Category Archives: development

Arrival in Ahmedabad… Again

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my travels. Perhaps it’s time to start again?

I’ve just completed a whirlwind tour of England’s north, a bit of Switzerland, and Venice, Italy. With a 24-hour turnaround, I’m now back in India, where I am once more participating in the summer institute of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar campus, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. You may recall (but probably won’t) that I was one of the instructors in 2015, as well. Continue reading Arrival in Ahmedabad… Again

Psychotherapy for HIV/AIDS Patients in Uganda

This episode of the Deonandia podcast was produced by three students from my undergraduate international health class in October of 2015. ┬áMichelle Brazeau, Jessica Colbourne and Fallon Melville analyze a study titled, “Group support psychotherapy for depression treatment in people with HIV/AIDS in northern Uganda: a single-centre randomised controlled trial.”

Hazardous Alcohol Drinking in Russia

Once more, I turn this podcast over to my undergraduate students in my 4th year international health class. ┬áThis episode was recorded in 2015 by Anika Suri and Patrick Van Loon, and they chose to examine “Hazardous alcohol drinking and premature mortality in Russia: a population based case-control study.”

Maybe We Don’t Have An Overpopulation Problem

This is an expanded version of an article titled, “The World Isn’t Facing An Overpopulation Problem”, published in The Huffington Post on April 28, 2017.

What is the greatest threat to our civilization? If you were to ask a cross section of people in your life, you’d likely get an array of responses: terrorism, climate change, corporate greed, anti-intellectualism… the list goes on. Continue reading Maybe We Don’t Have An Overpopulation Problem