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Hopper Lecture 2023: Theories of Water

Theories of Water - Using Michi Saagiig Nishnaabe consciousness to dismantle the present moment.  What does it mean to listen to water? What does it mean to believe in water? Challenging systems of colonialism through work that is deeply connected with the land.

Diplomacy, Geopolitics and Development: An Interaction with Vikas Swarup

The Guelph Institute of Development Studies invites students to join Vikas Swarup, U of G's Global Thought Leader in Residence, for an informal dialogue. Mr. Swarup is the former Indian High Commissioner to Canada and a best-selling author. Coffee, tea and goodies will be served! RSVP to by October 2.

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.

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