Land and Food Systems

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Duncan McHugh

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Duncan McHugh has been promoting Open Education for over 10 years in his class LFS400 and in the dozens workshops he has done in Land and Food Systems and for the rest of the campus. Not only does Duncan articulate the value of Open, Open Education and OERs, he also includes knowledgeable insight into intellectual property and the creation of content. He also models best practices through his use of open tools and resources. Duncan serves as a resource and advocate within the faculty for other instructors and makes the option of adopting open principles possible for many faculty members, instructors, teaching assistants and students.

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Maja Krzic

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Dr. Maja Krzic has led to the creation of the Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources (VSSLR) group with 30 Canadian soil scientists, media developers, students and educators. The VSSLR group has developed several open online tools which have benefited more than 3500 students per year in over 27 Canadian and 15 international postsecondary institutions. Currently, Dr. Krzic is among one of the five editors who are developing the first open-access textbook on ‘Introduction to Soil Science in Canada’, which will benefit not only the students in the Soil Science, Applied Biology and Forestry programs at UBC but also the students across other Canadian postsecondary institutes.

Judy Chan

Judy Chan

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Judy Chan’s Food, Nutrition and Health 200 course has involved students in creating open educational resources in Wikipedia-style articles on particular foods and posted them with a Creative Commons license on the UBC Wiki and in edited or created articles on specific foods on Wikipedia.

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown

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Dr. Brown has used open resources in her courses as well as engaged in open pedagogies, such as asking her students to engage in Wikipedia edit-a-thons to add valuable knowledge science to the public domain.¥