The University of Toronto's Leslie Chan is one of the Canadian early leaders in the open access movement, recognized around the world (and here at home) for his work on open access, particularly for the developing world through his work as Associate Director of Bioline International.
Richard Poynder's interview ofLeslie Chan in Open and Shut is well worth reading, both to learn about Leslie Chan and for some interesting perspective on open access, scholarship and the developed and developing worlds.
Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News for the tip and a useful excerpt. My recommendation, though, is to read the original.
This post is part of the Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement Series.