Welcome to UBC Geographer, a new and easy way to stay up to date with current happenings and upcoming events in the Department of Geography. The Monthly Highlights contain links to headlines which will lead you to some of the latest news posted on our blog.


MARCH 2014
Digital Life: 2nd Thesis Improv photos are up and can be found HERE
Grad News: Application statistics for 2014 are in HERE
Undergrad News: Read Joanna’s recap of the WDCAG 2014 Conference HERE
Digital Life: Watch a video by the UBC GSA of their trip to WDCAG 2014 HERE
News: Dr. McPhee talks about the new field school course offered in summer 2015 HERE
Digital Life: Watch a video by PWIAS on Water and Innovation, a workshop led by Dr. Karen Bakker HERE

People: Dr. Juanita Sundberg is the 2014 AAG Glenda Laws Award winner HERE News: Dr. Geraldine Pratt brings Nanay to the Philippines HERE
Events: Thesis Improv on Feb. 26th– learn where the idea came from HERE
FAQs: a new page dedicated to questions about the Geography Department (building, department, etc) Building FAQs added
News: Why the new Ponderosa Lab is one of a kind in Canada HERE

People: Simon Donner and Jamie Peck are 2013 Killam Research Award Winners HERE
Announcements: Dean’s Office responds to Town Hall Meeting HERE
Digital Life: Photos of the NEW Physical Geography Lab Grand Opening are up HERE
Department Events: Spring Colloquium Schedule is up HERE
People: Dr. Brett Eaton on the recent Geography Building frustrations HERE
Undergraduate Section Added: We invite all Geography undergrads to send us their (geography-related) photos, articles, ideas or announcements !
Geography Cares: Did you know we collected over 200 toiletries for Vancouver Covenant House in October 2013? Read about it HERE


Digital Life: Shortt and Epic made a beautiful flyover video of a Vancouver relief map from UBC Geography department. View video HERE
Digital Life: Photos of the Tree Trimming Party XV can be found on Facebook. See photos HERE



NEW! Announcement: UBC Geography Welcomes New Gradute Students
In the Media: Grading environmental watchdogs – Kevin Hanna
In the Media: Children of rich Chinese home alone in Canada face challenges
– featuring doctoral student Justin Tse’s recent study



NEW! Announcement: UBC Geography Welcomes New Gradute Students
Announcement: Dan Hiebert Wins The UTAGA Distinguished Alumni Award
Announcement: Dan Cohen wins Vanier Scholarship
Announcement: Professors Emeriti Olav Slaymaker and Michael ChurchNominated for Fellows of the British Society for Geomorphology
Announcement: Professor Jamie Peck, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada



In the Media: Emeritus Olav Slaymaker
Column: Jamie Peck’s Pursuit of Liberty
Visiting Student: Anna Sténs
In the Media: Derek Gregory on the Legacy of 9/11
Announcement: Professor Loch Brown wins the Flexible Learning Initiative
Announcement: Professor Dan Hiebert wins award at the CAG Conference



NEW! Column: Geography Graduate Student’s Softball League– Jonathan Luedee
Announcement: New Postdoctoral Researcher – Professor Marwan Hassan
In the Media: Richmond’s Highway to Heaven – Professor David Ley, Justin Tse
NEW! Announcement: Michael Church as Fellow of ‘Geoscientists Canada’
Grads: Doctoral Exam Schedule Released


JULY 2013

Column: Canada-Asia 2013 Conference – Nicholas Byrne
Announcement: Alex Pysklywec Wins SSHRC Award
Announcement: New Staff Member – Rick Ketler
Announcement: New Graduate Advisor – Professor Jim Glassman
In the Media: For Vancouver, housing and income don’t add up – Professor David Ley
In the Media: Chinese Christians wrestle with gay debate – Justin Tse


JUNE 2013

In the Media: The Flood Returns: Matthew Evenden
Grads: Registration Requirements
Announcement: New Post-doctoral Researcher
Announcement: UBC Geography Wins Grant to Develop Leadership Network
NEW! Announcement: Caroline Grego Wins Stan Rowe Home Place Graduate Award
Column: Dr. Derek Gregory’s “The Nature of War”


MAY 2013

Announcement: New Assistant Professors
Announcement: Massey Medal, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Dr. David Ley
Announcement: AAG Announces 2013 Affinity and Specialty Group Awardees
Announcement: New GIC website and updates
Announcement: NSERC Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships of 2013
In the Media: Climate scientists’ letter to resources minister: ‘We are at a critical moment’
In the Media: Global Dialogue features Dr. Derek Gregory: Situational awareness
News: UBC Geography Wins Grant to Develop Leadership Network
Promotion: Dr. Andreas Christen and Dr. Simon Donner
Video: The McLean Lecture Series in Canadian Studies 2013, by Graeme Wynn


APRIL 2013

Staff Snapshot: Michael More, Acting Academic Advisor
News: UBC Geography Dominates Student Development Awards Night
News: (In)Escapable: The Malaise of Modernity and Vancouver’s leisure culture
by Samuel Johns, MA student
Announcement: CGU Young Scientist Award, Dr. Brett Eaton
Announcement: 2013 Graduate Student Research Award, Kean Fan Lim of Geography
Video: Career Advice for Grad Students for Grad Students: an academic’s perspective
Marwan Hassan, Professor and Department Head at UBC, provides career advice for Graduate students based on his experience as an academic.
Upcoming events: Landscape improvements to Geography courtyard


February and March 2013

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