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Completed OER by Faculty/Subject Area

History: Canada and Speeches from the Throne: Narrating a Nation, 1935-2015

Authors: Raymond Blake with graduate and undergraduate student authors: Alexander Washkowsky, Braden Sapara, Brady Dean, Sarah Hoag, Rebecca Morris-Hurl, Dayle Steffen, Joshua Switzer, and Deklen Wolbaum

Description: This collection of student essays describes how Canadian Prime Ministers articulated their vision of Canada from 1935 to 2015 through their Speeches from the Throne and in their Leaders' Day speeches.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2020

History: Canada and the Challenges of Leadership: How Canadian Prime Ministers have Responded to Crises at Home and Abroad

Editors: Raymond Blake's students Kelsey Lonie,Jonathon Zimmer, and Corey Safinuk

Description: This text is a collection of essays which examine various Prime Ministers through their management of crises.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2023

Justice Studies: Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview 

Authors: Muhammad Asadullah, Charmine Cortez, Geena Holding, Hamza Said, Jenna Smith, Kayla Schick, Kudzai Mudyara, Megan Korchak, Nicola Kimber, Noor Shawush, and Stephanie Dyck

Description: This text emerged from the undergraduate students’ final assignment in Justice Studies 419. This book focuses on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2022

Gender Studies: Global Femicide: Indigenous Women and Girls Torn from Our Midst (2nd Ed.).

Editors: Brenda Anderson, Shauneen Pete, Wendee Kubik, and Mary Rucklos-Hampton

Description: This book lays out our Canadian stories alongside the global phenomenon of femicide in other colonized countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, this book underscores the common, interlocking effects of racism and sexism on Indigenous women.

License: CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial) © 2021

Memoir: Perfect Timing – Recollections of Coping with Cancer During a Pandemic 

Author: Barbara Reul

Description: This book is an educational, entertaining, and highly personal memoir written during a global pandemic. It provides an insightful snapshot of the occasionally bumpy yet spiritually transformative cancer journey of a middle-aged, immigrant, and non-partnered academic living in a sunny Canadian prairie province.

License: CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) © 2021

Memoir: Right on Time – Healing from Cancer During a Pandemic

Author: Barbara Reul

Description: This book chronicles the eventful and highly transformative time of healing and reflection following cancer treatments that the author – a middle-aged, immigrant, and non-partnered university professor from Regina, Saskatchewan – spent on the West Coast of Canada to be near family during the pandemic.

License: CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) © 2023

Music History: The Diaries and Selected Letters of Jeanne Demessieux

Translators: Stacey Brown and Lynn Cavanagh

Description: This publication provides French-to-English translations with annotations for the diaries and selected letters of French organist-composer Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968), Accompanying chapters introduce the context in which the diaries and letters were written or comment on their content.

License: CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) © 2022


Cost Accounting

Author: Bill Bonner

Description: This book combines chapters from several OER sources. It includes an introduction to the idea of cost accounting and challenges over time that led to the development of cost accounting concepts or events that called them into question.

License: CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) © 2023

Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

Author: Bettina Schneider (FNUniv)

Description: This book is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success.

License: CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) © 2018

Education: Assessment in Saskatchewan Website

Creators: Cristyne Hébert with students and teachers

Description: Video Series with students interviewing teachers on their assessment practices.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2023

Higher Education: Dissendent Knowledge in Higher Education

Editors: James McNinch and Marc Spooner

Description: This book brings together some of the leading authorities in the field of Higher Education, including Marie Battiste, Noam Chomsky, Yvonna S. Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith. It is geared towards courses that focus on methodology, colonialism, Indigenous research and knowledge, and theories of change.

License: CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) © 2018


Mathematics: Math 111/ Calculus II Workbook (3rd ed.)

Authors: Robert Petry, Fotini Labropulu & Iqbal Husain.

Description: This resource was developed from a Calculus II coursebook from an existing set of open-access resources. The authors' goal was to bring this coursebook to the standard of an existing Calculus I coursebook so that it could be more widely used across Math 111 sections.

