The Rebus Team

  • Boris Anthony

    Strategic Design, The Rebus Foundation

    Boris has been designing, architecting, building on the Web since 1995. Applying strategic design and experience architecture, in recent years he has worked with Nokia, HERE, GlobalVoices, Dopplr and many others.

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  • Apurva Ashok

    Assistant Director, The Rebus Foundation & Director of Open Education, The Rebus Foundation

    Apurva leads Open Education initiatives at The Rebus Foundation, primarily through the Rebus Community. She helps educational institutions build human capacity in OER publishing through professional development offerings such as the Textbook Success Program. Apurva studied literature and marketing at McGill University and completed the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University. Her experience ranges across academic publishing, media, social justice, and volunteerism. In 2020, Apurva received an Open Education Award for Excellence from Open Education Global in recognition of her contributions to the field. She strongly believes in translating knowledge among communities and regions, and in the value of greater critical thinking for all.

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  • Hugh McGuire

    Executive Director, The Rebus Foundation

    Hugh has been building tools and communities to bring books onto the open web since about 2005. He is the founder of (free public domain audiobooks, made by volunteers from around the world), Pressbooks (an open source book publishing platform built on WordPress). Along with Brian O’Leary, he is the co-editor of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto – Essays from the bleeding edge of publishing.

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    Kaitlin Schilling

    Associate Program Manager, Rebus Community

    Kaitlin studied psychology at the University of Windsor prior to completing her graduate certificate in public administration from Humber College. She has previous experience in community-based program delivery across Canada, communications, and most recently post secondary education. A former participant of the Textbook Success Program, Kaitlin is committed to inclusive and accessible storytelling. Her enthusiasm for open education is rooted in her firm belief in expanding access to knowledge with a focus on equity.

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    Joerdis Weilandt

    Assistant Program Manager, Rebus Community

    With a background and 20 years of working experience in culture studies, modern language teaching, and educational development Joerdis has been supporting students and (teacher) colleagues in a variety of (inter)national settings before coming to the Rebus Community. An anti-oppression educator, she works to (un)learn and support equity in open learning. A strong trust in the power of community nourishes her vision for positive change in education and the sharing of transformative teachings to address the evident challenges of our time.

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