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Workshops

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Chris Kim
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Orientation to campus resources for students with startups or interested in startups, including 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
  • additional library workshops available to further support and boost your entrepreneurship journey
  • a guide of where to go to find more information at U of T, around Toronto, and the broader startup ecosystem

 

Session Date: Thurs November 15, 2018, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor, Gerstein Library
Instructor: Chris Kim, Entrepreneurship Librarian  |  Gerstein Science Information Centre | csy.kim@utoronto.ca

 

Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. However, we have a minimum attendance threshold for this workshop to run. If you cannot attend this 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. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. To participate, bring your T-Card and register at the beginning of the session.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Holly Inglis
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Students of all disciplines learn the types of documents available related to company, industry and market research. Includes overview of public versus private companies, subscription resources, government sources of information, and evaluating sources found online.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Develop skills to find and evaluate business information resources
  • Comprehend the basics of market research and industry reports
  • Practice finding relevant industry reports and company information

 

Workshop Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor, Gerstein Library
Instructor: Holly Inglis, Public Services Librarian, Rotman. holly.inglis@rotman.utoronto.ca

 

Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. However, we have a minimum attendance threshold for this workshop to run. If you cannot attend this 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. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. To participate, bring your T-Card and register at the beginning of the session.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kelly Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Work on your assignments with others—with a librarian for support. Everyone is welcome!

Bring an assignment, a draft of your work, an idea, or just a few questions. Bring your laptop too. Work in the company of other students while a librarian moves around the room to help you and others with questions.

Location

Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

113 St. Joseph Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2 Canada

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Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Presenter: Kelly Schultz
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In an ideal world, any data you collect or obtain would be clean and formatted perfectly for analysis and visualization. But the reality is that data can be really messy! Cleaning and reformatting your data can be a time-consuming and tedious task, but there are ways to speed things up and automate repetitive tasks. OpenRefine can help!

This workshop will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning and manipulating “messy” data. Through hands-on activities, using a variety of datasets, participants will learn how to:

  • Explore and identify patterns in data
  • Normalize data using facets and clusters
  • Manipulate and generate new textual and numeric data
  • Transform and reshape datasets
  • Use the General Regular Expression Language (GREL) to undertake advanced manipulations
  • Use APIs to augment existing datasets

Location: Robarts Library, 5th Floor. Map & Data Library Computer Lab

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