Advisory Council

AWB’s Advisory Council is made up of distinguished men and women who have a great deal of experience with the developing world. Their function is to advise the organization about its operations.

Cecil Abrahams
University Professor, Cultural Foundations, School of Education and the English Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Former Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

Wendy M. Cecil
Former Chancellor of Victoria University in the University of Toronto and a former Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paul Davenport
President Emeritus of The University of Western Ontario and Chair of the Board of the University of Rwanda

G. O. S. Ekhaguere
President of the International Centre for Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Lagos, Nigeria; Professor of Mathematics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Mostafa El-Abbadi
Professor Emeritus of Greco-Roman Studies at the University of Alexandria, the President of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria. Member of the Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo and Member of the Supreme Council of Archaeology, Cairo

Jeffrey C. Fine
Former Executive Director and architect of the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Francine Fournier
President of the multipartite committee of the National Reconciliation Program for Duplessis Orphans. Former Assistant Director-General, the Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO

Louise Fréchette
Chair, CARE International Supervisory Board and Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Charles Freedman
Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada

Magbaily Fyle
Professor of African History, the Ohio State University, Department of African American and African Studies. Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Phil Gold
Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Paule Leduc
Past Rector of the Université du Québec à Montréal, former president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, former director of the Canada Council for the Arts

Ernest-Marie Mbonda
Maître de conférences and Vice-Doyen, the Philosophy Faculty, Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Bienvenido F. Nebres
Former Rector of the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, the Philippines. Member, the Boards of Trustees of Georgetown University, Regis University, and the Asian Institute of Management.

Vic Neufeld
Special Advisor, the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. Professor Emeritus Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

James Orbinski
Associate Professor of Medicine and Political Science, University of Toronto, Former International President, Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Chair of the Board, War Child Canada and Dignitas International

Jan Persens
Former Director, International Relations, the University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, and Past President, African Mathematical Union.

J. Robert S. Prichard
President Emeritus of the University of Toronto and past director of the International Association of Universities, the Association of American Universities, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the World Bank Institute

Marc Renaud
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec and former President, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Eva Rathgeber
Adjunct Professor and former Joint Chair, Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, past President, the Canadian Association for International Development and the Chair of Gender and Water Alliance

Joyashree Roy
Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at Jadavpur University

Mahamadé Savadogo
Director of the School of Literature, Social Science and Communication, Professor and former Head, the Department of Philosophy, and former Associate Dean of Research, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Timothy M. Shaw
Foundation director of the graduate program in Global Governance and Human Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Professor Emeritus, University of London, Visiting Professor, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Makerere University Business School Uganda & Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada.

Chris Smart
Former Director, the Special Initiatives Division, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Past Chair, VSO – Canada Board.

Robert Suskind
Founding Dean, Medical School, California University of Science and Medicine, Colton, California, Former Founding/Regional Dean, Texas Tech University, Health Centre, El Paso Campus, and Former Dean, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.

Stephen J. Toope
Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and former President of the University of British Columbia.