MacJannet Prize winners in 10th edition of Gateways Journal

With the Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, the Network has published a volume of work that highlight the successes and challenges of community work in different parts of the globe.

 

Genuine community engagement and institutional accountability are at the heart of the Talloires Network’s mission. With the Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, the Network has published a volume of work by winners of the MacJannet Prize that highlight the successes and challenges of community work in different parts of the globe.

Gateways is an open source, refereed and non-refereed  journal that provides a space for the global movement of collaborative university-community research initiatives to be disseminated to an international audience. The journal draws an average of more than 14,000 readers yearly from 90 countries , making it a powerful platform for disseminating and replicating knowledge.

For its 10th edition, Gateways partnered with the Talloires Network to ask some past winners of our MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship to reflect on their prize-winning initiatives. For eight years, the prize provided financial support and global recognition to exceptional community engagement initiatives by higher education institutions around the globe. Margaret Malone, managing editor at Gateways and Brianda Hernandez Cavalcanti, from the Talloires Network secretariat, were especially interested in the people behind the initiatives and asked the practitioners to discuss the strategies they believe are most impactful to their communities. This edition also features the journal’s first articles from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Malaysia, or Pakistan.

The six articles, written by 19 authors from six countries, represent diverse communities, institutions, and engagement strategies. Each article discusses various engagement strategies, student learning, and even cultural competency. Through  their work, the authors challenge the idea that the university is just a symbol of how disconnected knowledge creation can often be from society’s most pressing needs. They show that, while flawed, the university can strive to be genuinely rooted in a community.

The authors and leaders of these initiatives presented their reflections at the Talloires Network Leaders Conference on June 22, 2017, the same time this edition was published.

The Universities and projects highlighted in the edition are:

  1. Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico), Vinculación Department
  2. Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  3. Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), PuentesUC
  4. University of Technology (Australia), Shopfront
  5. Aga Khan University (Pakistan), Urban Health Program
  6. International Medical University (Malaysia)

Their articles are all available for download, free of cost, here.

Their presentation from TNLC is available to download, here.