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Friday, November 2 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Community as Foundation for Culture Change

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Communities lie at the core of successfully making the transition to systems of research and education that are open by default. Culture is actively created by the individual decisions that people make everyday. However, when looking what open advocates prioritize and where investments are made, it seems this is regularly forgotten. Too often we built for rather than with. We create technical infrastructure then ask communities to adapt to the tools rather than building them in deep collaboration with the communities they seek to serve. We talk about the important of changing behaviors, but too rarely support the numerous and varied ways in which this work needs to happen. To make open research and open education a reality—in ways that realize their full potential and are equitable—community building needs to be the foundation upon which our other efforts are built. This panel will explore examples of how community building can lie at the core of the shift to open and reasons why this is essential.


Stacy Allison-Cassin

Associate Librarian, Digital Pedagogy, York University
Stacy Allison-Cassin is an Associate Librarian at York University. She has held a variety of roles, including digital pedagogy, digital humanities, and cataloguing librarian for music. She held the W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship from 2015-2017.
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Juan Pablo Alperin

Co-Director, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin is a co-director of the #scholcommlab, as well as an assistant professor at the Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing and an associate director of research of the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
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Leadership Team, PREreview
As 1/3 of the PREreview Leadership Team I am committed to increasing the adoption of preprints and facilitating the training of early career researchers in peer review.
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Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou

Co-Organiser of Africa OSH and President of Association for the Promotion of Open Science in Haiti and Africa (APSOHA)., University of Ottawa/OpenAIR
Thomas Mboa is a researcher in Information and Communication, with interest in the Maker Movement, social Innovation, Open science and Scholarly Communication. He is a New Emerging Researcher at Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) Network; and currently at University of Ottawa... Read More →
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Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra

Open Science Officer, DARIAH-EU
Linguist, agent, experiencer. Currently I'm working as the Open Science Officer of the European Research Infrastructure DARIAH to facilitate Humanities' inclusion to and sufficient representation in Open Science.

Friday November 2, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre Ian MacDonald Blvd, Toronto, ON M3J 2S5, Canada