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This is your gateway to the news, events, stories and publications at Open Learning. Check back often to stay current.

Crisis planning and theatre: Open Learning grad soars in healthcare

   Wednesday, June 6 2018

Agnes Ryzynski’s work in healthcare simulation training was part of the emergency response for the Toronto van attack.

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40 years of Open Learning

   Friday, June 1 2018

On June 1, 2018, Open Learning (OL) celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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Dr. Marianne Sadar

Six outstanding leaders celebrated with honorary degrees

   Thursday, May 24 2018

Innovative leaders in science, tourism, social work, nursing, theatre and law will address the graduates at Convocation this June.

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A place for all voices in research

   Friday, March 2 2018

The Knowledge Makers program, now in its third year, is an effort to encourage more Indigenous students to participate in research.

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Eric Clausen

Charting an unconventional path to law school

   Wednesday, February 28 2018

Eric Clausen is a Red Seal boatbuilder by trade. He is also a first-year TRU Law student.

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WriteAway for Open Learning students

   Thursday, February 8 2018

For Open Learning students who find that academic writing is a challenge, an online service is available through the Writing Centre.

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Open Textbooks Reach a Milestone

   Tuesday, January 30 2018

Back in 2012, open education advocates aimed to bring free textbooks to BC classrooms. Today, open resources extend from coast to coast.

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Patrice Gordon

How a nurse turned a passion for humanity into a career

   Thursday, January 18 2018

Patrice Gordon travels thousands of miles to help people in some of the poorest places on the planet.

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DeVries wins BCcampus award

   Wednesday, November 15 2017

Irwin DeVries has been formally recognized by BCcampus for his outstanding contributions to the field of open education.

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Anthony von Mandl

Pioneering entrepreneur to address fall graduates

   Tuesday, October 10 2017

An entrepreneur who has brought international attention and tourism to BC's Okanagan region will address graduates at Fall Convocation 2017.

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