Science Literacy Week 2022

Science Literacy Week: Mathematics

Science Literacy Week (September 19-25, 2022) is a national, weeklong initiative that aims to highlight the diversity of Canadian science. Each year libraries, museums, science centres, schools, and not-for-profits celebrate a specific theme that pertains to science by featuring books, films, events, and workshops.

This year’s theme is mathematics, the language in which science is written. In its oldest forms, mathematics studies trajectories in space, solves equations, calculates probabilities, generates statistics, and much, much more.

UBC Library and UBC Okanagan Library will offer resources and activities on mathematics, as well as resources like curated book lists, streaming film recommendations, and research guides.

Here is a selection of what is being offered at UBC Okanagan Library:

Book Display

UBC Library has a variety of books, films, and other resources about Mathematics. Browse the books on display on the main floor of UBC Okanagan Library from September 20-25.


Contest – Counting Beans Books at UBC Okanagan Library

Have you ever wondered how many books are in the stacks at UBC Okanagan Library? Take a guess and submit your answer at the Library Service Desk for a chance to win a prize.

Dates: September 20-25

Math in Film at the Sawchuk Family Theatre 

A selection of featured mathematics-related films will be played at the Sawchuk Family Theatre from September 20-22.

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Drop-in Math Support

The Student Learning Hub will be hosting a drop-in table to provide math resources and support. Visit UBC Okanagan Library on September 20 at 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Find more resources:

UBC Library Guide to science Literacy Week