CGCER would like to invite academics, university staff, community members, researchers, policy makers, educators and students to a free public lecture by renowned academic Dr. Catherine Odora Hoppers (South African Research Chair in Development Education) on "Indigenous Knowledge Systems & the transformation of universities: Systemic starting points." RSVP at https://cohoppers.eventbrite.ca
Dr. Hoppers is a professor at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Chair of the African Academy of Science Advisory Council. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Orebro University in Sweden in 2008 and an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa in 2012. She was given the Presidential Medal of Honour by the President of Uganda on the 9th October 2013, marking Uganda’s Golden Jubilee, for her ground-breaking academic research and leadership. In July 2015, she received the Nelson Mandela Distinguished Africanist Award for her pursuit of the total liberation for the African continent through the promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems of Education. In August 2015, Prof Hoppers was awarded “Woman of the Year” by the University of South Africa, and was named as a “Leading Educationist” and was honoured in the Gallery of Leadership as the 63 most influential people who have shaped Unisa since its inception in 1873, in a permanent exhibition in Kgorong Building in UNISA.