Apurva AshokExecutive Director, The Rebus Foundation
Apurva leads The Rebus Foundation and brings a tireless determination for systemic change in education at Rebus and through collaborative partnerships. 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.
Joerdis WeilandtAssistant 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 higher education and herbalism. With roots in multiple worlds, she nourishes a strong trust in the power of community and works to shift systems towards co-liberation, land-based protection, and respect (for humans as much as for the more than human kin).
Kaitlin SchillingAssociate Program Manager, Rebus Community
Kaitlin is the Associate Program Manager at Rebus Community and one of the authors of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (so far). Prior to completing their graduate certificate in public administration from Humber College, Kaitlin studied psychology at the University of Windsor. She has previous experience in community-based program delivery in areas such as student services, career development, and most recently open education. A graduate of the Textbook Success Program and collaborator on Pulling Together: Manitoba Foundations Guide (Brandon Edition) with the Manitoba Foundations Group, Kaitlin is committed to equitable storytelling.