Geography News and Jobs


  1. Naomi HorstNot only did graduate Naomi Horst publish, but her paper published in International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education has been selected by the journal’s Editorial Team as a Highly Commended Paper of 2013.

    "The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education Editorial Team were asked to nominate an Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers. 'Exploring the ambiguity: what faculty leaders really think of sustainability in higher education' was chosen as a Highly Commended Paper winner as it is one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2013. " (Emma Hollindrake, Emerald Publishing Ltd.)

    Naomi's paper will be available as a free download for one month via the journal.

  2. The 2013-2014 CSAHS Awards Ceremony and Reception was held Wednesday January 22 with Interim Dean, Geography's John Smithers. The following Geography students were honoured:

    Dawn Dietrich, PhD (Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) SSHRC Doctoral)
    Kelly Hodgins, MA; Rylea Johnson MA; Robyn Kenny MA; Robert Klink; Paul Stephany, MA (CGS and SSHRC Masters)
    Rachel Humphrey MSc (Ontario Graduate Fellowship)
    Chiara Camponeschi, PhD (Ontario Trillium Scholarship)
    Liette Connolly-Boutin, PhD; Lauren Sneyd, PhD (SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship)
    Lisa Ohberg (Vanier CGS Scholarship)
    Justin Adams PhD; Cayla Albrecht MA; Valli-Laurente Fraser-Celin, PhD; Sara Rotz PhD (Ontario Graduate Scholarship)
    Megan Simas, BAH (Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship)

    Special appreciation was given to Nancy Grieve who worked hard to facilitate the applications and distribution of the graduate scholarships.
    Congratulations to all!
  1. Are you an Alumni of Geography or have you been on the Geography Field Course? Check out the newly updated Field Trip page!
  2. 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

Hawkins, R., & Emel, J. (2014). Paradoxes of ethically branded bottled water: constituting the solution to the world water crisis. Cultural Geographies, DOI: 1474474014530961.

Campbell, L.M., N.J. Gray, L.W. Fairbanks, J.J. Silver, and R.L. Gruby. 2013. Oceans at Rio+20: Success or Failure? Conservation Letters 6(6): 439-447.

Silver, J.J. 2014. Shellfish and coastal change: Pacific oysters and Manila clams in BC waters. BC Studies 181 (forthcoming).

Silver, J.J. 2013. Neoliberalizing coastal space and subjects: On shellfish aquaculture projections, interventions and outcomes in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Rural Studies 32: 430-438

Parizeau, K. 2013. "Formalization beckons: a baseline of informal recycling work in Buenos Aires, 2007-2011."; Environment and Urbanization, 25(2), pp. 501-521.;

Hawkins, R., M. Manzi and D. Ojeda. (2014) Lives in the making: Power, academia and the everyday.  ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographers. 13 (2), 328-351

Morrow, O., Hawkins, R., & Kern, L. (2014). Feminist research in online spaces. Gender, Place & Culture, (ahead-of-print), 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2013.879108

Rahimzadeh-Bajgiran*, A.A. Berg, C. Champagne and P., K. Omasa. Estimation of Soil Moisture using Optical/Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing in the Canadian Prairies. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing In Press.

Rowlandson, TL., AA. Berg, PR. Bullock, E.R Ojo, H McNairn, G.  Wiseman and MH. Cosh. Evaluation of several calibration procedures for a portable soil moisture sensor. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.05.021 In Press

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.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Intermediate geoscientist/technician position available with GEO Morphix.
  2. Post-doctoral position to model water quality in six target watersheds of Lake Ontario (for the GLAP V project)
  3. Operations Manager, White Mountains Research Center, University of California.