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ENGAGE 2023: 22nd Annual Graduate Student Conference

Call for Abstracts For over two decades, graduate and upper-year undergraduate students have proudly represented the University of Guelph in its annual ENGAGE student conference. Celebrating the diversity of vitality of student research, the ENGAGE conference offers students a chance to present their research and network with other students and come together and ENGAGE with peers over critical issues and social debates.

February 2023 Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Lessons to be Learned

Dr. Altinkas will discuss how lack of infrastructure and state capacity hampered the official response to the earthquake, and how a civilian network helped fill in the gaps. He will also share insights from the 1999 Golcuk earthquake, which he experienced personally, and draw comparisons with more recent events.
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Hopper Lecture Ft. Dr. Naila Kabeer

Dr. Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and International Development at the Department of International Development at London School of Economics, UK.  Throughout her career, she has engaged in research, teaching and advisory work on issues related to gender, poverty, livelihoods, social protection and collective action.

A Path Forward: A Public Discussion of Anti-Racism at GIDS

With its Statement of Solidarity and the formation of the Anti-Racism Working Group in June 2020, the Guelph Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) set out on a path of understanding and reckoning. This report (A Path Forward: Anti-Racism Working Group Report) documents how racism and discrimination negatively impact the lives of Black, Indigenous, and racialized students, staff, and faculty within GIDS and the broader university. The public release of this report brings one phase of this process to a conclusion, and it is certainly an important first step.

Migrant Labour and Social Justice: A Panel in Honour of Dr. Kerry Preibisch

Please join us for a lively and engaging discussion on the role of transnational migration in Canadian and global agriculture. The panel will feature commentary from Dr. Evelyn Encalada Grez, Assistant Professor in Sociology, Anthropology, and Labour Studies at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Warren Dodd, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, Dr.

One in Eight Billion: Students as Global Citizens 

Find out how YOU, as students, can get involved in the global development sector. This FREE event is OPEN TO EVERYONE! Learn from the global experiences and career paths of global development sector professionals from the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator, Caribbean Development Bank, Global Affairs Canada, Victoria International Development Education Association (VIDEA), and Right to Play Canada.

Utilizing Blended Finance to Help Developing Countries Build Back Better

This FREE webinar, hosted by the Toronto Centre, will explore how to effectively and safely leverage limited international development resources through encouraging private sector investment, use blended finance to advance gender-focused investments and balance growth and investment and maintain financial and economic stability. 

IFAD at Guelph: Exploring Career Paths in Rural Agriculture and Finance

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations specialized agency, and the IFAD Guelph Student Club invite you to join our discussion on professional opportunities in the rural development sector. This event includes panelists from IFAD and the IFAD Youth Network, who will share their experiences and provide insights on entering the development field. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with development professionals and ask their most pressing questions! Event Panelists

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