RRU partners with PRIA


Royal Roads University has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), from New Delhi, India. 

This MOU was celebrated in the Castle on Friday, May 23 with guests from PRIA, the School of Leadership Studies, and the RRU Executive. Founded in 1982, PRIA works with several national and international partners focusing on capacity building, knowledge building, participatory research, citizen-centric development, and policy advocacy. The MOU is designed to foster a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in teaching and research between RRU and PRIA, including:

  • An exchange of faculty and administrators
  • Joint research activities
  • Participation in seminars and academic meetings
  • Exchange of academic materials and other information
  • Special short-term academic programs

Last November, School of Leadership Studies core faculty Wendy Rowe and Catherine Etmanski traveled to New Delhi, India to met with Dr Rajesh Tandon, PRIA’s founding President and the UNESCO Co-Chair of Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, and Dr Martha Farrell, Director of PRIA's International Academy of Lifelong Learning.  These discussions resulted in an invitation for Dr. Martha Farrell, an expert in gender development and violence against women, to join the curriculum design team for the School's new MA in Global Leadership. The School is looking forward to its future projects with PRIA.