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Our workshops in the fall will be offered via Zoom. The dates and times are listed below. Previous recordings of our workshops are available. Just click on a workshop title to expand the page to find the links.

Fall Workshops

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 practice your searching skills.

Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021 10:30 am-noon Susan Bolton, Librarian Register via Zoom

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

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 Oct. 5, 2021 1-2:30 pm Sarah Rutley and Kevin Read, Librarians Register via Zoom

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.

Friday Oct. 22, 2021 2:30-3:20 pm Mahesh R., Grad Help Peer Mentor Register via Zoom

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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.

Tuesday Oct. 26, 2021 noon-1 pm DeDe Dawson, Librarian Register via Zoom

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Workshop Recording - Feb. 10, 2021 by Librarian DeDe Dawson (53 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.

Thursday Oct. 28, 2021 10-11:30 am Kevin Read, Librarian Register via Zoom

This two-part session led by the university’s Copyright Coordinator includes a recorded video followed by a live online session. The recorded video 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 workshop slides is available which includes links used in the video. In this live online session, there will be a question-and-answer period as well as some examples and activities that the group will work through together.

Friday Oct. 29, 2021 noon-12:30 pm Register via Zoom

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Workshop Recording - Mar. 2, 2021 by Copyright Coordinator Kate Langrell (56 mins)

Predatory publishers use deceptive practices and lure authors to publish with them. They exploit the open access author-pays model for their own profit. In this short session we will discuss this phenomenon and provide you with practical tools and strategies to identify these publishers – and avoid them! This workshop is intended for 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 Oct. 26 or watch the previous workshop recording before attending this session.

Thursday Nov. 4, 2021 10-10:30 am Helen Power, Librarian Register via Zoom

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 22, 2020 by Librarian Helen Power (47 mins)

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 Nov. 16, 2021 10-11 am Helen Power, Librarian Register via Zoom

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Workshop Recording - Nov. 17, 2020 by Librarian Candice Dahl (50 mins)

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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 will 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 will be on digital archiving projects, but we will 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)

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.

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