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Science Literacy Week kicks off at SFU Library, September 18th

Science Literacy Week book with images on top of it

Science Literacy Week is a national celebration of science and runs from September 18-24, 2017. 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 18th-24th
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) and ​Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver)

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. 18, 9:00-10:00 drop-in
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Room 4009
 

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Canadian Science and Scientists

Join members of the SFU, UBC, BCIT, Douglas College & Kwantlen Polytechnic University communities as we create and improve Wikipedia articles about Canadian science and scientists. All are welcome to drop in, from complete newbies to experienced editors.

Monday, Sept. 18, 10:00-1:00 drop-in
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Room 4009
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/BC/SciLit17

Other SFU Events for Science Literacy Week

Fall Equinox 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.
Friday, September 22

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.
Friday, Sept. 29, 8:00-11:00pm​

Let's Talk Science activities at the Coquitlam Public Library

Join the outstanding team from Simon Fraser University’s Let’s Talk Science program for some fun! Explore different concepts with hands-on activities! This is an all ages, engaging, interactive experience that is perfect for sparking your curiosity. This program is free. Saturday, Sept. 23, 1:00 - 4:30pm

Date(s)

September 18-24

Contact for further information

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