UTSC’s International Development Conference
The International Development Conference (IDC) is an annual conference which is organized by students at the University of Toronto. The International Development Conference offers its attendees the opportunity to engage in various development issues with different viewpoints. As the field of international development is trifled with contention and disagreement on the conception of what development entails.
This year’s conference will hold Margaret Briggs as its opening speaker, who has served as the previous deputy secretary to the Cabinet in the Privy Council office and former president of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which oversees Canadian international development and humanitarian efforts worldwide.
This year’s closing speaker will be Orville Wallace, an advocate for supporting youth across the City of Toronto and currently serves as a Program Manager with the Youth Opportunities Fund at Ontario Trillium Foundation where he oversees youth-led community grants.
This year’s panels include the Intersection of Land Rights and Resource Governance, The Globalisation of Health, Multifaceted Approaches to Financing International Development, Thinking beyond Development: Grassroots Approaches to Community Wellbeing. Along with workshops held by ACCESS and Scarborough Studies Collective.