[Toronto WikiClub] Wikimedia Canada Newsletter

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Thu Nov 18 09:56:50 EST 2021

News and updates from the Wikimedia movement in Canada

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** Environment and Climate Change Canada Weather Observations in Wikimedia Commons

The project “Environment and Climate Change Canada Weather Observations in Wikimedia Commons (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=59714e7e83&e=a2dec13318) ” was led by Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e73ad012e7&e=a2dec13318) and funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=63c1d0154d&e=a2dec13318) (ECCC) from June 2019 to March 2021. This project allowed the import of 100 years of meteorological data from 8,756 weather stations across Canada into Wikimedia Commons, for a total of 4.5GB of data and 26 million values, and their reuse in other Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia.

Following this project, Wikimedia Canada, in collaboration with Acfas (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3e8ee23de4&e=a2dec13318) , welcomed two interns during Summer 2021, thanks to the scholarship program “Data Storytelling” (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=06279ba631&e=a2dec13318) from IVADO (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=04d5a2622d&e=a2dec13318) .

The articles from those internships were published on Wikimedia Canada’s website (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=715d18b4cd&e=a2dec13318) :
* Climate inequalities that make you insomniac (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b10d5f1c79&e=a2dec13318)
* Agricultural resilience lies at our feet… In the soil (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=05bee2c8f9&e=a2dec13318)

By visualizing certain data chosen from this project, the two interns, Laurence Taschereau and Ali Sabzi, contribute to increasing public awareness about global warming and its effect on life in Canada. They chose to focus on the issue of heat island in Quebec City and agriculture in Montérégie.

Indeed the interns, being free to choose their topic, considered that presenting data through a small-scale story would appeal to readers more than giving a global picture of the situation. The only constraint of this internship was to highlight the dataset from ECCC.

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2defd1ffdf&e=a2dec13318)

** French-speaking WikiConference

The French-speaking WikiConference 2021 (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=bfccedb751&e=a2dec13318) will be held online on 20 and 21 November. Registrations are open until 18 November.

The program (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=063abf0441&e=a2dec13318) of the conference has been published on Meta-Wiki. Wikimedia Canada will make a presentation in French on 21 November at 2:10pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3103ca1a70&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time) titled “Wikimédia Canada : une décennie de projets, de partenariats et d’activités (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1728117236&e=a2dec13318) ” (Wikimedia Canada: 10 years of projects, partnerships and activities).

Indeed Wikimedia Canada just celebrated its 10th anniversary and is preparing for 10 more years. Wikimedia Canada is at the crossroads of the “Francophonie”, the “Anglophonie” and the “Autochtonie” in addition to being an organization covering a country-continent containing six timezones. In 10 years, Wikimedia Canada has stood out at a national and international level, especially through its activities and partnerships with GLAMUs and Indigenous communities as well as its weather project. This presentation will give an overview of the history of Wikimedia Canada, from its beginnings to today, as well as its ambitions for the next 10 years.

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=4a4fe70950&e=a2dec13318)

** Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Asian Canadian Content

In November, the Wikipedia Asian Month (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=aff57d4ea4&e=a2dec13318) is organized with the goal to promote the creation or improvement of Wikipedia content in different languages about Asia.

An online edit-a-thon will be held by the University of Victoria Libraries and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) titled “Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Asian Canadian Content: Historical Newspapers for Chinese Canadians before 1930s (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=efb3693ca1&e=a2dec13318) ”. The event will be held on 17 November from 3pm to 5pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=8d8a733fcf&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time).

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** Quebec literary arts

Rhizome (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ac4c83e930&e=a2dec13318) is launching a project called "Creating links — for a greater discoverability of Quebec's literary arts (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=24e1473e09&e=a2dec13318) ", an initiative aimed at promoting Quebec culture on the web. This project is supported by the Ambition Program of the Government of Quebec and the Digital Strategy Funds of the Canada Council for the Arts. It will strengthen the digital presence of Quebec writers, including Indigenous and cultural diversity writers, and their works, on the various Wikimedia projects.

