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Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Orientation to campus resources for students with startups or interested in startups, including startups and ventures, accelerators, courses and programs, library resources, commercialization, funding opportunities, and Toronto community resources.

As part of Science Literacy Week 2016, this session will feature a special panel of U of T student startups who will share their experiences.

You will leave with:

  • knowledge of how the university supports student and faculty startups through space, training, and mentorship
  • an understanding of campus accelerators, pitch competitions, and funding opportunities
  • further library workshops available on the topic of entrepreneurship research
  • a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T and around Toronto

Where: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King’s College Circle, Room B112 (at the south end of the first basement level)

Note: this session qualifies for the Entrepreneurship Research co-curricular record. Bring your TCard to be validated if you wish to participate in this CCR. Participation is optional.

Presenter: Carey Toane

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is introductory tour of Robarts Library designed for new students. The tour includes an overview of services provided by the library, the location of important service points, and a visit to the stacks.

Tour starts at 1:10pm at the Information Desk, 1st floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street.

No registration required. 

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is introductory tour of Robarts Library designed for new students. The tour includes an overview of services provided by the library, the location of important service points, and a visit to the stacks.

Tour starts at 1:10pm at the Information Desk, 1st floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street.

No registration required. 

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
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 students, but all are welcome.

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
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This is introductory tour of Robarts Library designed for new students. The tour includes an overview of services provided by the library, the location of important service points, and a visit to the stacks.

Tour starts at 1:10pm at the Information Desk, 1st floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street.

No registration required.