Invitation: Launch of the ORCiD Researcher Identities Programme

Posted on October 05, 2016

Prof Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education, cordially invites you to the launch of the ORCiD Researcher Identities Programme at the University of Pretoria (UP).
The University recently signed an ORCiD membership agreement as part of continuous development and support for greater research visibility. We are encouraging all researchers to register for ORCiD IDs, to distinguish themselves as UP researchers. To celebrate our ORCiD membership, the Department of Library Services at UP invited Google Chrome expert, Karen Walstra, Program Manager at Google Chrome GTM (Global), to discuss the relationship between Google and academic research.
Join us for the talk entitled
The relationship between Google and academic research
Ever since Google was born in Stanford's Computer Science Department, the company has valued and maintained strong relations with universities and research institutes. Research at Google tackles the most challenging problems in computer science and related fields. Being bold and taking risks are essential to what we do, and research teams are embedded throughout Google, which enables our discoveries to affect billions of users every day. We will explore some of the programs and resources Google offers to academics and how they might enhance the visibility of what researchers are exploring.
Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Time: 16:00
Venue: Auditorium, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus
RSVP to Christelle Steyn at [email protected] before Thursday, 20 October 2016
Refreshments will be served.
About the speaker
Karen Walstra researches and manages projects on how Chrome initiatives inform and enable global markets for educational environments. Prior to working at Google she was a teacher, teacher-trainer, lecturer and head of academics, exploring educational change. She coordinated Thandulwazi, a teacher and school leader development outreach project. She is an author and presenter. She completed an honours degree in Educational Technology at the University of the Witwatersrand, focussing on response systems in the classroom. She also did a master's in Educational Technology, focussing on mobile learning. She is passionate about how technology can enhance and empower learning.
- Author Department of Library Services

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