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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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AWB executive director in panel discussion at McMaster University

On January 31, Greg Moran took part in a panel discussion, Higher Education: The Ongoing Tension Between Nationalism and Internationalism, hosted by McMaster University, one of our Network universities.  Along with Greg, panelists included McMaster…

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Non-African partners influence research agenda – Study

This recent article in University World News describes research from a South African researcher examining the prevalence of collaboration between African and non-African researchers relative to inter-African collaborations. The study also raises questions regarding the…

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Internationalization in Canada’s Universities: More than international students

AWB participated in a conference on Internationalization in Higher Education: New Trends and Future Directions for Ontario on November 3, 2017 in Toronto. At issue were all the ways that universities can connect their students…

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The Ostrich and the Trend

A recent blog post was wrong about massive open online courses, Arshad Ahmad and Barbara Oakley write. MOOCs aren’t the promised panacea, but they are neither dangerous nor dead. John Warner’s recent blog post “MOOCs…

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AWB-USF Reception at McGill Faculty Club on October 19, 2017

Sixty people from Montreal’s academic and broader communities attended AWB-USF’s reception at the McGill Faculty Club on October 19, 2017. It was a terrific opportunity for them to learn more about the organization and especially…

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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.