Department of Geography News Archive

2016

April

Today is both a good day and a bad day for Nunatsiavut and its people, the Labrador Inuit
Coyote concerns "There is a need to co-exist with wildlife," says geographer
Congratulations to Professor Jo Shawyer on her Manning Award for Outstanding Heritage Supporter
From killers to guardians:Geographer working with Maasai lion hunters to achieve conservation

February

Congratulations to Bethany Downer

January

Big potential: Researchers contribute to Nordic project on Arctic resource extraction
Congratulations to Steve Bonnell
Congratulations to Steve Bonnell
Marine Plastics in Newfoundland Fish & Ecosystems Public Meeting

2015

December

New graduate study opportunities
New graduate study opportunities
SmartICE project takes on climate change
New Special Topics Course for Winter 2016
SmartICE project takes on climate change

November

Launching "Guardians of Eternity"
Dr. Edinger presents at First International Carbonate Mound Conference
The Arctic at your feet
New Special Topics Course for Winter 2016

October

Congrats to Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee on a prestigious award nomination!
Dr. Bruce Braun: Geography's Visiting Researcher
Dr. Stuart Kirsch: Geography's visiting speaker

September

Congratulations to Melinda Agapito!
Blue Box Seminar: Dr. Nicholas Lynch

August

Dr. Alistair Bath Awarded 2015 President's Award for Outstanding Graduate and Postgraduate Student Supervision
Dr. Carissa Brown wins W.S. Cooper Award from Ecological Society of America

July

Dr Neha Gupta and Colleagues Awarded SSHRC Connection Grant
Jon Lien Memorial Scholarship winner
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Scholarship winners
New Opportunities for Graduate Study

June

Geography Department Faculty and Staff Members Celebrate 100 Years Combined Service in 2015

May

Geography Department Faculty and Staff Members Celebrate 100 Years Combined Service in 2015
Geography’s Trevor Bell featured in cover story of latest issue of Luminus
Geography’s Trevor Bell featured in cover story of latest issue of Luminus

April

Our Recent Award Winners
Our Recent Award Winners
Positive footprint
María José Barragán-Paladines Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation
María José Barragán-Paladines Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation

March

Maintaining culture in the face of climate change
Special Blue Box live-stream: Dr. Steeve Côté to discuss Caribou conservation in Labrador and Quebec
Special Blue Box live-stream: Dr. Steeve Côté to discuss Caribou conservation in Labrador and Quebec
Dr. Lance Morgan, President of the Marine Conservation Institute, to Visit the Geography Department Next Week
Dr. Lance Morgan, President of the Marine Conservation Institute, to Visit the Geography Department Next Week

February

Geography Department Publishes Research Report for 2013/14
Geography Department Publishes Research Report for 2013/14

January

Geography's John-Michael Davis awarded SSHRC PhD Fellowship
Geography's John-Michael Davis awarded SSHRC PhD Fellowship
Geography Undergrad, Caitlyn Baikie, one of 5 under 30 Young Indigenous Leaders to Watch
Geography Undergrad, Caitlyn Baikie, one of 5 under 30 Young Indigenous Leaders to Watch
Geography's Trevor Bell named University Research Professor
Geography's Trevor Bell named University Research Professor
Major SSHRC Insight Grant awarded in geography
Major SSHRC Insight Grant awarded in geography

2014

December

So long and thanks for all the fish, Charlie.
So long and thanks for all the fish, Charlie.
Dr. Christopher Sharpe Receives Certificate of Appreciation Award from NLAA
Dr. Christopher Sharpe Receives Certificate of Appreciation Award from NLAA
Dr. Christopher Sharpe Receives Certificate of Appreciation Award from NLAA

November

Dr. Donald Forbes Talks about the Martin Bergmann Medal
Dr. Donald Forbes Talks about the Martin Bergmann Medal
Geographer wins Arctic Science and Leadership Medal
Geographer wins Arctic Science and Leadership Medal
The CARRA Project Team is Busy Reporting on Progress
The CARRA Project Team is Busy Reporting on Progress
Maple Migration Moderated by Munching Mammals
Maple Migration Moderated by Munching Mammals
Dr. Keith Storey's Research on Fly-in/Fly-out Jobs Covered by CBC
Dr. Keith Storey's Research on Fly-in/Fly-out Jobs Covered by CBC

