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24 University of Victoria (UVic)



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  • Inba Kehoe, Copyright Officer/Scholarly Communications Librarian



To report an open textbook or other OER usage in a U.Vic. course, contact:

  • Inba Kehoe, Copyright Officer/Scholarly Communications Librarian

Information about adoptions at the University of Victoria


UVic repository

Many works in this collection are covered by an open-copyright (CC) licence. It is the user’s responsibility to check the licence and terms of use for each item.

UVic Online Academic Community

Canadian repositories

UVic Libraries

UVic Bookstore

OER from UVic

Open books and textbooks – new

Open textbooks – relicensed

Open textbooks – adapted

Supplementary materials

Support resources

University documents



This service is primarily a digital open access publishing program, the service aims to explore new modes of scholarly publishing, while making works available simultaneously in print and digital formats, for a varied audience.

Grants and projects

Projects in Progress

UVic OER Grants

2019 grant recipients:

  • Jane Butterfield, Department of Mathematics and Statistics – Pre-calculus Review Workbook
  • Christopher Eagle, Department of Mathematics and Statistics – Open-access text for Math 110
  • Shannon Fargey, Department of Geography – An Introduction to Earth System Science
  • Allyson Hadwin, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies – Learning to self-regulate learning: Strategies for optimizing learning, motivation, and socio-emotional success at university
  • Quentin Mackie, Department of Anthropology – Introductory Archaeology: An Open Access Textbook

2020 grant recipients:

  • Trefor Bazett, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Adapting an OER Differential Equations Textbook for Math 204 ($5,000)

This project adapts an existing OER Differential Equations textbook in order to replace the expensive physical textbook currently used in Math204. The new textbook will include engaging, interactive, online content compatible with both flipped and traditional classrooms.

  • Sara Humphreys, Academic and Technical Writing Program
    Academic Writing for Undergraduate and Graduate Students ($2,250)

The print version of Academic Writing Essentials (AWE) needs revision. The Academic and Technical Writing Program (ATWP), in collaboration with the LTSI’s Centre for Academic Communication (CAC), is proposing an OER to support writing development of the University of Victoria’s diverse undergraduate and graduate student and would align with SEM goals.

  • Viloeta Iosub, Department of Chemistry
    Development of a Spectroscopy Tool ($5,000)

Spectroscopy is a topic newly introduced to second year organic chemistry. This grant will support the development of a web-based platform that will serve as a practice tool for students and replace the current recommended textbook.

  • Kieka Mynhardt, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Somme Sonder Sukkel ($5,000)

Somme Sonder Sukkel (from Afrikaans) roughly translates to “Problems without problems”, in the sense of “without a struggle”. This grant will support the development of a bank of exercises/examples suitable for an introductory combinatorics course, customized for MATH222. We aim to develop this work into a textbook showcasing underrepresented voices.

  • Lijun Zhang, Department of Economics
    Adaptation of OpenStax Textbook for Econ 104 ($5,000)

This project aims to adapt Macroeconomics (2e) from, available in BCcampus OER category, for Econ 104, and create supplementary materials for the course.

OE Sustainability Grant (2020)

  1. Develop a new Open Education Digital Initiatives Grant (OEDIG) program. The program will aim to build a team of up to 10 faculty members from across campus. It will include a variety of university supports, such as librarians, education technologists, book production specialists, and students.
  2. Create an Open Education Faculty Fellows program that aims to reduce student barriers to accessibility and learning by increasing adoptions of OER at UVic.

Open Geography Lab Manual

  • Contributor: Gillian Krezoski



UVic Student Society (UVSS)

Research and presentations

  • Bozkurt, A., et al. (Contributing authors included Michael Paskevicius and Valerie Irvine from U.Vic.) (2020). A global outlook to the interruption of education due to COVID-19 Pandemic: Navigating in a time of uncertainty and crisis. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 15(1).
  • Paskevicius, M. & Irvine, V. (2019). Practicalities of implementing open pedagogy in higher education. Smart Learn. Environ. 6, 23.
  • Paskevicius, M. & Irvine, V. (2019). Open education and learning design: Open pedagogy in Praxis. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, (1), p.10. doi:

Blogs and news



Advisory Group

  • Mariel Miller (2017-2019)

Educational Electronic Health Record System (EdEHR) Project

  • Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki (2018)

Research Fellows

  • Leanne Kelly and Christina Chakanyuka (2020-2021)

BCOEL Membership

  • Inba Kehoe


  • Valerie Irvine, President (founding member)


2018-2019 Open Education Leadership Mentors

  • Inba Kehoe
Last update: May 5/22


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