Successful applicants unveiled for the 2014 B.C. History Digitization Program
Successful applicants unveiled for the 2014 B.C. History Digitization Program

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Are you curious about open access and how it can increase your research impact? Join us at Open UBC 2013 today!

Find out how digital technologies and contemporary open education practices are affecting the economics and traditional business models of education. Learn about new faculty-based innovative open projects, courses, sharable and extensible tools and approaches for student learning and engagement at UBC. Discover how UBC students are leading open access for their peers and beyond.

Register to attend any (or all) Open UBC event session held in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week (Oct. 20-26) at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Did You Know? 

Gregor Kiczales is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at UBC. He is an ACM Fellow and the 2012 recipient of the Dahl-Nygaard Senior Prize for his achievements in programming language design research.  He is also the instructor for the Introduction to Systematic Program Design MOOC at Coursera. Hear his Open UBC 2013 talk about MOOCs and on-campus learning happening at UBC at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/2013/09/14/moocs-and-on-campus-learning/. Register for any (or all) Open UBC 2013 event sessions at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

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This year marks the 5th annual Open Access Week event series at the University of British Columbia.  Don’t miss out on this celebration. Join us on Oct. 22-23 in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Open UBC “encourages the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide”. It is a free event series held in conjunction with Celebrate Learning Week (Oct. 20-26), International Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27), and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.

Guest speakers and highlights include Peter Binfield (co-founder of PeerJ), Paul Stacey (senior project manager at Creative Commons), Margaret Munro (award-winning science writer at Postmedia News), a Student Open Access Pecha Kucha panel presentation, an Open robotics and 3D printing demonstration, and experts on open education and flexible learning, including Erin Fields (Teaching and Learning Librarian) from UBC Library.

Now, let the Open UBC 2013 countdown begin! Register today at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Did You Know? 

“The Open Access ‘Megajournal’ (a class of journal defined by the success of PLOS ONE) is a reasonably recent phenomenon, but one that some observers believe is poised to change the publishing world very rapidly.” Read more about it at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/2013/09/03/open-access-megajournals/. Register for any (or all) Open UBC 2013 event sessions at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Above image courtesy of the J. Murrey Atkins Library website

 The third-annual Open UBC will kick off October 22, celebrating open access to information. The events encourage the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide.  

Highlights include:

All of these events are free and open to the public.

The full schedule with speaker biographies, session information and more is available on the Open UBC website. The session titles are listed below:

 In conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week, International Open Access Week, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.

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