WELCOME TO THE
EAST COAST INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
The goal of ECIDS is to bring together a cross-disciplinary group of student leaders from across the Atlantic Region to 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.
GLOBAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT
LIVING IN A PANDEMIC
We are living through a unique time. The global pandemic has led many to recognize the importance of health in all aspects of life. For this reason, we have chosen Global Health and Development as this year’s theme. It is critical that we examine, understand, and expose the inequalities relating to health and how they affect all parts of life: individually and communally, nationally and internationally.
Our goal is to engage students and youth from all disciplines (e.g., development, medicine, business, engineering) so that they may come together to exchange knowledge and ideas. We hope that students can build partnerships with peers and future colleagues in order to truly build a better future for the global population.
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Kayla is a fourth year Bachelor of Arts student working towards a double major in International Development Studies and Anthropology. She has a particular interest for health and development as well as conflict resolution. Outside of her studies, she is currently the Senior Program Director for the Peaceful School International program at Saint Mary’s University and previously worked at as an Administrative Assistant for the Victorian Order of Nurses.
Camille is in her final year of studies at Saint Mary’s University, double majoring in International Development Studies and Psychology. She has been recognized for her work at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York, and previously worked as a Research Assistant in the field of Literacy Development in Psychology. With a passion for education, Camille aspires to pursue a graduate degree in Education and Development upon completing her Bachelor of Arts.
Cerridwen is graduating in the spring with a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and Political Science. Passionate about migration and health, her interest in development stems from her experiences abroad working on projects in Kenya, Peru and the Philippines. Before studying at Saint Mary’s University, Cerridwen became a CELTA certified ESL teacher and taught English in China. She is currently a member of the Global Shapers Halifax hub.
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Trinity is a second year student, studying International Development Studies. Before studying at Saint Mary's University, she volunteered in northern Thailand with a Rustic Pathways project that funds secondary education for rural students. In addition to her studies, she is also a Teaching Assistant for the Philospohy department.