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Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

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: Tuesday, May 28th 3:10pm - 4:00pm

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


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Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This hands-on workshop is designed for anyone who is analyzing qualitative research.
You will gain key skills in NVivo 12:

  • Create a research project: Use real research data to set up a project so it is clear and organized

  • Import files into a project: Bring documents into a project and prepare data for coding

  • Code data: Analyze data and learn how to attach notations/comments to your data

This workshop will be for Windows only.
Participants using the Mac version are welcome to attend but the workshop will only cover the functions available for the Windows version, which are not all the same for the Mac version.

This workshop is best suited for: Researchers, graduate students, post-graduate students, and research staff.

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor, Room 5-053 (directly across from the elevator). Map & Data Library Computer Lab

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

In this workshop you will start building your first native iOS app. The workshop will cover practical considerations for app development including app architecture, cloud synchronization, UI & layout, and more. The idea is to set up a simple platform that you can use for further independent experimentation and prototyping. The Swift code needed to complete the workshop project will be provided.


-UIKit and Storyboards

-Cloud synchronization (Vendor TBD)

-Debugging with Xcode

Please bring a laptop with the latest version of Xcode installed (free on the Mac App Store). We have several MacBooks available for loan for the workshop. It’s optional to bring an iOS device for running your project (it will run in a simulator if you don’t have an iOS device.)

When: May 30, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Where: MADLab, 1 below, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Mike Spears, MADLab Manager,

Please note this is an intermediate level workshop.

Please note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled.  All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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.

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