Undercurrent grew out of the inaugural Canadian national students’ conference in International Development Studies: ‘InSight’, held in the spring of 2004 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (and made possible by funding from the International Development Research Centre and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development).

InSight witnessed students from all across Canada coming together to exchange – and create – information, skills, resources and knowledge, and to satisfy their desire to forge closer links between Canadian IDS programmes. In many ways the journal is the concrete manifestation of the ambitions, hopes and values expressed at that conference.

As a volunteer-driven initiative aspiring from the students themselves, Undercurrent is testament to the enthusiasm and vision undergraduates invest in the study of international development.