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Western University Geographer telling story about when giant lake covered London 13,000 years ago.
Western University`s Nati Bergman`s research on how the receding glaciers 13,000 years ago affected the landscape in the London region was profiled in the London Fress Press [LINK]. A PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, Nati has concluded that glacial Lake London was drained in a few days through the breached moraines at Byron at a rate of flow in the area of 13,000 cubic metres per second - about five times the current flows of Niagara Falls.
Western University's, Dr. Belinda Dodson a Visiting Scholar at Oxford's International Migration Institute
As part of her sabbatical, Dr. Belinda Dodson (Geography and Migration and Ethnic Relations) is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford’s International Migration Institute. She will be there for the Trinity Term (April-June 2015). She will be presenting a research seminar at the International Migration Institute on May 13th [LINK] and participating in a round table on xenophobia in South Africa for the South Africa Discussion Group of Oxford’s African Studies Centre on June 2nd. She will also be presenting a seminar at Sheffield University on May 26th and has been invited to speak to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Africa Bureau about xenophobia.
Congratulations to Doctoral Candidate Sarah Mason
Sarah won the American Association of Geographers, 2015 Rural Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition! Her paper, based on her PhD research was titled "The Plant is Up and Running and the Wounds are Yet to Heal: Biosolids Facility Siting, Community Conflict and Emotional Geographies in Rural Ontario" While it was a tight competition, as all of the submissions were of very high quality, the judges thought that Sarah's paper was creative, grounded solidly in the rural literature, and had tangible results that could be used to help solve ‘real life’ problems. The judges also noted that Sarah handled herself in a very professional manner, and was able to field questions in a thorough, yet succinct way. Congratulations Sarah!
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Gilliland’s research featured in Canadian Geographic
Insights by Western Geography professor Dr. Jason Gilliland are featured in the April 2015 issue of Canadian Geographic. In the article entitled “The Geography of Obesity”, writer Paul Webster discusses ongoing research by Jason and his team in the Human Environments Analysis Lab on how good urban planning and design can help promote population health and reverse rising obesity rates by making it easier to be physically active and eat healthy. Webster writes that “Jason Gilliland has turned the entire city of London – with its walkable historical core surrounded by concentric rings of largely unwalkable modern suburbs – into a laboratory”. Some of the maps that Jason and his team in the HEALab have created are available online at: [Link]
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