning outcomes:

    translate your PICO or concept map into structured search statements; apply structured search techniques in common database environments such as OVID, ProQuest, EBSCO, and the PubMed interface; practice search translation and data export into citation managers

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