International Development Studies Program

Current Students

Dr. Fridell talks about fair trade at an IDSUS event in the fall.


Saint Mary’s has active undergraduate and graduate student societies that regularly organize events, campaigns, speakers, workshops and various activities on and off campus. The university has a range of dynamic student societies [hotlink to:] interested in a diversity of international and Canadian topics, groups, issues, and themes.


To get involved or ask for more information on SMU IDS student groups:


International Development Studies Undergraduate Society (IDSUS)


Brief Overview of Activities, 2017-18


International Development Studies Graduate Society



Past Students


IDS has nurtured in me the ability to pursue my dream of one day completing a PhD and starting my own non-profit, for that I can not thank you enough. My education at Saint Mary's has transformed my outlook on life, and provided me with opportunities I never knew were possible.

—Sara Singh, Class of 2011

Student Profiles

Christine Estrada
Sande Ewart
Nadine Miville
Julie Self
Brennan Vogel