Class of 1980 - 1989

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Jean-Marc Mangin (Class of 1988): Making things happen

“It’s an innovative thing that happened at UTSC that now has national relevance,” says Mangin. “I really enjoyed the fact that people wanted to be part of the real world from the word go, not stuck in an ivory tower.”

Christ Eaton

Chris Eaton (Class of 1989): From intern to executive director

Travelling to Sri Lanka in 1982 through a Canada World Youth exchange inspired Eaton to join the IDS Co-op program. “I had a passion for the issues, but I didn’t have a strong conceptual grounding. More than anything, the program instilled a bit of rigor in the kinds of issues I was interested in”

 

Kevin McCort (Class of 1989): Managing International Development

Since his grassroots IDS Co-op placement in West Africa, McCort’s career has covered a lot of ground. From a small village in Mali, to the back roads of Zimbabwe, to the CEO’s desk at CARE with programs in more than 30 countries