Professor Michael Geist has been awarded the University of Ottawa Library’s first annual Open Scholarship Award, which recognizes faculty members who demonstrate excellence in supporting and practicing open scholarship.
Professor Geist is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading voices on open access, having been an effective advocate for open access policies for more than a decade. He has delivered keynote addresses on open access on campuses across Canada, appeared before House of Commons committees on the benefits of open access mandates, and written dozens of articles and op-eds on open access. He has long been an active participant within the University of Ottawa open access community, assisting with the development of the university’s open access strategy. In addition to his long history of publishing his own work under open access licences, Professor Geist serves as the editor of the first University of Ottawa Press collection that publishes all works under an open access licence.
Congratulations to Professor Geist on this well-deserved award!