Events - 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020 (all day) to Thursday, May 7, 2020 (all day)
Chewbacca painting meme

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... the University of Waterloo Library celebrated May the fourth be with you with a meme contest! This is not a Jedi mind trick. We want to see what Star Wars memes you can come with by designing your own meme!

Thursday, April 23, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)

Sorting waste can be tricky, but the Rethink Waste online game created by the Region of Waterloo allows you to interactively learn about waste. At the end of the game, you will be able to build your own park. Send us a screenshot of the park you've created for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Bulk Barn.

Monday, April 20, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)

Take part in the Library’s isolation walk scavenger hunt for a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards to Bulk Barn. You can download the isolation walk (PDF) and isolation walk alternative (PDF), or use the list further down this page.

Monday, April 20, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)

What better to learn about climate action and climate change, than with resources from the Library. Below is a list of suggested readings. You can also download a PDF of the list.

Monday, April 20, 2020 (all day) to Friday, April 24, 2020 (all day)
meatless meals logo

We've put together some tasty meatless recipes and readings from the catalogue. These recipes are tried and tested by library staff. After you've tried one of these tasty recipes, take a look at the suggested reading list. The readings provide information about the benefits of meatless meals on climate action.

Monday, April 20, 2020 (all day) to Thursday, April 23, 2020 (all day)
woman jumping off crumbling building

UWaterloo, send us your photos and we will turn them into vibrant virtual green screen images.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 — 8:00 AM to Friday, April 17, 2020 — 11:59 PM EDT
postcard with a picture of an avacado wearing a cape
Monday, April 6, 2020 (all day) to Thursday, April 16, 2020 (all day)
green screen example of student and goose

UWaterloo, send us your photos and we will turn them into vibrant virtual green screen images.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (all day) to Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (all day)
What do you meme, Mr. Goose?

The Library, Student Success Office, and Print and Retail Solutions have come together to create the Mr. Goose Watch meme contest. Warriors, show us what Waterloo goose memes to you by designing your own meme!

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Come meet Lexi the dog and grab some tea or hot chocolate, and a snack on your way out. There will also be helpful library resources to pick up that will assist you in your studies!

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

How do you choose a quality journal? What are predatory journals? How do I avoid publishing in a predatory journal? If you are curious about answers to these questions, this workshop is for you.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Come meet Lexi the dog and grab some tea or hot chocolate, and a snack on your way out. There will also be helpful library resources to pick up that will assist you in your studies!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Come meet Lexi the dog and grab some tea or hot chocolate, and a snack on your way out. There will also be helpful library resources to pick up that will assist you in your studies!

Thursday, February 27, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

In this workshop, we will explore agent based modeling using spatial data as an environment.

An agent-based model (ABM) is a class of computational models for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous agents (both individual or collective entities such as organizations or groups) with a view to assessing their effects on the system as a whole. - Wikipedia

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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:

Monday, February 24, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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.) It will go through the ins and outs of QGIS and also cover other alternative Open Source GIS platforms.

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, February 24, 2020 (all day) to Thursday, February 27, 2020 (all day)
When you sit on the first floor of Porter and someone starts talking...

This Fair Dealing Week, support #faircopyright by taking advantage of Creative Commons-licensed material. Creators of the images below have licensed their work CC-0, putting them in the public domain. This means that you can share, use and remix these images … into the perfect meme!

The Creative Commons motto is "When we share, everyone wins." Share your (g-rated) meme with us and win!

Monday, February 10, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Theses and other long documents (e.g., books, manuals, reports) can present challenges that shorter documents don't. It is more difficult to maintain a standard "look and feel" throughout a long document like a thesis. This course will demonstrate features in Word that will make formatting your thesis easier and less time consuming, such as: styles, numbering headings, page numbering, captioning tables and figures, footnotes, cross references, table of contents, and lists of tables and figures.

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:20 PM EST

Good research skills are imperative for successful entrepreneurs, and especially important for Problem Pitch competitors. Join Rachel Figueiredo, Waterloo’s Entrepreneurship Librarian, to learn how you can leverage your existing research skills to do effective market research. During this workshop Rachel will highlight the tools available through the Library that help give you a competitive advantage. 

Food will be provided!

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