Open Access Week at UBC is happening October 23–29.
RSVP for events and learn more about what Open Access means for researchers, students and faculty.

Open Access is a movement encouraging the removal of barriers to scholarly research so that scholarly work is accessible to people everywhere. Access is available to everyone: students, policy makers, health care workers, professionals, educators, scholars in the developing world, and the public.

Open Access Publishing

Publishing Open Access provides researchers with a way to share their findings with scholars and students worldwide while protecting their authors’ rights and is increasingly a requirement of funding organizations.

Learn how to make your research openly available.


Open Education

Open Education allows educators to share, manage and use education resources such as open textbooks, lesson plans, quizzes, videos, interactive activities and presentations.

Access UBC’s Open Education repositories.

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are openly licensed resources that are available online to be freely used by students, teachers, and members of the public

Access Open Textbooks.


Open Collections

Open Collections is a publicly-accessible collection of digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more.

Access UBC’s Open Collections


RSVP now for Open Access Events!

Tension and Risk in Open Scholarship 

Date & Time: Thursday, October 26, 5-8 p.m.
Location: British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Downtown Campus, Atrium Room, 8th floor (Room 825)
Register online

Arrivals and appetizers: 5:30-6pm
Session from 6-8 p.m. includes coffee and dessert

Please join UBC, SFU and BCIT in celebrating International Open Access Week for a panel that examines the threads running through different tensions in the open movements. Featured speakers include: Amanda Coolidge (BCcampus), Jessica Gallinger (SFU Library), Christina Illnitichi (AMS, UBC), David Gaertner (First Nations and Indigenous Studies, UBC) and Lisa Nathan (School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, UBC).

Frequencies: In science


A series of podcasts featuring UBC Okanagan researchers critically discussing the implications of their research, how they communicate their ideas, and how we as a society respond.


For more about Open Education resources and practices at UBC visit