Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Open Education Week 2023


Open Education Week is March 6th – 10th, 2022 and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library will be hosting a series of events.  

Event Information

Monday, March 6: Monica Granados, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Register here.

    • Hope Behind the Paywall: How Unlocking Climate Science Can Lead us to Mitigations and Solutions  


Tuesday, March 7: Dr. Alex Ketchum & Nina Verishagen, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Register here. 

    • Adventures in Open Education: Tips to Integrate a Foundational Topic in Higher Education 
    • Join Alex Ketchum, Faculty Lecturer at McGill University and Nina Verishagen, Librarian at Sask Polytechnic as they discuss the challenges of developing an OER project and promoting it in the community.  Both presenters have recently published an OER and are currently working on establishing a scholarly reputation for their works. 


Wednesday, March 8: Professor Rory McGreal, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Register here. 

    • Where in the World is OER going? 
    • Join Professor Rory McGreal to find out what is happening globally regarding OER and how we can participate in the UNESCO goals. UNESCO has recognized the importance of open education resources as a source of international equity and inclusion; in 2019 the organization stated that “Open educational resources represent a unique tool to foster learning and knowledge sharing, which are essential to build inclusive knowledge societies and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.” Join Rory McGreal to find out what is happening globally regarding OER and how we can participate in the UNESCO goals. 


Thursday, March 9: Dr. Dr. Monique Mayer & Kristine Dreaver-Charles, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.  Register here. 

    • The Lymphatic System of the Dog: Translating and Transitioning to an Open Textbook 
    • Dr. Monique Mayer and Kristine Dreaver-Charles will share how they collaborated with students at the University of Saskatchewan to translate a German book, The Lymphatic System of the Dog, originally published in 1918. In transitioning Dr. Baum’s book into Pressbooks while adding interactive H5P ancillary resources and modern clinical notes, this open textbook will find relevance with new generations of learners and practitioners.