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Virtual Help Desk


Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Presenter: Jesse Knight
Location: Online
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

LaTeX is a free document creation alternative to MS Word which specializes in the creation of professional documents such as journal articles, theses, books, and scientific or technical reports. LaTeX is the standard for writing in many STEM fields and offers advantages for managing references, typesetting maths, inserting graphics and figures, and much more.  In this workshop, you will create a simple LaTeX document using Overleaf, and practice using some core LaTeX features.  

By the end of the session, participants should be able to accomplish tasks such as:

  • Access LaTeX on their computer via Overleaf
  • Create a simple LaTeX document
  • Insert equations, figures, and tables
  • Insert references and create a bibliography

No previous knowledge of LaTeX is required.  

This workshop will take place via Zoom and will be taught by PhD student, Jesse Knight.

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This 60-minute session will provide a more in-depth look at publishing in the social sciences and humanities. 

This session will provide a primer on:  

  • What editors in the social sciences and humanities look for 

  • Factors to consider in journal or publisher selection (such as impact factor & open access policies) 

  • Peer review 

  • Manuscript preparation and things to look out for 

  • Ethics and corresponding author responsibilities 

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to participants two days prior to the workshop. 

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online

Working on a business idea? The Business Model Canvas is an alternative to a long, wordy business plan used by startups around the world. It's a great way to summarize all the key elements of your product or service in a single page. It’s also a great tool to make sense of exactly what information you will need for your business planning – and how to find it at the library. 

This workshop is for startups who have started a canvas and are looking to test assumptions against market research and other resources. Participants will be expected to have a canvas prepared before attending the session.

In this session, you will:            

  • Understand which free and proprietary library databases are the best fit for your canvas
  • Develop search strategies that will save you time and eliminate frustration, and
  • Get market, industry, or competitor information you can use for your startup or small business venture

When: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12 - 2 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom (registrants will receive a link prior to the session start)
Instructor: Carey Toane, Entrepreneurship Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre (carey.toane@utoronto.ca)

This workshop is part of an Entrepreneurship Research Skills Co-Curricular Record as recognized by the University of Toronto. They are open to all U of T students, faculty, and staff. A valid UTORid is required to access library databases. Registration is required.

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
Location: Online

This workshop is an introduction to Esri's web-based story authoring application,  ArcGIS Story Maps.  Participants will load and create maps, text, images, and other media to create and publish interactive Story Maps. 

Before the workshop, attendees should visit https://utoronto.maps.arcgis.com to set up an account (use the "ArcGIS Online (University of Toronto) link). A UTORID and password will be required. Once an account has been set up, users can then visit https://storymaps.arcgis.com to start storymapping.