What is Unique About the GDI at UFV?
- Interdisciplinary approach – Associates of the Institute bring together faculty and students from various disciplines to develop innovative approaches to the multi-faceted and complex challenges of development.
- Unique research focus – Our Associates come from various scientific and professional disciplines allowing for a unique combination of research in our core areas: good governance and the rule of law, children and development, education and environmental sustainability.
- A human rights based approach – The Institute is committed to reaffirming people’s rights to development, and to promoting human rights in all GDI initiatives.
The global and local community working together – The Institute encourages the participation of all professionals and community groups working to strengthen and further community development and global solidarity.
International partnerships – Associates of the Institute work toward extending its international and local networks in order to diversify and maximize opportunities for research, internships, and student involvement.
Environmentally sustainable – The Institute focuses research and activities that integrate environmentally sustainable solutions.
A student-focused approach – The Institute aims to promote student projects and the active engagement of students in international development efforts. This includes an active role for the Institute as a practical extension of Global Development studies, providing the means for students to gain international and local development experience while integrating development practice and theory.
Global Development Institute
33844 King Road
Canada V2S 7M8