Academics Without Borders

Reaching Across Borders, Building a Better World Through Higher Education
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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This presentation provides an overview of the work of Academics Without Borders (AWB), a Canadian nonprofit organization committed to helping to improve universities in the developing world.  Working through volunteers, AWB partners with universities to enhance quality and build capacity in teaching, research, administration and other activities that the universities themselves propose in order to increase their capacity to contribute to the development of their communities.

About the speaker: Dr. Joy Mighty is Senior Scholar for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Carleton University and holds a joint appointment as a Full Professor in the Sprott School of Business and the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She previously served as the Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning). Joy has an eclectic academic background and her special interests are organizational development and change, as well as equity, diversity and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She recently volunteered with AWB on a project in Uganda.