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, 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 6, 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!

Thursday, September 3, 2020 (all day) to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (all day)
warrior and socerer standing behind a tree

Are you a graduate student new to the University of Waterloo, or do you want to learn more about the Library? We've made a virtual escape room to help orient you to the resources and services available to you!

Thursday, September 3, 2020 (all day) to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (all day)
cartoon characters standing in front of Dana Porter Library

Are you new to the University of Waterloo, or do you want to learn more about the Library? We've made a virtual escape room to help orient you to the resources and services available to you!

Friday, August 21, 2020 — 2:19 PM to Friday, October 9, 2020 — 8:30 PM EDT

In an effort to serve you better, the Library's Geospatial Centre would like to offer three virtual workshops from October 13th to 16th.

To sign up for a workshop (or for any other inquiries), please email Markus.Wieland@uwaterloo.ca and he will organise the timing with you individually or as a group.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

With over 430 archival collections and 80,000 rare books and periodicals, Special Collections & Archives is able to work with faculty to provide access to our collections in an online environment. Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, will highlight some of our popular collections, direct you to our online resources, and will provide information about how we can support you and your students during the fall semester.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT

In this workshop we will introduce Open Textbooks, what they are and how you can use them in your course. Key points we will discuss are the following:

Thursday, July 16, 2020 — 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This workshop will provide a brief overview of selected resources for statistics, data, data visualization, and simulations, which are readily available. Emphasis will be on free resources, but relevant Library-subscribed resources will be included.

There will be time for questions during the webinar, but if you have any in advance please feel free to share them with presenter Sandra Keys, Liaison Librarian for Accounting and Finance, Economics, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, and Religious Studies, at skeys@uwaterloo.ca.

Thursday, July 16, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
drawing of three geese sitting on a human's arm

 This collection of special Goose Week drawings was created by alumnus Andy Cho. Enjoy!

Monday, July 13, 2020 (all day) to Friday, July 17, 2020 (all day)
Goose Week Comic Strip Contest

Create a comic strip worthy of a goose!

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