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

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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 international technology entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of PlayMC2, a mobile based app, Ms. […]

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

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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 a special smudging ceremony facilitated by Elder Paul Skanks, a ceremony considered to have special […]

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

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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 workshop was facilitated by Dr Martin Taylor, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria. The title of […]

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Community University Exposition Conference (Ottawa, Canada, Day 1: May 25, 2015)

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Policy Roundtable on “Accelerating Change: Policy Innovation through and for Community Campus Engagement’’ “How we are going to be together is more important than what we are going to do together” The CUExpo’2015 on May 25, 2015 witnessed an exhaustive session on driving policy change through and for community campus engagement. The round table was […]

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Thank You from Rajesh Tandon & Family

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19 May 2015 Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues We are deeply appreciative of and sincerely thankful to all for your warm, sensitive and caring messages and thoughts following the sudden and shocking death of our dear Martha on May 13, 2015 in Kabul. Martha was brought back to Delhi by a special Indian Air Force […]

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Martha did what she felt she had to do: Dr Rajesh Tandon, President, PRIA

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NEW DELHI: Rajesh Tandon bears the intrusion with a smile. He even allows photographs. “Martha would’ve wanted us to be normal. Let us be normal,” he stoically tells TOI at his Sarita Vihar residence. Tandon’s wife, Martha Farrell, one of the four Indians killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul on Wednesday, had signed up […]

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Announcing The Tragic Death of Dr. Martha Farrell

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With the most profound grief we share the tragic news that Dr. Martha Farrell, wife of Dr. Rajesh Tandon, and towering leader against discrimination and violence against women was killed in an armed attack while working in Kabul, Afghanistan providing training on Gender Issues for the staff of the Aga Khan Foundation. Martha was the […]

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Social innovation within a values-based and transformative framework

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At the global networking meeting at IAU, held in Montreal on May 7-8, 2015, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, the IAU President and Jean-Luis Klein, Director of the UQAM based Centre for Social Innovation Research, presented a unique and innovation concept: social innovation within a values-based and transformative framework. Social innovation, rather than trying to be a […]

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Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions

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The Indian leg of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education recently completed a project titled ‘Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions’. Funded by the British Council, the project covered the states of Punjab, Bengal, Assam and Karnataka. Here, the UNESCO Chair partnered with Punjab University (PU), North Bengal […]

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12th International PASCAL Conference, 7-9 October, Catania, Italy

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The 12th PASCAL conference will be hosted by one of Italy’s leading institutions, the University of Catania in the beautiful island of Sicily. The theme of the conference concerns how cities and their regions are connected to their universities at strategic frontiers. These include knowledge and political frontiers, and each is linked to global challenges […]

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