Major resources

Biodiversity logo University of Toronto Libraries is the only Canadian member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a massive digitization project that provides free online access to biodiversity literature and archives from prestigious institutions all over the world.

Using the library

Earth Sciences Library
5 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5


Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter: David Kwasny & Sarah Shujah
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. It is part of the library's Digital Tools Series: 4 workshops( Podcasting with Audacity, Intro to OBS, Advanced OBS, and Intro to ArcGIS Online)

This workshop will provide an overview of geographic information for individuals who have data they want to map or analyze to understand if what they are studying demonstrates variability across space (e.g., across an environmental region, between neighbourhoods in a city region). A wide variety of tools for working with geographic data are now available from commercial vendors, open source projects, and online hosted services. The workshop will present an overview of tools and services that participants could use to perform some basic management of geographic data and to publish web maps of their data.


  • David Kwasny, Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library
  • Sarah Shujah, Liaision Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presenter: Adriana Sgro
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. 


  • Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

An introduction to the tools and techniques for 3D printing. Session includes a complimentary 3D print.

At the end of the workshop, you will have general  knowledge of the principles, tools and best practices for 3D printing.


Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Wed June 2, 1PM-3PM

WHERE: via BbCollaborate - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 10-15 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

12:45-1:00: Log in to Zoom

1:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

1:05: start writing (30mins)

1:35: break!

1:40: resume writing (30mins)

2:10: break!

2:15: resume writing (30mins)

2:45: break & social

3:00: end

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This event is part of the UTSC Entrepreneurship Research Workshops.

Whether you’re just thinking of starting your own arts business for the first time, are planning to freelance, or looking to brush up on your market research skills, this 2 hour session is for you. Led by professional artist, creative facilitator and community organizer, Sylvie Stojanovski, this session will cover a variety of topics:


  • How to engage in primary market research in the arts; the importance of asking yourself, your stakeholders, and funding bodies the right questions;
  • The difference between the traditional business marketing model and the arts marketing model to better strategize what is at the heart of your business;
  • How to build an ideal customer/client avatar you can refer to when prototyping and testing your creative business/project ideas

When: June 2, 2021, 1-3 p.m. EST
Location: Online via Zoom (participants will receive a link prior to session start)
Instructor: Sylvie Stojanovski, Artist, Facilitator & Community Organizer

This workshop is hosted by UTSC Library and The Responsibility in Social Innovation Research Group (RiSI) in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM).