Current events & exhibits at Gerstein

October 2022

Data Detox Week - October 18-21

"Pink landscape with the text "how many apps do you have on your phone?""

Are you in an unhealthy relationship with your data? Have you let yourself install too many apps, clicked “I agree” a few too many times, or wondered how your apps know so much about you? Perhaps you feel you’re not as in control of your digital life as you’d like to be.

Don’t despair! The University of Toronto Libraries, in partnership with the MADLab, is hosting a Data Detox Week from October 18-21. Join us and find out more about how these digital technologies influence our behaviour, and what steps you can take to start taking back control of your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing. Activities include a virtual panel discussion with U of T experts, a series of virtual workshops led by U of T Librarians, and an in-house expo providing hands-on instructions, in-person support, giveaways and more.

For more information about the events and to register for the workshops or expert panel, please visit the Data Detox page 


Data Detox Expo Tuesday, October 18 to Wednesday, October 19 11am-4pm Gerstein Science Information Centre (no registration required) 

Exploring Your Digital Privacy, Security, and Wellbeing: A Data Detox Expert Panel Wednesday, October 19 12-1:30pm Online via Zoom

Smart Phones, Smart Habits Thursday, October 20 12-1:30pm Online via Zoom

Demystifying Your Data Thursday, October 20 3-4:30pm Online via Zoom

Facts vs Feeling: Identifying Design Tricks and Misinformation Online Friday, October 21 12-1:30pm Online via Zoom 

For more information about the events and to register for the workshops or expert panel, please visit the Data Detox page 

September 2021:

Virtual Science Literacy Week at Gerstein & U of T Libraries! Sept 20-26

C is for Climate! Along with organizations from across Canada, U of T Libraries is celebrating the all things climate-related across the nation. Participating libraries from St. George, UTM, and UTSC campuses will offer virtual displays, contests, trivia & other content that will inspire you all week long!

Sci Lit Week Jeopardy

The Gerstein Science Information Centre & the UTM Library are co-hosting a special Sci Lit Week climate-themed trivia contest!

Where: Online, via Instagram & Twitter

When: Sept 20-24, daily @10am/3pm

#SciComm Showcase: Communicating Climate Change

Ever read an article or book and still feel kind of confused about the topic? They say a picture is worth a thousand words - and this can certainly be the case when it comes to complex climate issues.

We're proud to showcase illustrations and infographics that cut through some of the scientific jargon, and takes a closer look at several issues surrounding climate change.

Where: Main floor (by The Book Stop)

When: Sept 20-26, 2021

Brought to you by the Gerstein Science Information Centre x Science Communication Club.

(Can't make it into the library? Check our Instagram & Twitter daily to see these illustrations!

What is Science Literacy Week?

Science Literacy Week showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools and not-for-profits come together to highlight the books, movies, podcasts and events that convey the excitement and influence of science in our everyday lives. It’s about each and everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live it.

Source: Science Literacy Week