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History of the University of Guelph: A Wikipedia Editathon
Our Campus Wiki-a-thon Poster
Our Campus: A Wiki-a-thon
When and Where
DateThursday January 31st, 2019
Time10am - 12 pm
AddressScholars Studio, 2nd Floor, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph
City, ProvinceGuelph, Ontario

We all use Wikipedia. Either when clicking on the first result when questioning our favourite search engine, or as a starting place for seeking information on a new topic. But many of us aren’t aware of the biases behind this massive collectively-written encyclopedia. Did you know, for example, that less than 20% of the editors of Wikipedia are women? There are many more facts about bias on Wikipedia in this great article by Victoria Leonard[1]. Scholars Studio and THINC Lab invite you to join us in new monthly event: Wikipedia Editathons.

On Thursday, January 31st, 10am - 12:30pm we’ll write the University of Guelph into history with the Our Campus event. At these events you will be trained in how to edit and write Wikipedia articles, and provided with a list of starting places to jump in and make Wikipedia a more inclusive, diverse space on the web.

What to bring[edit]

Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support and learn about Wikipedia. If you do not already have a Wikipedia user account, please create one before you arrive (you can do so here). Please also take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy.


  • Location: Scholars Studio, 2nd Floor, McLaughlin Library University of Guelph
  • Date: Thursday January 31st, 2019
  • Time: 10am - 12 pm

Participants – Sign Up Here![edit]

If you have a Wikipedia account, sign your name by editing this section and typing four tildes ("~~~~") in the list below. If you don't have an account, just write your name below (though it is recommended that you create a user account in advance of the event - create one here!).

Resources for Editing[edit]

General Wikipedia, how to edit resources[edit]

Editing ideas[edit]

There are lots of ideas on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Women_in_Red which could be interesting.

Bite sized tasks for new editors[edit]

  • Add a citation! Citation Hunt
  • Fix a spelling or grammatical error!

Whose Knowledge Project[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard, Victoria (12 December 2018). "Female scholars are marginalised on Wikipedia because it's written by men". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2019.