"School tackles ‘big job’ of Indigenous health"

"Vanessa Ambtman-Smith, a Western graduate student in Geography, plans to explore an in-hospital medicine lodge on her way to join other scholars at the inaugural Indigenous Mentorship Network Summer School in Sudbury next week...The five-day summer school, with Laurentian University as host, is a platform for a group of 25 graduate students to build networks and share expertise on Indigenous, community-based health care." Read more

Diana Lewis joining Geography, will teach in First Nations Studies program

Lewis is coming from Dalhousie University, where she was the inaugural coordinator of, and lecturer in, the Indigenous Studies Program. She is Mi’kmaq from Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia, and holds a Master of Resource and Environmental Management degree. Her PhD research focuses on resource development, and the impacts of resource development on the health of Indigenous peoples, using a methodology that combines both Indigenous and western-based sciences. Read more

The Department of Geography welcomes Dr. Jed Long

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jed Long will be joining the Department January 1, 2019, to fill our second GISci & Urban Environments position. Jed joins us from the University of St Andrews where he has been a Lecturer in GeoInformatics in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development. Jed received his BSc from the University of Guelph and his MSc and PhD from the University of Victoria. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in GIS from the Centre of Geographic Sciences.

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