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Centennial College becomes first college to join AWB’s Network

Academics Without Borders has welcomed Centennial College as the first college to join its Network of Canadian post-secondary institutions. Through its participation in the Network, Centennial now joins the ranks of 18 Canadian universities dedicated…

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How international faculty projects can change lives at home and abroad

“In a remote area of Nepal, an eight-year-old boy is carried into a tiny hospital by his grandparents. The boy has fallen from a height and sustained a complex fracture in his elbow. Treating the…

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For a country to develop, so must its post-secondary institutions

“Higher education advocates across Canada and beyond will often claim that academics make an enormous impact on the world beyond the ivory tower, but skeptics are often quick to ask, “How, exactly?” Advocates might then…

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The global problems that only academics can solve

“The greatest challenges of the 21st century will be global in nature, and so too will be the solutions. Fortunately, a growing group of academic experts based at institutions across Canada is collaborating with international…

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Update on Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World

It has been a month since its closing session but those of us who participated are still energized by our experiences at Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World. The Academics Without Borders-hosted conference was…

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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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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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