IDS PhD/Masters Alumni

Hoda Mroue

Master's in Political Science with International Development Studies

Alumni Profile:  My experience in the IDS graduate program at the University of Guelph resulted in both personal and academic growth. Seminar classes provided an interactive and multimedia framework for learning between students, Profs, and guest speakers. Outside of classes, I really enjoyed...

Jenny Edwards

Master's in Public Issues Anthropology and International Development Studies

Alumni Profile:  The experiences I had during my Master's in Public Issues Anthropology and International Development Studies were invaluable and have had such a positive impact on my professional accomplishments and pursuits...

Julia Calvert

Master's in Political Science with International Development Studies

Alumni Profile:  I graduated from the University of Guelph with an MA in Political Science and a specialization in International Development Studies. Shortly after graduation I took up a position as a Policy Advisor for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and...

Louise Olliff

Master's in Anthropology with International Development Studies

Alumni Profile:  I arrived at the University of Guelph in 2002 having spent time in Cambodia as part of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development program. My undergraduate degree from Deakin University in Australia was a BA with majors in Journalism and International Development Studies. I decided to do my MA partly because...

Peter Unger

M.Sc. in Environmental Biology and International Development Studies

Alumni Profile:  I decided to go to Guelph after I finished a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded internship in Argentina. I decided that I wanted to work internationally, work on environmental issues, and help support vulnerable people where I could...

Reyn Lauer

Master's in Political Science with International Development Studies & BA Honours, Major in ID with Area of Emphasis in Political Economy and Administrative Change

Alumni Profile:  My decision to enter into the International Development Studies program was a pivotal point in my life’s trajectory.  The theory I learned in class was helpful in understanding the context and history of development.  However, throughout my degree...

Sarah Pugh

PhD in Political Science and International Development Studies

Alumni Profile: It’s been a couple of years now since I defended my PhD in Political Science and International Development at Guelph, but I’ve been living in Cape Town, South Africa, since 2012.  That year, I came to South Africa from Guelph for what I thought was a brief second round of PhD field work...