Celebrate Open Education Week with SFU Library

Celebrate Open Education Week 2024: March 4-8

Open Education Week is a global, community event to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

In celebration, SFU Library is pleased to share some news and updates around open education at SFU.

 Upcoming Open Education Week events

Planes, trains, and generative AI: Recentering open education values in new technology adoption

With Autumn Caines (University of Michigan-Dearborn) and Brenna Clarke Gray (Thompson Rivers University)

  • Date & Time: Monday, March 4th, 11am-12pm
  • Location: Zoom (online)
  • Register now
Presenters and description


Autumm Caines (Instructional Designer, University of Michigan – Dearborn)


Brenna Clarke Gray (Thompson Rivers University)


Many educators have felt pressure to climb aboard the generative AI train since it came barreling down the tracks. But what happens when we leap into new technologies without first pausing to imagine harms, such as surveillance, bias, and discrimination? Join host Brenna Clarke Gray and guest speaker Autumm Caines for a conversation about the pedagogical implications of generative AI. Can recentering the core values of the open education movement—equity, inclusion, transparency, and social justice—in our pedagogy help us move forward in a good way? How do we introduce these considerations to our students and empower them to make informed decisions with new technologies? We’ll consider these questions and more in our hour together.

This event celebrates Open Education Week (March 4-8, 2024). It is organized by the BC Open Education Librarians group (BCOEL) and generously sponsored by BCcampus, with additional support from Kwanlten Polytechnic University, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ – Langara College, and University Canada West.

Open education in action at SFU: Panel discussion

With Meghan Danyluk (English), Nicky Didicher (English), Michael Filimowicz (School of Interactive Arts & Technology), Ouldooz Baghban Karimi (Computing Science) and Claudia Wong (Linguistics)

  • Date & Time: Thursday, March 7th, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Location: Hybrid (in-person at room 7200, Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby campus OR online via Zoom)
  • Register now
Presenters and description


Meghan Danyluk, Undergraduate Honours Student, SFU English 
Nicky Didicher, University Lecturer, SFU English 
Michael Filimowicz, Senior Lecturer, SFU's School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Ouldooz Baghban Karimi, Lecturer, SFU's School of Computing Science 
Claudia Wong, Senior Lecturer, SFU Linguistics 


Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian, SFU Library 
John Born, Manager, Educational Media, SFU Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) 


Open education is a growing movement that seeks to advance affordable, accessible and flexible learning through the development and use of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy. In celebration of Open Education Week (March 4-8, 2024), please join us for a panel of SFU instructors, students and staff leading open education projects and exploring open practices in the classroom to learn:

  • Why and how they became interested in open educational resources (OER) and/or practices
  • What kinds of open education projects and/or initiatives they have been working on
  • How the use of OER and/or open pedagogy impacts teaching and learning
  • Where to get further support with OER and open education at SFU


This event is hosted by SFU Library and the Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) with sponsorship from BCcampus.

 Post on the Radical Access Blog: Removing barriers: Three scholars talk about Open Education (from March 2023)

Hear from Linda Morra (former Jack and Nancy Farley Visiting Scholar), Rina Garcia Chua (Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities) and Don Shipton (MA student and TA in the department of English) as they share their unique approaches to working on open education projects at SFU.

 Get support for open education through SFU Library

Finding, evaluating, and adopting OER

Learn about finding and evaluating OER, and contact Teaching and Learning Librarian Hope Power for support.

Open publishing projects

The Digital Publishing team at SFU Library offers software, training, and expertise for members of the SFU community who are publishing online open access journals, textbooks, and other educational projects using publishing software from the Public Knowledge Project and BC Campus.

Learn more about publishing open journals, open books and textbooks, and in-class publishing projects with support from the Library.

Digital Publishing support

 Publication set-up and ongoing troubleshooting and support

 Preservation for your publication

 Identifiers for journals, textbooks, and articles

 Visibility of your publication

 Guidance on editorial and publication standards, including copyright and accessibility

March 4 - March 8
Contact for further information
Hope Power, Teaching & Learning Librarian (hpower@sfu.ca)