CAGONT 2019 is being hosted by the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph on October 25-26. The conference will open with a reception and plenary panel on Friday, October 25. Paper and poster sessions to follow on Saturday, October 26.
Mark your calendars!
We’re letting you know about a great event run by our department to facilitate community, collaboration and learning over lunch. The Brown Bag Speaker Series is a weekly opportunity to meet faculty and professionals in your field and to broaden your geographical knowledge.
Faisal Moola recently published a commentary in the Vancouver Sun titled: "Inuit infants need access to medication to prevent respiratory illness".
Congratulations to doctoral graduate Erin Must (advisor: Roberta Hawkins) who has won the O.P. Dwivedi Graduate Prize for International Development. Erin's thesis title is "Women’s Cattle Ownership in Northwestern Botswana: 'Anything you bring up with your own hands will multiply'".
Doctoral candidate Abhi Kantamneni and a few friends have launched a new Guelph based social-enterprise - Royal City Stories - a new video series showcasing compelling stories of Guelph's 'everyday heroes' to inspire belonging and optimism in our community.
Their first season launched yesterday and fellow geographers may particularly like their first episode titled simply '#riverloot'. See https://youtu.be/VEeL-QYKpZo
I guess it was in the cards for Evan Fraser, who won gold at the Serious Play Board Games Competition for his card game, Feeding 9 Billion. Read about Evan's winning hand.
Good news for doctoral candidate Emily Duncan who was presented The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Award today at the Community Breakfast this morning. Emily was recognized for her volunteering with the Guelph Tool Library. Read about Emily's award. Well done Emily!
Dr. Jennifer Silver was recently interviewed for 'BioScience Talks', the podcast of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Jen and two co-authors discuss a recent paper that explores rationales for and approaches to integrating governance into quantitative modeling for sustainable fisheries management. Questions focused on the paper itself as well as what it takes to make interdisciplinary collaboration work. You can have a listen here.
Robin Roth and Faisal Moola are leads in the research group that was awarded $5.6 million from SSHRC for a new national conservation partnership based at Guelph. Phil Loring and Even Fraser also received grants for their projects.