Leslie Chan

Leslie Chan
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Telephone number
(416) 287-7511
Building HL 420

Leslie Chan is Associate Professor, Teaching, in the Department of Global Development Studies and the director of the Knowledge Equity Lab at the University of Toronto Scarborough. An early practitioner of the Web for scholarly exchange and online learning, Leslie has been interested in the role and design of knowledge infrastructure and their impact on local and international development. In particular, he has been studying the geopolitics of academic knowledge production and the uneven power relations embedded in this production. Since 2000, Leslie has served as the director of Bioline International, an open access platform for scientific journals from the global south. Leslie was the PI of the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet). He has published widely on open access and knowledge production. Currently, he is on the board of several international organizations, including the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and the steering committee of Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI).