Canada has a variety of climates — from harsh winters to summer heatwaves — and these climates define the region and the people within them. Science Literacy Week is happening from September 20 to 24, and the theme is climate! Science Literacy Week is a week-long event that allows people to explore the diversity of Canadian science. University of Waterloo is known for innovation and research, and we will be sharing our resources and ideas that have and continue to shape our lives.
We’ve created a few ways for you to get involved.
Learning from the experts
Where is a great place to find information about climate? The Library! We’ve asked librarians Agnes Zientarska-Kayko (Environment, Enterprise and Development; government information, statistics and data) and Brie McConnell (Biology, Optometry), and Library Ambassador and PhD candidate Navya Vikraman Nair (water quality and coastal fisheries) for their perspectives on research, resources and more. Check out this Science Literacy Week blog post!
Suggested reading list
There is so much information about climate that finding resources can be challenging. Not to worry, we’ve asked librarians and other experts for their top reads. Check out the suggested reading list below.
Special Collections & Archives
It’s no secret there are tons of great resources in the archives! We delved into the environment thematic area and the Canadian Coalition on Acid Rain fonds and found helpful resources and information in this area. Check out our Throwback Thursday post on Instagram.
Pick by Jordan Hale (Digital Repositories Librarian)
- Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis
Picks by Jackie Stapleton (Librarian, Public Health Sciences and Kinesiology)
- COVID-19 and Emerging Environmental Trends: A Way Forward by Joystu Dutta, Srijan Goswami, Abhijit Mitra
- The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Green Societies: Environmental Sustainability by Chinmay Chakraborty, Swapnila Roy, Susmita Sharma, and Tien Anh Tran
- The Global Environmental Effects During and Beyond COVID-19: Intelligent Computing Solutions by Aboul Ella Hassanien, Ashraf Darwish, Benji Gyampoh, Alaa Tharwat Abdel-Monaim, and Ahmed M Anter
Picks by Simon Glauser (Managing Director, Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change)
- Sixth Assessment Report: The Physical Science Basis by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Special Report: 1.5 Degree Warming by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice, Second Edition by Sarah Burch and Sara Harris
- A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency by Seth Klein
Picks by Carmen Peters (Librarian, Information Services and Resources)
- Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities by by Michael R. Boswell, Adrienne I. Greve, Tammy L. Seale
- Toward a Living Architecture? Complexism and Biology in Generative Design by Christina Cogdell
- Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination by Paul Dobraszczyk
- Hot to cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation by Bjarke Ingels
- Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism by Julia Watson and Wade Davis