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New book on Natural Hazards!

Congratulations to Dr Norm Catto from the Geography department for the publication of the new book "Natural Hazards and Disasters" he co-edited. The book, adapted from a previous edition, is the first Canadian edition. More information can be found on this page.

New PhD awarded

Congratulations to Dr Bas Straatman, a PhD student from our department that studied under the supervisor of Dr. Roger White. Bas defended with success his thesis in June and passed it with distinction, the highest level of excellence for PhD! Congratulations Bas! Bas Straatman is now post-doctoral fellow at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Danielle Marceau.

PhD student recipient of the George Hobson Award

Dominique St. Hilaire, PhD student in our department under the supervisor of Dr. Trevor Bell, is the winner of the 2008 Northern Scientific Training Program’s George Hobson Award. George Hobson was the second Director of the Polar Continental Shelf Project. There is only one award attributed each year. Congratulations Dominique!

Department adjunct shares the Peace Nobel Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Donald Forbes, scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada and Adjunct professor in our department. Don Forbes is nothing less than a co-recipient of the 2008 Peace Nobel Prize as he is one of the authors of the last IPCC report on Climate Change. Don contributed to the chapter 15 on "Climate Change in the Polar Regions".


Honourable Fabian O'Dea QC LD Scholarhip award

Awarded to Jamie Ward (middle) by Viki O'Dea (left) and Stephen O'Dea (right). Kayla Ralph missing from photograph.

James Cook Scholarship award

Awarded to Jenna Barney

(left) by Prof. Karyn Butler (right)

Geography Awareness Week

The department of Geography organised several activities to celebrate the Geography Awareness Week (November 12-16th).

Geography Challenge

during which teams of students, staff and faculty had to answer various Geographical questions. An enthusiastic crowd proudly display their answers.