Leslie Chan, University of Toronto at Scarborough

New Media Studies | International Studies | ISTB01H3: International Studies and International Communications | Introduction to New Media Studies
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Presentations (Conferences, Workshops)


November 27, 2014
Openness and Social InnovationKeynote at the International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (ICALM) 27th to 29th November, 2014 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Delhi, India

Nov. 12, 2014
Reframing “Internationalization” and “Interdisciplinarity” as Inclusive design and sustainability in higher education
INTERNACIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia, Porto Seguro, Brazil

Nov.11, 2014
The Impact of World University Rankings on Research and Curriculum Development: Local relevance and community engagement are better indicators of "excellence"INTERNACIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia, Porto Seguro, Brazil

Aug. 20, 2014
What is research metrics and do we need them? Ciência Aberta, Questões Abertas Seminário internacional, oficinas e encontro do grupo de trabalho em Ciência Aberta 18 a 22 de agosto de 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Open Science, Open Issues International seminar, workshops and Open Science work group meeting August 18-22, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aug. 21, 2014
What is Open Science and what role does it play in Development? Ciência Aberta, Questões Abertas Seminário internacional, oficinas e encontro do grupo de trabalho em Ciência Aberta 18 a 22 de agosto de 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Open Science, Open Issues International seminar, workshops and Open Science work group meeting August 18-22, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

May 12, 2014
Re-imagining the role of Institutional Repository in Open Scholarship Keynote at the OpenAIRE and COAR Joint Conference Open Access: Movement to RealityPutting the Pieces Together. Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, May 12-13, 2014

Participatory Research and Open Science: Challenges and Opportunities (Pesquisa Participativa e Open Science: Desafios e Oportunidades). X Workshop Internacional em Ciência da Informação, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. Dec. 4-6, 2013

Who Should Pay for Open Access: Resetting the framework of Scholarly CommunicationOpen Access Colloquium at the University of Guelph, Oct. 25, 2013

International Science and Open Access Policy Landscape
May 21, 2013, Makerere University, Kampala. Conference: “Open access, knowledge sharing and sustainable scholarly communication in Uganda” Organized by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL), in partnership with EIFL

Open Access capacity building needs for librarians (via Skype). International Multi-stakeholder experts’ meeting on Development of Curriculum and Self-Directed Learning Materials for Open Access, New Delhi, September 3, 2013.Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, Delhi, India

Overview of Open Access Policy Landscape and Implementation Issues. Presentation at the workshop Towards a Tri-Agency Policy on Open Access to Research Publications, March 22, 2013 in Ottawa, Canada.

Hacking the Academy – Why Open Access Matters. Invited presentation at the inaugural TEDxUTSC, Feb. 2, 2013, University of Toronto Scarboroughhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fCbZV_iIRs http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Hacking-The-Academy-Leslie-Chan

The Next Decade of Open Access: Moving Beyond Traditional Forms and Functions of Scholarly Communications. Keynote presentation at the 3rd Simpósio Brasileiro de Comunicação Científica: Perspectivas em Acesso Aberto, http://www.sbcc.ufsc.br 05 e 06 de junho de 2012, Florianópolis (SC) – Brasil. http://www.slideshare.net/lesliechan/chan-florianpolis

Getting the Incentive Right. Panel contribution in Towards Operationalizing and Sustaining Open Access in a Canadian Context, organized by the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences. Congress 2012, June 1, University of Waterloo.

Some Thoughts on Sustaining Open Access to Research in Africa. Presentation at the Summit on the Sustainability of Open Access Publishing in Africa. Organized by BioMedCentral and hosted by the Wellcome Trust, London. UK. May 17, 2012. Presentation delivered through video:

Rethinking Metrics of International Growth and Impact of Open Access. Innovations in Reducing International Knowledge Isolation. AAAS Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada. Feb. 19, 2012
http://www.slideshare.net/lesliechan/rethinking-metrics-of-international-growth-and-impact-of-open-access http://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2012/webprogram/Paper8157.html

Towards a Global Knowledge Commons: Challenges and Opportunities. Information Without Border Conference 2012: Open Access & Closed Content: The Information Dichotomy. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. Feb. 9, 2012

Rethinking Development in the Age of Social Media. Sixth Annual Peace and Conflict Studies Conference, “Roots and Legacies: Confronting Conflicts in the Post-Colony” University of Toronto. Jan. 27-29, 2012.

