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PhD candidate Michael Becker studying Arctic wildlife in a warming world: Michae...

lun, 12/22/2014 - 17:18
PhD candidate Michael Becker studying Arctic wildlife in a warming world: Michael is a polar scientist in our Department studying how our planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecosystem of the Canadian High Arctic. He joined a team of wolf researchers and a BBC film crew to spend three months in a tent on the tundra as they tried to document the lives of a pack of wild wolves. Despite this remote location, the wolves that live here are not beyond the reach of our modern-day impacts. “The land they inhabit is warming faster than most of the planet. This is a surprisingly diverse region, where birds, mammals, and plants eke out a delicate existence in frigid temperatures” adds Becker.
http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/mcgill-polar-scientist-michael-becker-arctic-wildlife-warming-world-240849


McGill Polar Scientist Michael Becker - Arctic Wildlife in a Warming World | Channels - McGill...
www.mcgill.ca
I’m a polar scientist at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, studying how our planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecosystem of the Canadian High Arctic. I joined a team of wolf researchers and a BBC film crew to spend three months in a tent on the tundra as we tried to documen…

Research that Prof Kevin Manaugh worked on with Concordia prof (and McGill geog...

mer, 12/17/2014 - 12:37
Research that Prof Kevin Manaugh worked on with Concordia prof (and McGill geog grad) Zak Patterson has been getting interest in the press!
http://business.financialpost.com/2014/11/24/forget-city-living-canadian-seniors-are-moving-to-the-suburbs-study-finds/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141014142901.htm

The actual article can be found here:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966692314001756


Forget city living: Canadian seniors are moving to the suburbs, study finds
business.financialpost.com
Even if the condos popping up in urban centres may seem a perfect fit for retirees, older Canadians are increasingly going outside the city — and planners say that could mean difficulties ahead

Dec. 16: Learn to Network workshop. A one-hour workshop for grad students and po...

lun, 12/15/2014 - 13:09
Dec. 16: Learn to Network workshop. A one-hour workshop for grad students and postdocs presented by Linking Action and Research on Sustainability, in collaboration with McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS). This workshop presents practical ideas for networking in academic and professional spheres.
http://www.esmontreal.ca/index.php/fr/component/k2/item/126-brown-bag-lunch-learn-to-network


Brown bag lunch: Learn to Network!
www.esmontreal.ca
Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) brown bag lunch series presents: "Learn to Network"! When: Tuesday December 16th, noon-...

Congratulations to Profs Nancy Ross and Sarah Turner, for their promotion to Ful...

jeu, 12/11/2014 - 14:16
Congratulations to Profs Nancy Ross and Sarah Turner, for their promotion to Full Professor!
http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2014/12/props-for-promoted-professors/


Props for promoted professors : McGill Reporter
publications.mcgill.ca
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, during its second meeting of 2014-15, the Board of Governors approved the Statutory Selections Committee’s recommendation to promote the following six associate professors to the rank of full professor:

Our student advisor and former MA student Michelle Maillet and Prof James Ford a...

mer, 12/10/2014 - 14:11
Our student advisor and former MA student Michelle Maillet and Prof James Ford at a side event at the UNFCCC that focused on indigenous peoples' health in a changing climate, community monitoring, and their participation in the UNFCCC.


Congrats to DR Sarah Wilson! Who was recently successful in defending her thesis...

lun, 12/08/2014 - 10:46
Congrats to DR Sarah Wilson!
Who was recently successful in defending her thesis: "Replanting a future: Restoring cloud forests, biodiversity, and rural livelihoods in Andean landscapes"

Congrats to new DR Guenther Grill for passing his PhD defense! Topic: Challenge...

dim, 12/07/2014 - 14:36
Congrats to new DR Guenther Grill for passing his PhD defense!

Topic: Challenges and opportunities in large scale river routing: Development and application of a hyper-resolution river routing model to assess anthropogenic impacts on freshwater ecosystems.


In honour of the women who lost their lives on Dec 6 as well as the thousands of...

ven, 12/05/2014 - 10:11
In honour of the women who lost their lives on Dec 6 as well as the thousands of women in Canada who have been subject to violence since,
http://youtu.be/LUvAynn-Vmc
With well-known human geographer, Prof Audrey Kobayashi.


CAUT December 6 Statement - Le 6 décembre, l’ACPPU se prononce
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December 6, 2014 marks 25 years since the murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique de Montréal. In honour of the women who lost their lives that day as well...

Saturday 6th Dec: Please let’s remember and reflect on White Ribbon Day. 25 yea...

ven, 12/05/2014 - 10:11
Saturday 6th Dec: Please let’s remember and reflect on White Ribbon Day. 25 years ago on Saturday, 14 young women were murdered at École Polytechnique, in Montreal, for being women.
http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2014/11/25-years-ago-14-people-were-murdered-at-ecole-polytechnique/


25 years ago, 14 people were murdered at École Polytechnique : McGill Reporter
publications.mcgill.ca
It took time, in those pre-Internet, pre-social media days, for the enormity of the horror to spread and be understood. Shots, many of them, had been fired at the Université de Montréal’s École Polytechnique engineering school, but, in the snowy early evening of Dec. 6, 1989, the details emerged in…

Are you a U2 student majoring in Geography with good grades (minimum cumulative...

mer, 12/03/2014 - 08:45
Are you a U2 student majoring in Geography with good grades (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) and a program GPA of 3.3 (B+))? Do you want to gain research experience as an undergrad? Thinking about going to Grad school? Then consider upgrading your major to an honours! For more information see our website here, and make an appointment with our undergraduate advisor, Michelle Maillet to begin the process.
http://www.mcgill.ca/geography/undergraduate/honours


Honours Program | Department of Geography - McGill University
www.mcgill.ca
Honours co-ordinators for 2014-2015: Profs. Natalie Oswin and Sarah Turner. email:natalie [dot] oswin [at] mcgill [dot] ca or sarah [dot] turner [at] mcgill [dot] ca

A big congrats to Prof Sébastien Breau for his edited collection on new perspect...

lun, 12/01/2014 - 11:58
A big congrats to Prof Sébastien Breau for his edited collection on new perspectives on regional development!


