Open scholarship encompasses open access, open data, open educational resources, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment while also changing how knowledge is created and shared.

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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.

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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.

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Open Research

Open Science and Open Data work together to further the reach of scientific research outputs by promoting transparency and in turn supporting reproducibility and credibility.

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#HonouringIndigenousWriters Wikipedia Edit-a Thon

Date & Time: Monday, March 2, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Sty-Wet-Tan Hall in the First Nations Longhouse

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The Honouring 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 Education: Transforming Practice through Innovative Classroom Projects

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 3, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: CapU Lonsdale, North Vancouver – Room 222 (A/B)

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This event will feature a series of brief talks by practitioners about innovative and open projects underway at a range of local institutions. Attendees can also choose to sign up to briefly speak about an open education project or initiative from their own practice.

Social Justice Zine Fair

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 3, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Stikine Room, IKBLC

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On March 7, 2020 join us for a Social Justice Zine Fair at UBC Library! Students will host tables to showcase and exchange the zines they have produced in Dr. Jessi Taylor’s course GRSJ 102: Global Issues in Social Justice. Come learn more about their work, and bring your own zines to exchange. Local organizations, including Out on the Shelves, will also be hosting tables with materials from their Zine collections to explore.

Pixellating Mixer – UnRoman Romans

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 3, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Room 480, Koerner Library

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Pixellating is a monthly Digital Humanities (DH) mixer that happens in the Library Research Commons Digital Scholarship Lab. It is an opportunity for DH scholars and students from across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research. This month we will be featuring a project showcase with time for a Q&A afterward.

Opening Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Room 548 and 552 – Presentation Room, Koerner Library

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This hands-on session will explore the necessary ingredients for open assignments and learning activities. It will examine real-world examples and best practices as well as brainstorm ways to open up your teaching.

How to Create Inclusive and Accessible Open Educational Resources

Date & Time: Thursday, March 5, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Room 548 and 552, Koerner Library

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In this workshop, we will talk about how to design OER so they are more inclusive and accessible for all students. This will include an overview of the technical considerations of digital accessibility.

An Introduction to the Open Science Framework

Date & Time: Friday, March 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Room B25, Woodward Library

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OSF is a free open platform that supports research workflow and enables collaboration. As a project management tool it encourages best practices in project organization and reproducibility. This introductory workshop explores some existing projects, will set up OSF accounts with participants who will learn to use OSF to manage a research project from start to finish.

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