Fall/Winter 2012



Improving Canadian Foreign Aid: A Critique of Canada's Aid Bureaucracy By Amy Bronson   Economic Benefits of Antiretroviral Therapy Programs for Low and Middle-Income Countries: A Case for Universal Access to HIV Treatment By Lindsey America-Simms   The Global "Brain Drain" of Health Professionals: An Examination of Ethical Recruitment Policies By Erin McSorley   The Conditioning of Servitude: Governmentality of Indonesian Domestic Migrants in Singapore By Monica Bennington   Land Reforms and Agriculture: The Institutional Path Towards Development: Comparative Case-Study of MExican Success and Pakistani Failure By Murad Javed   Security Sector Reform and Democratic Transition in Sierra Leone: What's Missing? By Leah Stuart-Sheppard   Orientalism, Development and Thomas Pogge's Global Resources Dividend By Tejas Parasher Read More

Spring/Summer 2012



Bourdieu’s Social Capital and Save the Mothers By Sarah Rostom   Fighting Globalization with Globalization: The Battle Between Indigenous People and MNCs in Peru By Raly Chakarova   Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Guatemala: Disease Perceptions, Service-Provision Difficulties and Management Techniques By Matthew Little   Rethinking agricultural land acquisitions as a form of agricultural  investment in Senegal By Anna Vanderkooy   Safeguarding Women’s rights: investigating the effectiveness of the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) By Helen Bowman   Creating Closets or Communities? Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Processes of Change in Africa By Bonnie Thornbury   Situating the Role of Traditional Midwives in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala By Dima Saab Read More

Sophie Roher

Sophie Roher   Sophie Roher is a fourth year student in the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University. She completed the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College in Halifax and pursued her love of French at universities in both Lyon, France and Trois Rivières, Quebec. Sophie is co-chair of World University Services of Canada (WUSC)’s local committee at McMaster, which sponsors two refugee students each year to study at the university. Sophie is looking forward to another rewarding year at the Undercurrent. Read More

Emma Fieldhouse

Emma is the first recipient of an Emerging Leaders Fellowship grant from the Winnipeg Foundation. In that capacity she is working on a project with the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba to mobilize under-utilized community assets to support school nutrition programs in Winnipeg through creating sustainable school-community partnerships. Emma graduated from the University of Winnipeg/Menno Simons College with a double Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and History and was awarded the gold medal in history. Her thesis in International Development Studies was From South to North: Case Studies of Community Kitchens and Microfinance. As part of her studies, Emma completed a 4 month practicum in Peñaherrera Ecuador. Read More

Ganeya Gajaram

Ganeya Gajaram Ganeya decided to pursue International Development Studies after a life changing trip to Senegal where she realized that her life would be devoted to social change, namely in women's rights, access to education, and environmental sustainability. On the side, she loves to blog about the random hoo-haa's of her day, spearheading numerous clubs on campus, and teaching yoga and meditation. She is excited to be working with the Undercurrent this year! Read More

Samantha Kompa

Samantha Kompa As a recent graduate from IDS at the University of Guelph I am taking a year off before pursuing a law degree. I am most interested in conflict and conflict resolution in African states and was lucky enough to spend sometime in East Africa this summer, which I miss dearly! I am very excited to have the opportunity to read such excellent work by undergrads in the field of IDS! Read More

Amy Bronson

Amy Bronson has volunteered for the Undercurrent since pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, where she studied International Development (emphasis in Economics), and during a CIDA youth internship in Malawi, Africa for 8 months. Currently, she is an intern at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, and a musician at www.amybronson.com. She is especially excited to continue  about Undercurrent's 10th anniversary activities! Read More

Candice Viveiros

Candice Viveiros Candice is in her third year of International Development Studies at the University of Guelph, with a specialization in Latin American Studies. She is currently obsessed with all things Guatemalan as she prepares for her semester abroad in Antigua, Guatemala this winter. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, Candice is usually busy baking elaborate cakes and confections for her friends and family. Read More