Academics without Borders Network

Academics without Borders iconAs of January 2022, the University of Waterloo has become a proud member of Academics Without Borders (AWB).

AWB supports higher education institutions in low and middle-income countries by providing volunteer expertise on capacity-building projects. Members of the AWB Network are committed to supporting higher education in less privileged parts of the world, with the understanding that higher education plays a critical role in global development. Members of the University of Waterloo community are now a part of this network and are encouraged to join the mailing list from AWB, which outlines open volunteer opportunities.

For more information on volunteering and to view current opportunities, visit their volunteers page and our opportunities page. 

For any questions or comments about our membership, contact and/or Corrie Young, Associate Executive Director, Academics Without Borders at

Association of Commonwealth UniversitiesAssociation of Commonwealth Universities logo

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) aims to build a better world through higher education and proposes that bringing universities together from around the world will help to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives. The organization is committed to mapping a road to 2030, where international collaboration and higher education are key components in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Faculty, staff and students can find opportunities on the ACU website to internationalize learning, research, and service activities.

Waterloo members with any questions or comments about our membership can contact

CALDO Caldo logo

CALDO is a consortium of nine leading Canadian research universities committed to international education and student mobility. It serves as a gateway for graduate students from Latin American countries to connect with Canadian universities offering top-ranked programs in English and French. 

The consortium provides:

  • personalized support and guidance to prospective candidates from Latin America on how to find graduate programs.
  • a single point of contact with top universities in Canada.
  • guidance on how to navigate the application process and get to know scholarship options from your home country

More information about CALDO can be found on its website.

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)CBIE logo

The Canadian Bureau for Internation Education (CBIE) is the national voice advancing Canadian international education by creating and mobilizing expertise, knowledge, opportunity and leadership.

CBIE offers its members exclusive opportunities to develop new and nurture existing partnerships in priority countries around the world. Through these partnership missions, CBIE connects its members to international governments, higher education institutions, education associations, K-12 schools, as well as relevant international and locally-based non-governmental organizations and policy think tanks operating within the education sphere.

CBIE offers a number of opportunities. More information on CBIE can be found on its website.

European Association for International Education (EAIE) EAIE logo

The European Association for International Education (EAIE) is the European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education.

As a member-led organization, the EAIE provides a platform for learning, networking and knowledge exchange. Their activities are geared towards helping professionals succeed in their work, and they equip academic and non-academic professionals with best practices and workable solutions to internationalization challenges and provide a platform for strategic exchange.

EAIE offers several opportunities. More information on Universities Canada can be found on its website.

Scholars at Risk (SAR)Scholars at Risk logo

Scholars at Risk (SAR) arranges temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in its network and provides advisory and referral services for scholars forced to leave their communities for reasons including war, intimidation and threats of violence.

For more information on opportunities to get involved, visit the SAR website.

If Waterloo members have any questions or comments about our membership, they can contact

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Shastri logo

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) is a unique bi-national organization mandated by the governments of India and Canada to promote, facilitate and nurture academic linkages, collaborations and exchanges, research partnerships, and networks on bi-national corridors. 

SICI is the only organization in the Canada-India higher education corridor that is instrumental in building and strengthening intellectual and cultural relationships through research and dialogue. It supports diverse disciplines, including Social Sciences, Humanities, Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Arts, Literature, Culture, Law, Business, Economic Reform, etc. and covers all levels of higher education from undergraduate to postdoc and from faculty to collaborative research.

SICI offers several opportunities. More information can be found on its website.

Universities Canada  Universities Canada  

Universities Canada (UnivCan), formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, advances the mission of their member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

Universities Canada helps to:

  • Advocate for Canadian universities at the federal level.
  • Provide a forum for university leaders to share ideas and address challenges in higher education.
  • Support students by providing online information on university study and offering scholarships on behalf of private sector companies.
  • Foster collaboration among universities and governments, the private sector, communities and international partners to help build a better world.

Universities Canada offers a number of opportunities. More information on Universities Canada can be found on its website.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC)WUSC logo

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization of students, volunteers, schools, governments and businesses who want to create a better world for all young people. They foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries around the world.

WUSC offers several opportunities. More information can be found on its website.