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Woohoo! McGill U Post-Doctoral Fellow Günther Grill is one of the lead authors o...

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 23:02
Woohoo! McGill U Post-Doctoral Fellow Günther Grill is one of the lead authors of a new report, The Power of Rivers, published by the Nature Conservancy. It has very cool maps!


Power of Rivers | The Nature Conservancy
www.nature.org
The Nature Conservancy's white paper explores the potential for achieving more balanced outcomes from hydropower development that works for people and nature.

In addition to the great photos and comments that Tim Hunt's statement's sparked...

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 17:24
In addition to the great photos and comments that Tim Hunt's statement's sparked amongst women scientists, come the serious stories too... this is a discussion we need to have in every Science dept.


Stories of sexism in science: 'sorry about all the women in this laboratory'
www.theguardian.com
Tim Hunt provoked outrage when he said that female scientists cause trouble in science labs. We speak to women in the field to find out about the challenges they face

Prof James Ford and colleagues publish on Inuit Traditional Ecological Knowledge...

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:50
Prof James Ford and colleagues publish on Inuit Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), subsistence hunting and adaptation to climate change.


Inuit Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Subsistence Hunting and Adaptation to Climate...
arctic.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca
Inuit Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Subsistence Hunting and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Canadian Arctic

A very complex and difficult topic at times. Suggest read the comments too, for...

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 12:33
A very complex and difficult topic at times. Suggest read the comments too, for a broader range of views and interesting debates.


‘My professor demands to be listed as an author on many of my papers’
www.theguardian.com
We need to transform the academic system so that integrity and honesty are the norm in terms of authorship as well as data and results

If you've not seen this already- us women scientists in geography are all distra...

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:21
If you've not seen this already- us women scientists in geography are all distractingly sexy!


Female scientists post 'distractingly sexy' photos - BBC News
www.bbc.com
A feminist website has encouraged women in science to share photos of themselves at work in response to a Nobel Prize winner's comments.

An incredible map shows how powerful countries are buying up much of the world's...

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:48
An incredible map shows how powerful countries are buying up much of the world's land. What's more, the article and map are co-produced by a former Prof from our dept, Jonathan Seaquist, now at Lund University, Sweden.


An incredible image shows how powerful countries are buying up much of the world’s land
www.washingtonpost.com
Is this how you assemble a modern day empire?

Congrats to grad student Ana Brandusescu for her paper with Prof Renee Sieber an...

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 08:21
Congrats to grad student Ana Brandusescu for her paper with Prof Renee Sieber and Prof Jochems (UQAM)!
Ana Brandusescu, Renée E Sieber and Sylvie Jochems. 2015. Confronting the hype. The use of crisis mapping for community development. Convergence. DOI: 10.1177/1354856515584320


Confronting the hype
con.sagepub.com
Crisis mapping has emerged as a method of connecting and empowering citizens during emergencies. This article explores the hyperbole behind crisis mapping as it extends into more long-term or ‘chronic’ community development practices. We critically examined developer issues and participant (i.e. com…

Congrats to grad student Camille Ouellet Dallaire who is now a finalist in the '...

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 19:12
Congrats to grad student Camille Ouellet Dallaire who is now a finalist in the 'Proof by the Image' competition - 20 original images by researchers from all disciplines as part of their scientific work. But NOW- vote for your favourite image and contribute to the selection of the Audience Award Eureka! (hint- Camille's image is #11). Competition run by Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS).


Concours La preuve par l'image - Prix du public | Radio-Canada.ca
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Le Module Science de Radio-Canada présente ''La preuve par l'image'', un concours exclusivement dédié aux images issues de recherches scientifiques qui met de l'avant ce formidable moyen d'apprentissage et de communication. Du 4 mai au 24 août 2014, votez pour le prix du public et courez la chance d…

Check out this story in Globe and Mail which describes the numerous benefits of...

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 13:07
Check out this story in Globe and Mail which describes the numerous benefits of a degree and suggests that we need more not less people attending our universities – and more funding for them!


Why university should be universal
www.theglobeandmail.com
Postsecondary education remains, after its big expansion, a great investment for both students and governments

Check out the MUSE (Montreal Urban Sustainability Experience) Symposium this Fri...

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:25
Check out the MUSE (Montreal Urban Sustainability Experience) Symposium this Friday at Redpath Museum (details attached). FREE LUNCH TOO!!

Awesome presentations and debates on issues related to urban agriculture, waste management, and transport. Dr. Jean-François Lozier, (Curator at the Canadian Museum of History) will also speak; lunch will be provided to all attendees.


New book just published by Prof Sarah Turner, Dr Christine Bonnin (former PhD st...

