Welcome Event for New IDS students

Are you a first year student starting in IDS this fall? We'd like to welcome you to the program and invite you to the First Meeting for IDS majors, followed by a welcome lunch:

Wednesday September 4th

10:30 - 11:20 am, MacKinnon 108, First Meeting for IDS Majors

11:30 - 12:20, 800C MacKinnon Building (GIDS office), Welcome Lunch

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Join us for GIDS Winter Wellness Series!

Join us for the GIDS Winter Wellness Series! A great way to meet fellow ID students, manage stress and have fun!

Mindfulness for Students, Thursday February 28th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, MacKinnon 019. Dinner Provided!  RSVP to 

Zumba, Monday March 11th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, AC 3212

Yoga, March 27th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, AC Studio 302.


The Guelph Institute of Development Studies mourns passing of Dr. William Winegard

We were all very saddened to hear the news that former University of Guelph president Dr. William Winegard has passed away. Bill was an enthusiastic supporter of international development studies here on campus, having founded scholarships and fellowships that continue to have an impact in the lives of students, faculty and staff. He was an internationalist in the truest sense of the word.

Hopper Lecture: January 22nd, 2019

Join us for the Hopper Lecture

Sustainable Cities: Enhancing Sustainable Transitions through an Understanding of Risk

Prof. Patricia Romero-Lankao

January 22nd, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Rozanski 102

GIDS Photo Contest - Enter NOW!

The GIDS “Oh, the Places You’ve Been!” Photo Contest is an opportunity to showcase any international development-related (study abroad, volunteer, research, internship, academic/course-based, work) experiences you had during the past academic year (17/18). Show us where you’ve been and you’ve done by telling the story through your photos.

Contest opens: October 12th, 2018

Contest closes: November 2nd, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Congratulations to our 2018 IDS undergraduate prize winners

Congratulations to our 2018 IDS undergraduate prize winners:

Excellence in International Development Studies prize
Madeleine Chauvin 

International Development Studies prizes
Madeleine Chauvin (Environment and Development)
Veronica Boydell (Political Economy and Administrative Change)
Fiona Cashell (Gender and Development)

Welcome IDS students!

We're happy to welcome new and returning undergraduate and graduate IDS students to the 18/19 academic year. We hope you had a good summer and wish you all the best for the upcoming year!


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