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The UNESCO Chairs Programme was launched in 1992 in accordance with a resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 26th session (1991). The Programme covers training, research and international exchanges of academics and offers a platform for information sharing in all major fields within the mandate of UNESCO.
Please note that UNESCO Headquarters and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU) do not provide financial assistance to Chairs in developed countries.
Objectives of the UNESCO Chairs Programme
S erve as a prime means of capacity building through the exchange of knowledge and information sharing in a spirit of international solidarity in the field of UNESCO. Promote North-South and South-South cooperation as a strategy to enrich institutions, such as universities and research institutions, in partnership with higher education NGOs, foundations, and public and private sector organizations. Provide opportunities for networking and collaboration on issues of interest to Canada and UNESCO in higher education. Mobilize the higher education community to join forces with UNESCO to achieve the objectives of the global agenda, such as the Millennium Development Goals. Contribute to identifying solutions to critical problems in the field of higher education by harnessing the experience and knowledge of experts in the field. Establish new teaching programmes, generate new ideas through research and reflection and facilitate the enrichment of existing university programmes through the integration of cultural diversity and international cooperation. Build a strong, effective and exemplary network of UNESCO Chairs in Canada.
Joining the Programme
Any of the following institutions and organizations can join the Programme: •Universities and other institutions of higher education and research that are recognized as bona fide institutions that are members of, or affiliated with one of Canada’s national or regional post-secondary education bodies and accepted by UNESCO; •NGOs working in the field of higher education and research; •Other academic associations, inter-university and other academic networks that wish to establish a link between their own activities and the Chairs Programme; •National public or private institutions; •Agencies that currently have or intend to develop cooperative links and arrangements with UNESCO in the field of higher education. For a detailed description of the Programme and how to join, please consult the Guidelines for UNESCO Chairs in Canada (Please note that no submissions are considered for 2011-2012. The next submission deadline is September 2012)
List of UNESCO Chairs in Canada
•UNESCO Chair in Communication and International Development - Université du Québec à Montréal. ID Poster: click here Website: unesco.bell.uqam.ca / •UNESCO Chair in Studies of philosophic foundations of justice and democratic society - Université du Québec à Montréal. ID Poster: click here Website: www.unesco.chairephilo.uqam.ca •UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Teacher Education towards Sustainability - York University. ID Poster: click here •UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage - Université Laval. ID Poster: click here Website: www.patrimoineunesco.chaire.ulaval.ca / •UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design - University of Montreal. ID Poster: click here Website: www.unesco-paysage.umontreal.ca •UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning - Queen’s University. ID Poster: click here Website: educ.queensu.ca/unesco.html •UNESCO Chair in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development- University of Victoria. ID Poster: click hereWebsite: www.ecdvu.org •UNESCO Chair in Curriculum Development - Université du Québec à Montréal. ID Poster: click here Website: www.cudc.uqam.ca •ORBICOM - International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication - Université du Québec à Montréal. ID Poster: click here website: www.orbicom.ca •UNESCO Chair in Marine Systems Analysis, Université du Québec à Rimouski ID Poster: Click here website: http://www.uqar.ca/systemes-marins / •UNESCO Chair in Open Educational Resources, Athabasca University ID Poster: click here Website: https://unescochair.athabascau.ca/chair/oer •UNESCO Chair in applied research for education in prison, Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel Marie-Victorin ID Poster: Click here Website: http://www.cmv-educare.com/en
•UNESCO Chair in global environmental changes, University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM) ID Poster:
•UNESCO Chair in Cultural Management – HEC Montréal ID Poster: click here
•UNESCO Chair in Community based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education-University of Victoria ID Poster: click here Website: http://www.uvic.ca/
UNESCO Chairs in Canada Kit
Guidelines for UNESCO Chairs in Canada [PDF 126KB]
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