Speakers: Joaquin Acevedo, Goldis Chami, Rowan Cockett, Colum Connolly, Jae-Yung Kwon
Wednesday October 23rd, 2013; 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm (See the full schedule).
Students nationally and internationally are a major force in advocating for open access. Join five student leaders who will excite and inspire you about the impact of open access on your research and learning at UBC, Pecha Kucha style! Originally from the Japanese term chit chat, Pecha Kucha is a presentation style that allows each speaker 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each (total presentation time is 6 minutes and 40 seconds).
Joaquin Acevedo is the Vice-President, Finance for the AMS/Student Society of UBC Vancouver. He is a third year student in the Faculty of Science, in the Cognitive Systems: Brain & Cognition program.
Goldis Chami is an Internal Medicine resident at the University of British Columbia. She has been actively involved in advocacy to promote an open access policy at UBC, and in open access initiatives more broadly. She sits on the steering committee of the Right to Research Coalition.
Rowan Cockett designs open-access web-based tools for geoscience education that have been used for teaching and learning around the world. In his spare time, he is a PhD student researching large-scale numerical simulation and optimization in geophysics.
Colum Connolly is the Vice President Academic and External of the Graduate Student Society of UBC Vancouver. He is also a 4th year PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Genetics.
Jae-Yung Kwon is a registered nurse, an author, and a graduate student in the school of nursing at UBC. He is currently editor-in-chief of the UBC nursing student journal.