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Apurva Ashok is the Project Lead at the Rebus Community, a Montreal-based charity supporting collaborative open publishing. She is the facilitator of the Textbook Success Program, which guides faculty, librarians and instructors through project management and OER creation. Apurva has a Master’s degree in Publishing from Simon Fraser University. She strongly believes in translating knowledge among communities and regions, and in the value of greater critical thinking for all.

Zoe worked in media communications and academic administration in New Zealand before completing the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University. Having gained an alternative view of academic publishing, she is now focused on creating value-exchange systems that support better, more democratic access to knowledge and learning.


Amy graduated from McGill in 2019 with a degree in chemistry. Despite having enjoyed pipetting solutions into tiny vials, she realized that experiencing such opportunities are predicated on the accessibility of resources. Feeling strongly about these ideas, she joined Pressbooks, where she gets to exercise her love of continuous learning while contributing to a meaningful and collaborative environment. On any given day, she spends most of her time watching films, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Steel is the educational product manager for Pressbooks, a small Canadian startup which makes open source book publishing software. He taught English for at the university level for a decade, and worked outside the academy as a land surveyor, prison educator, and mentor/tutor for elementary school-aged kids.

He earned a Ph.D. in English and a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in Eugene, Oregon.


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