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International Development Studies at U of T Scarborough has been recognized as a standout in the 2016 Maclean’s University Rankings.

“To get that recognition from an outside body was fabulous,” says Associate Professor and IDS Director Paul Kingston. “I think for us it was recognition for years and years of having great programming.”

IDS is an interdisciplinary program available as a specialist co-op or a major, where students are able to take courses from other departments such as media, art and anthropology.

“Two international scholars who reviewed our program came to the unanimous conclusion that our curriculum and the experiential learning aspects of the program are unique not only in North America, but in fact around the world,” says Associate Professor Leslie Chan, acting chair of Centre for Critical Development Studies.

The program isn’t resting on its laurels. “We hope to launch a range of graduate experiential learning opportunities in the next few years,” says Kingston.