Introducing Part 3: “Toward Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals” of the three-part “Exploring why community-based research is an important mechanism for societal change” CBRC Webinar Series

Presented by Budd Hall (UNESCO Co-Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, University of Victoria) 

Webinar Description 
Many of us are aware of the UN SDGs, the 17 goals adopted by 176 nations which provide the world with an agenda for action on the critical issues of our day including attention to education, gender justice, inequality, water, health for all, peace and many more. The SDGs follow on the previous Millennial Development Goals that ended in 2015. What is different is that the SDGs are meant to be targets for the entire world, for the rich and the not so rich. They are universal.

Community Based Research has much to contribute to the attainment of the SDG’s. This webinar will focus on the critical contributions that CBR can make to the attainment of the SDGs in Canada and elsewhere. Special attention will be devoted to the Knowledge for Change Global Consortium, a global training network linked to the UN SDGs.


Budd Hall
Dr. Budd Hall is the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair 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. Budd 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.

Former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, 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.

Budd is a member of the International Adult Education Hall of Fame and was selected for the 2005 Canadian Bureau of International Education Innovation in International Education Award. He was granted an Honourary Doctorate by St. Francis Xavier University in 2011.

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 Learning Community Based Research by the University of Toronto Press, and Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives by UVic and PRIA press. Budd is the husband of Dr. Darlene Clover, father of Dana and Shawn Hall, Grandfather of Quincy Pugh Hall, Leo Pugh Hall, and Ashton Edward Hall. He is also a poet.

“Exploring why community-based research is an important mechanism for societal change” Webinar Series
This three-part CBRC webinar series takes a bird’s-eye view of the community-based research landscape and why it is a vital mechanism for societal change first across Canada, then internationally and finally as it supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals.