David Malpass at McGill: An Uncertain Future For the World Bank?

By Ariana Castillon On October 7th, McGill was chosen by the World Bank to host the first major policy signaling-address of its new President, David Malpass. Ahead of his afternoon speech in Pollock Hall, Malpass held a Q&A session with thirty students from across the Arts, Management, and Science faculties. While they were given the opportunity to ask him questions about his plans for the … Continue reading David Malpass at McGill: An Uncertain Future For the World Bank?

Safari Animals, Nature Hikes and Children: How International Voluntourism Perpetuates the White Savior Complex

By Tess Buckley  On the surface voluntouring seems like an opportunity to do good, but there are many underlying implications and harmful practices that take place and aren’t spoken of. This article will dive into the layers of the business behind “helping people” and the many ways that the white saviour complex is perpetuated. Globalization has increased international voluntourism, which has made the preservation of … Continue reading Safari Animals, Nature Hikes and Children: How International Voluntourism Perpetuates the White Savior Complex

Interview with Weeam Ben Rejeb

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. Last week, our team met with Weeam Ben Rejeb to talk about her upcoming article “Disasters as Opportunities: The Disaster Capitalism Pitfall” in the new edition of Chrysalis. Her article explores the ways in which disaster relief has become characterized by capitalist ventures. If you are interested in her article, you can watch her thesis video, where she explains it … Continue reading Interview with Weeam Ben Rejeb

Interview with Marie Lemieux

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. The Catalyst team met with Marie Lemieux to discuss her upcoming article “Mother of the World: Politics of Transnational Female Childcare Provider Immigration” in the newest edition of Chrysalis coming out on April 10th.  Her article explores the dynamics of transnational childcare providers and how the process can be both disempowering and empowering for the childcare providers. If you are interested in her … Continue reading Interview with Marie Lemieux

Interview with Alanna Sereboff

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. The Catalyst team had the pleasure of interviewing Alanna Sereboff to talk about her upcoming article “Making America Afraid Again: The Criminalization and Securitization of Migration in Post-9/11 America” in Chrysalis. Her article looks at the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations in the United States and their policies regarding immigration and refugees. If you want to know more about her … Continue reading Interview with Alanna Sereboff

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 Recent RCMP Scandal is a Reminder that We Need to Address Indigenous Issues in Canada in International Development

By Charline Côté-Lessard. Too often we hear people talk about Indigenous issues as though they are from the past, that they no longer exist, and that they have been resolved. However, this is very far from reality; Indigenous communities in Canada continue to face a multitude of injustices and blatant discrimination. We need to better address Indigenous issues in Canada, in the field of international … Continue reading The Recent RCMP Scandal is a Reminder that We Need to Address Indigenous Issues in Canada in International Development