To help celebrate Open Access Week, the Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA) and the University of Toronto Libraries welcomes faculty, students and librarians at both institutions to register for a full day of events that will provide a spotlight on Open Educational Resources (OER), including a keynote lecture from internationally-recognized copyright and open access advocate, Dr. Michael Geist.
When and Where?
Tuesday, October 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street. Lunch is provided.
See poster here (PDF), and view the agenda details below.
To register, visit: https://ccs.cf.ryerson.ca/eventplanner/event_summary.cfm?id=4131
10:30am - Fair, Open, Free?
Ariel Katz, University of Toronto; Jennifer MacInnis, Ryerson University; Sam Trosow, University of Western Ontario; Kelsey Merkley, Creative Commons Canada
Join Ariel Katz from the University of Toronto, Sam Trosow from the University of Western Ontario, Jennifer MacInnis from Ryerson University, and Kelsey Merkley from Creative Commons Canada for coffee and a discussion entitled “Fair, Open, Free? Copyright, Open Licensing, and Academic Freedom in Canadian Higher Education.”
Recent developments in the Access Copyright v. York University litigation and the upcoming review of the Copyright Act have increased uncertainty about the extent to which user rights can continue to be put into practice at Canadian universities and colleges. At the same time, open access publishing and the use of open licenses by academic authors continues to grow, as does support for openness from governments, other funding bodies, and university administrations. A distinguished panel of experts will help reconcile these conflicting trends, and discuss their implications for research and teaching in Canada.
12:00pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Welcomes
Carol Shepstone, Chief Librarian, Ryerson University Library & Archives
12:40pm - Keynote Address
Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair, University of Ottawa
The afternoon begins with a lunch and lecture by Dr. Michael Geist. Dr. Geist will be discussing the linkages between copyright reform, open access, and open educational resources.
Dr. Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.
Dr. Geist has authored many books on copyright, law and privacy, is a regular columnist in the Globe and Mail, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues.
1:40pm - Coffee Break
1:50pm - Introduction to OER in the Classroom
Ann Ludbrook and Michelle Schwartz, Ryerson University
2:30pm - Catching the OER Wave in Ontario
Wendy Freeman, Ryerson University and Laurie Harrison, University of Toronto, Faculty Panel
3:30pm - Open Access Wall of Fame Award Presentation
Following Dr. Geist’s keynote, learn about how to bring open educational resources (OER) into your teaching, hear from a faculty panel about their experiences creating open textbooks and modules, and celebrate two faculty champions of OER as they are inducted into the Open Access Wall of Fame.
This event is sponsored by:
- eCampusOntario Infrastructure Publishing Project
- Ryerson University Library & Archives
- University of Toronto Libraries
- Ryerson University Learning & Teaching Office
- Ryerson University Office of eLearning