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Canada’s academic community takes on the world

“In an age where many nations are turning inward, it’s more important than ever to reach across borders and build a better world. It’s with this mission in mind that a growing number of influential…

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Spreading one of the world’s greatest post-secondary systems across borders

“‘Our country is facing a challenge, and we think your school can help.’ This was the substance of what Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin heard in April of 2015, when he was invited by then-Governor…

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Students reach beyond their institutions to spread education around the globe

“For many, offering on-campus tutoring services to students in Canada falls under a different category of support than sending these same students around the world to support partners in developing countries. But for Jamie Arron…

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How colleges and institutes are building Canada’s brand and a better world

Many Canadians are familiar with the essential work that colleges and institutes do in providing vocational training to support the demands of the labour market, but fewer might know about how these same schools are…

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What internationalization means to three higher ed leaders

“Mention the word “internationalization” to Canadian higher ed professionals and many will immediately think of international student recruitment. Others might think of the benefits that having more international students on campus can provide to campus…

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How Canadian higher ed is building trust and improving lives around the globe

“A farmer in his late forties winces as he pulls off his shoe, exposing the black and red colouring of a diabetic foot ulcer. The affliction has been plaguing him for months. He’s been to…

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Canadian academics reach across borders to transform global health

“Public health is a lynchpin of Canadian society, impacting the lives of countless community members on a daily basis. But in many parts of the developing world, a public health system of this calibre remains…

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Steven Davis receives honorary degree from Carleton University

On June 15, 2018, Carleton University honoured Steven Davis, founder of AWB, with an honorary degree.  Steven was recognized “for his valuable contribution to the promotion of higher education in developing countries and his distinguished…

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How post-secondary institutions support positive change around the world

“’What have you done to make the world a better place?’ It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives. It’s also the question driving some of the most important work…

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AWB on one of our funder’s website

Support for AWB announced on the R. Howard Webster Foundation website. See it here! Thank you to this generous funder!

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Dispatches From the Field

Volunteer Blog

May 29, 2018 – Volunteer Blog from Nepal

PAHS (Patan Academy of Health Sciences) established a master’s program in Public Health last year, with a view to improving underlying health conditions across the country through public health programs. In 2016, I was generously…

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February 9, 2018 – Volunteer blog from Malawi

My goodness – our third and final week in Malawi! Our work with the Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) faculty, students and key stakeholders has flown by. This past week, Pammla and I divided our…

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February 2, 2018 – Volunteer blog from Malawi

Our second week in Malawi has been characterized by a hands-on approach to the ongoing research capacity building we are doing together here at Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN). Monday and Tuesday, we all rolled…

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January 26, 2018 – Volunteer blog from Malawi

Our first week in Malawi has been very busy, and the Dean of Nursing, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), Dr. Gertrude Mwalabu, Dr. Pammla Petrucka and I feel that we have exceeded our expectations and…

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Volunteer Postings

When new volunteer postings are available they will be posted below.