Department of Global Development Studies

DEPARTMENT OF

Global Development Studies

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Global Development Studies Department Student Council

The DEVS DSC is the undergraduate student council for the Queen’s University Global Development Studies Department. We are a growing team of volunteers from the Global Development undergraduate program aiming to create a highly connected DEVS community. As well as creating social connections within the DEVS community, we are a resource for academic support for DEVS students. The DEVS DSC acts as a liaison between undergraduate students, faculty, and student government.

Our team meets weekly to plan and conceptualize both social and academic events for the department. Our events are diverse, and involve things like meeting professors, study sessions, social events, and many more! We also facilitate connection within the DEVS community through our mentorship program, as well as our upcoming website which will feature discussion boards for students to connect with each other. We also release department merchandise every year as a fundraiser. 

The DEVS DSC is heavily involved with academic planning and advocacy for undergraduate students. If you would like to get involved, or have something to bring to our attention, we invite you to contact us via email or social media!

 Social Media and Contact Information

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Instagram:  @devs_qu

 

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Facebook:  www.facebook.com/devsdsc/

 


Email:  devs.dsc@asus.queensu.ca

 Our Team

2021-22 Co-Presidents: Camila Mercado and Abby Mclean  (devs.dsc@asus.queensu.ca)
The Co-presidents are in charge of overseeing the work of the DSC, advocating for the broader student body and maintaining open and continuous communication with the faculty as well as ASUS. 

Events Coordinators
Our events coordinators are in charge of planning and executing a variety of social and academically-oriented events for our student body. These events are open to all students and they are always open to new suggestions. 

Communications Director
In charge of contacting faculty, staff and community partners, maintaining and creating new partnerships. 

Social Media Director
In charge of managing all our social media outlets, creating posts, engaging with our audience and maintaining the student body informed of all events and initiatives. 

Finance Director
Works with the entire team to maintain a healthy budget for all our events and executes merchandise launch.

Academic Coordinator
Your go-to for a friendly student with lots of academic information on our program and opportunities! Collaborates with events coordinators to create events that help students success academically. Is also in charge of running our first year mentorship program. 

Website Coordinator
A new position this year! Our website coordinator is developing a website that will serve as a student hub for the program. 

Year Representatives
A new position this year! We have year representatives for all 4 years of the undergraduate program, in charge of communicating with their year and advocating for them throughout the year. They also collaborate with the events coordinators to ensure all our events cater to the needs of the student body.  

Delegate Coordinators
A new position this year! Our delegate coordinators are in charge of finding speakers for our annual conference. They are also in charge of creating a new alumni network. 

Logistics Coordinators
A new position this year! Our logistics coordinators will plan the logistics for our annual conference and ensure the event goes smoothly. They will collaborate with the delegate coordinators to create an alumni network.

 What We Do 

The DSC offers a wide range of events, services, and resources to help DEVS students on their undergraduate journey. 

Events

Some of our past events have included: Tea with Profs, Study Sessions, Future in DEVS, Raffles, Giveaways, and more! This year we hope to create even more fun events to foster a sense of community within the DEVS program and to help students with any academic challenges! This year (2021-22) will also see the first conference run by the DSC!

Services and Resources

One awesome resource for DEVS students is the DEVS lounge! Mac-Corry B408 is a space on campus entirely dedicated to DEVS students! There are tables and couches available for studying, chatting, and relaxing every Monday to Friday. Please note that the room may be booked for other department events and may not always be available - be sure to check the calendar on the door. To book the lounge for an event, please contact DEVS by email or by drop into the main office located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall B411.

We also offer a mentorship program that connects first year and upper year students to help with the academic transition to university. The DSC will also be creating a website this year that will have spaces for connecting with other students, as well as a more extensive list of resources for DEVS students. 

 The DEVS Lounge 

Can’t find a place to study on campus? Mac-Corry B408 is a space on campus entirely dedicated to DEVS students! There are tables and couches available for studying, chatting, and relaxing every Monday to Friday. 

Please note that the room may be booked for other department events and may not always be available - be sure to check the calendar on the door. To book the lounge for an event, please contact DEVS by email or by drop into the main office located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall B411.