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IDS Bookshelf: Pale Native: Memories of a Renegade Reporter

Christie here with another edition of the IDS Students’ Bookshelf! The second book to be added to our bookshelf is Max Du Preez’s Pale Native: Memories of a Renegade Reporter (written in 2003). Prior to embarking on a field course in South Africa in 2013, I was required to read numerous books written by South Africans and/or […]
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Our World This Week: October 17th – October 23rd 2014

Our World This Week: October 17th  – October 23rd 2014 This week saw all eyes turn to Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. While standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was shot and killed. He was the father of a kindergarten-aged son and a Hamilton reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada […]
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Our World This Week: October 10th – October 16th 2014

Our World This Week: October 10th  – October 16th 2014 This week saw the Vatican have surprisingly positive comments towards gays and same-sex relationships. However, the Vatican backtracked on these comments after they elicited furious outrage from more Conservative Catholics. Read more about the Vatican’s backtracking here. Also this week, the World Food Programme cut […]
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Our World This Week: October 3rd – October 9th 2014

 Our World This Week: October 3rd   – October 9th 2014 This week saw a St. Louis police officer fatally shoot a teen.  The off-duty officer shot a 18 year old teenage; due to the circumstances of the shooting, the incident has sparked protests that echo the Ferguson, Mo unrest after the fatal shooting of Michael […]
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IDS Bookshelf: Shake Hands with The Devil

The first book to be added to our bookshelf is…… “Shake Hands with the Devil” by Roméo Dallaire (published in 2003). I chose this book as it is a well-known book amongst IDS students, which will provide an opportunity for dialogue!  Following the guidelines posted in last week’s blog entry (available HERE), here are my […]
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Our World This Week: September 26th – October 2nd 2014

Our World This Week: September 26th – October 2nd 2014 This week saw reports citing the expansion of Antarctic sea ice for a second straight year. Given the extent of climate change, this has left scientists baffled as to why Antarctic sea ice is expanding rather than shrinking. Read more about Antarctic sea ice expansion […]
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Guidelines for Underblog Submissions

Do you want to submit a post for one of our blog categories? Read on to see the guidelines for each category. Stories from the Field Do you have an interesting story from your time in the field that you want to share? This category is not limited to undergraduate students — professors and practitioners are […]
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20 Websites Every IDS Student Should Know About

You’ve probably seen Buzzfeed articles pop on your Facebook newsfeed. With titles like “17 Things Anyone Who Has Built Ikea Furniture Knows To Be True”, these articles are a great (and hilarious) way to put off writing that analysis on microcredit schemes in Bangladesh. On occasion, however, these articles can be quite useful. Here at the Undercurrent, we […]
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Our World This Week: September 19th – 25th 2014

Our World This Week: September 19th  – September 25th 2014 This week saw a flurry of action around the United Nations Climate Summit. The Annual UN Climate Summit spurred thousands of demonstrators around the world to march ahead of the actual summit in order to press for action on climate change. Prime Minister Stephen Harper […]
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