License: GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 © 2024

Biology: Dissection Video Series: Lamprey, Dogfish, Mexican Perch, BullfrogPigeon, Mink

Creator: Mel Hart

Description: A series of dissection videos showing how to dissect Lamprey, Dogfish, Mexican Perch, Bullfrog, Pigeon, and Mink. These are excellent teaching resources to help students prepare for labs without prohibitive costs associated with the learning.

License: CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) © 2023

Geology: An Introduction to Geological Field Trips: Case Study Avonlea Badlands, Saskatchewan

Authors: Monica Cliveti and Maria Velez

Description: This manual is an inspirational step-by-step guide for how to prepare for a geological field trip.

License: CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike) © 2022

Computer Science: Computer Sciences Lab pages updates, CS 100 & CS 110

Creator: Guili Liu

Description: These Lab pages teach hands-on coding in multiple programming languages via examples and lab assignments. The project includes the following:  Test-banks, colourized code-block segments of sample code, FAQs, illustrations and screenshots, and video tutorials.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2022


Rural and Northern Social Work Practice: Canadian Perspectives

Editors: Bonnie Jeffery and Nuelle Novik

Description: This book highlights the contextual foundation of social work practice with rural and northern communities by addressing the importance of place using anti-oppressive perspectives.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2022

A second edition (peer reviewed) is on the way!

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing

Editor: Joan Wagner

Description: This book is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. These diverse voices from Saskatchewan's and Canada's nursing leadership are focused on providing student nurses with the foundational tools, techniques, and knowledge required to empower them to meet the leadership challenges found within the incessantly changing Canadian health care environment.

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing (PPT)

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2018

Public Policy Case Studies

Authors: Jim Farney, Martin Boucher and Jamie Mayoh-Bauche

Description: This OER includes videos and written content exploring four Canadian public policy and administration case studies. The cases are The Opioid Epidemic, The Phoenix Pay System, Canada's Affordable Housing Crises, and the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion.

License: CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) © 2023

Power Point Slide Series: Consumers, Producers, and the Market

  1. Decision Making by Consumers
  2. Consumers Demand
  3. Decision Making by Producers
  4. Producers Supply
  5. Economies of Scale
  6. Market Equilibrium
  7. Price Fairness
  8. Market Structure
  9. Fairness and Efficiency

Creator: Iryna Khovrenkov

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2021

Being Together: A Living Land Acknowledgement for oskana kâ-asastêki / Regina

Authors: Emily Grafton and Jérôme Melançon

Description: This resource features discussions about traditional ways of life developed in the area surrounding oskana kâ-asastêki / Regina; the genocide that was meant to destroy them; the treaties that were signed to establish ways of being together with the land but served instead to establish Canadian domination; and the challenges and joys of cultural and linguistic revitalization. They are complemented by further resources, including a reflection on the possibilities opened by the idea of living land acknowledgements.

License: CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives) © 2022

Living Heritage in Saskatchewan: Twelve Recent Projects

Editors: edited by Jérôme Melançon and Christin Catherwood

Description: This book presents twelves projects of living heritage safeguarding and promotion that have recently taken place in Saskatchewan.

License: CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial) © 2023


The University of Regina OER by Subject Directory

Authors: Arlysse Quiring, Isaac Mulolani, and Shuana Niessen

Description: This book is designed to help University of Regina faculty easily discover open educational resources (OER) for their courses. It is primarily a list of open textbooks organized by faculty and department at the University of Regina, but other OER such as videos may also be included. The guide will be continuously updated as new resources are identified and created across the OER ecosystem.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2021

Tools for Creating OER: Selecting appropriate Technologies

Author: Isaac Mulolani

Description: This book is intended to provide the OER creators with a summary of some currently available tools for creating open content, providing a starting point for instructors and faculty at post-secondary institutions.

License: CC BY (Attribution) © 2022