Neoliberalism in Education: The Consequences and Pushbacks for Students

By Azra Hirji. Since the 1970s, neoliberalism has taken over as the dominant ideology of today which whilst becoming more and more favourable amongst the minority, becomes increasingly unfavourable by the majority. To put this into simple terms, neoliberalism works in favour of large corporate interests at the expense of the wider public interests. In the three-minute theory video on neoliberalism, Stacey Kerr states that … Continue reading Neoliberalism in Education: The Consequences and Pushbacks for Students

The Deadly Consequences of White Saviourism

By Emma Sitland. Every development student has at least to some degree been exposed to the concept of the “White Saviour Complex” – “the self-serving assumption among white people from developed nations that they should be saving poor people in Africa.” As IDS students we are warned about the white voluntourists and NGO workers who fly to African countries with paternalistic attitudes and exploit local … Continue reading The Deadly Consequences of White Saviourism

McGill’s Sustainability Soirée: A Reminder of the Potential for Communities to Generate Change

By Delphine Polidori. At a time when we have only 11 years to slow down the effects of climate change in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius, as outlined in the most recent IPCC report, the need for research in the field of sustainability and community-based initiatives has never been more vital. As discussed extensively in international development literature, among others, and … Continue reading McGill’s Sustainability Soirée: A Reminder of the Potential for Communities to Generate Change