We are proud to have the opportunity to work with creative minds and passionate educators, and while we can’t recognize everyone for their brilliance, here are a few examples of stars shining brightly in the educational communities of British Columbia.
Whether it was for their demonstrated leadership skills, development of quality OER, ongoing advocacy, or scholarly research, the following individuals were nominated and selected for their contribution to open education:
- January – Valerie Irvine, UVic
- March – BCIT Bachelor of Science in Nursing Department
- May – Linda Woodcock, KPU
- July – Hope Power, SFU
- September – Emily Schudel, Camosun
- November – UBC H5P Symposium Organizing Committee
- February – Andrea Niosi, KPU
- March – Petra Menz, SFU
- March – Nicola Mulberry, SFU
- April – Izabela Mazur, TRU
- May – Meizhong Wang, CNC
- June – Theresa Southam, Selkirk
- July – Christine Miller, TRU
- August – Brian Coey, Camosun
- September – Agnes d’Entremont, UBCV
- November – Shantel Ivits, VCC
- January – Brenda Smith, TRU
- February – Lindsay Tripp, Langara
- March – Mary Shier, CotR
- April – Brad Bell, CNC
- May – Debra Flewelling, Douglas
- June – Selkirk College
- July – Michelle Harrison, TRU
- August – Sally Vinden, VIU
- September – Ali de Haan, Acsenda
- October – Sara Humphreys, UVic
- November – Brian Lamb, TRU
- December – Jim Maxwell-Campagna, UNBC
- January – Rajiv Jhangiani, KPU
- March – Erin Fields, UBCV
- April – Jennifer Kirkey, Douglas
- May – Arley Cruthers, KPU
- June – Chad Flinn, BCIT
- September – Aran Armutlu, SFU
- October – Terry Berg, KPU
- November – Will Engle, UBCV
- December – Florence Daddey, JIBC
- January – Tannis Morgan, JIBC
- February – Christina Hendricks, UBCV
- March – Inba Kehoe, UVic
- April – Diane Purvey, KPU
- May – Grant Potter, UNBC
- September – Maja Krzic, UBCV
- October – Michael Paskevicius, VIU
- November – Cindy Underhill, UBCV
We select one winner every other month, so please nominate someone you know for the work they’re doing in open education.
Accepted with gratitude
We don’t do what we do for the recognition and awards – but we’re immensely grateful for the following honours:
Open Education Global’s Open Education Awards for Excellence: Open Pedagogy Award. Awarded for our Open Education Challenge Series, this award is presented to an innovative open teaching practice that incorporates openness in several levels of the learning processes. Engaging not only in the production, use and reuse of content but also promoting effective open teaching practices.
SPARC Innovator Award – We were recognized for our dedication to the open agenda by this global coalition committed to making open the default for research and education.
Open Education Excellence Award – The Open Education Consortium recognized BCcampus for Creative Innovation for the B.C. Open Textbook Accessibility Kit, an essential resource developed through a collaboration between BCcampus, CAPER-BC, and Sue Doner at Camosun College.
Open Education Award for Excellence – Creative Innovation – “This award reinforces our philosophy and confirms we’re moving in the right direction to provide Open Educational Resources to learners in B.C. and around the world.” – Mary Burgess, BCcampus Executive Director.
Premier’s Award for Public Service Excellence – The BC Open Textbook Project was a regional finalist in the Organizational Excellence category for promoting innovation and excellence for the communities of B.C.
CIHR Partnership Award – A partnership between BCcampus and the WITS anti-bullying program resulted in recognition for collaboration among teachers, students, parents, law enforcement, and other strategic partners.