Beyond Open Access: Opportunities for Scholarly Communication Innovation in Africa. 2nd Open Access Africa Conference. Kumasi, Ghana. Oct. 25-26, 2011.

Open Education: Linking Learning and Research through Open Access. Berlin 9 Open Access Conference: The Impact of Open Access in Research and Scholarship. Washington, DC. Nov. 9-10, 2011.

Hacking Scholarly Communication and the Scientific Record. Electronic Publishing Conference 2011: Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies. Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. June 22-24, 2011.

New Media, New Practices: Reframing Scholarly Communications in the 21st Century. Canadian Information Science Association Annual Conference. Exploring Interactions of People, Places and Information. University of New Brunswick/St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B. Canada. June 2, 2011.

Towards an agenda on Media for Development. Queen’s Conference on International Development, Kingston, Ontario. April 1-2, 2011

Social Media: Tools for Peace and Development? Mapping Local Landscapes: Community Approaches to Peace. Peace and Conflict Conference, University of Toronto. Jan. 28-29, 2011

Open Access in Developing Countries: Towards fair and equitable use of knowledge for human development. Beyond the PDF, Future of Scientific Communication. California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT2) at the University of California San Diego. Jan. 19-21, 2011.

Who Should Pay for Open Access? A Case Study of Bioline International and a Global Distributed Support Model. Berlin 8 Open access conferences, Beijing, China. Oct. 25-29, 2010.

Transforming Global Knowledge Exchange: Reframing the Roles of the Libraries. Open Access and the Changing Role of Libraries. Gothenburg University, Sweden. Aug. 9, 2010

Sustainability Models for Open Access: Bioline International. eIFL Annual General Assembly, Lund University, Sweden. Aug. 6-8, 2010

Open Access, Transforming Research in the Developing World. Open Access and Development, Congress 2010, Concordia University, Montreal. June 2, 2010

Centering the Knowledge Peripheries through Open Access. Open Development Workshop: Technological, organizational and social innovations transforming the developing world. IDRC Ottawa. May 4-6, 2010

Maximizing research impact of African scholarship. Open Access and the Evolving Scholarly Communication Environment, University of Nairobi. February 17 – 19, 2010.

ICT and Development: What are the Links. Sixth International Development Conference, Queen’s University. March 12-13, 2010

Social Accounting and Open Access: Rethinking what counts in scholarly communication. Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), Lund, Sweden. Sept. 14-16, 2009.

Rethinking Research Quality and Impact in the Open Knowledge Environment. Conference on Quality and Impact of Ibero-American Scientific Journals, hosted by LANTINDEX and the University of Costa Rica. Oct. 4-9, 2009.

Beyond Open Access: Emerging Research and Educational Opportunities in the Open Access Knowledge Environment. African Digital Scholarship and Curation. Pretoria, S. Africa. May 14th, 2009

Index and Metrics for “Openness” in Universities.Symposium on the Institutionalisation of Openness in Universities ELPUB2009, Milan, Italy. June 12th, 2009

Nothing in Scholarly Communications Makes Sense Except in the light of Open Access. 2nd International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference. July 8-10 Vancouver, B.C, Canada.

From local knowledge to a global knowledge commons. Conference on Scholarly Communication in the Age of the Commons. National Aerospace Laboratories (as a part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations), Indian Academy of Sciences and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, March 26th, 2009.

Institutional Repository in the Age of Open Scholarship. symposium on Open Access to Science Publications - Policy Perspective, Opportunities and Challenges. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, March, 2009.

The Convergence of Open Access and Open Source. 7th annual free software and open source conference, Seneca@York, Toronto, Canada.
October 24th, 2008.

Access to Science and Research in Developing Countries. Third Access to Knowledge Global Conference (A2K3), hosted by Yale Law School. Geneva, Switzerland. September 10, 2008.

