The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is a national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. CASID is a membership-based organization.

CASID's executive board is drawn from the membership ranks, the CASID annual conference is organized principally for and by members, CASID members contribute to the Canadian Journal for Development Studies, and much of the news, updates, and publication information found on this website is generated and contributed by CASID members. On this site, you can find information on the benefits of membership in CASID as well as the avenues by which you can become a member.

To accomplish its mission to promote and support international development studies in Canada and abroad, CASID maintains a listserv and a blog to enhance communication and the sharing of information among interested and engaged IDS people worldwide.  CASID organizes one annual conference and sponsors five regional events per year.  The ambition of both the annual conference and the regional events is to bring together people working and studying in the broad field of international development to share opinions, experiences and research findings, to enhance networking and communication in the IDS community, and to facilitate the emergence of new development researchers and practitioners through active interaction and cooperation with Development Studies and related programs in Canadian universities and colleges.

CASID also oversees the publication of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS). Established in 1980, the CJDS remains the only Canadian scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the study of international development.

Governance Documents

File Name Type Uploaded Download
CASID_ByLaws_Amended_May_30_2018.pdf Governance 04/22/2020 - 18:11
CASID President's Report 2018 Reports 09/10/2018 - 14:16
CASID Conference 2018 Final Program[48408].pdf Conference Program 07/31/2018 - 10:32
CASID Conference Detailed Program 2018[48410].pdf Conference Program 07/31/2018 - 10:32
Board Meeting - Nov 21 2016 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:15
Board Meeting - June 2 2018 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:13
Board Meeting - May 30 2018 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:13
Board Meeting - May 31 2017 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:13
AGM - June 1 2017 Minutes 07/31/2018 - 10:12

Executive Committee



Deborah Simpson

Evaluative Learning Manager


Laura Parisi

Associate Professor, Department of Gender Studies
University of Victoria

Past President

Kate Grantham

Founder and Executive Director,
FemDev Consulting


Simi Adekolu

Policy Analyst, Strategic Policy Branch
Canada Border Services Agency


Larry Swatuk

Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development
University of Waterloo

Members At Large

Prachi Srivastava

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Western University

Nathan Andrews

Assistant Professor, Department of Global and International Studies
University of Northern British Columbia

Maika Sondarjee

Assistant Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa

Marie Gagné

Postdoctoral Fellow, Political Science
Concordia University

Michaela Novotna

Executive Director
Friends of Art in the Andes

Jess Notwell

Doctoral Candidate, International Development and Sociology
University of Guelph

Georgina Alonso

Doctoral Candidate, International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa


John Lewis

Humber College

CJDS Editor

Ananya Mukherjee Reed (ex-officio)

Professor, Dept. of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science
Provost and Vice President Academic
UBC Okanagan