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Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

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.

Writing to Cite

Learn how to develop effective strategies for academic research and how to correctly incorporate primary and secondary sources into your essays. Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • The role of citation practices in the scholarly conversation
  • The various styles of documentation
  • The mechanics of “writing up” your sources
  • The different types of publications and how to integrate and document your use of them
  • To incorporate close reading to develop your own research interests and arguments
  • What ideas you can claim as your own and which ones you cannot
  • How to avoid inadvertent plagiarism

Key terms for this session: close reading, signaling, quoting, paraphrasing

Location: Online via Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you in the confirmation email upon registration.  

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 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.

This is an introduction to the tools and techniques for 3D printing. At the end of the workshop, you will have general knowledge of the principles, tools and best practices for 3D printing. Note: Attendance is mandatory if you are interested in accessing the 3D printers at the Makerspace.

Visit our website to find out how to become a UTSC Library Makerspace user.


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


Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? 

Need a jumpstart to focus on writing for your assignment, screenplay, short story, cover letter, or grant application?

Have some discussion posts to write? A short analysis or two perhaps?  


Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic and creative writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting via Zoom. The SUAW sessions follow the Pomodoro technique where there is a sequence of short sprints of writing (30 min) with 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: Tuesday January 18, 4-6pm
  • WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants
  • 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 library.innis[at]

Hosted by: Innis College Library 


The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

3:55-4:00pm: Log in to Zoom

4:00pm: Intros & writing goals for the session (if you like!) 

4:05pm: Start writing (30mins)

4:35pm: Break!

4:40pm: Resume writing (30mins)

5:10pm: Break!

5:15pm: Resume writing (30mins)

5:45pm: Break & review how the session went

6:00pm: end

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

Facilitator: Sarah Forbes - Scholarly Communications & Liaison Librarian, UTSC Library

Open to any students who wish to apply to the Undergraduate Research & Creative Forum

Questions welcome!

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