Open Scholarship, Transparency, And Reproducibility
The seminar began with a welcome from Susan Parker, UBC’s new University Librarian. Parker introduced Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs Dr. Eric Eich, who took the podium to talk about an issue plaguing the scientific community, at UBC and elsewhere: a lack of transparency and reproducibility.
Undergraduate Students: Producers And Beneficiaries In Open Scholarship
Not only do researchers benefit from open scholarship – it’s a boon to undergrads too. UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) Campaigns and Outreach Commissioner Christina Ilnitchi, Professor of Teaching Dr. Christina Hendricks, and Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) Open Education Initiatives Strategist Will Engle spoke about the ways UBC is reaching out to nearly 52,000 undergraduate students between the two campuses.
Writing (And Revising… And Re-Revising) Open Textbooks
With all of the excitement surrounding open scholarship, it is sometimes easy to forget just how much time and effort it has taken to get where we are now. Dr. Leah Edelstein-Keshet, Professor of mathematics at UBC, talked about the long-running “grassroots effort” of implementing open texts within her department.
Data Science In The Open Cloud: Syzygy.Ca
UBC mathematics professor Dr. James Colliander and UBC mathematics instructor Dr. Patrick Walls demonstrated the capabilities of syzygy.ca, which hosts Jupyter notebooks in the cloud.
Introducing Open Science Framework
Concluding the event, Jennifer Freeman Smith of the Center for Open Science delivered a half-day training workshop on its flagship Open Science Framework platform, repeating a session held at UBC Okanagan the previous day.