Remote Services & Programs

Fall Programming: September – December 2021

* Except where otherwise noted, services and programs are open to all of Ryerson community.

To continue to support Library Collaboratory members and the wider university community, we offer remote services and programs. We continue to hold research consultations for Library Collaboratory members, who are invited to contact staff to book a meeting.

If you are a faculty member trying to get new research off the ground, contact us about training and in-kind support.

* Appointments for consultation may only be made by members of the Library Collaboratory. Learn more about membership here.

Virtual Office Hours

Fall Semester Virtual Hours will be available starting September 13. Check back for links and times.

Collaboratory staff members are available for virtual drop-in sessions. Do you need to talk through some research? Are you thinking about developing a prototype? Learn about how to manage your project or or develop your research design. Need to get feedback on a paper or a presentation? Consult on grant and scholarship submission preparation or chat about creative dissemination.

Day

Monday (with Jimmy Tran)

Tuesday (with Jae Seo)

Wednesday (with Nathaniel Brunt)

Thursday (with Cristina Pietropaolo)

Friday (alternating with Cristina Pietropaolo and Jimmy Tran)

Time

11:30 – 12:30 PM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Workshops, Talks & Presentations

October

Grant Writing for Graduate Students (Workshop)
October 5, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

A small workshop provides instruction and strategies for grant writing. The workshop will involve informal lecture by the instructor and short presentations by participants. Participants will be expected to come to the workshop with draft versions of their proposal and will work with the instructor and other participants to refine their ideas over the course of the workshop.

Perfecting the Pitch (Talk/Workshop)
October 27, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A one-hour workshop focused on developing attendees pitching skills for academic and non-academic projects. The workshop will provide practical guidance, tips, and personalized feedback. The workshop will involve a presentation by the instructor followed by breakout groups and presentations of attendees’ pitches.

November

AI Tools for Selfies (Workshop)
November 2, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Learn how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to edit selfies! Participants will learn how to run different AI algorithms on Google Colab to modify and morph selfies. This workshop will cover how to use StyleGAN2 to generate and edit faces.

* The workshop assumes that attendees have a working knowledge of Python and Google Colab Notebook. The code/lesson will be shared via Google Colab Notebook.
This workshop will not cover the basics of Python or Google Colab Notebook.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom I (Workshop)
November 15, 2021 | TBC

A two-part workshop exploring some of the important functions and applications of Adobe Lightroom, instructed by PhD Candidate and Library Collaboratory RA Nathaniel Brunt.

Part I: The hour-long workshop will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the software’s interface, modules, and tools for use in photographic post-production and archive management. This workshop will be followed by a short Q & A.

*Participants do not need to have Adobe Lightroom to attend, but it will help to follow along more closely.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom II (Workshop)
November 22, 2021 | TBC

A two-part workshop exploring some of the important functions and applications of Adobe Lightroom, instructed by PhD Candidate and Library Collaboratory RA Nathaniel Brunt.

Part II: The hour-long workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to a standard workflow using Lightroom. During the session attendees will learn how to import, process, and export a series of images using this powerful image software. This workshop will be followed by a short Q & A.

*Participants do not need to have Adobe Lightroom to attend, but it will help to follow along more closely.

VR/AR and AI: Introduction and Overlap (Talk/Presentation)
November 26, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

In this talk, we will introduce topics related to AR/VR and AI, the intersection between those studies. Certain tools and algorithms may be presented to help the participants gain a deeper understanding of this field.

See past workshops, talks and presentations here: https://library.ryerson.ca/collab/past-programs/