Learn about science and space during week-long event at York

York University Libraries, as part of its commitment to supporting the dissemination and discovery of knowledge and open access to research, will present Science Literacy Week, a week-long celebration of science, from Sept. 17 to 21.

The University community and members of the public are invited to learn about science at York University during this event, and this year Science Literacy Week will highlight space in celebration of Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques’ December launch.

Events include:

  • public talks by faculty on space, biology and brain topics;
  • “Is the Earth Flat? Fake News and You” – a workshop to help you differentiate fake news from real news;
  • equipment used on space missions, fun science demos, and posters of undergraduate and graduate space-related work in the atrium of Scott Library;
  • a display of historical news articles about the moon landings and posters of Lassonde Earth and Space Science and Engineering undergraduate and graduate projects at Steacie Library; and
  • science book displays at York University library branches.

“York University Libraries are proud to invite the community to York University for Science Literacy Week,” said Joy Kirchner, dean of Libraries. “We’re excited to welcome visitors to be inspired by our researchers and the abounding possibilities of science.”

To view the event schedule and suggested science resources, visit bit.ly/scilitYork.

Science Literacy Week has grown to become a pan-Canadian initiative for promoting science to the public. York University is one of 200-plus Canadian partners from more than 100 cities coast to coast participating in this event to highlight the importance of science to society, as well as York’s contributions to scientific endeavours.

To learn more about Science Literacy Week and to see what other events are happening in the area, visit scienceliteracy.ca.