Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mapping Mayan Landscapes

By Derek Smith, Assistant Professor Department of Geography & Environmental Studies. Carleton University If Mayan elders of the Yucatan region of Mexico were to write a geography textbook, what would it look like?  While there might be many similarities with … Continue reading

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DGES Contributes to Carleton Community Engagement Initiative

Carleton hosted a Community Celebration event in the atrium of the new River Building on March 20, 2012, to acknowledge the community engagement initiatives of the University, and to foster the participation of faculty and students. Patricia Ballamingie and Steve Prashker … Continue reading

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DGES Alumnus, Alette Willis, writes award-winning children’s novel

DGES graduate Alette Willis has won the 2011 Kelpies Prize for new Scottish literature for children 8 to 12 years of age for her first novel “How to Make a Golem (and Terrify People)”, published by Floris Books (ISBN 9780863158407).  … Continue reading

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Recent PhD graduate accepts SSHRC PDF in The Hague

Carol Hunsberger has accepted a SSHRC post-doctoral research fellowship in the Netherlands. She will be moving to The Hague in May to work with Dr. Jun Borras at the International Institute of Social Studies. Carol’s research will look at the … Continue reading

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DGES students examine permafrost along the Dempster Highway

by Brendan O’Neill, PhD student Department of Geography & Environmental Studies In February, Marcus Phillips and I travelled to Inuvik and Fort McPherson, NWT to examine how the accumulation of snow along arctic roadways influences ground surface temperatures and the … Continue reading

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Two DGES profs awarded NSERC Discovery Grants

Congratulations to Doug King and Murray Richardson who each received 5 year NSERC Discovery Grants for their research.  Doug King received his grant for a “Remote Sensing of Vegetation Biophysical and Biochemical Attributes as Indicators of Ecosystem Condition and Processes” .  Murray … Continue reading

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Carleton University and the Resilience Alliance connection

By Allyson Quinlan PhD, Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies, Carleton University Having recently defended my PhD thesis “Assessing ecosystem service governance: Interactions among actors in a rural watershed in eastern Ontario”, and now with an abundance of spare time … Continue reading

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