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Take a workshop – Strengthen your research skills!

 

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The Tri-agency Open Access policy - from author's rights to depositing in UWSpace

This workshop will review the Tri-agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) Open Access policy on publications, which applies to all NSERC or SSHRC grants awarded on or after May 1, 2015, and CIHR grants awarded on or after January 1, 2008.
 

The session will cover:

  • outline the policy and its requirements
  • present an introduction to author’s rights and responsibilities
  • demonstrate how to use UWSpace and its copyright review and deposit service to easily comply with the policy

Waterloo researchers who have received grant funding or have an interest in making their research Open Access are encouraged to attend.

Note: Due to time constraints, this presentation is focused on assisting researchers to broadly understand their rights and to promote the locally provided services that will assist them to achieve compliance.

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Annotated bibliography using RefWorks

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography, including using RefWorks to assist in its creation. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected.

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Copyright and your thesis

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright concepts as they apply to the writing and publication of their thesis on UWSpace.

This session will cover:

  • Your copyright responsibilities when writing your thesis
  • Considerations for using your own work
  • Considerations for using third party materials (images, figures, etc.)

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Getting started with ArcGIS

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it, and more importantly, how can you use it in your own research and academic work?

This introductory workshop presents the basic concepts of GIS and will teach you the skills you need to find geospatial data, map it, and discover new dimensions of information.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what GIS is and geospatial data are
  • Navigate ArcGIS software and tools
  • Find and add data to a map
  • Discover information and attributes about the data
  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data

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Getting started with ArcPro

This is an introduction ESRI's latest connected and optimized GIS software. The workshop presents the same basic concepts of Getting Started with ArcGIS on the new Arc Pro platform

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what GIS is and geospatial data are
  • Navigate ArcGIS software and tools
  • Find and add data to a map
  • Discover information and attributes about the data
  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data

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Getting started with QGIS

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start? This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what QGIS is and it’s capabilities
  • Navigate QGIS software and tools
  • Find and add data to a map
  • Discover information and attributes about the data
  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data

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