Dr. Budd Hall

Dr. Budd Hall
Adjunct Professor
Office: HSD A340


Professional Information & Research Interests

Budd Hall is a Professor Emeritus with the School of Public Administration and Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. The UNESCO Chair is a joint partnership between the University of Victoria and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) located in New Delhi, India. The objective of the UNESCO Chair is to build research capacity in the global South and the excluded North in the field of community based research. It does this through collaboration with many global networks, through advocacy work with governments and funding bodies and through training.

Knowledge for Change (K4C) Consortium for Training in Community Based Research

The Training arm of the UNESCO Chair is the K4C training consortium which consists of an on-line component, a two week face to face residency and field work. Mentors are nominated by K4C hubs. The hubs themselves are training partnerships between universities and civil society partners. Once the mentors are trained, they in turn train a younger generation of CBR practitioners.

Research Interests

Community-Based participatory research, social responsibility of higher education, knowledge democracy, social movement learning and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Selected Publications


(2017) with Rajesh Tandon “From Action Research to Knowledge Democracy Cartagena 1977-2-17 in Revista Colombiano Sociologia V 4 (11) 227-236

(2017) with Rajesh Tandon “Participatory Research: Where Have We Been, Where are We Going? A Dialogue in Research for All, vol 1 no 2 pp365-374

(2017) with Rajesh Tandon “Decolonization of knowledge, epistemicide, participatory research and higher education” in Research for All, Vol 1 No 1 pp 6-19

(2016) with Rajesh Tandon, Wafa Singh, Darlene Clover “Knowledge Democracy and Excellence in Engagement” in IDS Bulletin Vol 47, No 6, December 2016

(2014) with Crystal Tremblay “Learning from Community University Research Partnerships: A Canadian Study on Community Impact and Conditions for Success” in International journal of action research 10(3) 2014 


(2016) Co-Editor, Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local : the VI World Report on Higher Education Barcelona: GUNi

(2016) Second Editor, Knowledge and Engagement: Building Capacity for the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers Victoria and New Delhi: University of Victoria and PRIA

(2016) Second Editor, Training the Next Generation of Community Based Researchers: A Guide for Trainers. Victoria and New Delhi: University of Victoria and PRIA

(2015) First Editor Institutionalizing Community University Research Partnerships Victoria and New Delhi: University of Victoria and PRIA

(2015) Author/Editor with Tandon, R and Tremblay, C Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives. Victoria and New Delhi: University of Victoria Press and PRIA Press

(2014) Co-Editor with Ronaldo Munck, Lorraine McIllrath and Rajesh Tandon  Higher Education and Community Based Research: Creating a Global Vision London-New York: Palgrave MacMillan

(2014) Co-Editor with Rajesh Tandon, 5th World Report on Higher Education: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education Contributing to Social Change. Barcelona GUNI and London: Palgrave-MacMillan

Grants & Awards

  • SSHRC Public Outreach Grant (2010), $100,000
  • Vancouver Foundation (2009): Capacity Building Grant, $100,000
  • International Development Research Centre Grant (2009), $40,000

Recent Speaking Engagements & Event Participation

  • November 2009: Keynote, University-Community Engagement Conference in Penang, Malaysia
  • June 2009: "From Recession to Renewal" at CBRC National Conference in Ottawa
  • May 2009: Keynote, University Engagement: The Third Mission at the University of British Columbia

Courses Taught

  • CD 505: Community-Based Research
  • CD 509: Developing Capacities to Lead and Manage in the Non-profit sector
  • CD 512: Program and Project Design
  • Leadership in Community Settings
  • Poetry, Learning and Social Movements

Professional Appointments & Memberships

  • 2008-2010: Secretary, Community Based Research Canada
  • 2008-Present: Secretary, Global Alliance of Community Engaged Research
  • 2008-Present: Editorial Board, Gateways: International Journal of Community Engaged Research
  • 2008-Present: Editorial Board, Interface: a journal for and about social movements
  • 2008-2009: Board, United Way of Greater Victoria
  • 2007-Present: Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education
  • 2006-Present: Editorial Committee, Journal of the Canadian Society of the Study of Adult Education
  • 2005-Present: Advisory Committee Member, Distance University of Zambia Foundation
  • 2005-2006: Co-Chair, Association of BC Deans of Education
  • 2005-2006: Executive Committee Member, Association of Canadian Deans of Education<
  • 2002-Present: Editorial Board, International Journal on Action Research
  • 2002-2006: Member, Tier I International Projects Selection Committee - Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada
  • 2000-Present: Chair, International Advisory Committee, Mpambo Mutliversity, Uganda

Faces of Research: Budd Hall

In this video, Dr. Hall discusses his three main areas of research related to methods of community-based research, social movements and community/university research partnerships.