WELCOME TO THE EAST COAST INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2020
The goal of ECIDS is to bring together a cross disciplinary group of student leaders from across the Atlantic Region and see how they can apply technical knowledge to collaborative solutions.
ECIDS acknowledges it is in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People.
THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Translating Activism into Action
The theme of the first annual ECIDS conference is Climate Action. With the Global Climate Strikes of September 27, 2019, we want to give students (future policy makers) the tools and skills to take that passion and turn it in to something great. Our goal is to show how all disciplines (e.g., engineering, medical, business and social science) can be applied to building collaborative solutions for the current Climate Crisis.
We hope that students can build future and long lasting partnerships with peers and future colleagues in order to truly build a better future for the global population.
ROBERT E. RICHARDSON
Robert is a 4th year BA in International Development Studies and Economics, completing his degree under the Regular Officer Training Plan with the Royal Canadian Navy. Upon completing his honours thesis in IDST this year, he will be continuing his career in the RCN. Robert also currently serves as the Director of Operations for IDSUS, and has a particular interest in Public Administration and Public Health Policy.
Katheryn is a 4th year BA in International Development Studies and Political Science, minoring in Spanish. She has spent a semester abroad in Mexico City, has worked as a peace educator, locally and abroad, with Peaceful Schools International, and is competing in this year’s Model United Nations, held in NYC. Katheryn plans to continue her education upon graduating from SMU this spring.
Social Media and Marketing Chair
Camille is a 3rd year BA in International Development Studies and Psychology. Her particular interest within IDS is Education, and has worked for a university professor, researching Literacy Developing in Cognitive Psychology; combining her two passions. With aspirations of working in policy development upon graduating from university, Camille looks forward to competing in this year’s Model United Nations in NYC.
Cerridwen is a 3rd year BA in International Development and Political Science, minoring in Spanish. After spending time abroad and working on projects in Kenya, Peru and the Philippines, she became a CELTA certified ESL teacher, teaching in China for a year. Cerridwen has a particular interest in Health and Migration, and looks forward to competing in this year’s Model United Nations in NYC.
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