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Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: UTSC Library
Campus: UTSC

This session occurs at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and is part of the Digital Scholarship @UTSC Series.

Come discover, analyze and learn the basics of online mapping and GIS. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to accessing, manipulating, and visualizing data using the GIS platform, ArcGIS Online.

This workshop is intended as a gentle introduction to GIS. No prior experience with GIS or ArcGIS is required. The content is aimed at the novice user who is curious about how to use GIS software for their course assignments and research.



Additional instructions

If you are affiliated with the St. George or UTM campus please complete the lab visitor access request webform prior to the session so that you will be able to use the computers in the lab. Alternatively, you may wish to bring your own computer.


University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Instruction Lab, Room AC286A

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Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Map & Data Library

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces the R statistical programming language using RStudio. The topics covered are reading, exploring, manipulating data and running some statistical tests. It is most suitable for new R users or users looking to review their knowledge in R.

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library

A network is a way of specifying relationships among a collection of entities. Networks come up in a variety of situations; for example, they can describe relationships between characters in literary works, how authors cite each other in a particular discipline or how people interact on social media. Through a combination of lecture and activities, this 2-hour workshop will provide an introduction to network analysis and visualization using a free, open-source tool called Gephi.

After taking this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize networks and situations that call for network visualization and analysis
  • Use appropriate terms to describe networks
  • Understand network data formats, and format data for use in Gephi
  • Use Gephi to load, visualize, analyze, and publish network graphs
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Gerstein Library

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 drop-in 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 undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome

WHEN:  Thursdays, 10:30AM-12:30PM (weekly from Jan 23-May 28, 2020)

WHERE: Alice Moulton Room (2nd flr), Gerstein Science Information Centre

There is no registration required and no cost for attending. Snacks & coffee will also be provided.

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

10:30: come in, get treats, set up writing station, intros & writing goals for the session

10:35: start writing (30mins)

11:05: break!

11:10: resume writing (30mins)

11:40: break!

11:45: resume writing (30mins)

12:15: break & social

12:30: end

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