Celebrating science literacy

Celebrating science literacy

By Communications Staff

September 16, 2016


Queen's University Library is celebrating Science Literacy Week Sept. 19-23, an annual event that brings Canadians together to celebrate science and share an appreciation for the insights, inventions and ideas that shape our world.

Alexander Braun (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering) makes a presentation on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during last year's Science Literacy Week at Queen's University. (Supplied photo)

This is the second year Queen’s University Library has hosted events for the Queen’s community.

“It makes sense for the library to host this event given our priorities of enhancing learning and research within the Queen’s community,” says Tatiana Zaraiskaya, Public Service and E-Science Librarian and Science Literacy Week event organizer. “It is also a great opportunity for us to provide a forum to engage with others across a number of different fields.”

Currently scheduled presentations include a Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) demo by Francine Berish, Geospatial Data Librarian, and an Online Anatomy Resources Demo at Bracken Health Sciences Library by Sarah Wickett, Health Informatics Librarian. There will also be tours of the Anatomy Museum conducted by Dr. Stephen Pang, the Miller Museum of Geology by Mark Badham, and the Museum of Health Care, an exhibit in W. D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections hosted by Alvan Bregman, Head of Special Collections, and Jillian Sparks, Special Collections Librarian, and science book displays.

For the full schedule, please see the schedule of events.

Arts and Science
Smith Engineering
Health Sciences