In the context of our UNESCO Co-Chairs’ endeavour to continue an international dialogue on openness of science through the Open Science webinar series (http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/index.php/2020/09/29/open-science-webinar-series/), the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities (composed of 406 member universities in 78 countries around the world) is expanding partnership with the Open Society University Network. The COV-AID webinar series will run through 2020 and into 2021. They will launch the COV-AID mini-grants to support graduate students currently engaged in action research or activism in collaboration with local communities. The call for nominations for the 2021 MacJannet Prize is now open. The Prize recognizes and offers financial support to exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Network signatory member universities. Read about the inspiring work of previous prize winners.
Recognizing the value of science as a common good, Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) asks some big questions about science itself and discusses the paper written by our UNESCO Co-Chairs, Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. Read more at https://en.ccunesco.ca/blog/2020/10/some-big-questions-for-science