Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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Resources and Facilities

Please click here for the Queen's School of Graduate Studies updated list of resources for graduate students and supervisors.

Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID/ACEDI)

A national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. CASID is a membership-based organization. Its executive board is drawn from the membership ranks, the CASID annual conference is organized principally for and by members, and CASID members contribute to the Canadian Journal for Development Studies.The Department of Global Development Studies pays the annual membership fee for each graduate student and encourages students to submit papers to the annual conference.

Study Space

DEVS MA students have their own study/lounge area next to the DEVS program office. The space includes individual study carrels hardwired for computers, lockers and a communal lounge area. A separate office is available across the hall for holding TA office hours.

Conference Travel Support

DEVS is able to offer a small amount of funding to assist MA students with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at a conference. For more information, contact the Academic Programs Assistant.

Library and Academic Support

The Queen's Library system has invested heavily in its development studies holdings, allowing Queen's students and faculty access to a comprehensive range of online journals covering all facets of the discipline alongside building a substantial holding of books and monographs in the field.

Learning Strategies offers support for graduate students completing their MRPs and theses. Assistance is also available for undergraduate and graduate students who want to refine their core academic skills, time-management skills and manage academic stress.

The Writing Centre offers free one-on-one consultations to review preliminary drafts of papers and also offers workshops for teaching assistants on marking and providing effective feedback.

Mental Health & Wellness

The School of Graduate Studies provides an on-site counselor specifically to assist graduate students.  Appointments may be made by calling the Counseling Service at 613-533-2136 or by email. Graduate students may also request an appointment with any of the counsellors at Student Wellness Services, including the Cross-Cultural Advisor.

Athletics & Recreation has many programs and facilities available to graduate students, which are covered by student fees.

Professional Development

Expanding Horizons, a series of workshops and seminars to support the academic, personal, and professional success of graduate students, is offered by the School of Graduate Studies in partnership with student service providers at Queen’s.

Career Services provides career education and employment support services for Queen's undergraduate, graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines.

Seminar Series

Studies in National and International Development (SNID) is a weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that examines issues of local, national and global development. Presenters include Queen's faculty, graduate students, and guest scholars. SNID seminars usually take place on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Mac-Corry D214. Seminars are free of charge and open to the public.

Other Organizations

The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) represents the interests of its members at a university-wide level as well as providing some important benefits (including a health and dental plan) and services (such as student advisors and free tax filing). The SGPS defends and expands students’ rights, lobbies the administration as well as the provincial and federal governments, offers small grants and other assistance to students, and participates in university governance.

The Queen’s International Centre (QUIC) is a support service for all members of the Queen’s community and through its activities promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment.

The Ban Righ Centre supports the continuing formal and informal education of women, especially mature women returning to Queen’s University.