October

The 2WSFC was a Resounding Success
The 2WSFC was a Resounding Success
Award winners at the Atlantic Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers
Award winners at the Atlantic Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers
Caitlyn Baikie, a Geography Undergrad, was on the Icebreaker when the Franklin Wreckage was Discovered
Caitlyn Baikie, a Geography Undergrad, was on the Icebreaker when the Franklin Wreckage was Discovered
Communicating Hazards to Future Generations: Research report released
Communicating Hazards to Future Generations: Research report released

September

Geography students shine at Science Faculty Prize Giving
Geography students shine at Science Faculty Prize Giving
Hola from Merida! – TBTI
MUN Geography represented at Arctic-FROST meeting in Alaska
Hola from Merida! - TBTI
MUN Geography represented at Arctic-FROST meeting in Alaska
Geography at OCEANS ‘14
Geography at OCEANS ‘14
Information Session for Spring Harlow Programme
Information Session for Spring Harlow Programme
Two M.Sc. students in the Department of Geography to Lecture at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
Two M.Sc. students in the Department of Geography to Lecture at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

August

The Telegram covers Geography Alumnus’ Research
The Telegram covers Geography Alumnus’ Research
July Heat Waves
July Heat Waves

July

Carly Sponarski Successfully Defends PhD. Dissertation
Carly Sponarski Successfully Defends PhD. Dissertation
Visualizing Transboundary Shipments of E-waste
Visualizing Transboundary Shipments of E-waste

June

Canadian Astronaut Jeremy Hansen visits Memorial University Geography Department
Canadian Astronaut Jeremy Hansen visits Memorial University Geography Department
Inaugral Macpherson Awards are made to two Geography Graduate Students
Inaugral Macpherson Awards are made to two Geography Graduate Students

May

Canada Refuses to Support UN Guidelines for Small-scale Fisheries
Canada Refuses to Support UN Guidelines for Small-scale Fisheries
Outdoor plans for the Victoria Day Weekend?
Outdoor plans for the Victoria Day Weekend?

April

Can we learn to co-exist with coyotes?
Can we learn to co-exist with coyotes?
Chris Sharpe teaches final class after 39 year career in Geography
Chris Sharpe teaches final class after 39 year career in Geography

March

Vincent Lecours wins best research paper award
Vincent Lecours wins best research paper award
Study finds marine-protected areas tend to be leftovers from extractive uses
Study finds marine-protected areas tend to be leftovers from extractive uses

February

Vincent Lecours recipient of the 2014 ESRI Canada GIS Scholarship Award
Vincent Lecours recipient of the 2014 ESRI Canada GIS Scholarship Award

January

MUN Geography Major Studies in Antarctica Over Christmas Holidays
MUN Geography Major Studies in Antarctica Over Christmas Holidays
Carissa Brown to address Women in Science and Engineering
Carissa Brown to address Women in Science and Engineering
Blue Box Seminar Series: Evan Edinger
Too Big to Ignore team members travel to India for conference
Blue Box Seminar Series: Evan Edinger
Too Big to Ignore team members travel to India for conference
Blue Box Seminar Series: Ratana Chuenpagdee
Blue Box Seminar Series: Ratana Chuenpagdee

2013

December

Memorial graduate research featured on Nunavut Government website
Memorial graduate research featured on Nunavut Government website
Crowdsourcing geographic data
Crowdsourcing geographic data
Too Big to Ignore draws focus to small-scale fisheries at the World Seafood Congress
Too Big to Ignore draws focus to small-scale fisheries at the World Seafood Congress
This week's Blue Box Seminar
This week's Blue Box Seminar
Memorial University was well represented at the North American Regional Science Council
Memorial University was well represented at the North American Regional Science Council

