Open Education Week Series: Welcome to Open Education Week 2023

Monday, March 6, 2023

This article is one of a series celebrating Open Education Week. It is brought to you by the Open Scholarship Committee.

This week the University of Waterloo joins institutions around the world in celebrating Open Education Week.

The Open Scholarship Committee invites members of the Waterloo community and the general public to a number of virtual events. See Open Education Week 2023 for the schedule.

Join us to find out about open educational resources (OER) being developed on campus and to learn about a recent donation from Staebler Insurance to support the creation of such resources.


Presentations that showcase Waterloo OER include the following:

  • Allana Cattapan (Political Science)
  • Barb Bloemhof (Economics)
  • Elena Neiterman (Public Health Sciences)
  • John Johnston (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • James Skidmore (Germanic & Slavic Studies)
  • Kim Cuddington (Biology)


The Staebler Insurance OER Fellows Grant, new this year, will provide up to $100,000 (up to $20,000 annually) between 2023 and 2028. Grants can be used to design and create new resources, adapt existing resources, or develop resources that mix original and adapted content. Applications open today. For more on applications and deadlines, etc., see Staebler Insurance OER Fellows Grant or join today’s information session (see schedule).

Additional events

Other programming at Waterloo this week includes presentations that explore the “how” of OER and a series of Daily Bulletin articles. Topics include extended reality, Pressbooks, accessibility, copyright and licensing, Traditional Knowledge Labels, and getting help at Waterloo (see schedule).

Many other Canadian institutions have scheduled events. A list is available at Open Education Week 2023: External Events.

Open Education Week is a global event designed to raise awareness about strategies, tools, and resources that benefit open learning. For more information about OE Week and OE Global, see the Open Education Global website.

OE Week 2023 logo.

Image: OE Week 2023 [graphic]. Used under CC BY 4.0.

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