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Doing Development Work in Guyana


On July 9, 2014, I gave a guest lecture to the University of Ottawa class of Dr Sonia Gulati called, “Special topics in Development studies” (DVM3120).  A PDF of most of the slides I presented are here. Continue reading Doing Development Work in Guyana

Toe Eggs

It’s been about a week since I returned from my most recent trip to Guyana. I’ve often joked to my students that the thing that will likely kill me is probably already in my blood stream.  So many trips to so many jungles in the world have exposed me to a fair number of parasites and disease vectors.  Almost certainly, some of them have no known taxonomy. Continue reading Toe Eggs

Development in Guyana, part 4 of 4

The garbage in Bartica
The garbage in Bartica

This is part 4 of 4 brief podcasts recorded on location in Guyana, all about development issues affecting that country.  This one is about 12 minutes long and was recorded in a “hotel” room in Bartica.  I put quotation marks around the word “hotel” because I want to make it clear that these aren’t exactly 5 star accommodations.  The room is very basic and is above a store.  I’m not complaining, I just want to be clear about the environment.  The hum in the background is the sound of a fan.  This episode is about 12 minutes long.

If you haven’t already, check out parts 1, 2, and 3 .