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Workshops

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Campus: UTSC

When: Tuesday March 3, 2020, 12-2pm

Location: The Hub, Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4

Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, UTL

How do you know if you have a winning product/service concept? This workshop will introduce you to market research methods, techniques, and tools that are relevant in a startup environment and help you to gather relevant information that could impact your innovation. This hands-on workshop will focus on primary research as the key to uncovering customer insights and unmet needs.

You will: 


  • Learn fundamentals of market research

  • Identify the relationship between your research and your idea
  • Develop appropriate research strategies for your startup
  • Take advantage of free or low-cost tools available to all
  • Understand common market research methods such as customer interviews and surveys
  • Avoid common pitfalls during the market research process
  • Take advantage of free or low-cost tools available to all
  • Conduct primary research ethically and be respectful of participants’ privacy
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Learn how to safely operate the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers. You must also pass our 3D printing knowledge test.

If you would like this presentation to be offered at a different day or time, please provide feedback to us at digital.studio@utoronto.ca.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

In an ideal world, any data you collect or obtain would be clean and formatted perfectly for analysis and visualization. But the reality is that data can be really messy! Cleaning and reformatting your data can be a time-consuming and tedious task, but there are ways to speed things up and automate repetitive tasks. OpenRefine can help!

This workshop will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data. Through hands-on activities, using a variety of datasets, participants will learn how to:

  • Explore and identify patterns in data
  • Normalize data using facets and clusters
  • Manipulate and generate new textual and numeric data
  • Transform and reshape datasets
  • Use the General Regular Expression Language (GREL) to undertake advanced manipulations
  • Use APIs to augment existing datasets

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Gerstein Library

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:  Thursdays, 10:30AM-12:30PM (weekly from Jan 23-May 28, 2020)

WHERE: Alice Moulton Room (2nd flr), Gerstein Science Information Centre

There is no registration required and no cost for attending. Snacks & coffee will also be provided.


The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

10:30: come in, get treats, set up writing station, 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

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