Mount Royal University joins AWB’s Network

May 24, 2022

MRU is pleased to announce it has joined Academics Without Borders and its network of Canadian post-secondary institutions.

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 low and middle-income countries build the capacity of their post-secondary institutions to drive development and improve the quality of life in communities around the world.

“It’s an honour to join the AWB Network, which represents a strong partnership of post secondary institutions committed to helping universities around the world,'' says Tim Rahilly, MRU President and Vice-Chancellor. "MRU fervently believes that meaningful and engaged learning opportunities lead to transformation that benefits a society and this extends to students and communities beyond the borders of this university."

Through its membership in the Network, Mount Royal University 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. By building capacity at post-secondary institutions across the developing world, MRU and AWB look forward to changing lives both at home and abroad.

“It is a real pleasure to welcome MRU to the AWB Network of Canadian universities and colleges. The knowledge and experience that MRU’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.

Members of the Mount Royal community are encouraged to sign up for e-mailings from AWB by sending an email to or filling out the form at the bottom of any page on our website.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Glenn, Senior Media Relations Officer