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Episode 109: Access to knowledge for community scholars— with Heather de forest

March 09, 2021

SFU librarian Heather De Forest joins our host Am Johal to discuss the Community Scholars Program, a project that provides staff of charitable and non-profit organizations in BC with access to academic research and knowledge. They discuss Heather’s work with the Community Scholars Program and go in-depth about the collective power of academic libraries within the open access movement. 

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Resources

The Community Scholars Program 
Making Research Accessible initiative
— Supporting Transparent and Open Research Engagement and Exchange STOREE 
— Empowering Informed Consent Card
— Research 101: A Manifesto for Ethical Research in the Downtown Eastside

Heather De Forest

Heather is a librarian at Simon Fraser University. She leads the Community Scholars Program, which engages individuals working in the non-profit sector with research publications and identifies and reduces barriers to accessing and using this body of knowledge. Heather is a co-investigator with the STOREE (Supporting Transparent and Open Research Engagement and Exchange) project and a member of the steering committee for the Making Research Accessible initiative


Below the Radar is a weekly podcast hosted by Am Johal. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. Hosted on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, this podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities.

Below the Radar is a weekly podcast hosted by Am Johal. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. Hosted on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, this podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities.