2015-2016 CCDS Seminar Series and Events

Fall Term - 2015:

September 11th – The IDS Potluck Supper!

September 23rd - The IDS Forum.  After the IDS Forum, the first 1st CCDS Seminar of the year: Global Food Demand - or Social Creation of Need

September 23rd – CCDS Seminar I: Doug Boucher (Director, Tropical Forests and Climate Initiative, Union of Concerned Scientists), “Global Food Demand – or the Social Creation of Need” (in collaboration with IDSC02H – Environmental Science and Evidenced Based Policy). This was a lively seminar. More information on our speaker.

September 30th – The Agha Khan Foundation came to UTSC, IDS, and CCDS!!! They sent us their travelling exhibit called: “Together: an Exhibition on Global Development”. This was an interactive exhibit designed to inspire, teach, and promote critical thinking about how Canadians can drive global change. About the exhibition

October 9th –“An Open Student Forum with Women Leaders from the Global South” – the CCDS will host an open forum for IDS students with a delegation of emerging women leaders from the Global South who have just completed a leadership training program at the COADY Institute

October 21st – CCDS Annual Al Berry Lecture in Critical Development Studies followed by post-lecture reception. This year, we featured the prolific and widely read critical historian of the ‘Third World’ and ‘Global South’, Professor Vijay Prashad from Trinity College, the University of Connecticut. The audio recording of the lecture can be found here

October 29th – CCDS Seminar II: Jennifer Clapp (Environmental and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo), “The Political Ecology of Food” (in collaboration with IDSC12H – The Political Economy of Food). 

October 30th - 5th Year IDS Co-op Students Research Seminar. An opportunity to listen to the research projects of our 5th year students in the IDS Co-op program. 

November 17th –CCDS Seminar III: Glenn Adams (Associate Professor at the University of Kansas and Visiting Scholar with CCDS), “Decolonizing Development: Psychology, Rationality and Well-being”.

November 25th - "Globalization and Development: the Twain Shall Meet"  with Dr. Robinton P. Medhora

 

Winter Term - 2016:

January 19th – “Mining, Health and the Environment in Ghana”,
Dr. Isaac Luginaah, Canada Research Chair in Health Geography, Western University

January 26th – “Data-driven decision making
Fernando Pirini, Senior Program Officer, Information and Networks, IDRC

Feburary 6-7th - The annual student-organized and student-led conference at the University of Toronto Scarborough. This year's theme was "Diversifying Development". For more information on the event, please visit the International Development Conference Website.

February 17-19th​ - IDS co-op students visited Ottawa to attend a networking and information event hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. For more information on the trip and to read two student reflections, please visit https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/ccds/ids-ottawa-trip-2016

February 24th – “Evidence-based approaches to citizen participation and deliberative democracy in health
Julia Abelson, Professor, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University

March 2nd - CCDS Grad Panel. A panel to help third and fourth year students to decide whether grad school is right for them. Panelists included: Joaquin Bardallo Bandera, Kira Borden, Sarah O'Sullivan, Sarah Rich-Zendel and Maïka Sondarjee

March 3rd - CCDS Seminar Series: Film Screening of "Dark Truth", co-organized with Medicines San Frontières' "the world is our emergency room" exhibit.

March 7th - Untitled talk by History Professor Husseina Dinani, University of Georgia, Athens. This talk was one of three to present the research and teaching of the finalists for the two year appointment at the Assistant Professor level in African History and the History of Development. Husseina Dinani's research focused on the role gender and women play in shaping the early African postcolony. 

March 8th - Untitled talk by Professor Jessica Cammaert of Queen's University. This talk was one of three to present the research and teaching of the finalists for the two year appointment at the Assistant Professor level in African History and the History of Development. Jessica Cammaert's research focused on the impact of colonial agrarian development doctrine on women and children in Northern Ghana, West Africa.

March 9th - CCDS Seminar Series: "The Age of Environmental Sustainability and Neoliberal Markets in Guatemala: Bridging Local Development and Academia collaboration in the Coban-Ixcan Region" 
Associate Progessor, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

March 10th - Untitled talk by Professor Toby Moorsom, teaching in both the Political Science department and the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University. This talk was one of three to present the research and teaching of the finalists for the two year appointment at the Assistant Professor level in African History and the History of Development. Toby Moorsom's research focused on 'philanthrocapitalism' and the policy and aid financing of new green revolution technologies in Africa.

April 21st - IDS Year-end Potluck