Open Education Week at UBC is happening March 4-8, 2019.
RSVP for events and learn more about what Open Access and Open Education 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 Education Events!

Indigenous Literature Wikipedia Edit-athon

Date & Time: Monday, March 4, 1 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: First Nations Longhouse

Register online

The Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is seeking to improve the coverage of Indigenous writes on Wikipedia and to encourage diverse community editors to actively work to dissuade assumptions about Indigenous literature by raising their profile in this increasingly influential information source.

Open in Action 2019

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Location: KPU Richmond Campus – Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, Room 4900

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On March 6th, join BCcampus and post-secondary partners at KPU-Richmond for a day of hands-on learning to mark the occasion. Join faculty, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists and other education stakeholders for a program that aims to connect ideas with action.

Open Scholarship UBC Library Round-Up

Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Dodson Room, IKBLC

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Join us for UBC Library lightning talks exploring the practice of open scholarship – from grant funded research, tool development and community engagement, to collection development processes and open access compliance. Hear from UBC Library colleagues who are incorporating “openness” in innovative ways to enhance teaching, research, and public impact.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon

Date & Time: Saturday, March 9, 12 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Belkin Gallery

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Vancouver will be hosting its fifth annual edit-a-thon at multiple locations. The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery on the University of British Columbia campus, at Emily Carr University Library, The Western Front and Surrey Art Gallery will all hold events. Childcare will be provided free of charge by reservation, please contact the organizers for requests. We are committed to creating a safe space for all participants. This event is organized with support from the Helen and Morris Belkin Art Gallery, Wikimedia Foundation and through the Art+Feminism platform.

For more about Open Access resources and practices at UBC visit