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Jason Gilliland Interviewed for Calgary Vital Signs Report
Dr Jason Gilliland, Director of the Urban Development Program, was recently interviewed by the Calgary Metro News to comment on a new report by the Calgary Foundation on the health and well-being of that city. The report highlighted that parks and playgrounds have lost their appeal among children, who now have more options for recreation such as organized sport and video games. [MORE]
WESTERN NEWS - Professor Gordon McBean heads International Council for Science
Geography professor Gordon McBean assumed the role of president of the International Council for Science at the conclusion of the organization’s General Assembly last month. McBean is only the second Canadian to take up this office. In his inaugural address, McBean said he was “proud of the role the council has played, and will continue to play, in planning, coordinating and ‘making happen’ global scale research for the benefits for all societies.” He emphasized the council “will continue to provide societies and governments with policy relevant science that can and should form the basis policy making.” McBean holds professorships in the Departments of Geography, Political Science and Physics, and is director of policy studies at the university’s Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and co-director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. [MORE]
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WESTERN NEWS - Student uses elite program to reclaim past
Shyra Barberstock, a fourth-year First Nations Studies and Health/Environmental Geography student, recently returned from the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program at the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Barberstock, an Algonquin/Mohawk from Eagle Village First Nation, QC, was one of only 20 women recruited to the program. [MORE]
Well Done Belinda Dodson and Tony Weis
Professors Belinda Dodson and Tony Weis were Canadian collaborators on a multi-parnter SSHRC_IDRC project that is focused on improving food security in seven cities across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. More details can be found on the IDRC website.
Congratulations to PhD Candidate Marylynn Steckley
Marylynn was named among five finalists in the Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers, which is sponsored by SSHRC. Marylynn's research concerns Peasant Prospects and Food Politics in Post-Earthquake Haiti. See her full story in the Western News. Congratulations Marylynn!
Congratulations Jamie Voogt, elected as President of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC)
Congratulations to Jamie Voogt on
his election as President of the
Association for Urban Climate (IAUC). As President, Jamie
is responsible for many aspects of the organization including
representing the IAUC to other bodies, such as the World
Meteorological Organization, American Meteorological Society,
and IUGG. Congratulations Jamie!
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