Open UBC Working Group/Newsletter/Sep2019

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Date For Publication

September 25, 2019


What is this Newsletter?


UBC Vancouver Senate Endorses Principles for Digital Learning Materials Used for Assessment

In May 2018, the UBC Vancouver Senate Teaching and Learning Committee presented to the UBC Vancouver Senate, as a topic of “broad academic interest,” about fees for access to digital learning materials that are used for assessment. Guidelines relating to cost and use of digital materials for assessment purposes exist for post-secondary institutions in Alberta and Ontario. The UBC-V Senate Teaching and Learning Committee then passed principles related to this topic at their April 17, 2019 meeting and the full UBC-V Senate endorsed the principles at their May 15, 2019 meeting. Read more...

Applications Open - UBC Open Education Resources Fund

The UBC OER Fund was established through the UBC Academic Excellence Fund to support affordable and inclusive access to learning materials through the adaption, adoption, development, and integration of open educational resources (OER) in UBC credit courses. In alignment with the UBC Strategic Plan, the Office of the Provost is committing $250,000 in annual funding for the next four years to support OER initiatives. Read more...

New Open UBC Website




Events & Workshops

Open Scholarship in Practice 2019 Symposium - Save the Date

Open scholarship, which encompasses open science, open access, open data, open education, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is transforming how knowledge is created and shared.

Join us for a full day of hands-on workshops exploring the practice of open scholarship from new tools that can increase the reproducibility of research to new pedagogies that become possible when students and faculty members become co-creators engaged in meaningful, generative knowledge creation. Hear from UBC colleagues who are incorporating “openness” in innovative ways to enhance teaching, research, and public impact.

Date TBD

Funding/Grant Opportunities

BCcampus opportunities

Highlighted Tools/Services

  • Open Access
  • Open Education
  • Open Science
  • Open Data

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