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  2. Field Work in Photos!
  3. SRS – Sustainability Research Symposium
  4. GeoSpectives!
  6. Master’s Opportunity at WLU
  7. Documentary films in Redpath Museum
  8. The Colour of Science

Hey Geographers! Hope you’re getting geared up for the last week of school before reading week! Wow, isn’t this semester just flying by? I’m certainly excited for break, but even more excited for geography’s upcoming sugar shack trip at the end of March! Mark your calendars everyone!

Also, let’s have a moment of silence for this week’s protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, who were killed in the protests of the past week. Sometimes one can feel powerless in the face of government brutality happening half a world away, and it is all we can do to stand in solidarity with our fellow people. Be well.


It’s here! It’s here! If you want to participate in an epic battle of sneakiness with your fellow geographers, email your name to . Who will be the last one standing?

Field Work in Photos!

This week we invite you to come out to Fieldwork in Photos to learn about: "The Earth Worm Revolution: Fieldwork about Organic Farming in Kerala, India" presented by PhD student Verena Seufert.

When: Friday 12pm

Where: Burnside Hall room 426

What: Bring your lunch and get ready to be lost in adventures!

SRS – Sustainability Research Symposium

Sustainability research is, by design and necessity, interdisciplinary, and researchers in this field require platforms and spaces to share ideas and create connections. For this reason, we are encouraging abstract submissions from graduate and undergraduate students across all faculties that are carrying out research related to any aspect of sustainability.

Registration and abstract submission is now open! Please visit our website for more information and to register

March 1st: Poster abstracts

February 25th: Students talk abstracts


Please join us on February 24 for the last GeoSpectives before winter break. Worms, dirt, and nitrous oxide make a potent mix!

 Date: February 24, 2014

Burnside 426, 4 PM

Earthworm controls on nutrient cycling and transport: From macropores to watersheds, Prof. Joann K. Whalen

Earthworms are well known for their contribution to nutrient cycling, which is important for soil fertility and crop production in agroecosystems. Earthworm-created structures such as surface and subsurface casts (fecal pellets), middens (soil-litter mixture at the soil surface) and burrows are numerous in many agroecosystems.


Have you ever wondered how to travel with McGill and earn credits? You can just do that with the McGill field study semesters. Information sessions on the Africa, Arctic, Barbados and Panama programs will be offered on the following days:

Arctic: Monday February 17 12:30pm Burnside Hall Room 426

Africa: Wednesday February 19 5:30pm Burnside Hall Room 426

Panama: Thursday February 20 5:30pm Burnside Hall Room 426

Barbados: Wednesday February 26 12:30pm Burnside Hall Room 426

Master’s Opportunity at WLU

The MA program in Social Justice and Community Engagement at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014. We offer a $12,000 support package for each student.

This program is unique in Canada by offering an intensive COMMUNITY PLACEMENT in the winter semester. Students receive a rigorous foundation in the theory and practice of SOCIAL JUSTICE and ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE that ensures success in this ONE YEAR PROGRAM. We look forward to welcoming students who are passionate about being a catalyst for positive change in the world around them.



Please contact Brenda Murphy for more information:

Documentary films in Redpath Museum

This Sunday, February 23rd, come watch Vanishing of the Bees! Colony Collapse Disorder has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. This documentary follows two commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfull pollination contracts across the U.S. They plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees. Starts Sunday, 3 pm, in room 200 of Redpath Museum. Admission is FREE!!

The Colour of Science

The Sunday, February 23rd, at 3pm, there will be a special Black History Month lecture by Frederic Betrley! He will talk about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A Q&A will follow!

Cool Thing of the Week

Here’s a picture of Caddisfly larvae who created jewelry or something.


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Montreal, QC
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