It’s that exciting time of year again! As a faculty member, a visiting scholar, a graduate and/or postdoctoral student or an undergraduate student, you will not want to miss the following free and open to the public event in celebration of International Open Access Week.
This year hallmarks the first Open Access Week event hosted in partnership between UBC Library, the Public Knowledge (PKP), BCcampus, the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Library and the BC Research Libraries Group (BCRLG).
The panel discussion is entitled, Open for Collaboration: Is it time for Canada to implement a unified open strategy for higher education?. It will delve into how BC universities and colleges can further accelerate research dissemination more openly and what role the government and higher education play in the open access movement.
When? Thursday, October 22, 2015
Where? SFU Harbour Centre. Reception will be in the Teck Gallery. The main event will be in room 1430.
How much? Free but registration is required.
Can’t attend in-person? Watch the live webcast. (Note: Link will not be live until Oct. 22).
5:30 – 6:30 Registration and reception
6:30 – 7:15 Welcome and keynote
7:15 – 7:30 Break
7:30 – 8:30 Panel discussion
Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin, Professor in Publishing Studies at SFU and a collaborator on the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University
David Ascher, VP of Product for the Mozilla Foundation
Inba Kehoe, Copyright Officer and Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of Victoria Libraries
Clint Lalonde, Senior Manager, Open Education at BCcampus
Dr. Rosemary (Rosie) J. Redfield, Professor in the Department of Zoology at UBC