University of Alberta International

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.

Calls for Proposals 

AWB is currently seeking Project Proposals for Building on Established Relationships. 
Deadline: March 30,2018

AWB is seeks project proposals for capacity building projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, from faculty members and staff at universities which are members of the AWB Network of universities, including UAlberta. AWB’s funding covers a volunteer’s travel costs and living expenses.

This Call for Project Proposals is designed to build on established relationships between you and your colleagues at a tertiary institution in a developing country – the existing knowledge, networks and trust between you and the people with whom you have worked contributes to sustainable change.

The project must align with the vision, mission, and objectives of AWB.

Submitting a proposal is a two-step process. The first step involves submitting a proposal with a letter of support from the partner institution (in a developing country) to AWB. AWB will then contact the partner institution and ask it to provide a more detailed project proposal.

See full details (download PDF) 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact UAlberta’s liaison with AWB:

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

AWB Volunteer Opportunity in Kenya

Academics Without Borders is partnering with Aga Khan University School of Media and Communications on a project to assist in the development of an implementation plan and timeline to transition the MA in Digital Journalism to a fully blended/electronic format and, to this end, to assist in a review of the current curriculum and advise on its content.

If you would like to participate, please contact: 

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

Details

Volunteer 1: Instructional Designer - mimimum of MA in Instructional Design preferably in media and/or communications with a specialization in pedagogies for remote and distance learners. 

Volunteer 2: Multimedia Resource Designer - minimum of MA in Multimedia Production and/or Educational Design. Experience with developing interactive and active learning multimedia resources to support adult learners would be considered an asset for this position.

Deadline: June 26, 2018

AWB Volunteer Opportunity in Tanzania 

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUC) has partnered with AWB in order to develop a program for ongoing training for the faculty of KCMUC to adopt and implement surgical management protocol for precancerous lesion of breasts and cervix; to build capacities and competencies in diagnosing precancerous lesion for cervix and breasts, image and clinical assisting staging of lesion of cervix and breasts, selection of appropriate cases for radical surgeries for cervical and breast cancer, conducting radical mastectomy and radical hysterectomy, and providing postoperative critical care of patients who have underwent radical surgeries; and to develop curriculum in management of early and advanced breast and cervical cancers with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the programming and instruction provided by the volunteers.  

If you would like to participate, please contact: 

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

Details 

Volunteer 1: Pathologist 
 
Volunteer 2: Breast Surgeon 
 
Volunteer 3: Gynecologic Oncologist

Applicants for all three positions must have a minimum of an MD with a graduate specialization in their respective disciplines. Applicants with more than 5 years of experience teaching and supervising residents are especially desirable for these positions.

Deadline: August 15, 2018