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Welcome to IDS at Guelph!

IDS at the University of Guelph offers interdisciplinary undergraduate studies and collaborative graduate programs to support students interested in long-term changes, global inequality, diversity, and poverty.  We currently have nearly 600 undergraduate students and over 50 collaborating graduate students.  Join us on Facebook!


There are several remaining undergraduate CSAHS scholarship opportunities for fall activities (some for volunteer and travel).  For details and application forms, visit the CSAHS Award's website.

UoG Global Development Symposium - May 4-7, 2014.  For more information, visit

As part of the SOAN*4260 class, UoG IDS students Stephany Codd and Michele Donne, and UoG students Madeline Murray and Anna Carolina Caldas Barbosa, address the case of Jose Figueroa and issues facing refugees in Canada for Refugee Rights Day in compelling video.

ID graduating student, Thomas Heeman, was the student lecturer at the annual Last Lecture for the graduating class of 2014 on April 3rd.  Thomas was joined by president and vice-chancellor, Dr. Summerlee as the faculty lecturer and Mayor Karen Farbridge who was the alumna lecturer.  Well done Thomas!

Congratulations to Sarah Vincett who was awarded the CSAHS Excellence Leadership Award and to the ID Society who was awarded the CSAHS Academic Excellence Award on March 22nd 2014 at the CSAHS-SA Gala!

Three ID undergraduate students won awards at the Model United Nations Competition! Congratulations Vanessa, Stephanie and Martina!

Congratulations to Kent Schroeder for successfully defending his PhD thesis on March 21st 2014!  Kent will be Canada's first PhD graduate in IDS!  His thesis title is “The Politics of Gross National Happiness:  Image and Practice in the Implementation of Bhutan's Multidimentional Development Strategy”.

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