Lakeland College joins Academics Without Borders’ Network

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September 27, 2019
Lakeland College is pleased to join Academics Without Borders’ (AWB) Network of Canadian post-secondary institutions.
Lakeland is committed to inspiring lifelong learning and leadership through experience, excellence and innovation. A commitment to its communities is among Lakeland’s core values - as part of the AWB Network, those communities now extend throughout the world.

AWB’s Network – Canada’s universities and colleges in support of global development – is a consortium of Canadian post-secondary institutions that support AWB’s mission to work with volunteer academics to help developing countries build the capacity of their post-secondary institutions to drive development and improve the quality of life in communities around the world.

Through its membership in the Network, Lakeland faculty and staff will have special access to partnership opportunities provided by AWB through the organization's existing relationships with institutions and countries around the globe. Faculty will also be able to propose projects to AWB in conjunction with their post-secondary partners in the developing world. 

“At Lakeland College, our vision is to transform the future through innovative learning. We value community, learner success and excellence, which is why we are proud to partner with Academics Without Border,” says Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland. “This partnership will provide opportunities for our faculty to share their knowledge and support higher education around the world, and it will also help them to support international students at Lakeland.”

Membership in the Network will provide Lakeland with enhanced recognition for its international work, as well as new resources to support and coordinate this work. By building capacity at post-secondary institutions across the developing world, Lakeland and AWB look forward to changing lives both at home and abroad.

“It is a real pleasure to welcome Lakeland College to the AWB Network of Canadian post-secondary institutions. The knowledge and experience that Lakeland’s faculty and staff can offer as volunteers is invaluable to the colleges and universities 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,” says Greg Moran, AWB’s executive director.

About Academics Without Borders

Academics Without Borders is a Canadian nonprofit that works with universities in the most disadvantaged countries building their capability to educate the professionals and leaders essential to the strong societies they justly desire. AWB does this by sending professional staff and academics who donate their time to work on projects that originate with its partner universities, reflecting the most pressing needs of their communities.