Do you want to see the world, but also make a difference in it? The International Development program focuses on the study of poverty, aid and global development. Redeemer’s interdisciplinary approach teaches students to consider global issues from the perspectives of history, business, economics, literature and philosophy, as a way to problem solve, make solid and data-driven arguments and analyze systems with empathy and creativity.
The International Development program does not have program-specific requirements.
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements:
Robert Joustra is Associate Professor of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) at Redeemer, and founding-Director of Redeemer’s Centre f...
" “Ever since I came face to face with poverty on a mission trip to Nicaragua, I’ve always wanted to make a difference globally,” reflects Brent McCamon ‘15. Today, McCamon is doing just that as a policy advisor for the Canadian government’s Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion. He analyzes global trends and develops policy to promote pluralism and freedom of religion and belief. “The work I’m involved in is needed in our global climate,” he says. “We see religious persecution and sectarian violence on a day-to-day basis. As a Canadian Christian, I’m proud to work to see people of all faiths enjoy the same freedoms we have here in Canada.” McCamon graduated in May 2015 and attended the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s (TBFF) intensive training course at McGill University the following month. He won the TBFF essay competition for his policy briefing calling Canadians to engage religious groups in resolving conflict and ending religious violence in Nigeria. “With globalization, local and international needs are becoming increasingly interconnected,” McCamon observes. “I’ve had opportunities to be involved with both, yet the challenges can at times be overwhelming. I can’t do everything, but through God’s grace, I am doing what I can do now to facilitate change locally and globally.” "
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