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Open UBC Working Group
a community of UBC faculty, students, and staff
who share, communicate, and partner on resources and strategies to support open scholarship at UBC.

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Do you have a great idea or approach to openness that you’d love to pass on? Are you interested in collaborating in hopes of making a greater change?

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The Open UBC Working Group is a great way to share with and learn from others on the UBC campus and beyond. The Open UBC Working Group, which is comprised of faculty, students, and staff, has been meeting regularly to advise, communicate, and partner on the development of resources and strategies for supporting open scholarship at UBC.

Open Scholarship is a broad and somewhat loose term that has emerged in response to a need to identify and speak to a growing number of open practices within academia. Open Access, Open Science, Open Data, and Open Education make up a sprawling landscape of interconnected approaches to and focuses on “openness”.

Collectively, the Open UBC Working Group is a place to discuss, share, and develop advocacy strategies for open scholarship at UBC.  In addition to serving as a place of community for those interested in various areas of open, the working group reviews and approves applications to the OER Rapid Innovation Grant Program and works closely with representatives from the Library, CTLT and AMS to operationalize institutional approaches to open scholarship.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, & Notes



Past Meeting Agendas (2016-2020):

Meeting Plan

Each meeting will have two standing items, a Roundtable and OER Rapid Innovation Grant Application Review.

  • Roundtable - This part of the meeting will encourage participants to share their work and engagement in open scholarship with the group.
  • OER Rapid Innovation Grant Application Review - The OER Rapid Innovation Grants provide funding for a wide range of activities and events that seek to engage the UBC community in increasing awareness and capacity for supporting and sustaining the adoption, adaption, and creation of OER at UBC V. The Open UBC Working Group will review all applications on an ongoing basis and make funding recommendations to the CTLT Academic Director.

The remainder of the meeting agendas will be planned based on the thematic coverage for the month.