Dr. Budd Hall
Dr. Budd Hall is 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. He was the founding Director of the University of Victoria Office of Community-Based Research and Senior Fellow, Centre for Global Studies. Former Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, Dr. Budd Hall has served as the Chair of the 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. He 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 or Vice-President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, International Council for Adult Education, Canadian Network for Democratic Learning, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Coady International Institute Advisory Board. He 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 is also the UNESCO Co-Chair in community based research and social responsibility in Higher Education.