Events - 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
We want your feedback! Participate in our online survey for a chance to win!

Since March of this year the Library's Student Engagement Committee has moved all of its activities online. Participate in a short survey to let us know how you experienced our virtual events and contests during this transition.

Monday, December 7, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Workshop #1
1:00 to 2:15 pm
Creating a Corpus or Dipping your Toes into Digital Humanities Data
Get comformable with Digital Scholar Lab’s search , build, clean, and analyse functions.
Presenters: Sarah Ketchley, digital humanities specialist and Kevin Kohls, Gale primary sources consultant.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 (all day) to Sunday, December 6, 2020 (all day)

Holi-yay! is just around the corner and we are delivering packages of goodies straight to your inbox every day of the week from December 7 to 11, 2020.

Provide us with your email and you’ll receive a Holi-yay! newsletter with holiday playlists, recipes, fun facts, information about library resources and much more. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST

This session will explain how the Library and the W Store can help provide your students with access to your course materials. From textbooks to articles, you will learn about the important considerations and limitations when providing content in a fully online environment. You will also come away from this session with a firm understanding of the services provided by the Library and the W Store, like Course Reserves and Textbook Adoption, to support the provision and distribution of course materials.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 — 11:00 AM to Friday, November 13, 2020 — 11:59 PM EST

Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for their country. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, every individual, young and old, is encouraged to take a moment of silence, to give thanks and to remember the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. 

Altough this year we cannot gather to honour and remember, the Library has assembled this page to connect us virtually. 

The following page presents

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (all day) to Friday, December 18, 2020 (all day)

Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for their country.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (all day) to Monday, November 23, 2020 (all day)
We want to hear from you!

The Library offers a variety of resources and services designed to support online learning. Now we would like to hear from you!

Monday, November 2, 2020 (all day) to Friday, November 6, 2020 (all day)

Thrive Week is coming up! Through November 2-6, the Library is offering you a chance to win a felt board valued at $40! Participate in our Thrive Week Bingo card to get a well-deserved break and an opportunity to learn more about library resources and our events!

Friday, October 30, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
graphic of pumpkins and bats

Trick or treat yo-self to Library resources and candy!

Do you want tricks or treats this Halloween season? Why not have both! Solve the mystery by visiting the booths in our virtual services fair. Once you  know the answer, submit it for a chance to win some Squish candy!  You will be able to learn more about the services and resources we offer to support your academic success!

Monday, October 26, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Gale Digital Scholar Lab logo

The University of Waterloo Library is hosting a free webinar on digital scholarship.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 (all day) to Saturday, October 17, 2020 (all day)

Happy fall reading week everyone! We've put together some fun activities for the week. Enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day) to Friday, November 27, 2020 (all day)

Hey Warriors! Did you enjoy Library Week and the Avengers theme? Well, it's not over just yet! Nanobyte, the Library's avenger, is putting together a team.

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Library Week October 5 to 9. Some assembly required.

Avengers assemble! Join us for a week of fun and educational Avengers-themed events.

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Avengers hotline scientific story puzzles

Calling out to all scientists! The Avengers need your help! Fill in the blanks of the stories to learn more about the science behind the Avengers.

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Avengers online puzzles created from Creative Commons images

We've created these fun Avengers online puzzles using open licensed images. 

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Avengers personality quiz

Have you every wondered which Avenger you are most like? Have you ever wondered what types of books you would read as an Avenger?

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Meme contest: create a meme, send it in, maybe win

Marvel's Avengers are hard-working heroes that deserve a little fun! Choose an image below and show us how even after a day of saving the world these Avengers can have a good time.

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
free downloadable bookmarks

Using open licensed images, we've created three Avengers-themed bookmarks that you can print and use!

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Groot's quest for knowledge

Groot is very wise and knowledgeable. Groot uses his research skills to learn about the resources and services available through the Information Services and Resources department.

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
downloadable library cards

Assemble your fave team of Avengers with these library services cards. Eighteen to collect!

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
website scavenger hunt

Join our Library Week Avengers scavenger hunt throughout the Library's website. Your task is to find and collect all six of the infinity stones to complete your gauntlet before Thanos does.

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Avengers recipe and book pairings

What kind of drink would Captain America like? What kind of book would he read?

Monday, October 5, 2020 (all day) to Friday, October 9, 2020 (all day)
Stay strong like an Avenger

How do you stay strong like an Avenger?

The Avengers are a very busy group, spending so much of their time saving the world again and again from various evils.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 — 10:30 AM to Monday, October 5, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT
Writing contest: Every Hero Has a Story

The Library and Writing and Communication Centre are pleased to present the Every Hero Has a Story writing contest.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Virtual Library Services Fair

Join us for the first Virtual Library Services Fair. Visit the "booths" to learn more about the services and resources we offer to support your academic success!

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