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Thursday, October 19, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Build a better research essay by using the Library’s resources and databases to explore a topic, develop a research question, write a thesis, and build an argument. Research-based essay planning and development will help you create a more complex argument and essay structure. Register now!

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 15:30 to 16:30
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Feeling stressed? Take a break from your studies and boost your spirits with a visit from the St. John's Ambulance therapy dogs program!

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:30 to 16:30
Therapy dogs event poster

Feeling stressed? Take a break from your studies and boost your spirits with a visit from the St. John's Ambulance therapy dogs program!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Only 10% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female, which has led to an under representation of women focused pages. The Kitchener Public Library, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Open Sesame and the University of Waterloo Library are co-hosting an edit-a-thon to disrupt this trend and improve awareness about Indigenous Women in the arts.

Monday, October 23, 2017 (all day) to Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (all day)
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More Hidden Figures is a project that focuses notable women in STEM fields, and the role they've played in important STEM developments. Coming from a science background - where the foundational theories are, more often than not, named after men - student Library Ambassador Alexis will shine a light on women and their contributions to these fields.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

This workshop will review the Tri-agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC) Open Access policy on publications, which applies to all NSERC or SSHRC grants awarded on or after May 1, 2015, and CIHR grants awarded on or after January 1, 2008. The session will cover:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Join us to celebrate International Open Access Week, learn more about Open Access, and explore strategies to make 'open' part of your teaching, learning and research processes.

Register for all the sessions or just those that interest you. Sessions include:  

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 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:

  • Understand what makes a journal predatory
  • Have tips and tricks to use to identify quality and predatory journals
  • Know who to reach out to for help
Monday, October 30, 2017 (all day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (all day)

Student Library Ambassadors Karen and Dennie are teaming up to host a board games café. Play board games from the Library's collection and enjoy Halloween treats! As a special treat, Special Collections & Archives has reproduced a handmade board game from the 1890s that predicts your fortune! Spooky.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Take your literature review one step further. This workshop is geared towards graduate students and researchers who wish to conduct a systematic review for either a thesis, coursework or journal publication.  A ‘systematic review’, as opposed to a traditional literature review, uses a structured methodology to answer a focused research question.  It is transparent, reproducible, and involves an exhaustive search of the literature using explicit criteria for study selection.  By the end of this workshop you will have gained an understanding of systematic review methods in the social sciences and the components of a systematic search.  Both Jackie Stapleton and Sarah Brown have extensive experience as collaborators on systematic review research teams and will be drawing directly from their experiences for this presentation.

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