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Date: Friday, February 19, 2016
Time: 11:10am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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 19 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, February 22, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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.

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: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Library, 2nd Floor (Directions).

Workshop Description: You already know what databases and other library resources are available for basic business research. Great! But what do you do if you can’t find the numbers you need in a prepackaged market research report? This workshop builds on the foundation learned in Business Resources for Engineers, to help answer your questions about market sizing, and help you make your own estimates.

You’ll leave with:

-An understanding of how market researchers produce market sizing figures

-Some examples to use when strategizing your own market sizing estimation model

-A list of primary and secondary data sources to work with

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Entrepreneurship Librarian Carey Toane carey.toane@utoronto.ca

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Jordan Hale, Map & Data Library
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This workshop will offer an overview of the possibilities of geographic information systems and an introduction to ArcGIS software. This session is appropriate for anyone with an interest in mapping and data visualization.