International Open Access Week in Canada

The theme of Open Access Week this year is "Open in Action": focusing on concrete steps that researchers, students, faculty, librarians, and other stakeholders can take to make information openly available. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be updating this page for information about the various OA week events that are happening across Canada. Is your institution holding an event that you don't see on the page? Send lorrainechuen(at) an e-mail and we'll put it on our site!


OCAD University (Toronto, ON) - Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 - a day of panel and talks at the Lambert lounge

McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) - Thursday, Oct. 20 - Friday, Oct. 28 - a week long series of workshops, presentations and webinars. 

University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON) - Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Thursday, Nov. 3 - a week-long series of webinars and workshops on a variety of topics, including the Canadian Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, Open metrics and more!  

Brock University. Tuesday, Oct. 25. A day-long series of events, including an intro to Open Access, a panel discussion on scholarly communications, and a workshop on Brock’s Digital Repository.

University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON). Monday, Nov. 3. A panel discussion on open access publishing.


McGill University (Montreal, QC) - Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Friday, Oct. 28 - a week long series of presentations and activities, including a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!  

British Columbia

Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC) - Monday, Oct. 24 - Thursday, Oct. 27 - a week long series of workshops on open research data, open educational resources, knowing your author rights and more.  

University of Victoria (Victoria, BC) - Monday, Oct. 24 - a single event featuring Rick Anderson, President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing & Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication at the University of Utah hosted by The B.C. Research Libraries Group will take place from 2 – 3pm at the McPherson Library.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (Burnaby, BC) - Tuesday, Oct. 25 - a Panel Discussion will be taking place from 12 - 1pm

Langara College (Vancouver, BC) - Wednesday, Oct. 26 - an Adoption Workshop will be taking place from 12:30 – 1:20 featuring Rosario Passos from BCcampus.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey, BC) - Thursday, Oct. 27 - events will be taking place at both the Surrey and Cloverdale Campuses.

Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC) - TBD - a series of events will be taking place including a Faculty Adoption OER Workshop and Open Access presentations on predatory journals


University of Lethbridge. Thursday, Oct. 27 - A presentation on “Open Access in Action


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