AWB announces exciting engineering research training projects in Uganda

This year, AWB’s Strengthening Engineering Education and Research program was launched as an online project at Uganda’s Mbarara University of Science and Technology in close collaboration with its Faculty of Engineering. Two engineering faculty members…

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AWB and partners launch Employment Readiness Program

Graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are in high demand, especially if they are well prepared to be leaders in their profession. With the Employment Readiness Program, AWB is adapting a successful online…

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Online project update at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Pakistan

Dr. Kathleen Matheos from the University of Manitoba is an AWB volunteer on a project provide mentorship for the establishment of a Centre for Learning Excellence with Fatima Jinnah Women University in Pakistan. Given the…

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic has Impacted International Research Programs: A Personal Perspective

This fascinating and timely article was published in June, written by AWB volunteer and University of Manitoba professor, Dr. Jason Kindrachuk. The article references the three weeks he spent on an AWB project at the…

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A world free of racism

AWB’s vision is that higher education is essential to building a more prosperous, healthy, and stable world. Such a world cannot exist unless it is free of racism and injustice of all kinds. Therefore, at…

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Why higher education is important for the world’s health

May 2, 2020 – University World News – “In late February, well before much of the world beyond China had recognised the full reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bill Gates, writing in the New England…

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U of T researchers volunteer to help Brazilian university build its first qualitative health research program

“Rozilaine Redi Lago, a visiting PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) four years ago, taught the only qualitative research course at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC)…

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Article about AWB’s work with African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

AIMS works with partners to develop environmental policy – October 13 “The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) initiated a project to develop a comprehensive environmental policy for the AIMS network. AIMS acknowledges the importance…

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AWB’s Executive Director participates in panel at Carleton University

Greg Moran, Executive Director of AWB, participated in a panel of experts on the topic of internationalization at a Sept. 9, 2019 event to support strategic planning at Carleton University. Carleton posted an article about…

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Brock volunteers enhancing education across the globe

“Through an international partnership, members of the Brock community have been busy travelling the world offering their expertise to developing nations. A handful of volunteers have taken advantage of the University’s connection to Academics Without…

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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.