Geography’s Simone Cominelli is this year’s winner of the Jon Lien Memorial Scholarship, she is entering her MSc programme under the supervision of Dr. Rodolphe Devillers.
Geography’s Jeanette Carney and Merran Smith each recently were awarded a Canadian Northern Studies Trust Scholarship. The awards, sponsored by the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies, encourage research and provide experience for graduate students in Canada’s North.
The Geography Department is happy to welcome and introduce, Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman, urban geographer, as our newest faculty member.
Victoria Rogers, a MA student supervised by Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, travelled to Thailand last summer to carry out research on multiple-use coastal areas. As she puts it, "coastal areas are incredibly complex and conservation efforts rarely occur in isolation of other human activities." Victoria writes about the motivation for her research, and her experience in Thailand.