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Geography grad student Kevin Vuong Swiss contest finalist
Geography grad student Kevin Vuong and his team were one of the global finalists for the Geneva Challenge on Empowering Women for Development on September 15. Read More...
PhD research looks to make traditional knowledge accessible
Erin Huner wants to make the past accessible for one southwestern Ontario community. The Geography PhD student has long been intrigued by the idea of nation-building – giving autonomy back to communities from which it had been taken away. And through a collaborative project with Bkejwanong First Nation (Walpole Island), she is helping the nation access at least one small piece of its past. Read More...
Isaac Luginaah, Department of Geography, Named an Inauguarl Member of 'The College'
Congratulations to Isaac Luginaah's on his selcetion as an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. This is a tremendous honor that recognizes Isaac's many acheivements and contributions in the areas of environmental hazards and people's vulnerabilities in population health.
Grad Students Retreat 2014 - Camp Sylvan
For many years, the Department of Geography has welcomed incoming graduate students by going on a weekend retreat. This year's retreat was held at Camp Sylvan and was another success. The Department of Geography and the graduate students extend a very sincere thanks to Maurice and Judy Davidson for their generous and ongoing support. Link
Congratulations Sarah Mason 2014 Vanier Scholar
Sarah receives $50,000 annually for up to three years for her
work on Community conflict and management challenges
surrounding urban biosolids in rural areas.
Western Geography Grad student answering the Geneva Challenge
Paul Mayne - Western News
Every year millions of Indonesian workers, predominately women, leave their families and villages to seek work abroad as migrant workers. Approximately 4.3 million legal workers are employed overseas, with 60 per cent of those in countries in the Middle East. Undocumented migrants inflate the number to almost 15 million.
Challenging the President...but Only on the Golf Course
Marvin Nicholson a Geography major from the University of Western Ontario has
reached back to his golfing roots to become President Obama's
secretary of swing.
Professor Jason Gilliland Moderates “Community Conversation” about London’s Future
Dr Jason Gilliland, Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Urban Development Program, moderated “A Community Conversation” in London, Ontario on Sept 3 to give people an opportunity to discuss their views on various contentious issues in the city, such as the fractured nature of the current City Council. Over 80 residents attended the event, which was hosted by Emerging Leaders, a nonprofit focused on the retention, development, and engagement of emerging talent as a means to a more vibrant, inclusive, and dynamic community. Gilliland said the topics discussed at the forum are “big issues, important issues for the future of London,” and so it is important for people to be able to have their say on them. Over a dozen candidates for mayor and council attended the event, but they were politely asked t o listen and take notes, and leave the campaigning for after the event. For more on event, see article in the London Community News
Congratulations to our 2013-2014 SIOR Award Winners
Western's Department of Geography congratulates the following
students who have received merit awards from the
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Canada:
Nathaniel Pace was awarded $1500 for the SIOR
Award for Highest Overall Graduating Average in the Honours
Urban Development Program 2014
Robert Richards and Kailey Brisbin were each awarded $750 for the SIOR Award for Best Research Paper in Geog 3461 Land Use and Development Issues Congratulations Nathaniel, Robert and Kailey, and thanks to SIOR for the generous support of Urban Development students! The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association, with more than 3,000 members in more than 630 cities in 29 countries. Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized by corporate real estate executives, commercial real estate brokers, agents, lenders, and other real estate professionals as the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists in any market.
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