Events - 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 (all day)

Giving Tuesday is an international celebration of generosity and creating positive change on a community level.

At the University of Waterloo Library, we have a special opportunity for you to give back in a meaningful way – with the bonus of having your gift matched! To celebrate Giving Tuesday this year, Don Cowan (MSC’61, PHD’65) has risen to the challenge of matching all gifts donated between November 21 – 28 to the University of Waterloo Library Fund, up to $5,000.

Thursday, November 16, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Presented by: Brie McConnell and Caitlin Carter

Day: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Where: Davis Centre Library, DC 1568
Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Are you planning to publish a systematic review? Or considering incorporating a scoping review in your thesis? The Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop series will provide you with foundational knowledge to help prepare and plan the methodologies used in these types of knowledge synthesis projects.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 — 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EST

Date: Wed Nov 15
Time: 2:30 – 3:20
Location: Dana Porter Library, Room 323

This workshop will introduce creating web maps and basic web-based GISs.

Starting with a conceptual introduction to spatial web development, the workshop will cover different technologies that are commonly used to create web maps and GISs, such as:

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 — 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EST

Date: Wed Nov 15
Time: 2:30 – 3:20
Location: Dana Porter Library, Room 329

Learn the basics of programming in Python and build a foundation to start your journey into using Python with ArcGIS.

This workshop is designed for users with no Python experience. It will provide a foundation to using Python and begin to introduce the concepts of working with ArcGIS through Python.

After this workshop, you will have working knowledge of how Python works, and be ready to go out and tackle more comprehensive projects in the future.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day is a day to share how GIS technology supports research, informs decision-making and creates a positive impact around the world.

The Library’s Geospatial Centre, Environment Technology & Instructional Support (ETIS), and the Waterloo Association of Geography Students (WAGS) have partnered to host an afternoon of learning.

Schedule of Events

1 - 4 p.m.

  • Geospatial Centre Open House
    • Location: Dana Porter, Room 328

1:30 - 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 2, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Jackie Stapleton and Andrea Milne

Day: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Where: Davis Centre Library, DC 1568
Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Are you planning to publish a systematic review? Or considering incorporating a scoping review in your thesis? The Systematic and Scopus Review Workshop series will provide you with foundational knowledge to help prepare and plan the methodologies used in these types of knowledge synthesis projects.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Presented by Lauren Byl and Abbey Colucci
Date: Tues Oct 24
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Location: Dana Porter Library Room 329, Computer Lab

Making learning materials freely accessible and available to the Waterloo community is part of the Library's mission.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Presented by Tim Ireland and Agnes Zientarska-Kayko
Date: Tues Oct 24
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Location: Dana Porter Library Room 329, Computer Lab

Bring your computer to this hands-on Zotero workshop. Zotero is an online citation management software program. If you are writing any academic papers, this software will save you a lot of time and frustration. We will guide you through:

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Presented by Sandra Keys, Vicky Chung and Anneliese Eber
Date: Tues Oct 24
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Dana Porter Library Room 329, Computer Lab

Depositing and making your research data available for (maybe) sharing is becoming increasingly important and often required by funding agencies and journals.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM EDT

Presented by Lauren Byl
Date: Tues Oct 24
Time: 10 – 11 am
Location: Dana Porter Library Room 329, Computer Lab

How do you choose a quality journal? What are predatory journals? How do you avoid publishing in a predatory journal?  By the end of this workshop, you will:

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Caitlin Carter and Andrea Milne

Day: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Where: Davis Centre Library, DC 1568
Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Are you planning to publish a systematic review? Or considering incorporating a scoping review in your thesis? The Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop series will provide you with foundational knowledge to help prepare and plan the methodologies used in these types of knowledge synthesis projects.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

As part of Library Week 2023, join us for the next installment of Anti-Racism Reads, which will feature a group discussion on the book Let This Radicalize You: Organizing and the revolution of reciprocal care.

We have copies of this book available at no cost to reduce barriers to participation. Please indicate when you register if you would like a copy.

Facilitator: Jessica Hutchison

When: Thursday October 5, 2023 | 12 – 1 PM

Where: Dana Porter Learning Lab

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 — 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Wed Oct 4 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Dana Porter Library, Special Collections & Archives, First Floor

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 — 4:00 PM to 5:03 PM EDT

Presented by Professor Altay Coşkun and Wendy Liu
Wed Oct 4 | 4 - 5:30 pm
Dana Porter Library, Special Collections & Archives, First Floor

Join Classical Studies Professor Altay Coşkun for an introduction to the Special Collection & Archives’ Pyke coin collection and a practical opportunity to learn how to date a Roman Imperial coin.

This hands-on workshop will cover:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Location: Dana Porter and Davis Center library lobbies

The Library is here to help you succeed during your time on campus, from a quiet space to study to easy access to the information you need. Drop by Dana Porter and Davis Centre Libraries to learn more about the wide range of resources and services available so they’re at your fingertips when you need them.

Our Library Ambassadors will be on hand to answer your questions and there’s even a chance to WIN a W Store gift card by showing off your knowledge of the Library!

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Gender-based attacks often coincide with moral panics about societal change. The sentiment behind these responses is often tied to the belief that something perceived as new or different is a threat when it has, instead, always been present but talked about in different or less immediately visible ways.

Monday, October 2, 2023 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Presented by Sandra Keys
Mon Oct 2 | 3 – 4 PM
Dana Porter Library Room 323, Learning Lab

Monday, October 2, 2023 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Presented by Tim Ireland, Agnes Zientarska-Kayko, Sarah Brown
Mon Oct 2 | 1 – 2:30 PM
Dana Porter Library Room 329, Computer Lab

Bring your computer to this hands-on Zotero workshop. Zotero is an online citation management software program. If you are writing any academic papers, this software will save you a lot of time and frustration. We will guide you through:

Monday, October 2, 2023 (all day) to Thursday, October 5, 2023 (all day)

The Geospatial Centre invites you to a week-long open house and exhibit showcasing maps created with Kitchener historical directory data. A number of themes have been mapped to bring awareness to Kitchener’s changing landscape and the people who used to work and live there.

Stop by the Geospatial Centre this Library Week between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, to learn more about how historical GIS was used to preserve the past.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Bring your computer to this hands-on Zotero workshop.  Zotero is an online citation management software program.  If you are writing any academic papers, this software will save you a lot of time and frustration.  We will guide you through:

Monday, September 25, 2023 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Bring your computer to this hands-on Zotero workshop.  Zotero is an online citation management software program.  If you are writing any academic papers, this software will save you a lot of time and frustration.  We will guide you through:

Thursday, June 15, 2023 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Cover art of book entitled “Building Colonial Hong Kong Speculative Development and Segregation in The City” by Dr. Cecilia Chu

Musagetes Architecture Library is hosting a discussion session with Dr. Cecilia Chu on Architecture and Colonialism in Asia.  Dr. Chu has recently published a book titled “Building Colonial Hong Kong Speculative Development and Segregation in The City”.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong

Join the May Anti-Racism Reads event which will feature a group discussion on the book Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Looking for an additional opportunity to discuss Minor Feelings? Join us for a midway check-in conversation Tuesday, April 25 on Teams with Jermal Jones and Sarah Menzies.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Band Festival June 26, 1954. Kitchener Waterloo Record

Special Collections & Archives’ latest exhibition, From Sängerfest to Oktoberfest, and from polka to punk: a (short) history of music in Waterloo, showcases music in Waterloo Region both on and off campus.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Come test your knowledge of resource sharing with our Resource Sharing's Family Wheel of Jeopardy game and you could win! 

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