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Our workshops in the winter will be offered via Zoom. Previous recordings of our workshops are available. Just click on a workshop title to expand the page to find the links.

Winter Workshops

Tri-Agency funders (SSHRC, CIHR, and NSERC) and scholarly publishers are increasingly requiring that researchers manage and share their research data. In this session, you will learn about data management requirements and expectations, with a focus on how to create a data management plan (DMP). During the session you will create a DMP for your own research project and develop a better understanding of data organization, storage, and sharing throughout the research lifecycle.

Tuesday Jan. 11, 2022 noon-1 pm Sarah Rutley and Kevin Read, Librarians

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Workshop Recording - Jan. 11, 2022 by Librarians Sarah Rutley and Kevin Read (51 mins)

A good quality literature review begins with a comprehensive search of the available research. This session will help you identify various research resources, provide effective search tips, and introduce tools to organize your references. The second half of the workshop will be facilitated time to ask questions and practice your searching skills.

Thursday Jan. 13, 2022 noon-1:30 pm Carolyn Doi and Angie Gerard, Librarians

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Workshop Recording - Jan. 14, 2021 by Librarian Susan Murphy (54 mins)

Open science has quickly become a global phenomenon that promotes research integrity, transparency, and equity. In this workshop, you will learn about initiatives driving open science globally and in Canada, adopt strategies to implement open science practices into every stage of your research process, and use the Open Science Framework tool to organize and share your research products.

Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022 noon-1 pm Kevin Read, Librarian Register

Increasingly, graduate students are expected to publish. In this workshop, we will examine different reasons for publishing; how to go about finding publishers in your field; and important considerations at various points in the publishing process.

Thursday Jan. 27, 2022 11:30 am-12:20 pm Mahesh R., Grad Help Peer Mentor Register

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This session will introduce you to the rapidly growing world of open access publishing – both journals and repositories. We will talk about finding a reputable open access journal for your work, or, if you choose to publish in a conventional journal, you can still usually make the final manuscript open access through repositories! This session will also help you to understand and comply with funder mandates for open access, such as the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.

Wednesday Feb. 2, 2021 noon-1 pm DeDe Dawson, Librarian Register

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 26, 2021 by Librarian DeDe Dawson (56 mins)

Research has traditionally been conducted through the lenses of ethnocentrism, capitalism, racism, and others that have actively sought out to disadvantage certain groups of people. Conducting research through an anti-oppressive lens is a long and ongoing process.

This workshop offers an introduction to the systems of oppression that have historically directed Western research. It encourages learners to begin thinking critically about groups of peoples who may have been excluded and harmed by the research in their field, and how their own research may be designed to actively include the perspectives of these historically oppressed peoples.

 
Wednesday Feb. 2, 2021 3:30-4:20 pm Register

The online environment gives researchers more opportunities than ever to establish themselves in specific research areas, to promote their research, and to track the impact made by their scholarly contributions. Come to this session to find out about some of the most commonly-used tools and metrics to track and enhance your scholarly impact. You will learn about ORCID, Google Scholar profiles, ResearchGate, Twitter, citations, altmetrics, and more.

Tuesday Feb. 8, 2022 noon-1 pm Helen Power, Librarian Register

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Come to this workshop to learn some practical tips for creating an engaging tool for communicating your research. Time permitting, some workshop participants will have the opportunity to share their progress on their own posters for group feedback.

Thursday Feb. 10, 2022 1-1:50 pm Register

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Previously offered workshops

Research data management (RDM) refers to the storage, access, and preservation of data produced from a given research project. Determining how to manage your data early on in the research process can make your data administration easier throughout the research lifecycle. In this session you will get an overview of how to create a data management plan, organize research data, find the best data storage for the project, and share research data.

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Workshop Recording - Jan. 13, 2021 by Librarian Kevin Read (56 mins)

In this session you learn to develop and manage a digital scholarship project. We will work through project planning approaches, metadata best practices, available tools and technologies, and sustainability considerations. The focus of the workshop is on digital archiving projects, but we briefly discuss how this work relates to, or provides the foundation for, areas such as metadata and text encoding, visualizations, topic modelling, text mining, and digital publishing.

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Workshop Recording - Mar. 22, 2021 by Craig Harkema & Joel Salt (54 mins)

This 30-minute recording Copyright and Your Thesis covers using images in your thesis, copyright for manuscript-style theses, how to get permission from a copyright owner, and copyright considerations for publishing your thesis. A PDF of the slides is available which includes active links used in the video.

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Predatory publishers use deceptive practices and lure authors to publish with them. They exploit the open access author-pays model for their own profit. We discuss this phenomenon and provide you with practical tools and strategies to identify these publishers – and avoid them!

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Workshop Recording Nov. 4, 2021 by Librarian Helen Power (26 mins). This video is intended to those who are already familiar with the open access publishing model. If you need to brush up on this information, it is recommended that you attend the Open Access Publishing workshop on Feb 2, 2022 (registration information above) or watch the previous workshop recording.

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