Event Calendar

The Graduate Program in Geography hosts a number of events for students, faculty, staff, community members and partners throughout the year.

Colloquium Series

Convenor: Peter Vandergeest

Full Series List

Note: Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held at 11.30am in Ross N120 and are preceded by the departmental coffee morning in the Geography Lounge at 10.30am.

9 September

  • Kathy Young, Department of Geography, York University
    “Groundwater in Peril--Peril in Groundwater”

23 September

  • PhD proposal presentation

30 September

  • Lucia Lo, Department of Geography, York University
    “Banking on Immigrants”

7 October

  • Sutama Ghosh, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University
    "Home" as a paradoxical space : some South Asian experiences from Toronto"

18 October, 6:00pm, N940 Ross (Alumni Lecture)

  • Andrew Bishop, Former UNFCCC Lead Negotiator on Climate Change
    "The global climate change challenge and international climate policy"

21 October

  • Jon Johnson, Social Sciences.  Department of Social Science (Health and Society), York University
    "Indigenous Knowledge and Land-based Storytelling in Toronto"

Fall Reading Days (Oct. 27-30)

4 November

  • Deborah McGregor, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
    “Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Geographic Inquiry”

11 November

  • Rupinder Minhas, PhD II, proposal presentation
  • Yolanda Weima, PhD II, , proposal presentation
  • Rita Nketiah, PhD II, proposal presentation

18 November

  • Igor Lehnherr, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
    "Mercury Rising: Climate Change and Mercury Cycling in Arctic Ecosystems“

23 November, 1:00 pm, Kaneff Tower 626

  • Paul Robbins, Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    "No Going Bank: The Political Ethics and Ecologies of the Anthropocene“

25 November

  • Claire Oswald, Dr. Claire J. Oswald, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University
    "Tracking Chloride Migration From Road to Stream - Adventures in Urban Watershed Ecohydrology"

2 December

  • Willie Jenkins, Department of Geography, York University
    "Toronto the Bad: Exploring the Micro-geographies of Irish Famine-era Refugees"

Christmas/New Year's Break (Dec. 23 - Jan. 2)

6 January

  • Jamey Essex, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor
    "Between Pearson and Portage: Merging development, foreign, and trade policy expertise in Global Affairs Canada"

20 January

  • Adrienne Johnson, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
    "(Post-)Neoliberalism, Plant Disease, and the Ecological Fix: Governing Ecuador's Palm Oil Industry in a Time of Crisis"

27 January

  • Stephanie Rutherford. Trent School of the Environment
    "Chimeric Creatures: The Transgressive Agency of Coywolves"

3 February

  • Jun Zhang, Geography, University of Toronto
    "Chinese Capitalism: Variety and Variegation"

17 February

  • Kirby Calvert, Geography, University of Guelph"Unlocking the vault: natural history "Changing landscapes of energy production: toward integrated land-use and energy planning?"

24 February (Reading Week)

Winter Term Reading Week (Feb. 18-24)

3 March, Masters Proposal Presentations

11:30-11:50  Denise Gonzalez, MA I
11:50-12:10  Aditi Gupta, MSc I

17 March, PhD Proposal Presentations

11:30-12:10  Colin Sutherland, PhD I
12:10-12:50  Devin Holterman, PhD I

24 March, PhD Proposal Presentations

11:30-11:50  Chris Chanco, MA I
11:50-12:10  Jonathan De Iullis, MA I
12:10-12:30  Harrison Moghaddam, MSc I
12:30-12:50  Marissa Chase, MSc I

29 March (Alumni Speaker)

  • Rashad Shabazz, Associate Professor, Faculty Head, Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University
    Arizona State University
    Author of Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago
    "Black Music in Minneapolis: Prince and the Geography of the Minneapolis Sound"

 

Physical Geography Lunchtime Seminars

Note: Unless otherwise noted, the seminars are held at 12.30 pm- 1:30 pm in Ross N143

13 October

  • Kaz Higuchi, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography, York University
    "Carbon cycle: an atmospheric perspective "

10 November

  • Nina Hewitt, Department of Geography, York University
    "Tracking Alpine Plants on the Slopes of the Central Karakoram"

24 November

  • Katerina Sofos, MSc II, Department of Geography
    "Rainfall interception: Responses with lichen canopies along the Hudson Bay Lowlands of Churchill, Manitoba"

1 December

  • GEOG 5600 class, MSc I
    Preliminary Research Proposals (to date)

19 January

  • Rick Bello, Professor, Department of Geography
    Climate Change and Recent Sea Ice Decline on Hudson Bay. Establishing
    Cause and Effect.

16 February

  • Kathy Young, Professor, Department of Geography
    "Swings in Runoff at Polar Bear Pass: An Extensive Low-Gradient Wetland, Bathurst Island, Nunavut"

2 March

  • Tarmo Remmel, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
    "Complex Landscape Elements: Mapping, Scale, Pattern, and Shape"

16 March

  • Harold-Alexis Scheffel, MSc II, Department of Geography
    "Flooding regimes of an Icelandic sandur"

2016-17 Graduate Development Workshops

Full Workshop List

Effective Library Research Resources and Skills
Date/Location: September 23, 2015, 1:00 pm-2:00pm, N120 Ross
Description:  This workshop will cover key databases in Geography and Related Disciplines.  In addition, this workshop will provide tips for searching databases effectively, useful library resources for TAs and for research, and using Zotero to manage citations and print bibliographies automatically.
Workshop Facilitator: Rosa Orlandini. Map, GIS, and Geography Librarian.

 

 

 

Calendar of All Events

Aug
1
Tue
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Aug 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.

Dec
1
Fri
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Dec 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.

Apr
1
Sun
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Apr 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.

Aug
1
Wed
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Aug 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.

Dec
1
Sat
YUGSA Academic Funds deadline
Dec 1 all-day

These include the Conference Support Fund, Thesis Support Fund, and Skills Development Fund. Applicants are eligible for funding from only one of these funds per year. Average funding is $100 per applicant and varies depending on the number of applicants.

Conference Support Fund
This fund is for students presenting at a conference. This fund is not for students who are only attending conferences and it is not meant to be a primary source of funding for conferences.

Thesis Support Fund
This fund is designed to help defray the costs involved in producing theses or major papers. Expenses covered under this fund include the costs of supplies, materials, and services expended on the project. Purchases of reusable/resaleable items such as computers, books, and journals will not be covered.

Skills Development Support
This fund supports projects that help students develop skills in relation to their programme of study. It is intended for practical, skills-based training programs not offered at York.