Open UBC Week: How Students Are Leading Open Access

Open UBC Week: How Students Are Leading Open Access

Date & Time:  Wednesday, October 23, 2:00pm – 2:50pm

Location: Room 302, Dodson Room, 3rd floor, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Description: Students nationally and internationally are a major force in advocating for open access. Join five student leaders who will excite and inspire you about the impact of open access on your research and learning at UBC, Pecha Kucha style! Originally from the Japanese term chit chat, Pecha Kucha is a presentation style that allows each speaker 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each (total presentation time is 6 minutes and 40 seconds).

Speaker Bio:

Joaquin Acevedo
Joaquin Acevedo is the Vice-President, Finance for the AMS/Student Society of UBC Vancouver. He is a third year student in the Faculty of Science, in the Cognitive Systems: Brain & Cognition program.

Goldis Chami
Goldis Chami is an Internal Medicine resident at the University of British Columbia. She has been actively involved in advocacy to promote an open access policy at UBC, and in open access initiatives more broadly. She sits on the steering committee of the Right to Research Coalition.

Rowan Cockett
Rowan Cockett designs open-access web-based tools for geoscience education that have been used for teaching and learning around the world. In his spare time, he is a PhD student researching large-scale numerical simulation and optimization in geophysics.

Colum Connolly
Colum Connolly is the Vice President Academic and External of the Graduate Student Society of UBC Vancouver. He is also a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Genetics.

Jae-Yung Kwon
Jae-Yung Kwon is a registered nurse, an author, and a graduate student in the school of nursing at UBC. He is currently editor-in-chief of the UBC nursing student journal.

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