Open Access Week

International Open Access Week

Open Access Week is held annually in the third week of October. Open Access Week is an international event designed to promote and celebrate the open access movement. Open Access Week “is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.” To learn more about Open Access Week, please visit

What is open access? Open access is “the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.” Learn more about open access

Open Access at UBC Okanagan

UBC’s Okanagan Campus and many of its faculty, researchers, and students support open access. In April 2013, an open access position statement was read and endorsed by our Senate to encourage faculty and researchers to make their work open, for example by submitting their research output and creative work to cIRcle, UBC’s institutional repository.

To celebrate this commitment to open access, in 2013, the UBC Okanagan Library created an Open Access Hall of Fame to acknowledge those who choose open access when disseminating their research. We encourage all faculty, researchers, and students who have chosen to disseminate their research openly to submit their citations for inclusion in the 2015 Open Access Hall of Fame. Additionally, in order to continue to support and encourage our faculty and researchers to consider open access publishing, a variety of events will be held to celebrate Open Access Week 2015 on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Find our Open Access Week events in the Okanagan Library events calendar: Calendar View (on UBCEvents)