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July 20, 2020
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Infinitely more Palpitating and Varied: Celebrating Working Class Scholarship

This is an excerpt from the closing remarks given by Dr. Budd Hall (Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education) for the International Conference of Working Class Academics on July 15, 2020 Knowledge can be … Continue reading

February 13, 2020
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Launch of the Limerick K4C Hub-Feb 12, 2020

Limerick is the site of the first Irish Knowledge for Change Community-Based Research Training hub.  Limerick is located in Southwest Ireland at the confluence of the Abby and Shannon rivers. Founded by Vikings, it has played an important role as … Continue reading

September 29, 2019
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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In the spirit of Gandhi-Ji: Thoughts on Higher Education

Dr Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair on Community-based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, Canada September 25, 2019 I have emerged from several days of conversation and reflection on the value of Gandhian thought to … Continue reading

February 4, 2019
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Decolonization: not just a buzzword…

This is the name of a ‘headphone verbatim show’ capturing campus conversations at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.  It will be the third interaction with discourses of decolonisation and epistemic justice that I will have within two weeks. … Continue reading

January 29, 2019
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Budd’s visit to Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec

Budd paid a visit to Laval University, Canada’s oldest university on January 28 and 29, 2019 at the invitation of Professor Florence Piron. While the weather was cold, the welcome was very warm indeed. Budd met with Claude Savard, the … Continue reading

November 28, 2018
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Sejahtera, Values and Higher Education

On November 15 and 16, Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifly Abdul bin Razak, the newly appointed Rector of the International Islamic University of Malaysia hosted a conference on Values and Higher Education for 600 faculty and staff of the IIUM and … Continue reading

November 2, 2018
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Social Infrastructure and Social Responsibilities: Extending our understanding of engagement

Followers of research studies, blogs and social media communications associated with our UNESCO Chair in CBR and Social Responsibility in Higher Education will have heard much about community engaged learning and community led participatory research as well as the opportunities … Continue reading

April 24, 2018
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Open Letter by Drs Hall & Tandon: Knowledge Democracy on the Move

What we are calling a knowledge democracy movement has clearly reached a new stage of maturity. Whether it is the community-based participatory research and engaged scholarship we see now in many university-community partnerships, the growth of open science and citizen’s … Continue reading

October 23, 2017
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Decolonisation in Practice: The University of Victoria Releases its First Indigenous Plan

We read much in the news of higher education around the world about decolonisation.  We have heard of the struggles in South Africa where political apartheid was ended, but epistemic apartheid was not. We have heard of the debates about … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
by Dr. Budd Hall, UNESCO Co-Chair
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Higher Education and the Right to Learn

Thoughts on International Literacy Day, September 8, 2017 The ability to read and write has never been of more importance than it is now.  The digital age means that there are more cell phones in the world than there are … Continue reading

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