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May 26, 2017
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Linking impact to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – assessing 10 years of engaged-scholarship at the University of Victoria

The increasing importance and value of civic engagement in Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) around the world has led to a strong emphasis on evaluating and measuring the impact of these activities, particularly as it relates to the mutual benefit of … Continue reading

May 23, 2017
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Indonesia’s Community Engagement Strategy helps model flood-risk

Indonesia, is one of the countries who has shown exemplary commitment to Community University Engagement. The higher education in the country has been extremely accommodating towards integration of community engagement practices in the regular academic curriculum. This has been majorly because of … Continue reading

May 12, 2017
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GUNi Newsletter: May 2017

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), an international higher education network, was created in 1999, within the framework the UNITWIN / UNESCO Chairs Programme, by UNESCO, UNU and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It encourages higher education institutions to redefine their role, embrace this process of transformation … Continue reading

May 9, 2017
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President Andrew Petter’s Closing Remarks at C2UExpo, 2017

Professor Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada (which hosted the C2UExpo, 2017) delivered the closing address at the conference on May 5, 2017. C2UExpo, this year, emerged as a stimulating gathering of academics, community … Continue reading

May 2, 2017
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Innovation in Student Engagement: Story from Michigan State University (MSU), USA

Prof. Henry Brimmer, faculty member in Michigan State University’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations has developed an exciting program that brings students from around the world to collaboratively tackle an advertising issue generated by a business wishing to expand … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
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UNESCO Bangkok launches its new publication, titled ‘Recalibrating Careers in Academia: Professional Advancement Policies & Practices in Asia Pacific’

UNESCO Bangkok’s new publication is now online! Together with experts from the Education Research Institutes Network (ERI-Net), UNESCO Banglok launched a two-year project to assess professional advancement policies and practices of higher education teaching personnel in Asia and the Pacific. … Continue reading

March 23, 2017
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New Book Alert: ‘Putting knowledge to work: Collaborating, Influencing & Learning for International Development

Dramatic changes in the ecosystem for international development are now pressing civil society organizations (CSOs) to invest more in knowledge to remain significant players. While the need for creative thinking and experimentation is greater than ever, there is still very … Continue reading

March 17, 2017
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The realities of community-university engagement: lessons from within the labyrinth

People’s Knowledge Collective, a cross-theme working group at Coventry University, UK, introduce their new book ‘People’s Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-walled Labyrinth’. ‘Even the walls are white’ observed Leonard Harris, a black man navigating the ‘labyrinth’ of the … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
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Study Report on ‘Impact of Community-engaged Research (CER)’ at University of Victoria (UVic), Canada, March 2017

Community-engaged Research (CER) at the University of Victoria (UVic) has made a significant impact in our local and global community in almost all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at varying levels (i.e. micro, messo, macro).  Students have been central … Continue reading

March 3, 2017
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Participatory Research, Cognitive Justice and Knowledge Democracy in French-Speaking Countries of the Global South: The Open Science in Haiti and Africa (SOHA) Project

We have recently received a book curated by Florence Piron, an anthropologist and ethicist at the Université Laval in Quebec, Samuel Regulus, a Haitian anthropologist who is now professor at the Université d’État d’Haïti and Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba, chief … Continue reading

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