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Branches is Now Accepting Applications for the IMPRESS Program

The application process for the IMPRESS program has officially launched and will run until March 10th.

Published: 26 Jan 2023

McGill Scholars Respond to COP15 Biodiversity Conference

ISID's Timothy Hodges (Professor of Practice) is one of the McGill scholars cited in this article from the Reporter



Published: 16 Jan 2023

Congratulations to Professors Nathalie Cooke, Fiona Ritchie and Tabitha Sparks!

Professors Fiona Ritchie and Tabitha Sparks have both published new books! Fiona Ritchie, Shakespeare in the Theatre: Sarah Siddons and John Philip Kemble.
Published: 14 Dec 2022

2022 McDonald, Currie Lecture - Development Finance in the Private Sector - is now available on YouTube!

The full recording of ISID's 2022 McDonald Currie lecture, "Development Finance in the Private Sector:  From Safeguarding Standards to Sustainable Investing" is now available in the Institute's YouTube Channel.  Moderated by ISID Professor of Practice Christian Novak, Angel Bohorquez Colombo and Chitralekha Deopersad of FinDev as well as John Graham of the IFC/World Bank discussed the role of development finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  A high quality question a

Published: 7 Dec 2022

Congratulations to Nona Moscovitz who was appointed to the Board of Directors for the CIUSSS Centre- Ouest

Nona Moscovitz, the instructor for the MSW advanced clinical practice Use of Self course and the BSW Integrative Seminar and Mental Health courses,  has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the CIUSSS Centre-Ouest de I’Ile de Montreal as the mental health expert on the board.

This appointment recognizes Nona’s extensive practice, supervision and teaching experience in this area.  Felicitations Nona!


Published: 6 Dec 2022

An exploration of bilateral development finance institutions’ business models

ISID Professor of Practice Christian Novak has published a new working paper with the Overseas Development Instite (London). 

Published: 6 Dec 2022

Cindy Blackstock awarded SSHRC’s highest honour

Congratulations to Cindy Blackstock on being awarded the SSHRC Gold Medal, the agency’s highest honour.

“The Gold Medal is awarded to an individual whose sustained leadership, dedication, and originality of thought have inspired students and colleagues alike.”

Published: 2 Dec 2022

Cindy Blackstock Awarded SSHRC’s highest honour

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the five winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) 2022 Impact Awards.

Published: 1 Dec 2022

Apply to the Reynolds Workshop 2022-23

Arte Video Povera and DIY Self-Portraiture: How to tell stories through images without professional equipment

Published: 26 Nov 2022

States and Trends in Adaptation Report 2022: Adaptation at the core of a prosperous Africa in an uncertain and warming world

ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir co-directs, with Dr Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, this report in advance of the COP 27 (Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change) Conference.  The full report can be downloaded from the site of the Global Center on Adaptation.

Published: 3 Nov 2022

New Publication by Professors Malek Abisaab and Michelle Hartman

Congratulations to Professors Malek Abisaab and Michelle Hartman on their new book: Women’s War Stories: The Lebanese Civil War, Women’s Labor and the Creative Arts, published this week by Syracuse University Press. You can order the book on Syracuse University Press' website.

Published: 21 Oct 2022

AI that can learn patterns of human language

Human languages are notoriously complex, and linguists have long thought it would be impossible to teach a machine how to analyze speech sounds and word structures in the way humans do. But researchers from McGill University, MIT, and Cornell University have taken a step in this direction. They have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can learn the rules and patterns of human languages on its own.

Published: 12 Oct 2022

Course Lecturers in International Development Studies

Date: October 1 2022

The Institute for the Study of International Development and its International Development Studies program seeks course lecturers (MCLIU - unionized) for a total of 6 courses for the Winter 2023 term at McGill University. Course lecturers are required for:

Published: 3 Oct 2022

Congratulations to Professor Fiona Ritchie on her fellowships!

Professor Fiona Ritchie has been awarded a short-term Visiting Fellowship at Jesus College, University of Oxford, which she will take up in Winter 2023 during her sabbatic leave. While in Oxford, Professor Ritchie will conduct archival research for her research project on women and regional theatre in Britain in the long eighteenth century.







Published: 15 Sep 2022

Professor Robert Lecker has been awarded the prestigious Lorne Pierce Medal

Congratulations to Professor Lecker!

Professor Robert Lecker has been awarded the prestigious Lorne Pierce Medal, a biennial prize recognizing achievement in critical or imaginative literature from the Royal Society of Canada.

The citation reads as follows:

Published: 14 Sep 2022


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