Engaging People in Communities (EPIC)
Facilitates Community Based Research and Knowledge Exchange


CKI 10th Aniversary Lecture- Knowledge Democracy: What is it and Why is it important?: Professor Budd Hall, Co- Chair of the UNESCO in Community-Based Researcg and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Date: Wednesday, 10th April
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Venue: Siobhan McKenna Theatre, Arts Millenium Building, NUI Galway

Event Details:

This lecture will discuss future possibilities in the area of community-university engagement at NUI Galway, exploring practices associated with community-based research and the opportunities for the co-creation of Knowledge between the university and the wider community. Professor Hall will draw on his pivotal work in Canada where he has been centrally involved in the development of community-based research in higher education. It promises to be a thought-provoking lecture that will provide inspirational ideas for community-university collaborations in the area of Community-based Research.

Professor Budd Hall is Co-Chair of the UNESCO in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and Professor of Community Development in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, and Secretary of the Global Alliance on Community-Engaged Research, Budd was the founding Director of the University of Victoria Office for Community-based Research and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Studies. Former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, Budd Hall has served as the Chair of Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education or the University of Toronto from 1995-2001 and as the Secretary-General of the International Council for Adult Education from 1979-1991. Budd has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Thailand, Yemen, Uganda, England and the United States. He has done both theoretical and practical work for almost 40 years in various aspects of community-based adult education and learning and participatory research. He has served as President, Chair of Vice-President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, International Council for Adult Education, Canadian Network for Democratic Learning, the Canadian Comission for UNESCO and the Coady International Institute Advisory Board. He is a member of the International Education Hall of Fame and was selected for the 2005 Canadian Bureau of International Education Innovation in International Education Award. He is the husband of Professor Darlene Clover, father of Dana and Shawl Hall, and grandfather of Quincy Pugh Hall and Ashton Edward Hall. He is also a poet.

To book a place at this workshop please contact Mary Bernard on or before Monday 8th April.