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The University of Guelph is one of Canada's premier comprehensive universities, and the Department of Geography is an important part of its success. Created in 1966, the Department has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

News and Announcements

Kate Parizea

Roberta Hawkins
Geography continues its high quality of teaching and learning with two of our faculty members nominated for CSAHS Teaching Award this year. Congratulations to Kate Parizeau and Roberta Hawkins for outstanding evaluations from undergraduate students, high praise from graduate students, as well as innovative contributions to course/curriculum development and scholarship of teaching and learning at UofG and beyond.

Cayla Albrecht Congratulations to Cayla Albrecht for successfully defending her MA thesis, Monday July 7: Reconnection in Local Food Initiatives: Purpose, Practice, and the Calibration of Value. Her advisor is John Smithers.
Isabella Sulpizio Congratulations to Isabella Sulpizio for successfully defending her Master's thesis:Communicating the Consumer: An Exploration Into Representations and Interactions Between Governance Actors in the Sustainable Seafood Movement. Her advisor is Jennifer Silver.
Valley Fraser-Celin Congratulations to graduate student Valli Fraser-Celin who has been awarded The Alastair Summerlee Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student contributing to civil society through international field work that is part of a course of study and preference is given to students working in Africa.
Vallie is studying human-wild dog relations in Botswana and Alice Hovorka is her advisor.
Joanna Salsberg Geography Superstar -Joanna Salsberg is a student that is both passionate in her academic studies as well as in contributing to the Guelph community. Joanna was the Department of Geography's 2014 nominee for the University of Guelph Winegard Medal, recognizing her outstanding academic achievement and extra-curricular contributions.
HIda Mans Our Grads Publish! Hida Manns won the Bill Stolte award for the best student paper at the CWRA (Canadian Water Resources Association) annual meeting in Hamilton in June, which will publish the paper in a future issue of the Canadian Water Resources Journal in addition to a monetary award. Hida recently published the following:

Manns, H.R., Berg, A.A., Bullock, P.R., McNairn, H., 2014. Impact of soil surface characteristics on surface soil water content variability in agricultural fields. Hydrological Processes 28, 4340-4351. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10216.

Manns, H R., Berg, A.A., Importance of soil organic carbon on the characterization of surface soil water content variability among agricultural fields, Journal of Hydrology 516: 297-303. DOI: 10.1016/j.hydrol.2013.11.018.

Manns, Hida, Berg, Aaron, Bullock, Paul, McNairn, Heather, Groenevelt, Pieter. Forward and inverse modelling of soil water content with soil organic carbon in Canadian prairie soils. Canadian Water Resources Journal, Accepted.

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