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Blue Box Seminar
Blue Box Seminar Presents

 Lissandra Souto Cavalli
Postdoctoral Fellow, MUN

Ms. Cavalli will discuss occupational health and safety in aquaculture under Brazilian Perspective
and present some overview of risks and hazards, decent work, minorities and social organization of work, and some official and survey collected injury data.

When: Friday, October 21, 2022
Where: SN2025, 3 - 4 pm

Blue Box Seminar

Blue Box Seminar Presents

Jim Thorne

Environmental Science & Policy
University of California, Davis

Climate Change and Terrestial Conservation Planning

California Chapter

When: Thursday, October 13th, 2022

10:30 am by Zoom

Zoom link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/92506683149

Geography Blue Box Seminar presents

Keith Storey Department of Geography, MUN

Wish you were here: Confessions of a carto-deltiologist

When:  Friday, October 7, 2022  3-4 pm

Where:  SN2025 

Blue Box Seminar

Blue Box Seminar Presents

Dr. Alistair Bath

MUN Geography

 

When: September 23, 2022  3-4 pm

Where: SN2025

Dr. Alistair Bath will take us all around the world where he has combined human dimensions research and applied conflict resolution and facilitation skills to achieve conservation successes. Whether working with lion killers to become lion guardians in Kenya, Israelis and Palestinian authorities working on urban biodiversity issues, wolves and brown bear management issues all across Europe, tigers in India, bison restoration in Alaska, Indigenous peoples and caribou issues in Canada's north, jaguars in Brazil, and most recently Andean cat conservation in the high Andes of Argentina, conservation successes occur when you understand that you are born with two ears and one mouth, so you should be listening at least twice as much as talking when working with local communities, key interest groups and government authorities. Listen to Alistair share stories of how listening and learning from people is the key to conservation success.

MUN Geography GIS Position Open

The Department of Geography at Memorial University invites applications for a permanent Assistant Professor position in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analysis

For any questions, please contact Arn Keeling, the Department Head, at akeeling@mun.ca or Max Liboiron, the search committee chair, at mliboiron@mun.ca.

For detailed information, please click here Geography GIS Position

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

 

Fall 2022 Courses Update

MUN Research Week and Geography Awareness Week

The Department of Geography marked the beginning of the Memorial University's research week — and the end of Geography Awareness Week — by showcasing its research efforts through a floor map of Newfoundland and Labrador with researchers stationed at different parts of the province.

The successful Giant Floor Map event saw about 125+ visitors to the map at The Rooms on Sunday, November 20th and CBC dropped by at the QEII library event on Monday, November 21st.

You can find coverage of the Monday event on the CBC Here and Now program. Click on the November 22 episode and go to the clip that starts at 47:50.

See the web site story here.

   

MUN Geography students presenting their research work at The Rooms.

 

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Congrats to All Students Named to the 2021-2022 Dean's List!

Congratulations to all students named to the 2021-2022 Dean's List, as well as the Program Book Prize winners, and receipients of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, and the HSS International Student Excellence Award. 

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Winter 2023 Courses

Geography Course Listing for the Winter 2023 Semester

Winter 2023 Courses Listing

 

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Finding an elective has never been easier

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has hundreds of courses that have zero or one prerequisite. To make it easy for our students to find electives of interest, we have launched a searchable listing of electives that you can browse by semester and subject. 

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In memoriam: Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson

The Department of Geography is remembering former colleague and Professor Emerita Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson. Dr. Macpherson studied physical geography at the University of London (BSc 1950, MSc 1956) and McGill University (PhD 1966) and was an active member of MUN Geography from 1966-1994. She made major contributions to knowledge of the postglacial climate and vegetation of Newfoundland and was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

 

As the obituary below notes, Dr. Macpherson was a leading palynologist and contributed important work to the study of the changing Newfoundland climate. Along with her husband and colleague, the cultural geographer Alan G. Macpherson, she established an annual graduate research award in the department to support student research and conference travel.

 

https://www.saltwire.com/newfoundland-labrador/obituaries/dr-joyce-constance-macpherson-nee-brown-75296/