Announcing our Access 2020 Keynote Speakers

We’re excited to announce our keynote speakers for this year’s online edition of Access–Rajiv Jhangiani and Jessie Loyer!

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani is the Acting Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning and Associate Vice Provost, Open Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia. The architect of Canada’s first Zero Textbook Cost degrees, Rajiv is an internationally known advocate for open education whose research and practice focuses on open educational resources, student-centered pedagogies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is a recipient of the Robert E. Knox Master Teacher Award from the University of British Columbia, the Dean of Arts Teaching Excellence award at KPU, and the award for Excellence in Open Education from BCcampus. Rajiv is a co-founder of the Open Pedagogy Notebook and serves on the BC Open Education Advisory Committee. A co-author of three open textbooks in Psychology, his most recent book is Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science (2017). You can find him online @thatpsychprof or thatpsychprof.com

Jessie Loyer is Cree-Métis and a member of Michel First Nation. She’s a librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, on Blackfoot and Treaty 7 territory. Her research looks at Indigenous perspectives on information literacy, supporting language revitalization, and building capacity for oral history sharing and digitization for communities. She’s interested in creating ongoing research relationships using kinship. Follow her on twitter: @jmloyer

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