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Congratulations to Anointing Momoh, recipient of the 2018 SFU OpenCon Library Travel Scholarship

Published by Kate Shuttleworth

Anointing Momoh

Congratulations to Anointing Momoh, recipient of the SFU Library Travel Scholarship to OpenCon 2018 in Toronto!

Anointing is a Master's in Public Policy student at SFU, and is also the Director of Graduate Services for the Graduate Student Society. In this role, Anointing supports various open access initiatives of the GSS at SFU including Open Access week events (held in conjunction with the SFU Library) and the GSS Open Access Awards.

Anointing is a recipient of the African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, and was previously a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) — a non-profit policy think tank based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is interested in the ability for open education and open data to improve the quality of education, research, and public policy across Africa.

"As an ‘African Leaders of Tomorrow’ Scholar, a graduate student leader (Director of Graduate Services) at Simon Fraser University, a researcher, and young public policy professional, I believe I am in a unique position to drive conversations and galvanize action towards Open Access initiatives on several fronts," Anointing says.

After attending OpenCon 2018, Anointing plans to use his experience and knowledge to become better situated with the ongoing discussions, initiatives and work in advancing open access issues at SFU, such as through Open Access Week in October and Open Education Week in March, 2019.