News and Events

Two New Experiential Learning Courses in Spring 2023

Jan 25, 2023

The Department of Global Development Studies is excited to be offering two new experiential learning courses in the 2023 spring/summer term.

Students Meet Cuban Canadian Jazz Pianist at the Isabel

Jan 23, 2023

Cuban Culture and Society (DEVS 306) students met famed Cuban Canadian jazz pianist and bandleader Hilario Duran backstage at the Isabel.

40th Annual Archives Lecture by Dr. Karen Dubinsky.

Oct 20, 2022

Queen's University Archives is pleased to invite you to view the 40th Annual Archives Lecture."An Artistic Chronicle of Havana in the 1960s: Cuban-Canadian Harry Tanner" presented by Dr. Karen Dubinsky.

Alex Cuba to receive an Honourary Degree from Queen's.

Oct 12, 2022

A multiple Juno, Latin Grammy and Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, Alex Cuba has made Smithers British Colombia his home for over 20 years. This Honorary Degree recognizes his ongoing importance in the Canadian music world.

Information Session WITS University Exchange

Oct 06, 2022

Please join us October 6th for the Summer Semester Abroad in Johannesburg Information Session

Term Adjunct Position-DEVS 364: The (De) Colonial Struggle

Sep 19, 2022

The Department of Global Development Studies invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course entitled The (De) Colonial Struggle (DEVS 364).

Dr. Susanne Soederberg elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Sep 09, 2022

Congratulation to Dr. Susanne Soederberg for being elected to the Royal Society of Canada for her trailblazing research on how policymaking influences social inequalities at overlapping scales from local to global.

Dr. David McDonald publishes "Meanings of Public and the Future of Public Services"

Jul 29, 2022

Dr. David McDonald book entitled "Meanings of Public and the Future of Public Services" is a timely and carefully elaborated contribution to the long-standing debate about the significance of publicly funded and run essential services.

Associate Professor Celeste Pedri-Spade awarded the 2022 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Award

Jun 30, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade on being awarded the 2022 Principal’s Teaching and Learning Award - Indigenous Education Award.

DEVS Teaching Assistant Opportunities for 2022/2023

Jun 15, 2022

The Department of Global Development Studies invites qualified graduate students to apply for a fall/winter term Teaching Assistantships.

Live, Study, and Learn at WITS in Johannesburg in Summer 2023

Jun 01, 2022

NEW! Live, Study, And Learn In Johannesburg: Summer Semester Abroad at “the best university in South Africa” (Wits). Earn 9.0 credits in two months of intensive classes and cultural site visits.

12 Eventful Days in Havana - Renewing Experiential Education Abroad

Karen Dubinsky and Susan Lord (Queen's University) - May 31, 2022

In March 2020 Cuban jazz pianist Aldo López-Gavilán performed at Queen’s University, in what was the last live concert many of us saw for the next 2 years. The audience included 30 students who learned the next day we could not continue our Cuban Culture course in Havana.