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- "In foreign affairs, you get what you give". Op-ed featured in The Globe and Mail by Kinross Chair, George Greene.
- PhD student Lisa Ohberg has been awarded a Vanier Scholarship. The Vanier is the top tri-council award available to doctoral students studying in Canada. Lisa is being advised by Evan Fraser.
- The 2012-13 CSAHS Recognition Reception was held recently and a number of Geography students were presented with their scholarships including:
Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement awarded to Sandra McCubbin
Canada Graduate Scholarship and SSHRC Masters to Cayla Albrecht, Robert Klinck
CGS and NSERC to Jane Simmons
Ontario Graduate Fellowship to Rashaad Bhamjee
NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship to Vanessa Stretch
Ontario Trillium Scholarship to Chiara Camponeschi
QEII-GSST to Melanie Allard, Colleen Fuss, Vanessa Stretch
SSHRC Doctoral to Liette Connolly-Boutin, Shannon Greenberg, Lauren Sneyd
SSHRC Masters to Sandra MCubbin, Christina Shaw, Dominique Schmidt
OGS to Sandra McCubbin, Jane Simmons, Jennifer Vansteenkste
- Eleven geography undergraduate students made an excursion to Ottawa in November 2012 to learn about environmental governance in practice at the national level. The visit was led by the University's Kinross Chair in Environmental Governance, George Greene. They met with 3 Members of Parliament experienced in environmental matters - Linda Duncan, Elizabeth May and David McGuinty. They also met with the Executive Director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - an influential nature conservation NGO; with the President of the Mining Association of Canada to discuss its Toward Sustainable Mining Initiative; and, with team members of Stratos Inc. a sustainability management consulting company.
Key learning's included how different government, business and civil society actors influence environmental issues and how they are solved in Canada; and new perspectives and directions on careers in environmental governance.
- John Lindsay launches the new version of Whitebox 2.0
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools is an open-source and transparent geographical information system (GIS) and remote sensing package that is flexible and powerful. This latest version of Whitebox, which has been developed for the Java platform, will now run on Microsoft Windows, Linux as well as the Mac OS.
Whitebox is easy to use, despite being a powerful software package for performing advanced geospatial analysis operations. This fact, combined with the rich help documentation and the ability to easily drill down into the workings of each tool's algorithm, makes Whitebox ideal for education as well as research.
Recent faculty publications
Robert Milne, Lorne Bennett and Mathew Hoyle. 2013. Weather variability permitted within amphibian monitoring protocol and affects on calling Hylidae. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI:10.1007/s10661-013-3221-4
Hawkins, R. (2013) Gender, Climate Science and Technology in Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History. Editors: Brian Black, David Hassenzahl, Jennie C. Stephens, and Gary Weisel. ABC-Clio Publishers. Santa Barbara, CA.
- Post-doctoral position to model water quality in six target watersheds of Lake Ontario (for the GLAP V project)
- Operations Manager, White Mountains Research Center, University of California.