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.

Stories about previous UAlberta-AWB Projects


Virtual Volunteer Opportunity: Promoting Effective Graduate Student Supervision

In partnership with AWB, Mbarara University of Science & Technology is seeking volunteers to act as mentors for faculty to enhance their effectiveness as graduate student supervisors. MUST is a public university in Mbarara, Uganda.

MUST faculty will work with the volunteer(s) to develop a short professional development course in graduate student supervision, conduct online training for the participant faculty members, and assess success following the completion of the course. An important goal of the project is that the course will become an ongoing offering at MUST and that selected graduates of the course will be able to act as instructors in future years to ensure its sustainability.

We are looking for 1 or more volunteer(s).

The volunteer should have a PhD and a substantial record of successful graduate student supervision. Applicants who have experience with online instruction are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: August 11, 2021

If you would like to participate, please contact: 
Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260

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