UWOFA partnering with Academics Without Borders

UWOFA is partnering with Western's Academics Without Borders committee to raise awareness about future opportunities to volunteer with the organization.

The initiative provides funded opportunities for faculty members (particularly those on sabbatical leave or recently retired), staff, and administrators to volunteer at universities in low resourced areas of the global south in teaching, curriculum development, and program development. Western has been a member of Academics Without Borders for two years, and one of our faculty members - Andrew Botterell from Law and Philosophy - has already completed a volunteer position teaching jurisprudence at Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia last winter. You can read about Andrew's experience here. And you will find general information about Academics Without Borders here.

All UWOFA members - limited duties, limited term, tenure track, and emeritus - are eligible to apply for volunteer positions. Academics Without Borders pays for all travel and subsistence costs for volunteers, as well as necessary vaccinations, visas, etc. 

Stay tuned for announcements about future opportunities, and please email the chair of Western's AWB committee, Dr. Amanda Grzyb, if you have any questions: agrzyb [at] uwo [dot] ca.