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The School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS) is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa), a bilingual, research-intensive institution with a high proportion of international students and a global outlook. SIDGS is Canada’s largest academic unit specializing in international development, and is one of only a few with a PhD program.  

SIDGS personnel are deeply involved in academic and policy debates about international development and natural resource governance. For example, Prof Paul Haslam is a co-author of a well-known textbook, Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, Issues, and Practice. Prof Haslam also conducts research on extractive industries, and is the co-author of The Political Economy of Natural Resources and Development: From Neoliberalism to Resource Nationalism (Routledge). Other Professors involved in resource extraction issues include Prof. Melissa Marschke and Prof. Jean-François Rousseau, who lead a research project on sand mining with a focus on Southeast Asia. More broadly, the University of Ottawa hosts the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Territories of Extractivism (GRITE), which includes Faculty and graduate students from various Faculties.  

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