AWBC’s Advisory Council is made up of distinguished men and women who have a great deal of experience with the developing world. Their function is to advise the organization about its operations.
University Professor, Cultural Foundations, School of Education and the English Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Former Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa.
Wendy M. Cecil
Chancellor of Victoria University in the University of Toronto and a former Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jean-Pierre Asselin de Beauville
Vice-Rector, Programmes, l’Agence universitaire de la francophonie, Montréal, Québec.
Paul Davenport is President Emeritus of The University of Western Ontario
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of Post-Graduate Studies, the University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
G. O. S. Ekhaguere
President of the International Centre for Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Lagos, Nigeria; Professor of Mathematics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Professor Emeritus of Greco-Roman Studies at the University of Alexandria, the President of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria. Member of the Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo and Member of the Supreme Council of Archaeology, Cairo.
Director of the Regional Institute of Mathematics and the Physical Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Bénin. Former Rector, the National University of Bénin, now the University of Abomey-Calavi.
Jeffrey C. Fine
Former Executive Director and architect of the International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
President of the multipartite committee of the National Reconciliation Program for Duplessis Orphans. Former Assistant Director-General, the Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO.
Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation of Waterloo, Ontario. Former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Scholar in Residence, the Department of Economics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada.
Professor of African History, the Ohio State University, Department of African American and African Studies. Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
Past Rector of the Université du Québec à Montréal, former president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, former director of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Maître de conférences and Vice-Doyen, the Philosophy Faculty, Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroun.
Justice Reporter, the Gazette, Montreal, Former professor of journalism, National University of Rwanda, Butare.
Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children – Canada, Former Executive Director, Canadian section of Médècins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders.
Bienvenido F. Nebres
Rector of the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, the Philippines. Member, the Boards of Trustees of Georgetown University, Regis University, and the Asian Institute of Management.
National Coordinator, the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. Professor Emeritus Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Political Science, University of Toronto, Former International President, Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Chair of the Board, War Child Canada and Dignitas International.
Marco J. Pereda-Saavedra
Academic Director, Simón I. Patiño University, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Former Director, International Relations, the University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, and Past President, African Mathematical Union.
President Emeritus of the University of Toronto and past director of the International Association of Universities, the Association of American Universities, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the World Bank Institute.
Professor of Sociology, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec. Former President, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
Adjunct Professor and former Joint Chair, Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Past President, the Canadian Association for International Development. Former Director for West Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, for the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.
Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at Jadavpur University.
Professor and former Head, the Department of Philosophy, and former Associate Dean of Research, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso.
Timothy M. Shaw
Professor & Director, Institute of International Relations, the University of the West Indies, Professor Emeritus, University of London, Visiting Professor, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Makerere University Business School Uganda & Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada.
Former Director, the Special Initiatives Division, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Past Chair, VSO – Canada Board.
Former Founding/Regional Dean, Texas Tech University, Health Centre, El Paso Campus, Former Dean, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.
Stephen J. Toope
President of the University of British Columbia and former president of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.