Geography Seminar Series

Each year, the Department of Geography hosts several seminars to present and discuss recent advances in geography research, from Western and beyond. These seminars consist of:

Geography Speaker Series

Speaker series offers informal talks and discussions on various Geography related issues. It is open to staff, students, faculty and the general public. We are serving complimentary Fair Trade coffee, refreshments and light snacks. Come out and listen to what people are up to!  To be notified by email of upcoming speakers: click here.

  Speaker When & Where Topic & Description
Jiali Shang Dr. Jiali Shang
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Friday, March 14, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm
SSC 1059
Mapping Crop Acreage and Monitoring Crop Growth Conditions in Canada Using Earth Observation Technology [POSTER]
Dr. George Arthonditsis Dr. George Arhonditsis
University of Toronto
Friday, March 7, 2014
Useless Arithmetic? Lessons Learned and Future Perspectives of Aquatic Biogeochemical Modeling [POSTER]
Robert McLemen Dr. Robert McLeman
Wilfrid Laurier University
Friday, January 24, 2014 Climate and Human Migration: Past Experience, Future Challenges [POSTER]
Martin Taylor Dr. Martin Taylor
University of Victoria
Friday, January 17, 2014 Ocean Science in Canada [POSTER]
Chris Turner Chris Turner
Journalist / Author
Monday, November 25th Author of “The Geography of Hope” and the recently published “The War on Science”, Chris will be visiting Western as part of his War on Science book tour. Co-hosted by the Department of Geography & the Centre for Environment & Sustainability [POSTER]
akram-lodhi.h Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi
Trent University
Friday, November 15th
How to solve the world food crisis [POSTER]
Chrs Smart Dr. Chris Smart
Department of Geography
Western University
Friday, November 8, 2013 Are glaciers landforms or geomorphic agents? Tests of geomorphic norms in the Southern Alps of New Zealand [POSTER]
Presentations Second Year Geography Masters Students September 13, 2013
The 6th Annual Masters Fieldwork Slideshow will showcase some of the many exciting adventures that have taken place over the summer through their fieldwork which covers a wide range of geographic topics. [POSTER]


Graduate Colloquium Series

The purpose of these departmental presentations is for the graduate students present interim results. The intention is to maintain communications with the academic community and to elicit feedback before the final thesis is written. As for all speakers we host, all faculty and graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend.

  Speaker When & Where Topic & Description
Department of Geography Western University


Critical Reading Seminar Series

A volunteer graduate student will critically examine and discuss a recent geography article with other grad students and faculty members. The seminar is aimed to foster critical thinking, discussion and engagement with the literature, with your fellow graduate students and with faculty. Come out and enjoy the fun!

  Moderator When & Where Topic & Description


Workshop Series

Workshops aim to teach geographical skills and improve professional development of graduate students and faculty alike. Workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. However, enrolment may be limited for some workshops.

Instructor When & Where Topic & Description
  Experienced field researchers in Anthropology and Geography Thursday, April 10, 2014
Safety in the Field: This 2-hour session will include discussion of a wide range of topics concerning safety in the field. [POSTER] 
Western Campus Police Jean-Claude Aubin,
Staff Sergeant
Campus Comminity Police
Friday, December 6, 2013
Personal Safety: Workshop will provide an overview of the Campus Community Police functions and services offered to the campus community. [POSTER] 
SERT Mike Dewit, Instructor
Student Emergency Response Team (SERT)
Western University
Friday, November 1, 2013
Basic First Aid: Recognizing an emergency, what to do, and problems likely encountered when completing fieldwork. [POSTER]
Pazner-Rollins Dr. Micha Pazner
Department of Geography
Western University
Friday, October 25, 2013
Geographic Research ... Gone Wrong [POSTER]

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