Call for comments/suggestions on the SECOND draft of the 6th Big Tent Communiqué

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Big Tent is a loose, voluntary, network on international bodies owned by those who participate – a network of networks to do with university engagement formed in 2010. The main visible evidence of its collaboration is the five statements or communiques issued so far that address issues important to societies and so for the work […]

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Symposium on Public Engagement and Politics of Evidence in the Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture

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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, etc. It also provided opportunities for reconsidering and strategizing academic issues such as faculty criteria […]

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Global trends in training Community-Based Research (CBR) in Higher Educational Institutions and Civil Society Organizations: Survey Results, July 2015

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Under the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) sponsored project on ‘Training the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers‘, a global survey was undertaken that provides the much needed information about the current state-of-the-art in CBR training in various regions of the world. The survey was conducted by the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research […]

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Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence in an Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture

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Marc Spooner and James McNinch of the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina were the co-chairs of a recent symposium held in the heartland of Western Canada.  The symposium brought together some of the best known critical participatory research, Indigenous, decolonising, knowledge democracy and higher education scholars in North America with the notable […]

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