Policy and Technology for e-Science, an ESOF Satellite Event. July 16-17, 2008. Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Spain

Open Access: what it means for research, teaching, and one's career. Scholarly Publishing Speaker Series, York University, Toronto, Canada. April 16, 2008.

Innovating in the Creative and Knowledge Industries - Not an Open or Closed Case. With Gale
Moore. International Forum on the Creative Economy. Conference Board of Canada, Gatineau,
Quebec, March 17 –18, 2008.

Open for Business: The Emerging Collaboration Economy. 3rd Global Knowledge Conference,
December 11-13 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Centering the knowledge peripheries through open access: case studies and best practices. South African Research Universities Association Open Access Leadership Summit.  Gaborone, Botswana, Nov. 20-21,2007.

Collaborative approaches to Open Access: Experience from Bioline International. Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development. Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 8-10 2007.

Case studies of the integration of institutional repositories and open access journals. Promoting 21st Century Scholarly Commmunication, The University of Hong Kong, May 17, 2007.

Feasibility of Open Access for SSHRC funded Journals” Open Access: Not One Size Fits All. University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg, Canada. Feb. 6, 2007

What is Open Access and What does it mean for Information Professional. Life After WSIS: Lessons Learnt and Implications for the Information Professions. Annual meeiting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). San Antonio, Texas, USA. Nov. 3, 2006

The Future of Open Access Publishing. MEDNET Congress 2006, Improving Public Health through the Internet. Toronto, Canada. Oct. 15, 2006

Beyond Institutional and Disciplinary Boundaries: The Role of Open Access Repositories. Access 2006: Institutional Repositories, The Next Generation. Organized by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Ottawa, Canada. Oct. 10, 2006

Open Access Repositories: Implications for Humanities and Social Sciences”. 1st Ibero-American Conference on Electronic Publishing in the Context of Scholarly Communication. Brasilia, Brazil. April  25- 28, 2006

Institutional Repositories: Benefits and Challenges of Working Together. Beyond Boundaries and Binders, 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Washington, D.C., USA. June 9, 2006

Digitizing Culture: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned. The Multicultural Canada Conference 2006. Vancouver, Canada. June 1, 2006

Centering the Knowledge Periphery through Open Access: Experience from Bioline International. The International Dimensions of Digital Science and Scholarship. Annual meeting of the Association of Research Libraries and Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Ottawa, Canada. May 18, 2006

A South-North Partnership in Open Access Publishing, Bioline International”. Symposium on Access to Scientific and Technical Information. Annual Meeting of the Senegalese Academy of Science. Dakar, Senegal. Jan 30-31, 2006

Special Library Association, Washington. April 6, 2006.

"Open Archive and Institutional Collaboration". Open Access to Scientific Information. Scientific Working Group at the World Summit on the Information Society. Tunis, Tunisia, Nov. 17, 2005.

"Accessing, documenting, and disseminating scientific information for development: Experience from Bioline International". Past, Present, and Future of Research in the Information Society, an official side event
preceding Phase II of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Tunis, Tunisia, 13-15 Nov. 2005.

"AnthroSource: Transforming access, dissemination, and creation of anthropological knowledge". Scholarly Communication in the Age of the Internet. Internet Research 6.0: Internet Generations Sponsored by the
Association of Internet Researchers. Chicago, Oct. 8, 2005.

Open Knowledges (Panel) - 3è Colloque Internationale Sur Les Etues Francaises Valorisee Par Les Technologies: Langues et Dialogues Interculturels - 3rd International Colloquium on ICT-Enhanced French Studies: Dialogues Across Languages and Cultures (Oct. 27-29, Toronto) . York University, Toronto

"Strategies for building a global knowledge commons: Institutional repository and beyond" Seminar at the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, Oct, 17, 2005.

“Maximizing Research Impact of Scientific Publications from Developing Countries through Open Access: Experience from Bioline International” International Conference on Policies and Strategies for Open Access to Scientific Information (Beijing, June 22-24, 2005)

 “Does Open Access pose any security risk?” International Forum on Biosecurity. Lake Como, Italy. March 20-22, 2005

“Bioline International as Model of Collaborative Open Access Publishing”. Open Access and Scholarly Communication Conference, Pretoria, South Africa. July 29-30, 2004

“Harnessing Indigenous Knowledge Using Appropriate Technology” . Electronic Publishing 2004: Building Digital Bridges. U of Brasilia, Brazil. June 26, 2004.