November

Fly-in/Fly-out: Community tensions and planning approaches in Canada and Australia
Fly-in/Fly-out: Community tensions and planning approaches in Canada and Australia
Geography Awareness Continues
Congratulations to Andrew Song
Geography Photo Competition
Geography Awareness Week Starts Today
Nunatsiavut speaker to discuss sustainable Inuit communities
Geography Awareness Week Starts Today
Nunatsiavut speaker to discuss sustainable Inuit communities
Climate Change and Energy in Atlantic Canada with David Suzuki
Congratulations to Geography scholarship recipients
Climate Change and Energy in Atlantic Canada with David Suzuki
Congratulations to Geography scholarship recipients
Three of our own participate in the Harris Centre Coast of Bays Regional Workshop
Three of our own participate in the Harris Centre Coast of Bays Regional Workshop
Alvin Simms discusses regional development with PEI communities
Alvin Simms discusses regional development with PEI communities

October

Geography students receive awards at 2013 ACAG meeting
Geography students receive awards at 2013 ACAG meeting
Geography well represented in MUNdays Spirit Parade
Geography well represented in MUNdays Spirit Parade
Geography graduate student Beth Cowan recognized for excellence
Geography graduate student Beth Cowan recognized for excellence
Kyle White, Honours Geography Student awarded Economic Development Legacy Award
Kyle White, Honours Geography Student awarded Economic Development Legacy Award
Blue Box Seminar Series: Cedric Brunelle
Blue Box Seminar Series: Cedric Brunelle

September

Blue Box Seminar Series: Ryan Gibson
Blue Box Seminar Series: Ryan Gibson
Geography to host workshop on extractive industries
Geography to host workshop on extractive industries
Kristen Lowitt successfully defends her PhD thesis
Kristen Lowitt successfully defends her PhD thesis
Geography student completes internship in Tanzania
Geography student completes internship in Tanzania
Recycling from the margins
Recycling from the margins

August

Geography Department releases research report for 2012-13
Geography Department releases research report for 2012-13
Long-range climate projections to assist climate adaptation in the province
Geography Major to pursue planning degree at Queen's
Geography Major to pursue planning degree at Queen's
Long-range climate projections to assist climate adaptation in the province

May

Geography Speaker Series: Hugues Lantuit
Geography Speaker Series: Hugues Lantuit
Geography student is awarded summer internship to Tanzania
Geography student is awarded summer internship to Tanzania
Geography Grads shine at the annual Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference held in St John’s
Geography Grads shine at the annual Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference held in St John’s

April

Geography Graduate Student Symposium, 2013
Geography Graduate Student Symposium, 2013
Strengthening geographic education in Canada
Strengthening geographic education in Canada
Geog 3907 celebrates end of semester with a potluck
Geog 3907 celebrates end of semester with a potluck
Geography Speaker Series: Michael Woods
Geography Speaker Series: Michael Woods

March

In memoriam: Dr. William F. Summers
In memoriam: Dr. William F. Summers
Colin Laroque featured in Maclean's
Colin Laroque featured in Maclean's
Geography Speaker Series: Stewart Fotheringham
Geography Speaker Series: Stewart Fotheringham
MPs visit St. John's campus to discuss marine biodiversity
MPs visit St. John's campus to discuss marine biodiversity
Blue Box Seminar Series: Rachel Hirsch
Blue Box Seminar Series: Rachel Hirsch
Ratana Chuenpagdee provides keynote speech at Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute meeting
Ratana Chuenpagdee provides keynote speech at Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute meeting

February

CAG 2013 abstract submission deadline: March 15
CAG 2013 abstract submission deadline: March 15
Economic Geography position
Economic Geography position
Geography Speaker Series: Lawrence Hamilton
Geography Speaker Series: Lawrence Hamilton
Geography Speaker Series: Lea Berrang Ford
Geography Speaker Series: Lea Berrang Ford
Colin Laroque honoured with 2013 3M National Teaching Fellowship
Colin Laroque honoured with 2013 3M National Teaching Fellowship
Caribbean coral reef decline on CBC Radio
Caribbean coral reef decline on CBC Radio
Geographers get engaged
Geographers get engaged
Geography Speaker Series: Danika van Proosdij
Geography Speaker Series: Danika van Proosdij

