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Field Debrief: Sensitivities of Affiliation and Information

Join us in this Field Debrief! The Field Debrief will focus on “Sensitivities of Affiliation and Information,” which arise when doing fieldwork in difficult settings. It will raise questions of who we affiliate with as researchers, how this provides access … Continue reading

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Development-field Communication in our Digital Age

The Communication Initiative (CI) made a survey containing more than 1000 people coming from over 200 development agencies and spanning 121 different nationalities. The aim was to understand the Information Needs and Practices of International Development Professionals. Here is the email … Continue reading

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The African Land Grab – from the ecologist

The African Land Grab has reached staggering proportions: where 203 million hectares are changing hands to foreign governments in around 2,000 mainly secretive land deals.  In this article, The Ecologist points to the fact that this rush for securing increasingly scarce … Continue reading

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Go Global Seeking Interns for Funded Opportunity in Uganda

Go Global International Service Learning (ISL) is issuing an open call to eligible UBC students to apply to participate in an internship leading a project in Uganda, with our community partner, The AIDS Support Organization (TASO). The overall objective for … Continue reading

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Health Now Mahrajan Festival at UBC

The Health Now Mahrajan Festival is a FREE event at UBC hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues’ Global Health Network, Green College, and People’s Health Movement – Canada. The event is designed to offer a fun learning exchange … Continue reading

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Go Global International Service Learning Program

A message from the Go Global program at UBC: Do you want to participate in meanginful projects led by community partners around the world? Are you interested in connecting your learning in classroom to international issues and perspectives? f you … Continue reading

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New Journal Announcement: Rethinking Development and Inequality

A new journal that may be of interest to  IDRN members accepting submissions for its first issue. Rethinking Development and Inequality: An International Journal for Critical Perspectives is published by the recently formed Academic Network for Development and Inequality Research … Continue reading

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Moreno-Brid on Mexico's political economy

For the second installment of our Global Roots of Inequality series, we met up with Dr. Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Associate Director of the Mexican office of the United Nations’ CEPAL (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean–or ECLAC–in English), … Continue reading

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Reflections on Community Based Conservation

The latest IDRN event was the screening of the documentary “Milking the Rhino” by David E. Simpson. The film and resulting conversation by attendees at the event captured interesting themes about the benefits, challenges, and ethical concerns involved in wildlife-human … Continue reading

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21 things about CIDA

Three representatives from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), including two members of CIDA’s Food Security program, were recently at UBC. There were several opportunities for students to interact with the CIDA representatives while they were here. Below is a … Continue reading

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