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The Open Access Week 2022 Theme is Climate Justice

Open access materials are academic materials that are legally accessible and distributed online, free of cost. This year’s theme for Open Access week is Climate Justice. This year the focus of the week is to: 

“encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.”

It is vital that Climate Justice research and climate change research be open access so that the public has access to peer-reviewed information that is based on the latest science and research. Open access publishing is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2016.  

We encourage faculty and graduate students to attend open access events and learn more about how open access can improve the knowledge mobilization of TMU research. This week, TMU Libraries in collaboration with Faculty Affairs is hosting an event that shows you how you can post your research outputs to Rshare, TMU’s institutional repository. 

Register: Let’s Talk Series: Learn how to use RShare

Date: Wed., October 26, 2022

Time: 1  p.m.- 2  p.m. EST

Format: Online on Zoom

Learn more about the RShare digital repository including  how to set up your profile, tie it to your ORCID account, and deposit your academic work and data. This workshop will show you how to use the RShare knowledge mobilization platform hosted by the Library.

Presented by Nora Mulvaney and Brian Cameron, TMU University Libraries


You can find a full list of Open Access Week events on SPARC’s OA week events page. Highlights include: 

Climate Justice and Open Research Panel (UBC), (November 4th, 2pm – 3pm, EST)