Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade is a lunchtime series on the last Friday of the month, by Researchers for Researchers, in collaboration with ACENET. The idea is to share knowledge and make connections with and between researchers in Atlantic Canada, who are interested in or are already using digital tools in their research.

2021-22 Theme: Bringing Research into the Classroom

The theme for the upcoming academic year is Bringing Research into the Classroom. We will be sharing methods and resources for introducing digital research projects to students, highlighting opportunities for student and faculty training in digital skills, and facilitating discussions and conversations around how we can ethically and sustainably equip faulty, students, and research teams as they navigate a complex and rapidly changing digital world.


Atlantic Digital Opportunities Fair
September 24, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm Atlantic
Featuring appearances from:

  • Dr. Laura Estill, St. Francis Xavier University Digital Humanities Centre; Digital Humanities Summer Institute-East host
  • Dr. Josh MacFadyen, University of Prince Edward Island GeoREACH Lab; 2022 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference instructor
  • Margaret Vail, Systems and Data Services Librarian, St.FX University; Canadian Association of University Libraries Atlantic Research Data Management series organizer
  • Grace Fishbein, ACENET Research Consultant and Training Coordinator
  • Dr. Michael B. MacDonald, CineWorlding, MacEwan University; Centre for Sound Communities Summer Institute Instructor

Tools for Facilitating Training of Your Research Team
October 29, 12:00-1:00pm Atlantic
Dr. Catherine Mah, Dalhousie University 

Incorporating a Digital Research Assignment into Your Humanities or Social Sciences Course
November 26, 12:00-1:00 pm Atlantic
Dr. Laura Estill, St. Francis Xavier University 

Exploring a Premodern City: Locative Smartphone Apps & Digital Pedagogies
January 28, 12:00-1:00 pm Atlantic
Dr. Julia Rombough, Cape Breton University

March 25, 12:00-1:00pm Atlantic


Click the link below to register. Sessions are hosted online with Zoom. You will receive connection details by email the morning of each session.
Registration Link

Contact Us

Should you have any questions about the series, or issues with registration, please contact:
Lydia Vermeyden