Humanitarian Mapping Conference Volunteers

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Conference Volunteers Needed!

Hey y'all, hope you've been having an amazing summer whether you're still in the 45 or at other exotic latitudes. 

This email's to find volunteers to help out at OSM's  HOT summit (i'm not kidding, these are the acronyms they've picked... expect a huge turn out). Below I've copied HOT's impressive resume

"HOT is one of the leading non-profit, open data organizations that specializes in geospatial data for humanitarian relief, disaster response, recovery and resilience. We work with Canadian Red Cross, American Red Cross, MSF-UK, World Food Program, the World Bank, various UN organizations and local and national disaster management agencies organizing data collection or helping with open data use. I have integrated Humanitarian Mapping into some of my classes. You can find out more information about us on our website: ."

The conference takes place on September 14th and 15th in Ottawa. Your  responsibilities would include: 

  1.  Assisting at the Registration Desk
  2.  Assisting during a session - take notes and tweet
  3.  Assisting at lunch / hopefully eating some

So if you're looking for a hot (HOT), awesome (OSM) summit in Ottawa, read more about the summit here, and send an email to Raja explaining your interest! :)



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Subarctic Field Course!!

10+ days in the subarctic, anyone?

Led by (the legendary) Professor Wayne Pollard, the 3 credit field course takes place at the end of August (disregard the dates on the poster, they might change) in Schefferville, northern Quebec (54.8246° N and 66.8175° W!). 

They really need more students to be able offer the course so if you're interested, please get back to us quickly!!

Hope you're all having great summers (and congrats to our worldly graduates!!) 

Dept. of Geography
McGill University
Burnside Hall, Rm 305
805 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC

The Final MUGS listserv (this year)

Hello Geographers!

If you're reading this, you've made it this far! So here's a little procrastination before finals are upon us, and also the last listserv of the 2016-17 year! So here we go:





  1. Arctic Field Studies
  2. Jacques Cartier Open Brainstorming
  3. For those Sticking Around...
  4. Mildy Interesting Map of the Week
  5. Cool Thing of the Week



1. Arcrtic Field Studies

Is all this sun in Montréal seeming like a little much too soon? Well, there's always cooler! The Arctic Field Studies deadline has been extended to April 26th, and still has spots open! So if the great beyond of the Arctic is calling you, this is your chance! ...I'll just be enjoying the sun for a little B)



2. Jacques Cartier Brain Storming

The City of Montreal is leading a series of public consultations about the future of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and its surrounding neighbourhood. They've reached out to us, really keen for input from Geography and Urban Planning students from McGill. It's a chance for you to brainstorm about urban-inspired ideas and make a difference in planning decisions, but also an amazing opportunity to network and meet city-planning groups and decision makers. The meeting is on the 20th of April; check out the poster for more information!



3. For Those of Us Sticking Around

So I have found myself privileged enough to stick around burnside for the summer doing research (it's more stockholm syndrome than anything else at this point), and heard that a couple of you will be around as well!

Thought i'd just post this to let the people who're sticking around know, there'll a 'Burnside crew/cohort' so that when you're getting your Ice Cap from accross the street, to bring back timbits for the rest of us. Only slightly joking, though yes. We should organize for what's looking like a fun summer ahead of us :)



4. Mildly Interesting Map of the Week

Wondering what to do this summer out of touch from learning geography all year? Well, take the chance to learn first hand how geomorphological processes formed the place we call home and visit some of Canada's beautiful national parks! If you do go (or anywhere cool really) do send us a pic or post it to our instagram @mcgillgeography. Hover over the points in the interactive map to get more info on your next summer destination :)



5. Cool Thing of the Week

Pretty cool, and relevant to those of you from Toronto, though this is an awesome old map of the city in 1834! I really love this map as it's so humbling to what Toronto is today (i.e. the 6/Movie-set New York).



And there you have it, 

So that was my last listserv. Just wanted to say thank you everyone for reading and making this such a great year for the department. I've had a great time scouring the internet for cool/mildly-interesting/meh maps of the week, though i'm also glad to be handing over the position to your new VP Comms Charlie, who I'm sure will do an amazing job and find only the most rad maps for us. 

Have a great summer all, and to those who're graduating don't lose touch! We need you for alumni pannels and surprise visits in the GIC :)

Signing off, 

Noé Schultz
VP Communications
McGill Undergraduate Geography Society 

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