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    Outdoor classroom: Green River, Kentucky

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    Urban Studies: Analyzing urban morphology & development in New York, USA

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    Yogurt Mamas Project: Producing probiotic yogurt in Mwanza, Tanzania


Western Geography PhD candidate Paul van der Werf supports “Fight Against Food Waste” Act

Paul van der Werf recently travelled to Ottawa to participate in a press conference at the National Press Gallery on Parliament Hill. He was there to support NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau’s private member bill the “Fight Against Food Waste Act”. (see 6:30 of video for his remarks). Details.

NEW Geography Weather Station

Western Geography has recently installed a wireless weather station close to the Social Science parking booth. The output from the station is available in both real time and as archived records for teaching and research. The data will be used to support student course and lab work in physical geography courses. Details

NEW Geography field course to the Pearl River Delta

Western Geography is one of three universities that will be participating in a 10 to 12-day Field course in the Pearl River Delta of China for Geography Major and Specialization students. The dates have yet to be finalized but the course could start as early as May 15 and be completed by June 15 2017. The overarching theme of the Field Course is proposed to be: Change, growth and sustainable development. Details.

Asteroid named after Western's first Geography professor, Edward Pleva

He founded the Department of Geography and has a teaching award named in his honour. Now Edward Pleva lives on in the heavens, in the form of an asteroid at least. The International Astronomical Union accepted a submission by Robert and Peter Jedicke to rename asteroid number 21367 Edwardpleva, in honour of the long-serving Western University professor. Details.

Western Professor Jason Gilliland Speaking at Parliament Hill

Western Geography Professor and Human Environments Analysis Lab (HEAL) Director Jason Gilliland was at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 9 to speak to federal MPs, Senators, and numerous representatives of various NGOs at an event entitled “Pediatric Research and Child Health in Canada”. Details.

Dean's Excellence Award for Teaching

Geography's own Professor Jeff Hopkins, together with Professors Andy Sancton (Political Science) and David Shrry (Psychology) are the first winners of the Dean's Excellence Award for TeachingDetails.  Congratulations, Jeff!

Imran Jaffer Memorial and Announcement of new Internship and Scholarship

On Saturday, March 19, at a memorial held for Imran Jaffer, a student in the Urban development Program, the Department of Geography at Western University and the Imran Jaffer Foundation announced the establishment of a new undergraduate scholarship and a new internship opportunity. Details about the event. Western News coverage

Imran Jaffer Internship Recipient

At the same memorial held for Imran Jaffer on Saturday March 19th the inaugural recipient of the IJF-JLL Internship has been announced, it is Dianne Ramos, a 3rd-year student in Urban Development. Congratulations, Dianne!

USC's Teaching Excellence Honour Roll for 2014-2015

Congratulations to the following Geography faculty members on receiving the USC's Teaching Excellence Honour Roll for 2014-2015: Mike Buzzelli, Jason Gilliland, Jeff Hopkins, Beth Hundey, Chris Smart, and Jinfei Wang. Previous years' winners.

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