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Open Access Week, October 21-27, 2019

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Can we Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event at KPU Richmond

Join Langara, Kwantlen, BCIT, SFU, and UBC for an exciting half-day celebration of Open Access Week (Oct 21-27, 2019). This year’s theme from SPARC is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Our keynote speaker, Jessie Loyer, will explore this question alongside participants through the lens of decolonization. The conversation will continue with local panelists engaged in open knowledge work.

Light refreshments will be served courtesy of our partner BCcampus. All are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, October 22 2019
Time: 12:30pm-1pm (check-in); 1pm-4pm (program)
Place: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond BC; Wilson School of Design, room 4900
Cost: Free! Registration required.

Summary of Jessie’s talk
Sometimes when folks are in the midst of a monumental, feel-good shift, they fail to realize who has been excluded from that space. Librarians and scholars have been advocating the ideals of open access for many years and have seen the exciting changes the movement creates for public knowledge. Yet we rarely think about whose voices are absent and the structures of power that limit this project. Together, we’ll query our positionality in these spaces, and consider how the politics of refusal and an ethic of care might intersect to complicate the open access movement, potentially creating futurities of reciprocity. If rethought as a tool of resurgence, open access can support justice. This even will be live streamed here on October 22.

About Jessie

Jessie is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She is a liaison librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, a guest on Treaty 7 and Blackfoot territory. Her research looks at Indigenous perspectives on information literacy, supporting language revitalization, and creating ongoing research relationships using a nêhiyaw minâ otipêmisiw concept of kinship.



Intro to Open Science & Open Access

(Student Directed Presentations)

Kicking off Open Access Week 2019, join us for a presentation about Open Science and Open Access. Learn about the benefits of open science practices such as pre-registering your hypotheses and sharing your data and research materials in open repositories. We will discuss the academic publishing process, sharing your pre- and postprints, and resources and other supports available to you at KPU, such as our institutional repository KORA. The talk will focus on practical steps that (student) researchers can take at KPU that will help make their work more visible, transparent, and rigorous.

Date: October 21, 2019
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Surrey Conference Centre (Cedar 1205C)

All are welcome!

We respectfully acknowledge that KPU takes its name from the Kwantlen First Nation and is located on the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples.

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