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Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics manipulating, visualizing and analyzing geospatial datasets in Esri's newest desktop software. 

Topics covered will include :

- A tour of ArcGIS Pro

- Loading and Manipulating shapefiles and geodatabases

- Symbology

- Cartography

- Spatial and Attribute Joins

- Querying

- Summarized Statistics

- Subsetting 

- Clipping, Erasing and Buffering

- Geocoding

Participants will also work through solving a problem using GIS analysis tools.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This workshop is an introduction to Esri's Story Maps platform.  Participants will learn to build three popular Story Map types, Tour, Cascade and Journal. Participants will load original spatial data along with Social Media data to create interactive Story Maps.  Participants will also learn the basics of using ArcGIS Online.

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
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. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

  • Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process
  • Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay
  • Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process
  • Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s).
  • Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

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

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews

Research and teaching

  • Research and course guides

    Research advice, useful tools, and the best resources for your needs curated by librarians.

  • Researcher support

    Services to help you with all facets of your research: finding materials; discovering resources; and managing your publications and research data.

  • Copyright and syllabus services

    Support for course readings, syllabi, publishing, and open access.

New resources are being sought to continue to build the legacy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Canada's largest rare book library, for future generations of students and scholars.

Help strengthen our libraries and our collections to prepare our students to be global citizens.