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News and updates from the Wikimedia movement in Canada

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WIKIMEDIA CANADA
OCTOBER 2021
NEWSLETTER

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** Wikipedia Contribution Guide
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The Acfas (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=c9eaa20648&e=51e7f1452b) , in collaboration with Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=25078d2c6b&e=51e7f1452b) , published a Wikipedia Contribution Guide (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b5a04c0e52&e=51e7f1452b) in French (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=972c7920e9&e=51e7f1452b) . It was published on 8 September 2021 on Wikimedia Commons.

This guide of approximately 20 pages serves as an introduction on how to start contributing to Wikipedia. In particular, it can be useful to people who are hosting activities to welcome new editors.

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** Wiki Challenge
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The Americas Office of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=85eb3164fd&e=51e7f1452b) (AUF) (Association of Francophone Universities), in collaboration with Acfas (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=82b42f5f65&e=51e7f1452b) , BAnQ (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1e295452c1&e=51e7f1452b) , ÉNAP (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=85c7097d46&e=51e7f1452b) and Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=052fc0240c&e=51e7f1452b) , launches the “Défi Wiki (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=77b39d06c1&e=51e7f1452b) ” (Wiki Challenge), a contest to promote the creation of scientific content in French on Wikipedia in the field of social sciences.

The contest is for students of 2nd and 3rd cycles, and is from 15 September 2021 to 31 January 2022. Three laureates will present their articles during the 2022 Acfas Congress.

A training on writing of Wikipedia will be offered in November 2021.

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** BAnQ is Wiki
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As part of the series “BAnQ is Wiki (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3e5b78a415&e=51e7f1452b) ” and on the occasion of the Built Heritage Month, an online initiation session to Wikipedia in French (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=186521aa02&e=51e7f1452b) will be offered on the thematic of the promotion of the heritage buildings of Quebec.
Specialists from the National Archives of Quebec and Wikimedia Canada will be there to allow the participants to discover how to contribute to Wikipedia articles by adding pictures from the collections of BAnQ.

The session will be held via Zoom on October 19th at 4pm (Quebec time).

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** Edit-a-thon of Fondation Matrimoine
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The Fondation Matrimoine has the objective of contributing to promote the cultural heritage from women, in particular from female creators. Among its actions, they have the goal to host Wikipedia edit-a-thons in order to augment the content about women from Quebec and Canada. This initiative also aims at augmenting the number of female contributors in order to lower the gender gap (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ba322288cc&e=51e7f1452b) .

The first workshop will be hosted at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on 23 October 2021 in collaboration with Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=8d70859ba5&e=51e7f1452b) , Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=86276e8a27&e=51e7f1452b) (BAnQ) (in particular to promote the Livernois Fonds), National Quebec Fine Arts Museum (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ecc9d857f9&e=51e7f1452b) , the Historical Society of Brome County (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=c3db508ad2&e=51e7f1452b) , and Art+Feminism (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=486fae5341&e=51e7f1452b) .

The goal of this Wikipedia edit-a-thon is to promote the work of female creators from Quebec in order to augment the presence of the cultural heritage from women as well as its discoverability in the digital space, and will specifically be about the life and the work of photographers and businesswomen Elise L’Heureux and Sally Wood.

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** 100 Years of Weather Data
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Since 2019, Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=238269e3c8&e=51e7f1452b) embarked on a bold project to release a complete structured dataset from Environment and Climate Change Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=30275340a0&e=51e7f1452b) (ECCC), a governmental institution, into Wikimedia projects, in order to maximize its dissemination and its reuse. The project was funded by ECCC for two years.

The first phase of the project, from 2019 to 2020, consisted in the massive import of weather data from ECCC into Wikimedia Commons (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=52ec8ae148&e=51e7f1452b) , including dozens of recorded parameters such as temperature, wind speed and precipitation.  In total, more than 26 million yearbook and monthly data were imported. New tools needed to be developed.

The second phase, from 2020 to 2021, consisted in finding ideas to enhance this data and disseminate it through the Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Canada has therefore collaborated with two institutions and scientific networks that care about our mission: Acfas and IVADO. Together, brainstorming sessions were hosted. During the summer of 2021, Wikimedia Canada welcomed two interns who continued the work to enhance ECCC data.

Read the final report (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d32a1e088e&e=51e7f1452b) on Wikimedia Commons.