January

Carly Sponarski to present at the Geological Survey Winter Seminar Series
Carly Sponarski to present at the Geological Survey Winter Seminar Series
Geography Speaker Series: Heather Castleden
Geography Speaker Series: Heather Castleden
Congratulations to Alistair Bath
Congratulations to Alistair Bath
Blue Box Seminar Series: Kristen Lowitt
Blue Box Seminar Series: Kristen Lowitt
Summer employment opportunity for Geography students
Summer employment opportunity for Geography students
Blue Box Seminar Series: Joel Heath
Upcoming meeting of the NL section of the Geological Association of Canada
Blue Box Seminar Series: Joel Heath
Upcoming meeting of the NL section of the Geological Association of Canada
Congratulations to Vincent Lecours
Congratulations to Vincent Lecours

2012

December

Geography welcomes Arnaud Vandecasteele, our newest postdoctoral fellow
Geography welcomes Arnaud Vandecasteele, our newest postdoctoral fellow
CAG 2013 hosted by Department of Geography
CAG 2013 hosted by Department of Geography
This week's Blue Box seminar
This week's Blue Box seminar

November

Geography Speaker Series: Sharron A. FitzGerald
Geography Speaker Series: Sharron A. FitzGerald
Geography lecturer elected CRRF President
Geography lecturer elected CRRF President
Blue Box Seminar Series: David Liverman
Blue Box Seminar Series: David Liverman
Students in GEOG 3350 work with Central West region on land use planning initiatives
Students in GEOG 3350 work with Central West region on land use planning initiatives
Charting the Canadian North: Seabed mapping along the coast of Baffin Island, NU
Charting the Canadian North: Seabed mapping along the coast of Baffin Island, NU
Grabbing ‘Green’: Questioning the Green Economy
Geographers talk conservation, sustainability, and policy with the Canadian Health Oceans Network
Geographers talk conservation, sustainability, and policy with the Canadian Health Oceans Network
Grabbing ‘Green’: Questioning the Green Economy
Harlow information session
Harlow information session

October

Memorial Geography well represented at Atlantic Conference
Memorial Geography well represented at Atlantic Conference
Upcoming Blue Box seminar
Upcoming Blue Box seminar
Geography students excel at Arts Faculty Awards ceremony
Geography students excel at Arts Faculty Awards ceremony
Biogeographer Position Open
Biogeographer Position Open
Steve Sutton presents on marine protected areas in Australia
Steve Sutton presents on marine protected areas in Australia
An ill wind good news for Memorial geographers
An ill wind good news for Memorial geographers
The English Cultural Landscape Programme, 2013
The English Cultural Landscape Programme, 2013

September

Geography student is awarded the prestigious Aldrich Fellowship
Geography student is awarded the prestigious Aldrich Fellowship
TA Position Available
TA Position Available

July

20th Anniversary of the Cod Moratorium
20th Anniversary of the Cod Moratorium

June

Course Offerings
Job Opportunities, Fall 2012
Course Offerings
Job Opportunities, Fall 2012
New PhD position in Arctic Marine Habitat Mapping
New PhD position in Arctic Marine Habitat Mapping

May

Opportunities for Graduate Study
Opportunities for Graduate Study
Geographers at the International Deep Sea Corals Symposium
Geography Student's Climate Adaptation Research Highlighted
Geographers at the International Deep Sea Corals Symposium
Geography Student's Climate Adaptation Research Highlighted

April

Beatrice Frank successfully defends her PhD dissertation >
Beatrice Frank successfully defends her PhD dissertation

March

Residential soil analysis in St. John’s reveals elevated levels for 10 metals
Residential soil analysis in St. John’s reveals elevated levels for 10 metals
A collaborative approach to food security in Labrador
A collaborative approach to food security in Labrador

February

Avalon Field School: Meeting March 6th
New research coordinator in Geography
Avalon Field School: Meeting March 6th
New research coordinator in Geography
Honourable Mention for 'Occupied St. John’s'
Unique City Neighbourhood Map Finds New Home
Honourable Mention for 'Occupied St. John’s'
Summer Jobs for Geography Students
Summer Jobs for Geography Students

January

Graduate Opportunities
Graduate Opportunities
New post-doctoral fellow hosted by Geography
New post-doctoral fellow hosted by Geography
New Faculty Member
New Faculty Member
Sheridan Thompson wins prize at Atlantic Geographer's Conference
Sheridan Thompson wins prize at Atlantic Geographer's Conference
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