Acting Executive Director, BCcampus and Director, Open Education, BCcampus
Prior to joining BCcampus in 2012, Mary Burgess was the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies at Royal Roads University where she started the University’s first OER project. Mary has also worked as an Instructional Designer at several post secondary institutions. Mary has a B.A. In Liberal Studies from the University of Victoria, and an M.A. in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. She is a board member for the Open Education Consortium, the Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources, and a member of the Regional Advisory Committee for International Open Access Week.
University Librarian and Acting VP, Teaching and Learning, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Todd Mundle has been University Librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since May 2012 and has just recently been appointed Acting VP, Teaching and Learning. Prior to KPU he was an Associate University Librarian at the Simon Fraser University Library where more recently he had responsibility for Collections and Scholarly Communications and before that he was responsible for Library’s budget, personnel and theses. He spearheaded the retrospective conversion from print to digital of 4000+ theses making them openly available to the world.
While also at SFU he was the Head, Collections Management, with involvement in the early years of the CNSLP project and as Head, Interlibrary Loans created easier and wider access to resources through GODOT implementation. Prior to SFU he was a liaison librarian at the University of Regina.
Mr. Mundle plays an active role in BC’s library community previously chairing the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors and the AskAway Advisory Committee. From 2004 to 2011 he served on the Steering Committee of the BC Electronic Library Network chairing it for two years.
Throughout his career Mr. Mundle has had a keen interest in technology, copyright, and collection development; how they intersect and how they can be leveraged to provide wider access to information.
Librarian and Open Education Leader
“Open education revitalized teaching for me, and I daresay many of my colleagues. I’m a librarian, an English teacher, and I am an open education advocate. For the past couple of years, I’ve worked on an open education adoption project at Tacoma Community College, where “The Liberated” open education resources project saved students a collective $1 million on textbook costs in 24 months. In October I will join Pierce College, in Pierce County WA as I continue to spread the word about open education and the importance of OER. I will also be leading the Library as Open Education Leader (LOEL) grant, so that two-year college librarians in Washington can take leadership roles in advocating for open education in our colleges.”
BC Open Textbooks Project Manager, BCcampus
Clint Lalonde is an educational technologist and an advocate for the use of open educational resources and open education practices in higher education. Clint has worked in the British Columbia post-secondary system for 20 years, and is currently the Manager of Open Education at BCcampus where he is a project lead on the BC Open Textbook project, working towards providing post-secondary faculty & students with free and openly licensed remixable textbooks.
Librarian UBC Library and Library Coordinator for Flexible Learning, UBC
Erin Fields is the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Librarian for UBC Library. She is also the Library Coordinator for Flexible Learning projects across UBC. Her current work involves piloting an open badging structure across three programs, developing content curation strategies for projects interested in open education resources, and supporting the flexible learning initiative at UBC.
Members of the BCOER