International Development

Fall 2015

Lloyd Axworthy joins INDEV grads for special ring ceremony 

Graduate on stage with Lloyd AxworthyAs program partners with the Faculty of Environment, St. Paul's role in the International Development (INDEV) program is a unique blend of academic instruction and student support. 

One aspect of that support is the bestowing of the INDEV class ring during an intimate ceremony prior to convocation. The rings are meant to symbolize the completion of the journey and the interconnectedness of the students with each other, St. Paul's, and their desire to change the world. 

This year's graduating class was joined by St. Paul's Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy for a ceremony and reception just prior to the Faculty of Environment convocation in June. 

In their opening remarks, Principal Brown and Chancellor Axworthy spoke of the importance of maintaining connections with each other, the Faculty of Environment, and with St. Paul's, no matter how far afield their careers may take them. 

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Class of 2016 heads overseas

International Development students pose in an outdoor group photo

The fifth cohort of International Development students departed for their eight-month overseas field placements at the end of August, and their ambitions are as big as ever. 

Travelling to Botswana, Malawi, Vietnam, Peru, and for the first time, Sri Lanka, students will work with their host organizations to change the world. They will encounter many unique challenges and learning opportunities along the way and will return to St. Paul's in April with many life-altering stories to tell. 

Visit their personal blogs to follow along as they share stories and updates of their incredible journeys.

First-year INDEV students receive new awards

Principal Brown hands out scholarship to studentBeginning this year, St. Paul's is offering four new International Development Continuing Scholarships to first-year students entering the International Development program. 

The scholarships will provide recipients $10,000 each over four academic years. Selection is based on academic performance and demonstrated contribution to society.

Elisabeth Bruins, Cherie Wai, Calyssa Burke, and Valeria Cabrera Ortiz were the first group of students to receive these awards; they were recognized at the Principal's Reception in early October.   

Scholarships and awards are made possible through the generosity of our alumni and friends. A strong scholarship and award program helps St. Paul's continue to attract talented and engaged students. To learn more about how you can help increase the capacity of St. Paul's scholarship and award programs, please visit our giving pages