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Story from the field: Impoverished Yes; Impotent No!

Impoverished Yes; Impotent No! By: Ellen Sparling I met Geza, a United Nations Peace Ambassador from Ethiopia in 2011. Naturally, though dealing with a language barrier, we hit it off over our passion for travel, culture, and social justice. Over time, we decided it was time to humbly approach the vast issue of water inequality […]
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Story from the field: “The Remand Home”

The Remand Home By: Alecia Greenwood Uganda, to me, is a country full of contradictions. I met people that were loving and peaceful, yet I knew many of them had been delivered from a time of violence and hatred. They were denied the liberties that they deserved, and yet they rose above the suffering. In travelling […]
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Nathalie Gingras

  Nathalie is completing her B.A. in International Development with an emphasis on environment and development and a minor in French Studies. She participated in a semester abroad in India, travelling around the country by train and volunteering at a biodiversity conservation farm. She enjoyed the experience so much she spent the following winter backpacking […]
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Story from the field: “The Americans Are Coming”

The Americans Are Coming By: Claire Sieffert In the second week that I worked at a Ugandan clinic for HIV/AIDS patients, the organization was due for a check-up. The donors had decided it was time for the clinic’s regular inspection to guarantee the good that they were purchasing was acceptable. Pre-visit, our colleagues’ mantra was “the […]
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Topics in IDS

The following list is not meant to be exhaustive; it is provided as one means by which authors may gauge the applicability of their submissions to the journal. Stand-alone terms have the words “and development” as an understood component of the topic. Indigenous Peoples’ issues Activism Children and youth Civil society Colonialism and the processes of decolonisation […]
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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 director 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 Studies. […]
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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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