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Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace.

Learn the basics for creating a Stop Motion video using the Stop Motion Studio app and a mobile phone or tablet. At the end of the workshop, you will have knowledge of the tools, software and steps needed to make a basic Stop Motion video. The best way to participate in the session is to download the app on your phone or tablet and follow the presentation on another device. 



  • Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library 

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Online

This is part 1 of a 3 part workshop series where we will use evidence-based learning strategies and mindfulness practices to help you settle and focus your mind for grad-level reading. During this first workshop, you will join a Learning Strategist from Academic Success and Dan D'Agostino, a Librarian at Robarts and a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training, to discuss and practice strategies to reduce procrastination and increase confidence when reading.

Topics covered during this session will include:

  • Identifying "thinking traps" related to reading
  • Recognizing and understanding mind-wandering
  • Building confidence as a reader

This session will include meditative practices, sharing of learning strategies, open discussion, and opportunities to apply and practice mindful reading skills.

Note: Undergrads interested in improving their ability to focus and read deeply will also find this of interest.

Register through CLNX

Register for Part 2
Register for Part 3

Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library, Online

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

The 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 undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Monday, May 30th, 2-4pm 

WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants or for in-person please go to Alice Moultan Room 2nd floor of Gerstein

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

1:55-2:00: Log in to Zoom

2:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

2:05: start writing (30mins)

2:35: break!

2:40: resume writing (30mins)

3:10: break!

3:15: resume writing (30mins)

3:45: break & review writing goals

4:00: end

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This introductory workshop will introduce you to the tools and resources related to podcasts. You will learn about best practices for creating a podcast, including choosing a format, comparing recording software and selecting the proper equipment needed to complete your digital project.


Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

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