Call for comments/suggestions on 6th Big Tent draft communique

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“The UNESCO Chair invites comments and suggestions from all its partners, networks and colleagues on the draft piece for the 6th Big Tent Communique, before it gets its official shape in October’ 2015 in Catania, Italy. We encourage you all to share your views and suggestions via our dialogue box posted just below on our […]

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The People’s University

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The annual conference of Adult and Community Education (ACE) began with a traditional Maori welcome powhiri. As the ancestors were invoked to bless the deliberations with open mind and open hearts, it became evident that the gathering in Wellington (New Zealand) held last week was more than an intellectual debate. For the Maori indigenous knowledge […]

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Launch of the book on 'Mainstreaming Community University Research Partnerships' at CUExpo' 2015, Ottawa, Canada

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Joanna Ochocka, Budd Hall and Wafa Singh part of theOttawa launch of our new Strengthening Community University Partnerships: Global Perspectives book at the CUExpo 2015 conference in Ottawa on June 28th, 2015. Dr. Luc Mougeot of IDRC chaired the session that also had presentations from Henk Mulder (Netherland) and Josee-Anne Riverin (Quebec). Thanks to Norbert […]

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The Maturing of a Movement: CUExpo 2015 in Ottawa

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by Dr. Budd L Hall In 1998, the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council created the funding mechanism called the Community University Research Alliance, which began what is called the institutionalisation period of community, based participatory research in Canada.  For the first time the funders required that all research applications had to be made […]

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Challenges in the Co-Construction of Knowledge: A Global Study on Strengthening Structures for Community University Research Partnerships

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Budd L Hall, (University of Victoria, Canada) Rajesh Tandon (PRIA, India), Crystal Tremblay (University of Victoria, Canada) and Wafa Singh (PRIA, India) UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Canada Introduction The sharing of knowledge between universities and their communities has been a prominent feature of the field of adult […]

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

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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. It was presented by a team from Islamic State University, Makasar, and the speakers included […]

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