The campus community is urged to tune in as the vice-chancellor (VC) of the University of Cape Town (UCT), Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, delivers a late-night public lecture at the University of Ottawa in Canada this evening (Monday, 6 June).
Titled “Walking the tightrope between the boardroom and the picket line: Reflections of a transformative university leader”, the lecture forms part of the University of Ottawa’s excellence in education lecture series. Professor Phakeng will address the audience on her experience as VC of UCT and her talk will focus mainly on what it means to be a “courageous, transformative leader”.
“I took office on 1 July 2018 with the vision of ensuring that the university [UCT] retains its position as the top university on the African continent, while driving a radical transformation agenda,” Phakeng said.
Phakeng, who has recently been reappointed to serve a second term as VC of Africa’s leading university, will also touch on her vision for the institution as she prepares for her second term at the helm.
Date: Monday, 6 June 2022
Time: 22:00–00:00 SAST
Meeting ID: 989 4238 4447
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