HDR candidates Jeffrey Ling and Catherine Toh receive HDR Open Access Advocate Awards 2023
In celebration of International Open Access Week, James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore is thrilled to announce that two Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates have won HDR Open Access Advocate Awards.
Doctor of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies) candidate Jeffrey Ling was announced the winner of the Scholarly/Informational Communication category, and Doctor of Philosophy (Health) candidate Catherine Toh was the winner in the category of Artistic Expressions.
These awards were presented by Associate Professor Denise Dillon, Associate Dean Research Education at JCU in Singapore, on behalf of the JCU Library and the Graduate Research School on 23 October 2023, and they highlight Jeffrey’s and Catherine's remarkable contributions to the promotion of open access in the world of academia. The theme for this year's Open Access Week was “Community over Commercialisation”.
Each of the winner's dedication to advancing open access aligns with this year's theme, and their exceptional efforts have helped advance the cause of open access. The innovative approach to open access in each of the winning entries highlights the values of knowledge sharing, and community building, as well as reflecting JCU's commitment to the ideals of open access and a brighter future for academic research.
The HDR Open Access Advocate competition, held in celebration of International Open Access Week, was one of three awards celebrated by JCU in marking International Open Access Week, which runs from 23 to 29 October 2023. The other two were Early Career Researcher (ECR) Open Access Champion Award 2023, and Open Education Champion Award 2023.
International Open Access Week serves as a global platform to promote open access advocacy. Events held in conjunction with Open Access Week encourage active participation and discussions about open access in research. Institutions, including universities, leverage Open Access Week to advocate for policy changes and the open sharing of knowledge.
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