The penultimate GeoSpectives lecture of fall semester will be given by Prof. Nik...

ven, 11/28/2014 - 08:54
The penultimate GeoSpectives lecture of fall semester will be given by Prof. Niko Yiannakoulias (McMaster University), on Monday, December 1, 4-5 p.m. in Burnside Hall 426, titled "No Free Rides: Landscapes of Child Safety in the Urban Environment".

It will be of particular interest to health, transportation, and urban geographers, as well as those interested in computer modelling. Prof. Yiannakoulias is a visiting scholar in the department this November and December.

Hope to see you there!


Join us this Friday (Nov. 28th) for the last Geography in Action of the year to...

mer, 11/26/2014 - 21:51
Join us this Friday (Nov. 28th) for the last Geography in Action of the year to hear Andrea Price (PhD) and Audrey Limoges (PhD from UQAM) about their research. They will be presenting "Red tides and the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone": dinoflagellate cysts as indicators of cultural eutrophication". There will be snacks!
*** This presentation takes place in RM BH 308***


Can we change McGill's spaces? And will that include more decent cafes?

lun, 11/24/2014 - 17:46
Can we change McGill's spaces? And will that include more decent cafes?



New article from former Hons student (McDowell), current PhD student in our Dept...

lun, 11/24/2014 - 09:58
New article from former Hons student (McDowell), current PhD student in our Dept (Stephenson), and Prof Ford:

Graham McDowell, Eleanor Stephenson and James Ford. 2014. Adaptation to climate change in glaciated mountain regions. Climatic Change 126:77-91.


Adaptation to climate change in glaciated mountain regions - Springer
link.springer.com
Understanding of the human dimensions of climate change (HDCC) in glaciated mountain regions is limited by a deficit in systematically collated information on where, to what stressors, by whom, at what scale, and with what effect adaptation is occurring. This paper presents a systematic literature r…

Being co-organised by one of our MSc students Kate Trincsi! Join in and check ou...

sam, 11/22/2014 - 17:53
Being co-organised by one of our MSc students Kate Trincsi! Join in and check out scenario planning for Montreal!


Montreal - WaterCity 2040
www.eventbrite.ca
Presents Montréal WaterCity 2040 Thomson House (Basement) 3650 Rue McTavish Montréal, QC Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30-8:30PM* *The event will officially begin at 6:00PM Join the Montréal Transformative Leaders of the Future Team* and our provocateur for the evening Kim McGrath Water Gove…

Have you been spending a lot of time in the GIC but yet don’t know the name of t...

ven, 11/21/2014 - 10:59
Have you been spending a lot of time in the GIC but yet don’t know the name of that really cute person? Well, wonder no more! A couple of pioneering students interested in helping others find connections in this messy world we call “Burnside 5th floor” have created the space for you


GICrushes

coffee in burnside basement? y/n

Congrats to PhD student Diana Burbano for her part in this publication from prev...

jeu, 11/20/2014 - 11:20
Congrats to PhD student Diana Burbano for her part in this publication from previous research!

Amy M. Lerner, Thomas K. Rudel, Laura C. Schneider, Megan McGroddy, Diana V. Burbano and Carlos F. Mena. 2014. The spontaneous emergence of silvo-pastoral landscapes in the Ecuadorian Amazon: patterns and processes. Regional Environmental Change. DO:I10.1007/s10113-014-0699-4


The spontaneous emergence of silvo-pastoral landscapes in the Ecuadorian Amazon: patterns and...
link.springer.com
With the continuing decline in the global extent of tropical forests, agriculture-dominated landscapes now cover approximately 50 % of the tropical biome. In this context, our ability to understand and influence biodiversity and carbon sequestration in the tropics depends in large part on our unders…

A huge congrats to Jean-François Rousseau who passed his PhD defense with flying...

mer, 11/19/2014 - 09:58
A huge congrats to Jean-François Rousseau who passed his PhD defense with flying colours on Tuesday. All the best for your post-doc!


A reminder that we have a GeoSpectives tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m. in Burn...

mar, 11/18/2014 - 16:37
A reminder that we have a GeoSpectives tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m. in Burnside 426 as part of our GIS Day celebration.

Youth Spatial Stories in Montreal and Paris: A Participatory Multimedia Research Project by Prof. Julie-Anne Boudreau
Centre Urbanisation Culture Société INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)

Too often we speak negatively of youth in immigrant neighborhoods; we emphasize the process of impoverishment that affect these areas. This participatory research aims to provide a different perspective. Instead of looking at decay, we ask what is being (re)constructed, which allows the production of identities and youthful spaces of action. We do this by (1) highlighting the counter-discourses constructed by young people to face the dominant discourse on their "anomie," (2) analyzing the collective spatial histories they build for themselves and between them, (3) exploring power relations, the conditions that constrain or favor youth citizenship and political participation. In Montreal (in the neighborhoods of St-Michel and Little Burgundy) and in Paris (in the suburbs of Aubervilliers and Pantin), youth are producing multimedia guides of their neighborhood which can be uploaded on a telephone. Walking these neighborhoods immersed in the sound and visual scapes proposed by youth provides an entirely different experienced of these "stigmatized" places.


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