It was my great honour to be granted educational leave and an OER creation grant at KPU, as this open textbook project would not have been possible without this funding support. Special thanks to Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Mr. Todd Mundle and Dr. Fergal Callaghan for their advice and their help on the grant applications. I would also like to show my appreciation to Dr. Elizabeth Worobec and Dr. Joel Murray, the deans of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture, for their support for this project since the very beginning. Furthermore, I wish to extend my thanks to my colleagues Suzanne Pearce, for sharing her experience in working with open textbooks, and Dr. Deepani Indurugalla, Dr. Richard Popoff and Dr. David Sud, for their feedback as well as everyone in the Chemistry Department for their comments and help.
The Organic Chemistry I open textbook was made possible through in-kind support and project funding from KPU’s Open Educational Resources Grant Program and sustained by KPU Library’s Open Publishing Suite (OPUS). The help received from Urooj Nizami, Karen Meijer-Kline and Caroline Daniels is greatly appreciated, as their patience and professionalism allowed this project to be completed.