As of July 11, 2012, Academics for Higher Education and Development changed its name to Academics Without Borders Canada. Supporters and Board Members told us the new name allows more flexibility in presenting stories and sharing what we do, and that the new name is easier to read and understand. Our mission remains the same: [...]
One of AWBC‘s main expenses is airfare for our volunteers, so we are very pleased to have been accepted as a member of Aeroplan’s Charitable Pooling programme. This means that you can donate Aeroplan air miles to our Charitable Pooling Account. We hope you will take advantage of this way to contribute to AWBC, and [...]
AWBC has been recently been awarded a grant from the McCall MacBain Foundation for four projects at the University of Liberia: Teaching Mathematics and English, Upgrading Faculty Computer Skills, Research Methods in Economics, and An Internet Based Course. The total grant is for $70,730 USD.
Project Date: Two months, starting May 2012. Second phase to be determined The project is to upgrade the ability of faculty members at the University of Makeni so that they are able to teach primary school teachers how to teach science. The volunteer should have expertise in this area. The focus is on the needs [...]
Project Date: June 17, 2012 – July 22, 2012 The volunteer will support the teaching ability of UL faculty members who instruct incoming students mathematics. Other AWBC volunteers will concurrently be addressing English teaching and teaching methods. The volunteer will teach, in English, two intensive mathematics courses, likely a calculus and a finite mathematics course. [...]