Dr. Constance Crompton
Dr. Christian Vandendorpe
The ETCL partners with INKE, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the University of Victoria Libraries to appoint an Honorary Resident Wikipedian to bridge academic and non-academic communities by consulting on Wikipedia pages, giving talks, and leading Wikipedia edit-a-thons. Dr. Christian Vandendorpe (U Ottawa) served in this role from 2014–16, and Dr. Constance Crompton (U Ottawa) has served since 2017.
The next Wikipedia edit-a-thon is scheduled to take place on October 22nd 2018.
Additional media coverage:
- “University of Victoria Announces New Honorary Resident Wikipedian.” CBC News.
- “UVic’s Resident Wikipedian.” Times Colonist.
- “Honorary Resident Wikipedian: Professor Christian Vandendorpe.” The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Blog.
- “Virtually Here: UVic’s first Honorary Resident Wikipedian.” The Ring.
- “Introducing UVic’s Resident Wikipedian.” The Martlet.
- “Former U of O Prof Named First ‘Honorary Wikipedian’ in Canada.” The Fulcrum.
- “Virtually Here: UVic Welcomes its First Honorary Resident Wikipedian.” UVic Communications.
- “Wikipedia: A Gift to the World.” University Affairs / Affaires universitaires
- “The University of Victoria has its Own Wikipedia Ambassador.” CKNW 980 AM.
- “U in the Ring: Valerie Cortez, Dr. Christian Vandendorpe, & Dr. Nikolai Dechev.” CFUV 101.9 FM.
- Christian’s role was also featured by Huffington Post Canada, L’Oreille tendue, Greater Victoria Public Library, Wikimedia Outreach, Nuzzel, UNews, and 2cultures.net