Unless otherwise noted, departmental seminars take place at 12:30 PM in H1252 of the Hall Bldg (1455, blvd. De Maisonneuve ouest (Metro Guy-Concordia).
|3 October 2012, 12PM||Stefan Kipfer and Parastou Saberi||Associate Professor and PhD Candidate, York University (Faculty of Environmental Studies)||Hard-right populism in Toronto|
|26 October 2012||Paul S.B. Jackson||Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography Dartmouth College||The Money Value of a Man: The Nation, the Economy, and an Ideology of Health|
|2 November 2012 (Special Location: Atrium of Samuel Bronfman Bldg., 1590 Dr. Penfield)||Steven Cumming||Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Boreal Ecosystem Modeling, Université Laval||Wildlife conservation and resource management in the Canadian Boreal Forest|
|23 November 2012 (Special Location: H-1267)||Nandita Sharma||Department of Sociology, University of Hawai'i||Thinking Like a State: Immigration Policy in Canada and the Making of 'Difference.'|
|30 November 2012 (1PM)||James Freeman||Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, Concordia University||Neoliberal Accumulation Strategies and the Visible Hand of Police Pacification in Rio de Janeiro|
|11 January 2013||Carolyn Whitzman||Department of Architecture, Building, and Planning University of Melbourne||Building Inclusive Cities: Planning Tools that Promote the Right to the City|
|25 January 2013||Peter Kevan||Canadian Pollination Initiative, University of Guelph||Pollinators and Pollination: Canadian, Continental, and Global Problems|
|13 February 2013||Jill Gunn||College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan||Potential Futures for Environmental Assessment in Canada: The Next Decade|
|1 March 2013||Dominique Henry||Department of Geography, Oxford University||Inuit Participation and Science in Polar Bear Governance in the Nunavut Territory|
|29 March 2013||Julie Podmore||Department of Geosciences, John Abbott College||Spacio-Sexual Affinities: Mapping the Intersections of Queer Montréal|
|12 April 2013||William Cartwright||Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University in Melbourne||NEOCartography: prospects and issues|
On February 5th the department celebrated and said farewell to Prof. John Zacharias, founder of the Urban Planning program in the department. John has taken up a new position in the Graduate School of the Peking University. The department was sad to see him go and is very grateful for his contribution to the department and his role in making the Urban Planning program the success it is today.
On Friday November 2, the Department hosted a well-attended talk by Steven Cumming from Laval University. This presentation on the "Conservation of wildlife in an industrial forest landscape" was then followed by an invasivore tasting organized by Melanie McCavour, an instructor in our Department. Dishes included broiled snakehead (a Vietnamese invasive, mixed with a native intertidal algae from New Brunswick), a salad of borage, garlic mustard, mint and dandelion, and a bread made from seeds of the common reed Phragmites (a hybrid of Eurasian and North American species).
More than 300 students, family and friends joined Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor, Lisa Ostiguy, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, and Brian Lewis, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, for the Faculty's annual Scholars Awards Evening on October 10, 2012.
Arts and science scholars are students who have earned the highest grade point averages in each academic program during the 2011-12 academic year. These students are among the top one per cent of a remarkable group of 800 students who are on the 2011-12 Dean's List for having achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Most of the scholars have grade point averages closer to the 4.00 range, with 11 students achieving a perfect average of 4.3.
"This evening is about students and a very select group of students," said Dean Brian Lewis as he congratulated the scholars "Tonight we are celebrating some absolutely amazing academic accomplishments. Of our 17,000 students only 177 full-time students - the top 1% in each program - qualify for Scholars Awards."
The list of this year's GPE FAS Scholars is:
Our department enjoyed a busy open house saturday October 27 in the Atrium, as we met curious prospective students (and frequently their parents as well) from Quebec, the Maritimes, Ontario, and New England. The booth was staffed by Matt Durning, Travis Ahearn and David Greene.
Posted: 2 July 2012
The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Justice. The Department defines environmental justice quite broadly and encourages applications from those working on critical environmental studies in urban and/or rural settings. The research specialization may include gender perspectives, environmental law, environmental risk assessment, community organization in relation to environmental change, food security, urban health and well-being, demography, limits to growth, or resource management. The successful applicant will be expected to play a major role in two recently developed and rapidly-growing graduate programs in Environmental Assessment. A Ph.D. or ABD is required.
Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling these positions, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2013. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered for some of the positions advertised. Unless otherwise stipulated in the descriptions on our website, candidates for all positions should have a PhD. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. All applications should reach departments no later than November 1, 2012. All inquiries about specific positions should be directed to the appropriate departmental contact. For additional information, please visit our website at artsandscience.concordia.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.
Please send your application to:Dr. David Greene
Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact. For application deadlines, please see position details.
|17 July 2012||Jeff Bowman||Research Scientist, Wildlife Research & Development Section of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Adjunct Professor at Trent University, Peterborough ON||Identifying functional wildlife corridors for natural heritage systems|
|20 April 2012||Aurora Torres Moreno||Department of Evolutionary Ecology National Museum of Natural Sciences Madrid, Spain||Assessing the Effects of a Highway on a Threatened Species Using BACI Designs|
|17 February 2012||Dominique Henri||Department of Geography, Oxford University
||Inuit participation and science in polar governance in the Nunavut Territory|
|1 February 2012 (Bonus Lecture)||David Willey and Boris Romaguer||Office of the Auditor General of Canada
||The Petitioning Process: A Citizen's Tool for Environmental Transparency|
|27 January 2012||Patricia Thornton||Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, Concordia University
||Peopling the North American City: Montreal 1840-1900|
|25 November 2011||Peter Rudiak-Gould||Department of Athropology, McGill University
||Telling a Country it is Doomed: The Reception of Climate Change in Small Island States|
|28 October||Kathryn Furlong||Department of Geography, Université de Montréal
||The Consumer in Question: Challenging Economic Truths and Extending Infrastructure in Medellín|
|14 October 2011 (Bonus Lecture)||Christian Abrahamsson||Department of Geography, University of Uppsala
||Struggle for Space, Lebensraum and Himmler's Generalplan Ost|
|30 September 2011||Tom Langen||Departments of Biology and Psychology, Clarkson University
||Making Road Networks Less Unfriendly to Turtles: From Planning to Mitigation|
|TBA||Julie Podmore||Department of Geosciences, John Abbott College
On Friday and Saturday (14 and 15 October) the GPE hosted the 2011 NESTVAL conference. Here is the list of awards and their winners.
|Outstanding graduate paper||Jerome Yang||Clark University||Low birth weight and exposure to lead and oxygen in Massachusetts.|
|David Frost Award for outstanding undergraduate paper||Laura Roch||Concordia University||Fragmentation of the prairie landscape|
|Outstanding Poster||Matthew Crawford||St. Matthew's College||Conservation Easements|
|Geography Bowl Competition||Travis Ahearn, Emma Anders, Maya Anders, Yuseph Katiya, Eric Lovi, David Maloney||Concordia University|
|Graduate Honourable Mention||Scott Russell||University of Connecticut||New Haven's food system|
|Graduate Honourable Mention||Chantal Forgues and Bastien Fournier-Peyres Blanques||Concordia University||Turcot interchange reconstruction|