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Science Literacy Week kicks off at SFU Library, September 19th

Science Literacy Week book with images on top of it

Science Literacy Week is a national celebration of science and runs from September 19-25, 2016. The SFU Library, along with campus partners and friends, joins other scientific, cultural, and community organizations across the country in marking this week with events and displays.

Great science books 

Find a fun science book to read! Check out the collection of books and DVDs on display, including recommendations from students and staff in the SFU community. Discover a gem that kick-starts your intrigue in science, or find a book that becomes a new favourite!

All week - September 19th-25th
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Fraser Library (SFU Surrey), and ​Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver)

Take a Break with Science Activities

Help us complete a 1000 piece puzzle, indulge in some periodic table element scrabble, or check out your next great read!

All week - September 19th-25th
Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)

Introduction to Editing and Writing for Wikipedia

Participate in the ongoing creation of the world's largest encyclopedia! Part one of this Wikipedia workshop provides an introduction to the logistics and mechanics of editing Wikipedia. Part two provides writing strategies for creating a new entry or editing an existing one. 
Monday, Sept. 19, 10:30-12:30
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Room 4009
Register for this event

How to succeed in a quantitative course

Did you find out last term that university-level quantitative courses are harder than you thought?  Or is it your first time taking one?  Either way, attend this workshop, developed by a College Math Instructor, to learn how to gain the deep understanding needed to solve even the most tricky exam problems. 
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 11:30-12:20
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Room 7301
Register for this event  

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: local Women in Science

2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science, and female scientists are poorly represented on Wikipedia. Join members of the the SFU, UBC and BCIT communities as we create and improve Wikipedia articles about our local women in science. All are welcome, from complete newbies to experienced editors.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:00-2:00 drop-in
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Room 3008
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Vancouver/LocalWomeninScience 

Indigenous Science

Indigenous sciences and Western science are both attempts to understand and explain the natural world. What is the relationship between these systems, and how might they work together? Join us as our panel of speakers investigates these ideas in the context of science education and research. 
Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:00-7:30pm, 
SFU Harbour Center (SFU Vancouver), Room 7000.
Registration encouraged

IEEE Lunch

Want to find the information you need in less time? On the hunt for IEEE standards?  Want to join the IEEE student branch?  Want to eat free pizza?  
Join us for lunch and learn what IEEE Xplore has to offer.
Friday, Sept. 23, 11:30-1:00
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Research Commons, Room 7010
Registration encouraged

Other SFU Events for Science Literacy Week

Math Success Session 

Are you  interested in learning effective strategies to prepare for exams, study more efficiently and improve your grades?  Then join us for one of our upcoming Math Success Sessions, presented by faculty members from the Department of Mathematics.

Wednesday, Sept 21, 4:30 - 5:20, AQ 3150

SFU Cafe Scientifique

"Rebirth of curiosity and wonder: how do we achieve this while teaching science at university?"

Friday, Sept 23rd. 7:00-8:30pm, Boston Pizza, New Westminster 

Public viewing of Environmental Medicine and Physiology Unit

The EMPU unit is the only civiilan hyper/hypobaric facility in Canada.  It is capable of pressurizing, or "diving," to 305 meters of sea water as well as drawing a vacuum, or "flying" the unity to 33.5km Above Sea Level (ASL), which is equivalent to the atmospheric pressure on Mars. 

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:00-6:00pm

"The Science of the Human Body"

presented by Let's Talk Science
Demonstrations and hands-on activities on the workings of the human body.  
Designed for families with young children, but all ages are welcome.  
Shrum Science K Building (SFU Burnaby) 9000 Level, K9505/9506
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:00-6:00pm 

Starry Nights at the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard 

Enjoy a night of star gazing with volunteers who will lead you through the observatory and courtyard and introduce you to the beauty of the night sky through their telescopes.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 8:00-11:00pm​

Other local events for Science Literacy Week

Events at the University of British Columbia

Et Al. The Ultimate Bar Science Night. (Anecdotal Evidence + Cafe Scientifique + Curiosity Collider + Nerd Nite)
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7pm, Fox Cabaret

Date(s)

September 19-25

Contact for further information

scienceliteracy.ca | facebook.com/scilitweek | twitter.com/scilitweek