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  1. Geography apartment Crawl Ticket Sales
  2. GeoSpectives Update
  3. Call for participants in a Geography Study
  4. Vielfalt German Studies Journal call for submissions
  5. Funded MA or PhD Research Positions in Cultural and Political Geography with a focus on BORDERS IN GLOBALIZATION in Canada
  6. Graduate student position at the University of Colorado and the University of New Hampshire for research project in Oregon
  7. Upcoming Trip to the Gurdwara with Champlaincy McGill

Hey Geographers! I hope you are all fully recovered from Halloween's shenanigans. I had a super fun time at the Redpath Museum Flashlight Tours on Saturday night! Thank you to all the members of the Redpath Museum club for doing such a good job. We have lots of cool things coming up, with the apartment crawl on the way and lots of upcoming GeoSpectives talks. There are also, for some reason, a lot of paid research positions being advertised this week. Read on!

Geography apartment Crawl Ticket Sales

The apartment crawl is finally here! The theme of the crawl is GREAT AMERICAN CITIES THROUGH TIME. Come dressed as a prohibiton-era bootlegger, a Mad Man, or even Samuel Adams!

Tickets are $10 for Geographers and $15 for non-Geographers, and include alcohol and snacks for the whole night (Also Fairmount bagels, hummus, and cream cheese!). You can buy them any day from 1-2 pm this coming week starting Wednesday and you can also buy them from Monday through Friday next week. The crawl itself takes place on Friday, November 15th. Be there!

Also we are still looking for a final apartment to fill our roster. If you are interested please email and you will get a free ticket to the crawl in exchange.

GeoSpectives Update

We have a great line up of five GeoSpectives talks in November and December (schedule attached), starting November 4 with Prof. Mark Wilson (University of Michigan) addressing the use of spatial analysis in the study of infectious diseases. 

Also, thanks and kudos to Geography minor and recent graduate Zachary Kay for winning the GeoSpectives logo contest! The series now has a terrific logo for use on posters, presentations, and websites.

Call for participants in a Geography Study

Students in GEOG 494 in conjunction with the McGill Office of Sustainability and Office of Campus and Space Planning are conducting a study to understand what prevents members of the McGill community from cycling to campus.

This research group is looking for students, administrative staff and faculty members who frequently commute between home and McGill campus (current cyclists) and those who currently do not cycle but are interested in cycling between home and McGill campus (potential cyclists).

Please come share your thoughts with the research group to help us understand how to improve the experience of cycling at McGill:

 1. Potential Cyclists (Students Only) - Thursday, Nov 7th, 12:00PM or 5:00PM

 2. Potential Cyclists (Faculty and Staff Only) – Friday, Nov 8th, 12:00PM or 6:00PM

 3. Current Cyclists – Monday, Nov 11th 12:00PM or 6:00PM

Please email with the time you plan to come. Locations of the study will be shared with respondents.

Refreshments and/or snacks will be provided.

Vielfalt German Studies Journal call for submissions

Vielfalt, the interdisciplinary undergraduate journal from the department of German Studies, is looking for submissions for its fourth volume. We're looking for academic papers, translations, and experimental or creative work on German language, history, culture, geography and thought, in addition to visual artwork. Previously unpublished work in German, English, or French is accepted, and all graded work must have received at least an A-. The deadlines for submissions is December 15. Check out our previous issues at, and send submissions and any questions to We want your work! 

Funded MA or PhD Research Positions in Cultural and Political Geography with a focus on BORDERS IN GLOBALIZATION in Canada (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University)

Dr. Victor Konrad (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University) is recruiting MA and PhD students beginning September 2014 to work on research related to Canada's borders. The research will be part of an extensive SSHRC Partnership Grant entitled "Borders in Globalization" (BIG). BIG is an international partnership project to enhance understanding of borders and borderlands in globalization, and to develop more effective border management policies for Canada with its primary neighbor the United States, and the circumpolar countries. The overall project encompasses themes of culture, flows (people and goods), governance, history, security and sustainability as they relate to borders. The project will offer approximately 100 graduate research assistantships across Canada and in selected border research centers overseas. Carleton will offer about 20 research assistantships in the social sciences with funding available from one to four semesters to work on contemporary and historical border topics in borderlands culture, migration across borders, trade flows, border environments, border management and governance, security, and technology and borders. The project offers travel support for research and conferences, and provides opportunities for joint publication.

Applicants must have an appropriate background in human geography or a related field. Research experience in border studies will be an asset but it is not required. The funded research will, in most cases, lead to or be a part of a Masters or PhD degree. The funded research will be prepared as a thesis under the direction of a faculty supervisor, and also as a paper for the BIG project.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current CV by email to Dr. Victor Konrad, ( <>). The Department of Geography and 
Environmental Studies continues to accept applications for admission from qualified students to our graduate programs. More information may be found at:

Graduate student position at the University of Colorado and the University of New Hampshire for research project in Oregon

There are two funded graduate student positions for an interdisciplinary project conducted through the University of Colorado and the University of New Hampshire.  These two positions (one at UNH and one at CU Boulder) will support ongoing research efforts in eastern Oregon for the Communities and Forests in Oregon (CAFOR) Project.  You can find more information in the attached PDF. If you have any questions or if you are interested, please contact the CU lead ( or Mark Ducey, the UNH lead ( 

Upcoming Trip to the Gurdwara with Champlaincy McGill

Please find attached the poster for an upcoming event, a trip to the Gurdwara (Sikh) – part of our year-long "My Neighbour's Faith" series – on Friday, November 15th, 2013. The event is free, but please RSVP at if you plan to attend.


November 12, 2013 | 1pm-4pm, Stephen Scott Seminar Room 16, New Chancellor Day Hall, 3660 Peel Street, Montreal QC

1:00 PM: Nicholas Blomley, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University | "Law and Geography: Origins and Destinations"

2:00 PM: Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, and Celine Bellot, Professor, École de service social, Université de Montréal | "Toward Court Geographies: Spatial Restriction Orders and Marginalized People's Rights in Canada"

3:15 PM: William Damon, MA Candidate, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University | "Spatial Tactics and Criminal Courts: Legal Geographies of Risk in Contemporary Criminal Justice"

Discussant: Véronique Fortin, PhD Candidate, University of California Irvine

Please RSVP to by November 6, 2013.

Cool Thing of the Week

Submit your homemade Halloween costume and you have the possibility of winning a bike! However this bike is way too nice to have. It will probably get stolen within two weeks of its arrival in Montreal. But at least you can say you won something!

Here's an interested recycled wood structure that an artist made that is intertwined with a building. How cool!

Have a great week everyone!

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