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November 14, 2017
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Knowledge for Change (K4C) Planning Meeting, New Delhi, India

The UNESCO Chair team hosted and facilitated a three-day planning meeting under its upcoming Knowledge for Change (K4C) initiative from Nov 11-13, 2017 at PRIA Head Office, in New Delhi. The meetings were facilitated by the UNESCO Co-Chairs, Dr Budd … Continue reading

September 21, 2017
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Reflections from the source of the Nile, University of Victoria, Canada

VIDEA in association with the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education and  the Centre for Global Studies and School of Public Administration , University of Victoria organized a meeting of elders and eminent people … Continue reading

June 27, 2017
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Formal launch of the Knowledge for Change (K4C) Consortium

The Knowledge for Change (K4C) global consortium was launched last week, at an exclusive session on June 22, 2017 at the Talloires Network Leaders Conference 2017, in Veracruz, Mexico. The session, titled ‘Knowledge for Change & Social Responsibility of Higher … Continue reading

May 8, 2017
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C2UExpo 2017, Simon Fraser University (SFU), British Columbia, Canada, May 1-5, 2017

The Community University Exposition Conference this year was hosted by Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, from May 1-5, 2017. The biennial conference brought together community members, universities, colleges, government and non-profit organizations to fostering research and sharing knowledge through workshops, exchanges and dialogues at SFU’s … Continue reading

March 6, 2017
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Conversation on upcoming reports in Higher Education, University of Victoria, March 1, 2017

The University of Victoria, Canada on March 1, 2017 hosted a conversation with Dr Rajesh Tandon, Dr Crystal Tremblay and Mr Walter Lepore; authors of two upcoming reports on Higher Education. While Dr Rajesh Tandon serves as a co-editor of … Continue reading

August 22, 2016
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UNESCO Chair celebrates the completion of a successful proposal writing workshop, Aug 19, 2016

The UNESCO Chair convened a week-long proposal writing workshop from August 15-19, 2016, at the University of Victoria, Canada. This workshop was aimed to give shape to the proposal that the Chair will soon be submitting to the SSHRC as the … Continue reading

June 7, 2016
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UNESCO Chair presentation at the Canadian Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences, May 30th, 2016

Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair and Walter Lepore, Project Co-ordinator (NextGen Project) presented a report on the UNESCO Chair and SSHRC funded project,’ Training the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers’ to the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education … Continue reading

March 30, 2016
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Learning citizenship in everyday life

Citizenship is about belonging to a collective. People are capable of multiple identities simultaneously. Hence, citizenship is not just about a formal identity conferred by the state. It is also learnt identity with other fellow citizens. Dr Rajesh Tandon was … Continue reading

March 29, 2016
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Community Based Research & Learning Symposium, University of Alberta, Canada, March 21/22, 2016

Pedagogy of Hope, For Public Good Dr David Turpin, the president of University of Alberta declared that the new strategic plan of the university is titled ‘for public good’. In this perspective, systematic and sustained community-university engagement is critical for … Continue reading

September 29, 2015
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International Symposium on the Training of Next Generation of Community Based Researchers, Victoria, Canada, September 15, 2015

The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education convened an International Symposium on Challenges in the Training of Community-based Research, on September 15, 2015 at the University of Victoria, Canada. This symposium was conducted under … Continue reading

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