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Ashley Fellow to Lead Public Discussion on April 4


Professor Randy Stoecker to Discuss Ethical Challenges of Engagement between Communities and Universities

Friday, March 31, 2006, Peterborough

Professor Randy Stoecker, one of Trent University's Ashley Fellows for 2005-2006, will lead a public discussion entitled "Can Universities Serve Communities? Ethical Challenges of Engagement" on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium at Gzowski College on Argyle Street.

During his presentation, Professor Stoecker will discuss and explore several questions, including: What power dynamics affect community-university collaboration? Who owns data – those who provide it or those who process it? Who contributes, distributes and receives research funding? Who should? Do ethical guidelines and protocols protect or harm communities?

Currently an Associate Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Stoecker has been hosted by Traill College at Trent University as one of two Ashley Fellows for the 2005-2006 academic year. During his time here, he has been working with the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education (TCCBE) and an array of academic departments.

Professor Stoecker is one of a few widely-respected experts on community-based research. He is the author and co-author of various academic publications on the subject, including the books: Defending Community, Community-Based Research and Higher Education, and the newly released Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-Based Approach.

This discussion is sponsored by Trent University and the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education; it is free and open to the public.


For more information, please contact:
Tammy Rogers, Trent Centre for Community-Based Education, at 705.743.0523 or at tccbe@trentu.ca

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