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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

July 29, 2015
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Symposium on Public Engagement and Politics of Evidence in the Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture

The University of Regina hosted a symposium on ”Public Engagement and Politics of Evidence in the Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture’, from 23rd -25th of July, 2015. This symposium examined accelerating trends in higher education, neoliveralism, politics of evidence, … Continue reading

June 1, 2015
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Community University Exposition Conference (Ottawa, Canada, Day 5: May 29, 2015)

The closing day of the Community Exposition Conference started with a series of parallel concurrent sessions on diverse topics under the broader theme of community university engagement. Among the exceptional presentations made at the sessions was the one from Indonesia. … Continue reading

May 29, 2015
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Community University Exposition Conference (Ottawa, Canada, Day 4: May 28, 2015)

Keynotes, theatre performance, plenaries, book launch, site visits & more…. The fourth day proceedings of the CUExpo’2015 began with a stimulating keynote plenary which was delivered by Giovanna Mingarelli, on the importance of Micro actions in shaping the future. An … Continue reading

May 28, 2015
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Community University Exposition Conference (Ottawa, Canada, Day 3: May 27, 2015)

The Conference Begins…. The Community University Exposition Conference, 2015 kick started at the Carleton University on the 26th of May. The welcome and inaugural speech was given Dr Edward Jackson, Conference Convener, CUExpo. The inauguration event saw the conduction of … Continue reading

May 27, 2015
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Community University Exposition Conference (Ottawa, Canada, Day 2: May 26, 2015)

Pre-Conference Workshops The day preceeding the CUExpo’2015 saw a series of pre-conference workshops being held at Algonquin College, Ottawa. The UNESCO Chair team (Dr Budd Hall & Ms. Wafa Singh) attended two of the workshops during the day. The morning … Continue reading

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