President of the IDSSA

Maham Aqil, President of the International Development Studies Student's Association (IDSSA) 

Maham is a 5th year International Development Studies student who has been heavily involved in the IDS community. She is a firm believer of giving back to the community and so she has been actively involved in several clubs on campus over her last few years at UTSC. She was the marketing associate for the Political Science Student Association and was also an executive for the International Development Conference of 2016. Outside of school, Maham served as the Vice President and now on the Regional Board of Directors for the Toronto Chapter of PaperKite (a Toronto-based NGO), which she claims is why she decided to take on the role as the President of International Development Student Association. In her year of presidency, she aims to bring all students together, whether they are IDS specialists, majors or minors and reach out to other DSA’s in social sciences to create a community and a space that is welcoming to everyone. This will give more opportunities for more student leadership, which Maham is passionate about.

To learn more about the IDSSA, please visit their website or Facebook page.

Tanzeel Fatima, Co-Chair International Development Conference (IDC) 2017

Tanzeel Fatima is a fourth year student, completing her double major in International Development Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Public Law. Her interest in development lies in political economy. She enjoys being involved in her community and has been involved with a number of organizations in her community, including the Canadian cancer society, Red Cross Canada, AIESEC Toronto, IDSSA, and IDC. She also enjoys reading for hours, camping, and more recently rowing. She is also extremely excited to be co-chairing IDC 2017!

To learn more about the 2017 student led International Development Conference, visit their website!

Germàn Andres Guberman, Co-Chair International Development Conference (IDC) 2017

Germán Andres Guberman is a third year student pursuing a double major in International Development Studies and Public Policy. Following his undergraduate degree, his goal is to attend law school and practise in the area of international economic and commercial law, litigate at the World Trade Organization and help draft fair trade policy. Aside from leadership roles in the IDC, UTSC’s Model United Nations and a new club aimed at fostering the notion of leading roles for businesses in sustainable development, he participates in independent and guided research. Germán credits, to a large extent, the IDS program with preparing him to work in a world with shifting economic and political realities and a critical perspective which he employs as a freelance journalist for his open news platform, The Discept.

To learn more about the 2017 student led International Development Conference, visit their website!

Judy Perpose, Co-Chair International Development Conference (IDC) 2017

Judy Perpose is a second year student working towards a double major in Public Policy and Global Asia Studies. She has previously served as the Marketing Director for the International Development Conference 2016 and is excited to be one of the co-chair's for the 2017 conference. She is deeply inspired by the students and faculty of the International Development Program who actively respond to the inequities of this century through their research and activism. Judy hopes to work in public office while applying the IDS core values of fairness, responsibility, integrity, excellence and empowerment.

Ethan Way, fifth-year representative on the CCDS Executive Council

Ethan Way is a fifth-year student pursuing a Specialist in International Development and a Major in political science. Recently back from a co-op placement in northern Uganda, Ethan believes it is important to have a senior student voice represented on the CCDS Executive Council. Outside of school, Ethan enjoys travel, sports, and music, most recently taking up the saxophone.