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Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day)

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) will be hosting the first ever on-campus event to celebrate. Cross the creek toward St. Paul's, find the new ceremonial fire ground, and shatitsirótha′ (pronounced sa-di-gee-row-da) - which means 'reignite the flame.' Celebrations will include a free BBQ, entertainment, children's activities, and vendor and information booths.

Interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples and issues? Librarian Sarah Brown recommends checking out the following titles:

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day)
group selfie of library staff

It's #NationalSelfieDay! Show us your #selfie (or #shelfie) on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter  using #treatyoselfieuw and you could win a prize pack including a selfie light!

Need a little inspiration? #treatyoselfie with one of these punny selfie captions.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 (all day)
Poster with event details

June 23 is Let It Go Day; the perfect occasion to stop using energy on negativity from the past and instead focus on building yourself a positive future. Write down something that you regret, and spend some time letting it go.

Letting go of regrets is not always this easy. If you need some support, or just need to talk, please take one of the resources provided by Counselling Services.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it, and more importantly, how can you use it in your own research and academic work?

This introductory workshop presents the basic concepts of GIS and will teach you the skills you need to find geospatial data, map it, and discover new dimensions of information.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This is an introduction ESRI's latest connected and optimized GIS software.

The workshop presents the same basic concepts of Getting Started with ArcGIS on the new Arc Pro platform

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what GIS is and geospatial data are
  • Navigate ArcGIS software and tools
  • Find and add data to a map
  • Discover information and attributes about the data
  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data
Friday, June 29, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary.

This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Monday, July 16, 2018 (all day) to Friday, July 20, 2018 (all day)

...like 'Shark Week,' but more intense.

The Library is partnering with Retail Services, Campus Recreation and Wellness, and Food Services for a week filled with Goose-themed activities, events, displays and swag. Watch this space for more details!

Monday, July 23, 2018 (all day) to Friday, July 27, 2018 (all day)
Ambassador Oz

Library Ambassador Azharuddin (Oz) wants you to take a break from studying and relax with a bit of colouring! Make your contribution to a motivational collaborative art piece, or work on a smaller colouring sheet you can take with you.

You can find colouring stations in the new third floor lounge at Dana Porter Library, or in the lobby of Davis Centre Library.

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