Upcoming Events

International Open Access Week

October 24-30, 2016 



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)gmail.com an e-mail and we'll put it on our site!  

Open Access Week Webinar: Introduction to Open Research in Canada 

October 27 2016 - 12:30-1:30pm ET  / 9:30-10:30am PT 

As part of International Open Access Week, we invite you to join us online for a three-part webinar presented by the OOO Canada Research Network, the Center for Open Science, and the Public Knowledge Project!  This webcast is open to anyone who is interested in how to make their work Open in Canada.  In this webcast, you will learn different ways to connect with resources + people to support the openness of your research, including:

  • Learning how to join the OOO Canada Research Network - a group of researchers, students, and activists advocating for open and transparent approaches to knowledge sharing.

  • Exploring the benefits of the latest version of Open Journal Systems (OJS) - a journal management and publishing system developed by the Public Knowledge Project to expand and improve access to research.

  • Getting started with the Open Science Framework - a free, open-source tool for connecting and managing your research workflow.

Please RSVP using this form and we will follow up with details on how to join.  


OpenCon 2016 Toronto

November 26, 2016


More details to come!



Improve the Impact & Integrity of your Science: Introduction to Open Science Framework
University of Toronto, Dr. David Groppe & Dr. Elizabeth Page-Gould  

March 3 2016

International Open Access Week
October 19-25, 2015

 Get involved with the 8th annual International Open Access Week! This year's theme will be "Open for Collaboration", highlighting that collaboration has been, and continues to be crucial for advancing the open access movement.  There a number of ways you can show your support for the open movement during this week, including: publishing blog posts, or working with your institutional library to hold informational tables, workshops, or sessions about open access publishing.  Read more about the week and how you can get involved here

The 12th Annual Open Education Conference #OpenEd15: The Impact of Open
November 18-20 - Vancouver, BC.

This 3-day conference, co-hosted by BCcampus and Lumen Learning, will bring people together to discuss how open educational resources (OER) can reduce educational costs and improve quality of student learning. 

Click here for more information, and if you're interested in attending, click here to register.  

Satellite OpenCon 2015 Conferences: Vancouver & Toronto! 
November 21 - Vancouver, BC & Toronto, ON. 

For those who are unable to attend the international OpenCon meeting on open access, open education and open data held in Brussels this November, there is the option of attending one of two satellite meetings held in Vancouver and Toronto on November 21. These satellite events will feature both streamed digital content from the Brussels meeting, as well as local workshops and sessions on open scholarship.  More information on the event programming and how to register will be available shortly. 

Register for our Toronto satellite event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opencon-toronto-2015-tickets-19181727062

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