Science Literacy Week (September 16-22, 2019) is an annual celebration of science in Canada, in which libraries, universities, museums and other partners offer events and displays to highlight research and learning at our institutions.

This year focuses on the OCEAN, a perfect theme for a country that borders the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Ocean research covers a breadth of disciplines, including oceanography, coastal communities and livelihoods, marine biodiversity, climate change, health, law, transportation, and more. In addition, the ocean inspires many beautiful works of fiction and poetry.

All branches of the UBC Library on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will showcase items from their rich collection of ocean-related books, films, and even puppets.

Come and see what’s on offer at the following locations:

  • Asian Library
  • Biomedical Branch Library
  • David Lam Library
  • Education Library
  • Koerner Library
  • Law Library
  • Music, Art and Architecture Library
  • Okanagan Library
  • Rare Books and Special Collections
  • Woodward Library
  • Xwi7xwa Library

For more details about the book displays and other activities, please visit: UBC Library Guide to Science Literacy Week.

 

 

Last year, UBC Library joined its partners (SFU, BCIT, KPU and Douglas College) in organizing a series of free events for Science Literacy Week and created a Library Guide to Science Literacy Week too. In previous years, UBC Library celebrated Science Literacy Week along with 140+ organizations across Canada and hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a Science Expo, and a Living Library of graduate students who could be “borrowed” like books to talk about their inspiring research, and more.

In anticipation of Science Literacy Week happening 17-23 September 2018, you can also enjoy listening to a round of Frequencies podcasts including transcripts (courtesy of the UBC Okanagan Library) recorded at last year’s Science Literary Week event. This unique series is one that “explores the connections between science and society: the implications of scientific research on our culture, how scientists communicate their ideas, and how our society responds”.

Also, stay tuned for the soon-to-be-released “Science Literacy Week: Building Partnerships through a Passion for Discovery” (a conference paper co-authored by UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan librarians) arriving in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository via UBC Library’s Open Collections portal.

 

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Canada celebrates Science Literacy Week from September 19-25, 2016. Join UBC Library, in partnership with SFU and BCIT and attend one of these free events. Detailed information is available on the Library Guide to Science Literacy Week.

No registration is required.
All events take place at
Woodward Library (2198 Health Science Malls, UBC Vancouver campus).

All Week

Great Reads
Borrow a science book that has inspired a UBC Faculty member.

“Why I love science!” visual display
Tell or show us what you love about science at the Scientifish, I ❤ Science felt board or the Dress Like a Scientist photobooth.

Wednesday, September 21

11 am – 12 pm Wikipedia Workshop
12 pm – 3 pm Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 

2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. As part of this event, learn how to edit Wikipedia entries with Erin Fields (UBC Library) and Will Engle (Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology) in the Wikipedia Workshop. After, help contribute to Wikipedia entries on notable UBC women in science in an Edit-a-thon with others at SFU and BCIT Libraries. Learn to create a Wikipedia account before the Edit-a-thon and follow the hashtag #womensciwiki. Free pizza has been donated by Pie R Squared.

Thursday, September 22

12 pm – 1 pm IEEE Lunch & Learn
Calling all computer science and engineering students! Join Michael Shapiro from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to learn about the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, a web database of more than 3 million scientific documents. Topics covered are available on the event pageFree Pie R Squared pizza will be provided by IEEE.

12 pm – 3 pm Science Expo
Enjoy an afternoon of science with the Open Science Network DIYBio, UBC Rapid, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and more! Includes robots, arduino kits, button-making, and the fascinating science behind book preservation.

1 pm – 3 pm Living Library
In the Living Library, people stand in for books. Borrow a living book and learn about each book’s inspiring research.

Join the online conversation.
Tweet us @ubclibrary with the hashtags #scilit16 and #womensciwiki

 

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