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Earth Sciences Library
5 Bancroft Avenue, 2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
416-978-3024
earth.sciences@utoronto.ca
 

From our collection

Insect molecular biology and ecology /
Urban ecology : science of cities /
Counting species : biodiversity in global environmental politics /
Urban Peregrines /

Workshops

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kelly Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Write with others—with a writing instructor for support. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a printout of your work—and your laptop. Come prepared to work on your essay while an instructor moves around the room to help you and others with questions, problem areas or essay structure. Try to have focused questions ready to ask!

Location

Room 302, Third Floor, John M. Kelly Library

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

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Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This orientation session covers the basics of how to use Gerstein’s HTC Vive studio,  Google Cardboard, and 360 camera.

Virtual Reality Equipment Orientation

Date: Tuesday, April 17th 1:10pm - 2:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

  • How to experience VR on your phone with Google Cardboard (available from Gerstein on short-term loan)
  • How to create and share VR photos and movies with the Ricoh Theta S 360 camera (available from Gerstein on short-term loan)
  • How to set up and use the HTC Vive studio at Gerstein
  • A chance to try Google Blocks - create 3D sculptures on models in virtual space!
  • A short overview of the tools you can use to create your own VR apps 

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/virtualreality

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Tuesday, April 24th 1:10pm - 2:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

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