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Creating a UNESCO Chair means having a passion to advance research, training and program development in higher education. It also means pursuing a vision of collaboration and information-sharing among universities. The Network now has 23 Chairs in Canada and 700 around the world.  

Annual meeting of UNESCO Chairs in Edmonton, Alberta, November 2017.
Annual meeting of UNESCO Chairs in Edmonton, Alberta, November 2017. Photo: Theo Breedon

How to create a UNESCO Chair

  • Contact the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Secretariat about your proposal.
  • Submit a letter of intent to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Deadline: 30 September.
  • Submit a detailed proposal. Deadline: 31 January.
  • Independent peer review of proposals.
  • CCUNESCO submits the proposal to UNESCO. Date: 30 April.

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