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Science Literacy Week kicks off at SFU Library, September 17th

Science Literacy Week

Science Literacy Week is a national celebration of science and runs from September 17-23, 2018. 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 17-23, 2018
Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) and ​Fraser Library (SFU Surrey)

Write Conversations: I speak Science, don't you? Communicating your Scientific Research

This write conversations session is an informal dialogue about scientific communication with different types of audiences. Being able to communicate your research and work to a variety of different audiences will help disseminate your work widely. This session will explore the different types of audience, how communication to each of them is different, and why it needs to be different.

Monday, September 17, 2018. 1:00pm - 2:00pm
W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) Research Commons, Room 7010
More about this workshop and the registration information.

How to Publish with IEEE

This session about how to publish papers in IEEE periodicals and conferences, as well timesaving search techniques for finding technology content will cover:

  • Tips for selecting an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference
  • Open Access options available when publishing with IEEE 
  • How successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted
  • &Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why editors and reviewers reject papers
  • How to avoid common mistakes and ethical lapses that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted
  • Tools & resources to help authors through the publishing process including IEEE's AuthorLab, Publication Recommender, Graphics Checker, etc.
  • Strategies for using IEEE Xplore effectively for a literature review

Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 10:00am - 11:30am
SFU Surrey, Room 5020
More about this workshop and the registration information.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 3:00pm - 4:30pm
W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Room 7301
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What's Your Impact?: An Introduction to Measuring the Impact of Your Research Within and Beyond the Academy

Who is looking at your research and how can you measure it? Find out more about research impact – what it is, how to measure it and how to leverage it. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 1:30pm - 3:00pm
W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby) Research Commons, Room 7010
More about this workshop and the registration information.

Introduction to Spatial Thinking and ArcGIS

This workshop is an introduction to spatial thinking and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This workshop assumes attendees have no previous experience with GIS.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • think spatially about their research;
  • understand the elements of GIS;
  • use a leading industry software (ArcGIS);
  • create simple maps using geospatial data;
  • look for and find geospatial data and resources.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018. 2:30pm - 4:30pm
W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby), Lab 2105
More about this workshop and the registration information.

Other SFU Events for Science Literacy Week

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. 21, 2018. 8:00pm-11:00pm​

Date(s)

September 17-23

Contact for further information

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