2016 Worldviews Lecture now available online

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OCUFA and its partners are pleased to announce that a video of the 2016 Worldviews Lecture on Higher Education is now available online. The second annual lecture was delivered on April 13th, 2016 by Professor Rajani Naidoo, Chair in Higher Education Management and Director International Centre for Higher Education Management at the University of Bath.  The title of her lecture was “Beyond the Competition Fetish: Higher Education for Global Wellbeing.”

Nearly 100 in-person and online participants attended Prof. Naidoo’s engaging and insightful talk. In her view, in an educational world increasingly dominated by university rankings and performance indicators, it is important to understand the rise of the competition fetish and to formulate strategies for resistance. Such resistance involves articulating alternative conceptions, such as viewing higher education as a vehicle for promoting global wellbeing and human flourishing.

The link for streaming the archived webcast can be found at:


More information about the Worldviews Lecture can be found at:


The annual Worldviews Lecture was organized by OCUFA and the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, with additional sponsorship by Inside Higher Education, University World News, and the Academica Group.

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