U of S saving students money with free open textbooks

SASKATOON - This academic year, more instructors than ever before at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have opted to use free digital open textbooks instead of traditional costly paper ones, saving students money.

By James Shewaga
Media are invited to learn more about the university's use of open textbooks at an interview session next week.

Monday, Nov. 23, 10 am
Murray Library (room to the left of the main desk)
3 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Available for interviews:

  • Patti McDougall, U of S vice-provost teaching and learning

  • Heather Ross, Instructional Design Specialist, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness

  • Eric Micheels, U of S instructor and user of open textbooks

  • Jack Saddleback, president of the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union

  • Jacqueline Gelineau, U of S student who used an open textbook for the first time last year


For more information, contact:
Meghan Sired
Communications Co-ordinator
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-6068 (office)
306-381-7992 (cell)