March 11: Wikipedia, Scholarship & Pedagogy

Since its inception in 2001, Wikipedia has emerged as an often contentious and undeniably powerful stakeholder in today’s knowledge ecosystem. Join us for an event that considers the scholarly implications of Wikipedia and the role it plays in post-secondary classrooms. Co-hosted by the Centre for Digital Scholarship and the UTSC Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit, Wikipedia, Scholarship & Pedagogy aims to explore and educate on these issues.

A keynote speech will be given by Dr Adrianne Wadewitz, Mellon Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Digital Learning and Research at Occidental College, on Wikipedia’s role in academia. A short workshop on embedding Wikipedia into the classroom will then be presented by Wikipedia campus ambassadors Andrew Leung, Deneille Walters, and Monico Santiago alongside Jonathan Obar, Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and senior program coordinator with the Canadian arm of Wikipedia’s Education Program, and James Scott, Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

A light lunch will be served at 12pm. Please RSVP at



Tuesday, March 11, 2014
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON M1C1A4