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Kelvin Chu

Kelvin is a final year student at the University of Toronto, focusing on English and French with a minor in Italian. Although literature remains his main passion, he is also eager to learn more about the humanities and social sciences in general. His background in literary studies has taught him that literature and politics are not two disparate worlds. Indeed, many writers are politically engaged. […]
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Devon Matthews, Dalhousie University

Devon is a 3rd year student at Dalhousie University studying International Development and Environmental Sustainability.  Devon has travelled extensively, especially enjoying her recent travels in South America. Her commitment to academia is equally as important to her as the ‘real world’ skills she has learnt from her global exploring.  Her interest in International Development was catalyzed by her invol
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Moira Hennebury

  Moira is a forth year student at the University of Waterloo majoring in International Development with special focus on Sustainable Local Economic Development. Her research interests include urban planning, sustainable food systems, and public health. In 2012, Moira became the first Faculty of Environment student at the University of Waterloo to be awarded the […]
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Andrew Hay, Carleton University

Following a career with the Canadian Forces, Andrew has been working as a paramedic in Ontario for the last 4 years. His passion for helping people has evolved into a keen interest in the field of international development. Specifically: genocide prevention, the politics of international relations and human rights. He is currently in his third […]
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M’Lisa Colbert, Senvion SE (B.A Concordia University)

M’Lisa Colbert will be graduating this coming fall with a BA in Political Science and English Literature from Concordia University in Montreal, QC. She speaks English, French and Spanish. She has worked as a writer for the Political Bouillon; an inter-university political review journal based in Montreal and as a research assistant for the Projet Accompagnement […]
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Nathan Stewart (B.A., University of Guelph)

Nathan is a recent international development graduate from the University of Guelph currently taking time between his undergraduate and graduate studies. In the past, Nathan has worked with a variety of environmental non-governmental organizations, political organizations, and government agencies. He is currently working on developing the National International Development Students Association in the hopes of [&helli
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Caitlyn McGeer

Caitlyn is a 4th year student at Memorial University studying Law and Society and minoring in Psychology. Caitlyn has a variety of international living experiences, and she has volunteered with community development initiatives in Ghana and Ecuador. Mostly recently, Caitlyn participated in a human rights field school in Guatemala. She has previously worked for Canadian-based youth […]
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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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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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