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Shidan Cummings

  I am a PhD candidate in the field of Chemical Engineering, working with bio-polymers (plastics). Although I am not involved directly with the academic field of development studies, I participate in local service initiatives that mainly work with children and youth on a neighborhood level. My initial involvement with Undercurrent began at the InSight […]
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Christie McLeod, Mondetta Charity Foundation (B.A., University of Winnipeg/Menno Simons College)

In addition to the Undercurrent, Christie currently works as the executive assistant for Mondetta Charity Foundation, an organization that strives to provide assistance and ease suffering in East Africa caused by HIV/AIDS and poverty.  She graduated in June 2014 from the University of Winnipeg, with a double major in International Development and Human Rights and Global […]
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Session Proposals

Call For Proposals to Lead Sessions at InSight  Theme: Borders Without Boundaries  May 28th – 30th, 2014 Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Ontario The Undercurrent invites you to participate at its 2014 conference as part of the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities […]
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2014 is the Undercurrent’s 10th Anniversary!

  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 […]
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Jess Johansson

Jess is trudging through the writing phase of her Masters of Science in Limnology at the University of Saskatchewan. As a limnologist, she is all about all things “water” and has had the opportunity to participate in many exciting aquatic research projects in watersheds across Canada. It’s easy to see how water quality impacts our […]
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Vivian Tam

Vivian is a third year student studying in the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University. After eye-opening service learning trips to the Dominican Republic and Peru, she is currently doing research with an NGO, the 53rd Week, to determine whether voluntourism is a best-practice concept. Since learning is her first love, she is as […]
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Karina Fortier

Karina has been translating for The Undercurrent since May 2013.  She completed her BA from McGill University in 2013, majoring in Political Science with minors in International Developoment Studies and Middle Eastern Languages. She is now taking a nine-month trip to South America and the Middle East, throughout which she is up-keeping a journalistic blog: www.collectingallcultures.blogspot.com Karina travaille en [&
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Ganeya Gajaram

  Ganeya is a 4th year student at the University of Toronto pursuing an Honours Bachelors of Science in International Development with a special interest in Gender, Health, Governance, and Environmental Sciences. She is currently working as a Researcher for VSO Indonesia. She is a passionate individual who is quite outspoken about the causes she […]
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