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. Come out and listen to what people are up to.

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's series. Check back late summer for our 2019/2020 lineup!

2018/19 Speaker Series Presentations

Speaker Date/Time Topic or Description
Masters Slideshow
Department of Geography, Western University 
Fri. September 21
3-4pm
SSC 1004
Students have been working hard all year long; come and hear them present their thesis findings
Maria Strack, PhD
University of Waterloo
Fri. September 28
3-4pm
SSC 1004
"Cutting across the boreal forest: linear disturbance impact on peatland carbon exchange"
Renee Sieber, PhD
McGill University
Fri. October 19
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004
"AI (artificial intelligence) in The City" 
PhD Presentations
Department of Geography, Western University 
Fri. November 2
3:00-4:00pm
SSC 1004
Senior PhD candidates share their work
Christina Ergler, PhD
Univeristy of Otago
Fri. November 9
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004
Research interests: Children's Health Geography
Paul Robbins, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mon. November 12
12:30-1:20pm
Talbot College 141
"What does Conservation Look Like in the Anthropocene: Coffee, Frogs, and Workers in the Indian Aravalli"
Denver Nixon, PhD
University of Oxford
Fri. November 23
3-4pm
SSC 1004
"Exploring the Role of Citizen-Led Walking and Cycling Infrastructural Initiatives in Sustainable and Just Transitions"
Laura Brown, PhD
University of Toronto - Mississauga 
Fri. December 7
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004
"Lake Ice Across Canada"

David Ley, Professor Emeritus
University of British Columbia
Former Canadian Research Chair of Geography

Fri. January 11
10am-12pm
SSC 6210

City, Identity, Transnationalism

Reading Seminar Session

David Ley and Roman Cybriwsky (1974)  "Urban graffiti as territorial markers,"  Annals,  Association of American Geographers,  Vol. 64 (4),  pp. 491-505

David Ley (2003) ‘Artists, aestheticisation, and the field of gentrification’ Urban Studies Vol. 40 (12) pp,2525-2542.

David Ley (2017) “Global China and the making of Vancouver’s residential property market”   International Journal of Housing Policy. Vol. 17 (1) pp. 15-34.

Wayne Hope, PhD
Auckland University of Technology
Fri. January 25
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004
"Time, Global Capitalism & The Anthropocene"
Scott Krayenhoff, PhD
University of Guelph
Fri. February 8
3-4pm
SSC 1004
“Can We Adapt Our Cities To The Coming Heat”?
Monica Stephens, PhD
University at Buffalo
Fri. February 15
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004

“Alternative Facts: Geographies of Misinformation and Incivility in Social Media”

Nick Johnson
Royal Ontario Museum
Fri. March 8
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004
"Mapping old roads on the Puebla-Oaxaca border of Southern Mexico"

PhD Presentations
Department of Geography, Western University

Fri. March 15
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004
Senior PhD candidates share their work
Max Boreux
Engineering, Western University
Fri. March 22
2:30-3:30pm
SSC 1004
"Reconstruction of hydroclimate change from lake sediments"
Undergraduate Thesis
Department of Geography, Western University
Fri. March 29
2:30-3:30pm
UC 3225
Undergraduate thesis candidates share their work during Western Student Research Conference 

  *We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by the Social Science Student Council Student Donation Fund*