During the past few years, student unions and societies have shown their support for open textbook usage through open textbook or Textbook Broke campaigns. Started in the U.S., these events—typically scheduled at the beginning of the fall term—aim to educate students about the cost of traditional textbooks and how open textbooks and other affordable learning materials might help. Interacting with and thanking professors who have adopted open textbooks is often part of the event.
Below are student organizations in B.C. that promote Textbook Broke campaigns.