In the context of this initiative, Rhizome, in collaboration with various partners, is organizing a series of workshops and lunchtime conferences (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=7b4c485b54&e=a2dec13318) as part of the Quebec literary arts project on Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=b110479cfe&e=a2dec13318) .

Here are the upcoming events as part of this project:
* 24 November 2021 from 12h30pm to 1h30pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=92c26edfbd&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), lunchtime conference in French live on Rhizome Facebook page (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=c95cf09c6e&e=a2dec13318) about “Quebec literature, Wikimedia and discoverability” with Lëa-Kim Châteauneuf, president of Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ff89fab66d&e=a2dec13318) .
* 8 December 2021 from 6pm to 9pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=64a6bf9b2f&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), Wiki-litt workshop in French at Théâtre Aux Écuries in Montreal organized by Planète rebelle (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=fdc71d6b85&e=a2dec13318(%C3%A9diteur)) , La Quadrature and Rhizome with the invited author Nadine Wash.
* 12 January 2022 from 6pm to 9pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=5ca3ccc733&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), Wiki-litt workshop in French at Maison des écrivains in Montreal organized by the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a44f9e11f5&e=a2dec13318) (UNÉQ) and Rhizome with the invited author Claire Varin.
* 26 January 2022 from 12h30pm to 1h30pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f0949de48e&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), lunchtime conference in French live on Rhizome Facebook page (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f9f95e46ac&e=a2dec13318) about “the digital discoverability applied to arts and culture” with Andrée Harvey and Véronique Marino, copresidents and cofounders of LaCogency (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1de0b41a65&e=a2dec13318) .
* 9 February 2022 from 6pm to 9pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e37bad211f&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), Wiki-litt workshop in French in Quebec City organized by Kwahiatonhk! and Rhizome with the invited author Jean Sioui.
* 16 February 2022 from 12h30pm to 1h30pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3db63f67a5&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), lunchtime conference in French live on Rhizome Facebook page (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2b8d0c6f28&e=a2dec13318) about the ’”positioning index of cultural digitized cultural products” with Michèle Rioux, director of the  Laboratoire de recherche sur la découvrabilité et les transformations des industries culturelles à l’ère du commerce électronique (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=1c10171583&e=a2dec13318) (LATICCE).
* 9 March 2022 from 6pm to 9pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=3b5c329091&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), Wiki-litt workshop in French at the Espace possible in Quebec City organized by the Éditions Alto (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=37ce83716c&e=a2dec13318) and Rhizome with the invited author Annie Perreault.
* 23 March 2022 from 12h30pm to 1h30pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=6099c2538f&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), lunchtime conference in French live on Rhizome Facebook page (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=8efd612530&e=a2dec13318) about “the project TAMIS - artificial intelligence in the service of the book industry” with Christian Roy, consultant at A10S.
* 13 April 2022 from 1pm to 5pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=5a40807e8e&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), intermediate-advanced training Wiki-litt workshop in French at Université du Québec à Montréal (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d42d6ece33&e=a2dec13318) (UQÀM) in Montreal with the trainer Jérémy Bouchez.
* 8 June 2022 from 6pm to 9pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=6c214e28eb&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), Wiki-litt workshop in French in Montreal organized by La poésie partout and Rhizome with the invited author Renée Gagnon.
* 14 September 2022 from 6pm to 9pm (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=daa58270db&e=a2dec13318) (Montreal time), Wiki-litt workshop in French in Montreal organized by the Éditions du Noroît (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2adf49fc6b&e=a2dec13318) and Rhizome with the invited author Diane Régimbald.

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=fb85095e82&e=a2dec13318)

** Wiki Challenge in the Americas

On the 60th anniversary of Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), the regional director Americas (AUF Amériques) is launching a call for candidates for the contest #DéfiWIKI (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=2cb79d1e38&e=a2dec13318) , in partnership with Acfas, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP) and Wikimedia Canada. This call for candidates is for graduate students from institutions part of AUF Amériques that have until 31 January 2022 to submit their proposals.

