Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Divesity in Geography: Addressing Global Issues

The Ph.D. student colloquium "Diversity in Geography: Addressing Global Issues" will showcase the research of the new cohort of Ph.D. students of the joint Waterloo-Laurier graduate program in Geography in a casual atmosphere.This year's thematic areas are "Change in Canada's North" and "Emerging Issues in a Changing World"

Please join us for this event.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 — 12:00 PM EST

The Cryospheric Science Group of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is pleased to announce the monthly Cryosphere Research Group Seminar Series given by Dr. Kevin Kang, “Development and evaluation on ice phenology algorithm from space-borne active and passive microwave measurements” and Ali Perviz Muhammad “Monitoring ice break-up on the Mackenzie River, Canada, from MODIS Aqua and Terra observations.” Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend!

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 8:30 AM EST

Join experts and emerging academics as they present research on the many facets of tourism worldwide. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Friday’s at 8:30 am, in UW Arts Lecture Hall (AL 211)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (all day)
GIS day logo

GIS Day is a global event to educate people about how geography makes a difference in our lives through the technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Sunday, November 17, 2013 (all day) to Saturday, November 23, 2013 (all day)
Geography Awareness Week logo (magnifying glass)

This year’s theme is “The New Age of Exploration” reminding us that “geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way”.  This coincides with the National Geographic Society’s 125th birthday. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013 — 12:00 PM EDT

The Cryospheric Science Group of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is pleased to announce the monthly Cryosphere Research Group Seminar Series in October 2013 given by Dr. Richard Kelly, “Passive microwave observations of snow using AMSR2 measurements: progress in satellite-based observation retrievals and uncertainty estimation”. Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend!

Thursday, October 24, 2013 — 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
GIS day logo
Plans for our Data Management event, Research Data Management @ University of Waterloo 2013, are underway at the Library. This will be the second annual DM event at the University of Waterloo, which will entail a morning of lively presentations from researchers across various fields of study, and at different stages of data storage planning. The morning’s events will explore the unique issues facing researchers today as they decide where, how, and what data to store.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 — 10:00 AM EDT

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this PhD Comprehensive Examination, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 — 10:00 AM EDT

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

A copy of the thesis is available as a pdf file from Lori McConnell.

Friday, October 4, 2013 — 1:00 PM EDT

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

A copy of the thesis is available as a pdf file from Lori McConnell.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 — 12:00 PM EDT

The Cryospheric Science Group of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is pleased to announce the first Cryosphere Research Group Seminar Series in Fall 2013 given by Cristina Surdu, PhD Candidate of  the Duguay Research Group, “Observational Evidence of Recent Changes in the Ice Regime of High Arctic Lakes from Spaceborn SAR”. Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend!

Friday, September 20, 2013 — 1:00 PM EDT

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend.
A copy of the thesis is available in EV1, Room 123

Thursday, August 1, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Wenxia Tan, "An Examination of Sea Ice Spring and Summer Retreat in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: 1989-2010"

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

A copy of the thesis is available as a pdf file from Lori McConnell.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

*Note change in time and room*

Glaciers ... and Human Rights?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 — 10:00 AM EDT

Kristina Luus, "Improving Estimates of Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange Between the Arctic Land Surface and the Atmosphere"

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

A copy of the thesis is available as a pdf file from Lori McConnell.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 — 12:00 PM EDT

Zainub Ibrahim, "A Framework for Assessing National Tourism Plans"

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

A copy of the thesis is available as a pdf file from Lori McConnell.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Prof. Derek Robinson

Modelling the Carbon Implications of Land Use and Land Management

Join us for an installment of this engaging seminar series highlighting a topic of interest to geographers here at the Faculty of Environment and beyond.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Prof. Jonathan Price

Building a Fen Peatland on a Mined Oil Sands Landscape

Join us for an installment of this engaging seminar series highlighting a topic of interest to geographers here at the Faculty of Environment and beyond.

Friday, February 15, 2013 — 11:30 AM EST
Commander Chris Hadfield

A special event surrounding the downlink starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall. The event will begin with a talk by Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, followed by the University of Waterloo’s Richard Hughson. Hughson, the Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging and Brain Health, is working with Hadfield to examine how zero-gravity affects the circulatory system. The Waterloo study will help researchers understand what factors might be involved in the stiffening of arteries as we age here on Earth.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Prof. Sanjay Nepal

Tourism and heritage conservation: global-local conflicts in Nepal’s Upper Mustang Region

Join us for an installment of this engaging seminar series highlighting a topic of interest to geographers here at the Faculty of Environment and beyond.

Friday, February 1, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Peter Whittington, "The Impacts of Diamond Mining to Peatlands in the James Bay Lowlands"

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

A copy of the thesis is available as a pdf file from Lori McConnell.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Cuban flag ornament

Artisans in Cuba: Emergence of an Entrepreneurial Class

Join us for an installment of this engaging seminar series highlighting a topic of interest to geographers here at the Faculty of Environment and beyond.

Monday, January 21, 2013 — 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Erin Joakim, "Resilient Disaster Recovery: A Critical Assessment of the 2006 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Earthquake Using a Vulnerability, Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Framework"

Any member of the Faculty of Environment is welcome to attend this thesis defence, which provides an insight into current research activities within the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography.

A copy of the thesis is available as a pdf file from Lori McConnell.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Prof. Merrin Macrae

The effects of variable hydroclimatic conditions on biogeochemical processes in natural and disturbed landscapes

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