“The importance of national and institutional policies for open access”. For the Greater Good: Crisis in Scholarly Communication, McGill University, Montreal. May 17, 2004 

“Strategies for Advancing Open Access” Open Access and Institutional Repositories, Indian National  Science Academy, New Delhi. May 13, 2004

“The World Summit on the Information Society: Civil Society Perspectives” Presented at the Knowledge Media Design Institute’s Seminar Series: Building Relationships Across the Institute. Feb. 5, 2004, University of Toronto

“Making the 'lost sciences' from developing countries visible through collaborative open access publishing: Experience from Bioline International” Presented at the Scientific Information Working Group  meeting, Open Access: Towards a Free Science Revolution in Science or Inevitable Scientific Evolution?  World Summit on The Information Society, Geneva, Switzerland. December 11, 2003

“International trends in open access to scientific knowledge” ICCC/IFIP Seventh International Conference on Electronic Publishing 25-28 June 2003 University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

“Creating Change in Scholarly Communications: Experimentations and Ways Forward.” SPARC/ACRL Forum, Creating Change: Best Practices in Campus Advocacy. ALA/CLA Annual Conference, Toronto, June 21, 2003

“Revolutions in Scholarly Publishing: The Building of a Knowledge Commons” Ontario College and University Library Association Sessions: Ontario Library Association Super Conference Jan. 30, Toronto

“Bioline International and the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine: A Collaborative Model of Open Access Publishing”. Presented at the International Symposium on Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science, sponsored by the National Academies (US) and UNESCO. March 10-12, 2003. Paris, France.


“Open access to scientific literature and benefits for developing countries”. Presented at the 11th International Federation for Science Editors Biannual Meeting: Global Science Communication in the New Century. August 11-14, 2002.  Beijing, China.

“Bioline International: A model of collaborative publishing and distribution of scientific research from developing countries”. Presented at the conference Research Innovation and Scholarship: the Role of Open Access Publishing, organized by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Nov. 21-22, 2002, Ottawa,  Canada.

“Bioline International, bridging the knowledge divides in global science." 2nd Annual Bethune Round Table on International Surgery: Surgical Education for Development. Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Care Centre, February 8th & 9th, 2002.

"Bioline International and Alternative Publishing Systems: Will Small Publishers survive the Electronic Revolution?" Biannual Conference of the International Federation of Science Editors. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aug. 2000

"Re-engineering for the Knowledge Society." Canadian Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto. With Marla Miller and William Barek. June 1999

"What is a Digital Library?" From Books to Bookmark. Ontario Library Association Conference, Toronto, Canada. With Marla Miller. April 1999

"Wired Scholarship: Implications for Research Libraries." Annual meeting of the Western New York/Ontario chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): Faculty and Library Relationship. April 1999

"Preparing Learners for the Networking Age." Meeting of the Canadian Distance Education Association, in association with the Radio and Television Universities of China, at York University, Toronto. Sept. 1999

"E-publishing and Developing Countries" International Congress of Microbiology, Halifax. May 1998


“Open Access and Bioline International”. Open Access and Scholarly Communication Workshop , Vilnius, Lithuania. Feb 21-22, 2005.

“Open Access and Bioline International” Open Access and Scholarly Communication Workshop, Kyiv, Ukraine. Feb 17-19, 2005

“Institutional Archiving : Policies, Tools and Processes”. Open Access India, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India. May 2-4, May 2-8 2004.

Science Editors Workshop on Electronic and Open Access Publishing. Sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (August 2002), Beijing, China.

Epublishing Workshops in India. Sponsored by the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian Institute of Science (March 2002)

Budapest Open Access Initiative (Dec. 2001). Convened by the Open Society Institute.

"Yet Another Manual? The Importance of Training and Knowledge Transfer" Workshop on Scientific Communication and Publishing in the Electronic Age. Sponsored by the British Council and the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication. Oxford, England. May 1999


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