The main goal of this contest is to contribute to creating French content on Wikipedia in the field of human and social sciences. Training on how to write Wikipedia articles will be held on 15 and 22 November.

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f796bead91&e=a2dec13318)

** Future of the Programs Committee

The Programs Committee of Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=7df07b3147&e=a2dec13318) is currently in a period of redefinition. This is why the monthly meetings were cancelled for the rest of 2021.

Starting in 2022, we will begin a series of activities to collectively reflect on how this committee should function and what its goals should be. In order to prepare for these activities, we would like to hear your opinions and suggestions about these questions:
How can we foster integration and networking among volunteers in the Wikimedia movement in Canada?
How can we better equip the community to organize events and benefit from Wikimedia Canada's support (logistic, monetary, technological, etc.)?
What name could better represent this idea of integration and networking?

We are inviting you to share your ideas through this survey (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=565523a39d&e=a2dec13318) . This will only take a few minutes. You can also share your comments to us by email (mailto:info at wikimedia.ca) .

Your concerns, your experiences and your interests are at the heart of this collective brainstorming.

If you would like to meet us to discuss the form that could take these brainstorming sessions, if you would like to be involved in the process, or if you would simply like to discuss with us about this, do not hesitate to write to us (mailto:info at wikimedia.ca) !

Learn more > (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d964519f66&e=a2dec13318)

** Videos, radio and news articles
* Thérèse Ottawa, Board member of Wikimedia Canada (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=611700e06f&e=a2dec13318) and referent of the WikiClub Metapeckeka (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=7938f5d840&e=a2dec13318) , and Nastasia Herold, linguist from Leipzig University, gave a presentation to the University of Victoria titled “Ethics and Responsibilities of Open Access and its Realization in the Atikamekw First Nation’s Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=9f6e9de712&e=a2dec13318) ”.
* CBC Montreal News gave the microphone to Wikimedia Canada on 23 October for the contribution activity by the Matrimoine Foundation. You can listen to it online (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=92586a230f&e=a2dec13318) (from 9:01 to 9:37).
* An article was published by University of Toronto News titled “With help of their prof, U of T students go from being Wikidata novices to international conference presenters (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=d3e3883379&e=a2dec13318) ”.
* A video in French of vulgarization of Wikipedia (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=36b6f11bb5&e=a2dec13318) was published on the YouTube channel Nota Bonus by Benjamin Brillaud to attempt to explain the way Wikipedia works.

** A few news from the Wikimedia Movement
* The Wikimedia Foundation launched the Wikimedia Research & Technology Fund (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e7a543dfa8&e=a2dec13318) as part of its new funding strategy (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=af36ba3db5&e=a2dec13318) . An article was published on Diff about this (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=ff6c9ad705&e=a2dec13318) .
* Meta-Wiki (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=f5c6d4b8cd&e=a2dec13318) , the coordination site for the Wikimedia projects, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on 19 November. An online event is organized to celebrate (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=e601606016&e=a2dec13318) .
* Wikisource (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=276c15906a&e=a2dec13318) , a free library, is celebrating its 18th anniversary. The event will be celebrated online on 28 November 2021 with Maryana Iskendar, the incoming CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation. To be invited, send an email to sgill at wikimedia.org (mailto:sgill at wikimedia.org) .
* Toolhub (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=a446175d44&e=a2dec13318) , a community-authored catalog of software tools to be used on Wikimedia projects, was launched in October.
* The picture of the year 2020 from Wikimedia Commons (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=bf69cc6567&e=a2dec13318) was announced.

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- ** Luca Casale, Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) hunting in the waters of the Po River Delta in Italy (Picture of the Year 2020 on Wikimedia Commons), CC-BY-SA 4.0. (https://wikimedia.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=29c1f1c45dc917d8c6939fa4c&id=68ed0149ad&e=a2dec13318)

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