Out-of-Class Field Trips during the Winter Term
Please note the dates of upcoming field trips for:
- GEOG 140 - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (Cherie Enns)
- GEOG 241 - Friday, February 28, 2014 (Cherie Enns)
- GEOG 302 - Fri./Sat., March 21-22, 2014 (Olav Lian)
- GEOG 343 - Friday, March 14, 2014 (Garry Fehr)
- GEOG 360 - Sat./Sun, March 8-9, 2014 (Cherie Enns)
- GEOG 452* - Friday, February 28 (or Mar. 3 or 10) (Cher King-Scobie)
*GEOG 452 will have an in-class field trip on Monday, January 20th.
If you have questions about these field trips, please contact the instructor.
Discoveries Lecture Series Event: Dr. Daniel Hiebert, UBC Geography , will present Superdiversity and its implications for Canada on Thursday, January 16, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Room A413. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Superdiversity denotes a transformation of population patterns, especially arising from shifts in global mobility. Around the world over the past three decades, there have been increasing movements of people from more varied national, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds; in addition, there has been a diversification of migration channels, legal statuses and conditions, gender and age ratios and forms of human capital. In light of complex new social formations, Superdiversity highlights the need for policymakers to recognize new conditions created by these changes and underlines the necessity for social scientists to rethink fundamental approaches to migration. Read more about Superdiversity
UFV Geography's Baby Boom!
Assistant Professor Claire Beaney gave birth to a baby boy last week. This is boy number three for Claire's family. (She's feeling outnumbered!) Instructor Jen Hetherington and her family welcomed their second daughter a week earlier. Both mums are recovering, and we wish them all the best!
A Tasty Affair? Newman Explores Fruit Wines
Dr. Lenore Newman has been enjoying some of the Fraser Valley's other liquid product--fruit wines! This research, which involves the work as well of UFV Agriculture student Amir Mann, is looking into the expansion of fruit wine potential. What makes a good fruit wine? Check out Lenore's article in Modern Agriculture magazine.
Global Rivers Exhibition on Now at Fraser Discovery Centre
The exhibit "My River, My Home" is running at the Fraser Discovery Centre, Friday in New Westminster. This exhibition features children's artwork from river basins around the world, including the Fraser River Basin, and is being put together by UFV Geography and Biology, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Check out the Centre's website for more information. Check out Steve being interviewed on CBC about the Global Rivers Project and the exhibition. (Skip ahead to the 31 minute mark.)
Students Engage in Development Work and Travel Abroad
UFV Geography and GDS students have been involved in a multi-year project in Tanzania investigating the impacts of climate change on informal settlements in Dar es Salaam. The interns have been part of a program funded by Students for Development (SFD), in partnership with Ardhi University in Dar. This partnership, and the work of UFV students, is profiled here, in UniWorld, a publication of AUCC.
Interested in completing Travel Study or an Internship? The Mexico study tour will run from May 1-23, 2014. For more information, contact David Gibson at email@example.com or Garry Fehr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for an internship instead? Internship placements are available in Geography, Global Development Studies, and Sociology. Contact Garry Fehr at email@example.com.
Paleoecology Gets A Day in the Digital Spotlight!
Ever wonder what happens behind the door of A311? Get an inside look at the research and activities taking place in UFV Geography's Paleoecology Lab on YouTube. Good news, you can leave your hip waders at home for this journey!
GEOG 257/ CMNS 257 Examines Strategies for Communicating Environmental Sciences (Replaces GEOG 211) This Winter
Learning how to communicate complex scientific concepts to different audiences is critical for tackling environmental problems and challenges, including hazard mitigation, climate change, and air pollution. This team-taught, cross-listed course offered by Geography and Communications will both introduce the core concepts and processes in Environmental Science, while also introducing students to real-world communications challenges. This course meets the BSc requirement for a Communications course numbered CMNS 235 and above, if taken as CMNS 257. This new course runs Tuesdays in the winter, and is being taught by Dr. Mariano Mapili and Dr. Michelle Riedlinger.
Are You a Social Media User? So are We!
Join us on Facebook (UFV Geography) and Twitter (@UFVGeography) for the most recent department announcements, and news of upcoming events and opportunities. Also check out the Facebook page for the Geography Undergraduate Society (UFV GUS)!
Geography Faculty Member Featured in Canadian Geographic!
The June 2013 issue of Canadian Geographic feature story on the "Health of the Fraser River" profiles the research being done by multiple institutions on the changing Fraser basin dynamics. The article includes discussion of the UFV-Woods Hole collaboration, including work done by Steve Marsh, UFV Geography Prof. Check out the story here.
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