The results of the project were presented in a scientific presentation at the 55th Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=df6a22ca44&e=51e7f1452b) . An interview in French (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=cd8963662e&e=51e7f1452b) was given on the podcast of Bruno Guglielminetti. Furthermore a presentation (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=75a5f13789&e=51e7f1452b) was given during Wikimania 2021.

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** Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin
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The Arctic Knot Conference 2021 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b444984d80&e=51e7f1452b) took place online on 24 and 25 June 2021. The focus of the conference was on Indigenous and underrepresented languages on Wikimedia projects. During the conference, a presentation (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e72f9b232a&e=51e7f1452b) was given about the project to create and develop the Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=c4f100003a&e=51e7f1452b) , the Wikipedia in Atikamekw language.

This presentation offers an account of the project to develop the Wikipedia in Atikamekw language as well as to augment the presence of Atikamekw knowledge, culture and language on the other Wikimedia projects. This project is led by the Atikamekw community with the support of Wikimedia Canada.

The Metapeckeka WikiClub (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1a3390e341&e=51e7f1452b) , that is to say the WikiClub of the Atikamekw Community of Manawan, is one the most active WikiClubs in Canada despite their remote location and the low population of their community.

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** New Board of Directors
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Wikimedia Canada held its 2021 Annual General Meeting (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2699b4338e&e=51e7f1452b) last May. During this meeting, four directors were re-elected for two-year terms: Ha-Loan Phan, Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf, Jean-Michel Lapointe and Sarah Severson.

Subsequently the Board of Directors elected the Executive Committee:
President: Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf
Vice President: Michael David Miller
Secretary: Ha-Loan Phan
Treasurer: Guillaume Lafrance

Wikimedia Canada is proud to keep a majority of women on its Board of Directors as well as representations from the Indigenous and LGTBQ+ communities in addition to both official languages communities of the country. The organization also has a gender parity on its Executive Committee.

Wikimedia Canada thanks everybody who participated in the general meeting.

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** A few news from the Wikimedia Movement
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* The results of the election for the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees were announced on 7 September 2021 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3241cfca56&e=51e7f1452b) . Four people were elected out of the 19 candidates: Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Victoria Doronina, Dariusz Jemielniak and Lorenzo Losa.
* Maryana Iskander was appointed as the new CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation. A blog post was published on Diff on this topic (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=17a078fdce&e=51e7f1452b) .
* Phase 1 of the vote for the Picture of the Year 2020 of Wikimedia Commons (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f8e25b1e53&e=51e7f1452b) ended on October 1st. Vote for phase 2 will be from October 15th to 29th.
* During Wikimania 2021 which was held online, seven people were chosen as “Wikimedians of the Year”: Alaa Najjar (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=bf3b9d608e&e=51e7f1452b) , Lodewijk Gelauff (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=91aa05529f&e=51e7f1452b) , Netha Hussain (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=31227e40de&e=51e7f1452b) , Carmen Alcázar (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=22aced57f1&e=51e7f1452b) , Jay Prakash (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1d0f363d21&e=51e7f1452b) , Anaya Mondal (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e6491f1b91&e=51e7f1452b) and Carma Citrawati (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a80a29ca84&e=51e7f1452b) . The video of the presentation is available on Wikimedia Commons (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d95482172d&e=51e7f1452b) . An article was published in The Signpost about this topic (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a0164e8ccd&e=51e7f1452b) .
* Wikimédia France published a blog post in French about Lingua Libre, a linguistic collaborative media library (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2a355f49c4&e=51e7f1452b) .
* Art+Feminism published its inaugural research report titled “Unreliables Guidelines: Reliable Sources and Marginalized Communities in French, English and Spanish Wikipedias (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=923c240ee5&e=51e7f1452b) ” in June 2021. The publication was celebrated on YouTube (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=5c2cd3e250&e=51e7f1452b) .
* The Wikimedia Foundation and DuckDuckGo partnered to conduct research on the way Internet users use search engines to access Wikipedia. A blog post was published on Diff about this topic (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4e75a559e0&e=51e7f1452b) .
* A book in French titled “Wikipédia, objet de médiation et de transmission des savoirs”, following the book Wikipédia, objet scientifique non identifié published in 2015, was published in July 2021. It can be bought or read online (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f36f703085&e=51e7f1452b) .
* The Wikimedia Foundation revealed that there was an infiltration project of the Wikimedian community in China (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b07c80ed89&e=51e7f1452b) . Wikimédia France published a blog post in French about this topic (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=813368ab07&e=51e7f1452b) .

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