About Us

The International Development Conference (IDC) is an annual non-profit, student-organized and student-led conference at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC)

IDC was started by two ambitious students in the International Development Studies (IDS) Co-op Program at UTSC. Merged under the Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS), the IDS program at UTSC is one of the longest standing International Development Studies undergraduate program in Canada, with this year being its 30th anniversary.

For  years, the IDC has represented a vibrant and engaged student community at UTSC and left a legacy promoting a rigorous and highly successful program by bringing together a diversity of students, academics, faculty and development practitioners from various backgrounds to encourage critical thinking in international development issues. 

 

Our 2018 Team

Co-Chairs

 
 
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SANA NAJAFI 

Sana is a 3rd year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies and double minor in Political Science and Anthropology. 

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ALYSSA Esparaz

Alyssa is a 3rd year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies and a minor in Political Science.

 

Directors

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KEISHA MALONEY, programme co-director

Keisha is a 4th year student pursuing a major in Political Science and International Development
 

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samantha ryan, LOGISTIC co-DIRECTOR

Samantha is a 2nd year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies
 

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Queena zeng, marketing director

Queena is a 3rd year student pursing a specialist Management Co-op program in Strategic Management and minor in Public Law

 
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Leeza Gheerawo, programme associate

2nd year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies Co-Op and Minor in Critical Migration Studies

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Sohaila Hassan, LOGISTIC ASSOCIATE

1st year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies
 

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Tasneem Mewa, programme associate

2nd year pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies Co-Op and minor in Economics

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marie martin, programme co-director

Marie is a 2nd year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies
 

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henrietta teh, finance co-DIRECTOR

Henrietta is a 2nd year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies and minor in Human Geography

 
 

Associates

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Aloka Mahadurage, programme associate

1st year student pursuing a  specialist in International Development Co-op
 

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Andrea Figueroa, logistic associate

3rd year pursuing a major in Health Studies with a Double minor in International Development and Biology

 

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STEPHANIE WONG, LOGISTIC co-DIRECTOR

Stephanie is a 2nd year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies and major in Political Science
 

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amanda ng, finance co-DIRECTOR

Amanda is a 4th year student pursuing specialist Management Co-op in Economics

 
 
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Raisa Masud, outreach associate

2nd year student pursuing a Double Major in International Development Studies and Sociocultural Anthropology
 

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Aaron Brown, logistic associate

1st year student pursuing a specialist in International Development Studies