January 2018

Career Opportunity at StFX

The Development Studies Program at Francis Xavier University invites applications for a nine month limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2018 (subject to final budgetary approval). The DEVS program at StFX grows out of the rich tradition of the Antigonish Movement, a social movement that was grounded in community-based social and economic development. It gives students the opportunity to work with University faculty as well as development professionals from the .  Applicants must have a PhD as well as relevant teaching experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with publications. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three interdisciplinary development studies courses per term, including introductory courses as well as upper level undergraduate courses on Globalization and Theories of Development. Disciplinary background and area specialization are open, but candidates should have a demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary teaching and research and be able to draw on examples from a variety of geographical locations outside of their area specialization.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application outlining their interests and suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching performance (e.g., teaching evaluations) and two confidential letters of reference directly to: Dr. Jonathan Langdon, Coordinator, Development Studies Program, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5 (jlangdon@stfx.ca).  Electronic submissions (preferably pdf) are encouraged.  The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on February 10, 2018.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you are selected for an interview for the advertised position, proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is required.  StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups.

Public Policy Advocacy Summer School and Internship

University of Ottawa
School of International Development and Global Studies

In Ottawa (May 7-18) + On-line components (May 1-4 , May 21-June 11)

This course is open to students from all universities with a background in International Development Studies or related fields.


Dr. Rebecca Tiessen  
School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

Dr. John Cameron
Dept. of International Development Studies, Dalhousie University

Do you believe that social and environmental justice require changes to government laws and policies? Public policy advocacy is the process of influencing policy decision-makers (politicians, their staff and civil servants) with the goal of changing government laws and policies. This course introduces students to the strategies of effective policy advocacy through a focus on Canadian-based struggles for global justice. The course will involve a combination of seminars, guest speakers from NGOs and government, and a one-week internship with an advocacy organization in Ottawa.

Course Schedule

May 1-4: On-line preparation (e-materials available by April 15)

May 7-10: In Ottawa (Seminars, Guest Speakers, Site visits)

May 11-18: Internship placements in Ottawa

May 18: Debrief of Internship placements (Ottawa)

May 19: Students free to return to homes across Canada

May 19-June 10: Students work on internship projects by distance

June 10: Final report on internship project due

Costs: Course registration (uOttawa): for more information regarding tuition fees please refer to the .

Logistics, Travel and Accommodations

CASID Regional Events in 2018

Happy New Year! As part of its contribution to the Next Generation program, CASID is pleased to announce its support to a roster of Regional Events that will be held in 2018 in four provinces across the country. The overall purpose of these events is to bring academics, students, development practitioners and the general public together to be exposed to and discuss current development issues.  We hope that CASID members will attend those events in their own area. 

The events that will be supported include: