iSkills workshops enable current students and alumni to learn professional, academic, and technical skills beyond the classroom. We offer workshops during the Fall, Winter, and Summer terms.
This page includes information related to our current roster. Further information will be provided via email.
Faculty of Information professors, librarians, staff, current students, alumni, and a collective of professionals and academics from each program and concentration, worked together to create the iSkills roster of workshops listed below. Together with the required curricula, these workshops create a unique information and heritage educational experience. They also address academic, professional, and technical competencies aligned with your program and / or concentration(s).
To view a catalogue of our past sessions, please view the Historical iSkills Catalogue (updated November 2022).
For students and alumni looking for workshop materials from previous sessions, including slides and handouts, please contact Daisy Dowdall, Instructional Coordinator.
- Registration is required for all workshops.
- BI, MI, MMSt, and PhD students and Faculty of Information alumni are eligible to register for iSkills workshops.
- Students and alumni will receive an email from Daisy Dowdall with the calendar and registration links. You can also find registration links within each of the workshop pages below.
- If a workshop is full, be sure to sign up for the waitlist. We work hard to open spots for waitlisted students.
Withdrawing, No Shows, and General Etiquette
If you are unable to attend a workshop for which you have signed up, be sure to withdraw at least 48 hours prior to the session.
To withdraw from a session, please use the link provided in your initial registration confirmation email for the workshop, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Students and alumni who repeatedly fail to attend workshops they have registered for will be suspended from the iSkills program and may receive a fine.
Aim to arrive 10 minutes early for in-person workshops. If you need to leave the workshop before it ends, notify the instructor at the beginning of the session.
iSkills workshops are not recorded. Do not ask instructors to record their workshops.
Questions, Comments, and Suggestions
All questions, comments, and suggestions related to iSkills workshops can be directed to Daisy Dowdall, Instructional Coordinator.
iSkills Catalogue (Winter 2023)
Workshops are online unless otherwise noted. Online workshops are NOT recorded.
|Academic writing in the Canadian context||Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 am – 1 pm|
|Citation analysis for bibliometric studies and research impact||Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 – 8 pm|
|Designing a workflow for managing readings||Sunday, Jan. 15, 6 – 8 pm|
|Pre-writing techniques: Formulating and organizing your ideas for a stellar paper or presentation||Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6 – 7 pm|
|Researching, organizing, and writing literature reviews in the information sciences||Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5 – 7 pm|
|Zotero: Introducing citation and reference management too||Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 – 8 pm|
|Automation with Python||Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 – 5 pm|
|Basic video preservation hands-on training||Monday, Jan. 23, 2 – 4 pm (in person)|
|Building ML Models in Python: Decision trees, K-Means, and NLP||Sunday, March 12, 6 – 8.30 pm|
|Create your first iOS App||Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2 – 4 pm (in person)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2 – 4 pm (in person)
|Data analysis with SQL and MySQL||Saturday, Jan. 28, 10.30 am – 1 pm|
|Designing cloud solutions in AWS||Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6 – 8.30 pm|
|Figma 101: Wireframes||Monday, Jan. 16, 10 am – 12 pm|
|Figma 102: Adding UI design||Monday, Jan. 23, 10 am – 12 pm|
|Geospatial analysis in R||Sunday, March 5, 6 – 8.30 pm|
|Illustrator: An introduction||Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 – 9 pm (in person)|
|Omeka: An introduction to creating online exhibits and collections||Thursday, Feb. 9, 3 – 5 pm (in person)|
|R: A deeper dive||Friday, Jan. 20, 12 – 2 pm|
|Typescript 101||Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 am – 2 pm|
|WordPress 101||Saturday, Jan. 14, 11 am – 2 pm|