UNESCO international webinar series: open science and the decolonisation of knowledge

The ACU is a collaborating partner of this webinar series.

Open Science & The Decolonization Of Knowledge international webinar series
15 Oct - 20 Nov 2020

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education are collaborating on an international webinar series. The events will support the UNESCO consultations on the creation of a 'Recommendation on Open Science', an international normative document to be adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November of 2021.

The webinar series is based on a brief titled 'Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and With Communities A Step Towards the Decolonization of Knowledge'. It has been prepared by Florence Piron (Université Laval), Leslie Chan (University of Toronto), Lorna Williams (University of Victoria, Lil’wat First Nation), Rajesh Tandon (PRIA India) and Budd Hall (University of Victoria). 

The sessions will deliberate answers to questions such as why and how should science be ‘open’? And, whether this openness also enables citizens globally to contribute to science, such as through citizen science or participatory action research projects.

The webinar series will take place as per the following schedule. Click on the links below to register: 

The ACU is a collaborating partner of this series and we look forward to welcoming our members from across the Commonwealth.

View all ACU events