International Development Faculty and Students

working group

Convenors: Sally Humphries, Sarah Pugh, Erin Nelson


  • Engage with International Development and globally-engaged faculty and students, in order to identify key issues, and generate ideas, regarding the way in which International Development interfaces with the new structure, or School
  •  Explore contemporary and  future  trends  in  international  development  as  they relate to the potential for innovation within the new structure, or School.
  • Provide an ongoing, two-way communication link between such faculty and students and the Catalyst Team/broader planning processes for the new structure, or School.


  • Interviews with faculty and students
  • Focus group discussions with 6 international development graduate students
  • Focus group discussions with 6 international undergraduate students
  • Possibility a blog/online discussion board to identify the top ten “best practices/current innovations” in international development- likely to be followed up through Summer 2012

The following outputs and resources are available as PDFs (left side-bar):

  • Objectives and Strategies
  • Final report
Re-imagining the role of the university bottom arrow

Dialogue goals

  • Broaden and deepen our and thinking on the meaning of civil society
  • Explore the linkages between the universities and civil society sectors
  • Engage university and civil society constituents in a process of imagining how the University of Guelph can move in a direction of greater engagement

Building Blocks of Civil Society