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:44
New book just published by Prof Sarah Turner, Dr Christine Bonnin (former PhD student in our dept; UCD) and Prof Jean Michaud (Anthro, Laval), 2015: Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands. University of Washington Press, Seattle.


University of Washington Press - Books - Frontier Livelihoods
www.washington.edu
"A highly readable and informative account of local economies under pressure from both market and state forces. This is a wonderful record of the realities of everyday decision-making among an ethnic minority in the borderlands between two socialist nation-states, presenting the full complexity of s…

Congrats to Prof Wayne Pollard named in Canada's top 100 modern day explorers by...

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:14
Congrats to Prof Wayne Pollard named in Canada's top 100 modern day explorers by the Canadian Geographic!


Canada's Greatest Explorers - Canadian Geographic
www.canadiangeographic.ca
100 of the nation's top modern-day trailblazers

Lots of positive things being said about Post-doc Bobby Benedicto and Prof Natal...

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:36
Lots of positive things being said about Post-doc Bobby Benedicto and Prof Natalie Oswin's "Queer Worldings: A Transnational Queer Studies Workshop" held at McGill recently.


Queer Worldings: A Transnational Queer Studies Workshop
antipodefoundation.org
Bobby Benedicto and Natalie Oswin, McGill University, Canada The "Queer Worldings" workshop was held at McGill University’s Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies on May 1 and 2, 201...

Before the American Association of Geographers conference, the President Mona Do...

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:06
Before the American Association of Geographers conference, the President Mona Domosh, asked all members to keep track of sexist, racist or homophobic micro-aggressions over 3-4 weeks…here are the results. Depressing but positive that this is being talked about across a large community…


How We Hurt Each Other Every Day, and What We Might Do About It
news.aag.org
For those who do not experience their ill effects, it is difficult to recognize the ways in which a glance, a comment, something mentioned or overlooked, made invisible or hyper-visible, a seat not...

A thoughtful piece on slow scholarship (yes, there is such an idea) and remember...

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:56
A thoughtful piece on slow scholarship (yes, there is such an idea) and remembering to take care of oneself in academia...Reflections from panels at the AAG 2015.


Reflections from AAG 2015 on the notion of slow scholarship | Conversations with AUSCCER
www.uowblogs.com
Reflections from AAG 2015 on the notion of slow scholarship Posted on May 1, 2015 by Christine Eriksen “So the issue,” writes Martell, “is not speed, but control over speed. … In effect what slow is reintroducing is being human and well-being.” The above quote is one of the arguments presented in a…

Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:44
Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets


Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets
www.theguardian.com
In Toronto, they’ve painted over the bike lanes. And in São Paulo, a cyclist got his arm torn off by a car that didn’t even stop … A new film reveals it’s a fight to the death on the world’s crowded roads

Could be a help if you're hitting your head against the writer's block wall!

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:42
Could be a help if you're hitting your head against the writer's block wall!


Shut Up & Write Tuesdays
suwtuesdays.wordpress.com
A virtual writing workshop for academic folk

Well done to Master's candidate Anna Agosta G'meiner in our dept, who just recei...

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 15:21
Well done to Master's candidate Anna Agosta G'meiner in our dept, who just received the poster award for the paleo-environment group at AAG!
http://www.aagpec.com/awards.html


Awards
www.aagpec.com
We offer two types of awards for our student members: student research awards and student presentation awards . You must be a member of the paleoenvironmental change specialty group to be considered...

Prof Nigel Roulet on why 'Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting cli...

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:05
Prof Nigel Roulet on why 'Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change in the Montreal Gazette

http://montrealgazette.com/news/national/opinion-cold-carbon-conservation-is-important-in-fighting-climate-change


Opinion: 'Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change
montrealgazette.com
One of the most important global strategies for allowing species to adapt and survive climate change impacts is through the maintenance of the last remaining blocks of intact, primary forest worldw...

Congrats to Prof Michel Lapointe and colleagues for their new article: Stephen J...

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:58
Congrats to Prof Michel Lapointe and colleagues for their new article:
Stephen J. Dugdale, Jan Franssen, Emily Corey, Normand E. Bergeron, Michel Lapointe and Richard A. Cunjak. 2015. Main stem movement of Atlantic salmon parr in response to high river temperature. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12224

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eff.12224/abstract;jsessionid=9636E8470582E17425CFD60D340BBCBE.f03t03?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage&userIsAuthenticated=false


Main stem movement of Atlantic salmon parr in response to high river temperature - Dugdale -...
onlinelibrary.wiley.com
Dugdale, S. J., Franssen, J., Corey, E., Bergeron, N. E., Lapointe, M. and Cunjak, R. A. (2015), Main stem movement of Atlantic salmon parr in response to high river temperature. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi: 10.1111/eff.12224

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