2014 is the Undercurrent’s 10th Anniversary!
The Undercurrent was born in 2004 out of InSight, a gathering dedicated to undergraduate International Development Studies here in Canada. Since then, through the nation-wide collaborative efforts of its volunteers, it has provided valuable experience, improved academic writing skills and the chance to be formally published to hundreds of undergraduate students. Now, at 10 years old, the Undercurrent is better positioned than ever to connect young Canadians in International Development Studies to a national discussion about our place, and our thoughts in this field. What can you expect in the coming months?
The creation of a National International Development Student Association (Yes, it’s quite a mouthful, which is why we call it ‘NIDSA’!) that will bring together the knowledge, skills and aspirations of IDS students from across Canada, fostering cross-campus dialogue and knowledge sharing and inspriing student engagement in International Development.
A revamping of the Underblog that will see six categories of posts:
-Alumni of the Month
-IDS Program of the Month
-Stories from the Field
-Our World this Week
-IDS Students’ Bookshelf
-Write for us!
Interested in submitting a post for one of these categories? Learn more here.
A special 10th Anniversary Issue to be published this December! We will also be publishing a winter issue in April 2015.
Following the successful revival of the InSight Conference at Brock University in May 2014, InSight 2015 will be held at the University of Ottawa. InSight’s epic combination of professional development workshops, academic discussion, student presentations and networking opportunities renders it a one-of-a-kind conference that you don’t want to miss out on!