Faisal Moola was interviewed for the Toronto Star article that discusses the application of cutting-edge technology (drones) in the reforestation of Canada. Faisal states that this technology might one day replace the days of tree planters planting millions of trees by hand. Planting trees is a critical strategy in the mitigation of climate change.
Meet the Geography Student Society (GSS) at the University of Guelph. This is a group of students, from a variety of academic backgrounds, with a shared interest in geography. We meet on Wednesdays at 5:45pm for discussions, game nights, social hours, academic help, and more. You do not have to have ANY background knowledge in geography, or be a student of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics, to attend.
Excited to report that GEG Post doc Hannah Harrison just received the SSHRC SIG Explore Grant to support local ecological knowledge mapping and film ethnography with Lake Ontario commercial fishers as part of the Coastal Routes project. http://www.coastalroutes.org/
Had your fill of the US elections? How about a lesson on how to read those US election maps.
In celebrating the new GEG program CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP, join us for a virtual discussion about the current conservation crises facing Canada. Sept. 17 3:30-5 pm. Register at http://uoguel.ph/mcl-launch/
- Prof. Anna Stanley (Infrastructure, private investment and the political economy of settler colonialism in Canada).
- Prof. Eric Nost (Digital Conservation Practices and Perspectives: Insights from North America)
- Prof. Jennifer Silver (Access and equity: Strengthening the foundations for sustainable fisheries and prosperous coastal communities)
SOME GOOD NEWS GEG!
Phil Loring, along with coauthors Dr. Liz Jackson and Sam Laban of CESI, and Merryn Maynard of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security published an op-ed in University Affairs. Read "Student food insecurity: a problem before, during and after COVID-19".
Jen Silver and Noella Gray are featured today on the University home page "How a Global Ocean Treaty could Protect Biodiversity in the High Seas". This article was republished from The Conversation.