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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.
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A couple scholarships that might be of interest to IDS graduate students (Apply by May 1st!): Julie May (Goode) Whittaker Graduate Travel Scholarship, CRFU Volunteer Scholarship.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

Attention Undergrads! The CSAHS Dean's office is now accepting applications for the awards below. Applications due May 15 2015. Visit the CSAHS website for more information or e-mail
- Alun Joseph Tribute Fund 1 @ $1,000
- CSAHS Student Volunteer Scholarship 1 @ $450
- Ken and Marilyn Murray Scholarship 1 @ $2,000
- Frances M. Stretton Scholarship 1 @ $5,000
- Mac 1971 Keith and Rosalind Slater Tribute Scholarship 1 @ $1,000
- Macdonald Stewart Scholarship in Memory of Walter and May Stewart – 1 @ $3,500
- Jane Collins Scholarship – 1 @ $1,000
- CSAHS SA Student Leader Scholarship - 1 @ $1,000

The U of G Alumni Travel Program has partnered with SchoolBOX - a grassroots Nicaraguan and Canadian charity founded by U of G IDS alumnus, Tom Affleck. Join U of G Alumni and friends for a 10-day trip to Nicaragua to help construct a school between November 12 and 21, 2015. The trip is open to U of G alumni, faculty, staff, retirees and friends.

Prof. Stephen Henighan, School of Languages and Literatures, is one of five finalists for the 2015 Canada Prizes, awarded by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, for his book Sandino’s Nation: Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramirez Writing Nicaragua, 1940-2012.

When does food become garbage? Can waste reduction efforts improve local food security? Are recycling bins public property?  Dr. Kate Parizeau of the Geography department launches new innovative website to help answer these questions and more.

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