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Madiba and Engaged Scholarship: Remarks in celebration of Nelson Mandela Day at Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa-July 18, 2022  25-07-2022

Budd Hall, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria and Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. It is my distinct privilege to be speaking with you today from the traditional territories of the Nuragic Sardo peoples of the island that is called Sardinia which is part of Italy today.  I live and work usually on the lands of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, the Songhees, Esquimalt and Wsanich First Nations in t

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Surfea Pauliño-Spanish  26-09-2022

Este poema fue escrito para celebrar el cumpleaños de Paulo Freire en el año de su muerte, en 1998.

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Co-Chairs’ message about the K4C Consortium

Our UNESCO Chair was created in 2012 at the request of UNESCO with whom we had worked on the 2009 World Conference on Higher Education. During the first five years of our work as Chairs, we carried out two major international research projects to gain insights into the ‘state-of-the-art’ around the world in the field of community-university res

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The Story of Participatory Research: History and Future, PRIA@40 Conversation

It was in 1976 that a group of interested persons across North America first met to discuss Participatory Research (PR) as an alternative means of research and use of knowledge for social change. In 1980, the first international meeting on Participatory Research was held in Ljubljana (in former Yugoslavia), attended by early pioneers of this ‘mov

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Current Projects


Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge International Webinar Series and Indigenous Circle

Open Science Webinar series is an endeavour to continue the dialogue on openness of science, proposed by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO pursuant to the consultation paper prepared by Leslie Chan,

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Bridging Knowledge Cultures

The Bridging Knowledge Cultures project is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. Through the project, we aim to identify and facilitate the flow of knowledge abo

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UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education Based at the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), this Chair is co-directed by Dr. Budd L Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon. The UNESCO Chair supports North-South-South and South-South partnerships that build on and enhance the emerging consensus in knowledge democracy. It strengthens recent collaboration between the Higher Education section in UNESCO, the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Global Alliance on Community University Engagement and other regional and global networks. It co-creates new knowledge through partnerships among universities (academics), communities  more..



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