Dr. Rayan is a scientist whose research lies somewhere in the borderlands of algebraic geometry, differential geometry, and mathematical physics. Before arriving in Toronto, he completed his doctoral...
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm 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.
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.
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presenter: Carey Toane 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.
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
When: Friday October 28, 12-1 pm
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.
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Presenter: Carey Toane Location: Map & Data Library Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus
Explore proprietary and open datasets that can inform your market research or power your technology. This interactive session will identify sources of marketing, consumer, demographic and economic data.
Participants will learn to:
Identify types of data
Navigate major databases/portals available through the library and on the web via hands-on experience
Critically evaluate the suitability of data resources to meet their needs