Canadore College joins Academics Without Borders
Jan 19, 2021 | Cindy Males, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
Canadore College is now a member of Academics Without Borders’ Network of Canadian colleges and universities. AWB works to build capacity in post-secondary institutions in the developing world.
“Building a better world and stronger economies for everyone through education and training is a high priority,” said Canadore College President and CEO George Burton. “Many of our international graduates already return to their home countries to do just that.”
“We are pleased to join Academics Without Borders to allow our faculty and staff to use their talents, dedication, and innovation for an even greater impact on learning institutions around the world,” said Burton.
Academics Without Borders links together institutions, faculty and staff with a common commitment to global development. Canadore’s membership in the Network will provide its faculty and staff the opportunity to propose projects to AWB in partnership with post-secondary partners in the developing world. Faculty and staff will also have special access to serve as volunteers on projects through AWB’s existing relationships with institutions and countries around the world.
“Canadore’s partnership with Academics Without Borders is testament to a commitment to global engagement and holistic internationalization, ideals that Canadore College champions internationally,” said Aamir Taiyeb, Canadore’s Director, International.
“The partnership aligns with Canadore values and opens an additional avenue for our faculty and staff to influence higher education globally while appreciating the key impacts in a knowledge economy,” said Ahmed Obaide, Canadore’s Vice President, Academic.
“It is a real pleasure to welcome Canadore to the AWB Network,” said Greg Moran, AWB’s Executive Director. “The knowledge and experience that Canadore’s faculty and staff can offer as volunteers is invaluable to the post-secondary institutions we collaborate with in the developing world -- it will make a real difference. In addition, the AWB Network links the campus to like-minded institutions across Canada and builds connections in other parts of the world that will enrich its programs and the student experience.”