Department of Geography COVID-19 updates

To ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19, Western will move to a required services model until further notice. During this time, Geography's staff will be working remotely and will be available by email. Read more

Promotion and Tenure - Public Solicitations

The Faculty Collective Agreement requires that in evaluating a faculty member's performance for promotion and tenure purposes, a public solicitation for letters must occur. Given the logistical circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we welcome electronic submissions for Professors Agnieszka Leszczynski, Godwin Arku and Tony Weis. Read more

Geography welcomes two new faculty members!

Professor Lesley Rigg is joining Western as our new Vice-President of Research this summer. Prof. Rigg is currently Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary. Prof. Rigg completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and has an MA from UC Boulder (Geography) and BA from York University (Geography & Environmental Studies). Her area of research is forest ecology. She will have Geography as her academic home department.

Professor David Goldblum will join us as a full time faculty member on July 1, 2021. Prof. Goldblum is a biogeographer with research interests related to natural disturbances and anthropogenic impacts on plant communities. Prof. Goldblum completed his PhD and MA at UC Boulder and earned his BA from UCLA. He currently serves as Department Head for the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary.

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