IDSSA - IDS Student Association

The International Development Studies Students Association (IDSSA) is a team of students dedicated to providing all students in the IDS program at McGill with information, events, and services to enhance their academic experience! In addition to hosting events and providing services, the eleven member IDSSA Council is also responsible for representing the interests of IDS students to the McGill administration.

During the school year, the IDSSA hosts regular social, academic and networking events for IDS students, including panel discussions, speaker series events, opportunities to network with IDS professors, semi-formals, and our famous trivia nights!

The IDSSA also affords a number of opportunities for involvement in the department and meeting other IDS students. For example, through participation in the IDSSA Mentorship Program, first and second year students can be paired with an upper year student to learn the ins and outs of the IDS program. For students who are looking to get involved on an IDSSA committee, involvement in the production of the IDSSA Journal, Latitudes, as a copy editor, designer, or other editorial committee member is an option as well! More information about the many ways IDS students can get involved with the association can be found on the IDSSA website.

The IDSSA website also offers a number of valuable resources for IDS students, including information about opportunities to study abroad and a listing of Montreal organizations for internship and volunteer opportunities.

You can also learn more about the IDSSA and get regular updates about our events and programs by following us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the IDSSA or for inquiries and suggestions, contact us at idssamcgill [at] or stop by the IDSSA Lounge in Leacock 31 during our office hours (outlined on our website) to speak to an Executive Member!

IDSSA Latitudes Journal

Latitudes, The McGill Undergraduate Journal of International Development Studies, is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate journal that publishes papers concerning inter-national development issues. We seek to promote the work of undergraduates and to enhance interdisciplinary dialogue about international development studies.

Volume 5 / 2011

Volume 6 / 2014