Professor Duchesne has worked for over 40 years in various educational settings, including 18 years as a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. In this presentation, she will discuss the highlights of her career, highlighting how the professional transitions she has experienced and the teaching and coaching roles she has held, have given meaning to her life.
Speaker: Claire Duchesne, Professor, Faculty of Education
Date: April 6, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Learning Crossroads, CRX408
“I took office as Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town on July 1st, 2018, with the vision of ensuring that the University retains its position as the top university on the African continent, while driving a radical transformation agenda. Since then there has been a major crisis in the University each year. In this talk, I will share my experience, focusing mainly on what it means to be a courageous transformative leader. I will also share my vision for the future.” Professor Phakeng previously served as vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town, and as vice principal for research and innovation at the University of South Africa (Unisa) for five years, after serving three years as executive dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Unisa.