Climate — weather you like it or not!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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.

Reading list

Pick by Jordan Hale (Digital Repositories Librarian)

  • Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis

Picks by Jackie Stapleton (Librarian, Public Health Sciences and Kinesiology)

Picks by Simon Glauser (Managing Director, Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change)

Picks by Carmen Peters (Librarian, Information Services and Resources)

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