About the Institute
The Guelph Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) provides education, research and analysis related to international development and development in Canada. The mandate of the Institute is to promote positive and inclusive change in the world and social justice for all.
Our programs bring together expertise and resources from a wide range of departments and schools at the University of Guelph, including the social sciences (geography, economics, political science, sociology and anthropology), history, languages, agriculture and the natural sciences.
Reflecting on the University's mission as a research-intensive and learner-centred institution, faculty members who teach courses in International Development Studies are actively involved in research across the globe and bring their international experience to the classroom.
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 53461
Dr. Andrea Paras
Office: MacKinnon Building, Room 516
Administrative Assistant to the Director
Office: MacKinnon Building, Room 900C
Academic Advisor and Manager
Office: MacKinnon Building, Room 800B
For IDS undergraduate advising inquiries, contact Lisa Blenkinsop at firstname.lastname@example.org
IDS Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Erin Nelson
Office: Mackinnon Building, Room 615