Nov 20th 12-2pm EST | Open Science & the Decolonization of Knowledge: Europe & North America

See these great live-tweet threads from the event! 
– From @KnowEquityLab 
– From @NeuroSarda 

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12-2 PM EST 

About this Event

Moderator: Dr. Leslie Chan, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

Rapporteur: Ms. Suriani Dzulkifli, UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and University of Victoria


  • Ms. Ellie Haine-Bennett, Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  • Dr. Jude Fransman, Open University, UK
  • Ms. Angela Okune, University of California, USA
  • Dr. Romina Istratii, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK 


The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education are collaborating in supporting an international webinar series in support of the UNESCO consultations on the creation of a Recommendation on Open Science, an international normative document to be adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November of 2021. The webinar series is based on a brief prepared by Florence Piron (Université Laval), Leslie Chan (University of Toronto), Lorna Williams (University of Victoria, Lil’wat First Nation), Rajesh Tandon (PRIA India) and Budd Hall (University of Victoria). The title of the brief is “Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and With Communities A Step Towards the Decolonization of Knowledge”. Available here:   


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