International Projects

Academics without Borders

Academics Without Borders’ (AWB) mission is to support capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries, so these countries can educate their own experts and professionals necessary for their development. The University of Alberta is a member of AWB.

AWB carries out its mission by supporting projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, by working with talented and committed people there, who are initiating and sustaining institutional growth and change. It does this by sending academic volunteers to support these local initiatives. 


AWB Volunteer Opportunity at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda

In partnership with AWB, the University of Global Health Equity is seeking volunteers to assist with enhancing teaching and learning and developing a master’s degree in Medical Education.

Two volunteers are being sought for this project.

Volunteer 1: Development of a master’s degree in Medical Education
Applicants for the position must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Medical Education or equivalent. Applicants with extensive knowledge and practical experience in curriculum development are particularly desirable for this assignment.

Volunteer 2: Establishment of an Educational Development Centre
Applicants for the position must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Education, Quality Assurance, Teaching and Learning, or related disciplines and associated experience. Applicants with an MD and experience in current approaches to pedagogy and student learning, and quality assurance in medical education are encouraged to apply.


If you would like to participate, please contact: 
Dan Fredrick

University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260 

The deadline for applications is May 29, 2019.

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AWB Volunteer Opportunity to support Library Science at the University of Central Asia

In partnership with AWB, the University of Central Asia is seeking a volunteer to assist with training library staff in the use of Integrated Library Management Systems.

One volunteer is being sought for this project. Applicants should have a minimum of Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences or related discipline. Applicants with specialization in Systems Librarianship are particularly desirable for this assignment.

If you would like to participate, please contact: 
Dan Fredrick

University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260 

The deadline for applications is June 21, 2019.

Learn more (PDF)