Community-Based Research Pioneer Dr. Budd Hall to hold workshop and public forum at UTSC

Dr. Budd Hall
Public Forum poster

The Centre for Critical Development Studies is immensely honoured to announce the upcoming workshop and public forum with Dr. Budd Hall. The workshop De-mystifying Community-based Research will be held on March 1, 2018, from 1 to 4pm at MW324, followed by the public forum, The Socially Responsive University: Knowledge Democracy & Community Engagement, which will be held on March 2, 2018, 12 to 4pm at Catalyst Centre (EV 1st floor), UTSC.

About Dr. Budd Hall

Dr. Budd Hall is the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility inHigher Education and Professor of Community Development in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. As one of the pioneers in Community-Based Research theory and practice in Canada, Dr. Budd Hall was the founding Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community- based Research and is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria.  He has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Thailand, Yemen, Uganda, England, and the United States where he has worked on various aspects of community-based adult education and learning and participatory research, contributing to both theoretical and practical development work for almost 40 years. Dr. Budd Hall is a member of the International Adult EducationHall of Fame and was selected for the 2005 Canadian Bureau of International Education Innovation in International Education Award. He was granted an Honorary Doctorate by St. Francis Xavier University in 2011. He is currently teaching in the Knowledge for Change Global Consortium, a network of training centres located in the global South and the ‘excluded’ North.

His most recent books include Learning and Education for a Better World: The Role of Social Movements by Sense Publishing, Knowledge, Democracy and Action: Community University Research Partnerships in Global Perspectives by Manchester University Press, World Report on Higher Education 5 by GUNi and Palgrave-Macmillan, Teaching and Learning Community Based Research by the University of Toronto Press, Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives, and Knowledge and Engagement: Building Capacity for the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers by University of Victoria  and PRIA press. 

Workshop: De-mystifying Community-based Research

Thursday, March 1, 2018

1-4PM, MW324

This workshop will provide a participatory learning experience in understanding what community-based research is all about, what concepts such as knowledge democracy and epistemicide mean, and what might CBR mean for you in your own future plans. Special attention will be paid to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The three-hour workshop will include:

  1. A participatory discussion on the meaning of research
  2. A participatory activity in outline the most common steps in a social science research process
  3. A talk by Dr. Budd Hall on Knowledge Democracy, Epistemicide and epistemic privilege
  4. Small group discussion on principles of Community Based Research
  5. A wrap-up on CBR by Dr. Budd Hall
  6. Group exercise on selected case studies
  7. Experience sharing and final reflection with the speaker and CCDS faculty 

[CLOSED] RSVP required, please registered online before Monday, February 26, 2018.


Public Forum: The Socially Responsive University: Knowledge Democracy & Community Engagement

Friday, March 2, 2018

12-4PM, Catalyst Centre (EV 1st floor)

With the United Nations (UN) universally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 as a beacon for socially, economically and ecologically sustainable development, there is an important role for higher education institutions to play in addressing the SDGS. Dr. Budd Hall argues that among the contributions the universities may make, introducing critical thinking about knowledge, how knowledge is constructed and by whom, is key. Building on an emerging discourse of knowledge democracy, ideas influenced by Fals Borda, de Sousa Santos, Tandon, Tuhuwei-Smith, Davies, and Gaventa, Dr. Budd Hall will be discussing the recently launched Knowledge for Change Global Consortium for Training in Community Based Participatory Research.

This public forum is intended for dialogues and conversations about the roles of the university in community engaged learning and research, and how such engagements could lead to meaningful partnerships between univeristy and the communities, particularly with regards to addressing development issues. 

Please join us for a stimulating afternoon of dialogues and interactions.

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch and Registration
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Opening remarks and Keynote, followed by Q&A
2:30 - 2:45 pm - Tea break
2:45 - 3:30 pm - Panel discussion on university and community partnership in research and development
3:30 - 4:00 pm - Reflections and ways forward

[CLOSED] RSVP required, please registered online before Monday, February 26, 2018.