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Novak Rogic

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Novak Rogic has advocated for, implemented, designed, and supported both UBC Blogs and the UBC Wiki both of which have served the entire UBC audience for over a decade. Both platforms have been widely used by every Faculty and nearly all departments and allow faculty, staff, and importantly, students to create and maintain vast amounts of open materials. He has also been invited to speak and many wiki-related events and conferences around the world.

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Christina Hendricks

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Dr. Christina Hendricks has worked with the UBC student government to help implement their textbook broke campaigns as well as assist in helping them to achieve the first open policy statement in a tenure-track agreement at UBC. She is an advocate of open practice within her own work and is currently developing a series of open textbooks for Introduction to Philosophy courses, published with the support of the Rebus Community.

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Richard Tape

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Richard Tape has been instrumental in developing and supporting functionality on WordPress for teaching and learning, including supporting faculty who have used UBC Blogs to make their course materials publicly available. He cares deeply about ensuring that educational technology supports effective, inclusive and accessible learning: among other things, he is an advocate not only for open education, but also for ensuring that course materials and websites meet digital accessibility standards.

Lucas Wright

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Lucas Wright has supported and advocated for open education at UBC Vancouver for many years. He was one of the creators and facilitators of the Teaching with WordPress open online course that ran in 2015 Lucas also created a website with short activities that were used in a number of open education workshops at CTLT, the Open for Learning Challenge Bank. He is an active member of the Open UBC working group, and continues to design and facilitate multiple workshops about OER and open educational practices at UBC and elsewhere.

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Rie Namba

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Rie Namba has supported open education at UBC Vancouver through her technical and web design work, such as on the redesigned Open UBC website, the Digital Tattoo site, as well as the UBC Wiki. Rie consults with and supports many faculty and staff using WordPress and Wiki, and who are incorporating open educational practices.

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Will Engle

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As the open education strategist for CTLT, Will has worked tirelessly in support of open education and open pedagogy in UBC courses. He has supported a number of open enabled classes, including the development of Wikipedia-based activities. He is one of the original Open UBC working group members and has partnered with the Library, the Bookstore, and the AMS to advance open on campus by supporting events and workshops that spread the word on campus about open practice.


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Jeff Miller

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Jeff Miller has been an advocate for open education and open practices in his work supporting the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund as well as more broadly at the institution. He has been instrumental in helping to set up the OER Fund, in collaboration with others at CTLT, the AMS, and the UBC Library, and also promotes open practices within CTLT where feasible. He is an enthusiastic advocate for open education and someone who makes connections between people and projects to help move the dial in the university more broadly.