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Wikipedian in residence

About the program

Concordia University is one of Canada’s most dynamic universities in one of North America’s most livable cities. It reflects a unique blend of commitments to diversity, accessibility, social responsibility, and innovation. With over 46,000 students (9,040 international) and over 2,300 full-time and part-time professors, Concordia is recognized for offering a rich academic experience combined with strong community engagement.

Concordia University Library is committed to playing essential roles in teaching and learning on campus, in supporting student success, and in advocating for and advancing open resources and scholarship. The recently transformed Webster Library, on the Sir George Williams Campus, features a Technology Sandbox and Visualization Studio. The University’s Digital Strategy emphasizes digital capabilities and improved digital literacy for all Concordians as one of its objectives.

The overarching goal of the residency is the promotion of Wikipedia, digital literacy, and the creation of a long-lasting partnership between the Wikimedia Foundation and Concordia. Examples of Wikipedians and Wikimedians in residence demonstrate the range of activities and projects undertaken.

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