Geography Cares: Annual Chili Fest


Geography Cares’ Annual Chili Fest happened on February 27th with proceeds aiding the building of schools in Pakistan in honour of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl who had been targeted by the Taliban in 2012 for being an outspoken advocate for women’s right to education in Pakistan. We were able to raise $230 from the chili sale in two short hours!

Special thanks to Sandy, Kevin, and Julie for making the delicious chili!!!

Read more about Malala Yousafzai here.

Photos of the New Physical Geography Laboratory Opening

On January 23rd, President Toope, Dean Averill, the faculty, staff, and students of Geography gathered at the new Ponderosa building to celebrate the opening of their new physical geography lab.

There are currently two labs operating in the large space: the Biogeomorphology Experimental Laboratory (BGMX) and Mountain Channel Hydraulic Experimental Laboratory (MCHEL).

Photographs by Bret Petersen. The full album can be viewed here.

Spring 2014 Colloquium Schedule



“Feminicidio, Narcoviolence, Gentrification: A Critical Geography of Ciudad Juárez”
Melissa Wright
Pennsylvania State University, USA



“Glaciers and Environmental Change in Canada’s Subarctic”
Gwenn Flowers
Simon Fraser University



“Peak Associations as Strategic Actors and Policy Think Tanks”
Bob Jessop
Lancaster University, UK


“Landscape Change in the Mackenzie Delta Region”
Trevor Lantz
University of Victoria


“Law and Need Economies in Urban India”
Vinay Gidwani
University of Minnesota, USA



“Urbs Nullius: Gentrification, Settler-Colonialism, and Indigenous Sovereignty in the City
Glen Coulthard
UBC Vancouver

Fall 2013 Colloquium Series

Thursdays at 4:00pm
Room 201, Geography Building of UBC

September 12

Sunera Thobanl, Department of Geography                        UBC Vancouver                                                      Performing Terror, Mediating Religion: Indian Cinema and the Politics of National Belonging



October 10

Matthias Roth, Department of Geography
National University of Singapore
Measuring and Modeling Urban Climates for the Improved Design and Management of Cities



October 24

Nicholas Coops, Department of Forest Resources Management, UBC Vancouver
Canada Research Chair, Integrated Remote Sensing Studio
I Did Not Know Remote Sensing Could Do That!



November 7

Louise Johnson, Australian Studies
Deakin University
Class, Place and Cultures: Moving Out of Poverty in Northern Geelong, Australia



November 14

Danya Fast, Department of Geography
UBC Vancouver
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul’s Hospital
Belonging on the Streets of Vancouver: An Urban Ethnography