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Michael Goodchild to recieve Honorary degree from Western

Recognized as a global leader in the ever-evolving field of geographic information systems, Michael Goodchild is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The former chair of Western's Department of Geography, Goodchild won the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, considered the Nobel Prize for Geography, in 2007. He will be the recipient of a Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.), at the convocation ceremnony on Tuesday, June 10, 2015 at 10am.

Library Scrambles to Nab Moon Egg

Geography Professor Philip Stooke's 38 year old egg, painted as Phobos, one of the moons of Mars, will soon find a new home in the U.S Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. [Western News]

Researchers join together to HEAL community

Western University’s Human Environments Analysis Lab was recently featured in a special issue of the Western News called “Outside the Gates”, which celebrates the programs, organizations and people lending talents to the wider community. The article highlights just a few of the HEALab’s community-based research activities on issues such as local economic development and children’s health. The article includes commentary by geographers Jason Gilliland (Associate Professor & HEAL Director), Michael Clark (MA student), and Richard Sadler (Postdoctoral Fellow).

St. Thomas Central Elgin Collegiate Institute students visit the Physical Geography Learning Lab

On February 19th, the Geography Department welcomed 26, Grade 11/12 students and 2 Geography Teachers from Central Elgin Collegiate Institute (St. Thomas) to discover and explore the uses and benefits of Geography with an emphasis on GIS Research and applications and the abundance of career opportunities that come with an education in Geography. [MORE]








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