Monthly Archives: November 2012

DGES Doctoral student Erica Oberndorfer shares stories of her fieldwork in Labrador

This past summer,  Erica Oberndorfer, a 2nd year doctoral student working with supervisor Dr. Gita Ljubicic,  started preliminary field work in Labrador. Her focus is “The shared stories of people and plants: cultural and ecological relationships between people and plants … Continue reading

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Chris Huggins, DGES doctoral candidate, presents at Global Land Grabbing Conference

Chris Huggins,  a 4th year PhD candidate in DGES, was awarded a small grant by the  Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) to prepare and present a conference paper, “Consolidating land, consolidating control: What future for smallholder farming in Rwanda’s ‘Green Revolution’?”  … Continue reading

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DGES Grad Student Alumni – where are they now?

Sarah Banks (MSc 2012) is in Munich, Germany working at the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) on a program similar to her thesis research using the German satellite sensor Terra SAR-X for six months. Asli Duru (PhD 2012) is also in Munich … Continue reading

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DGES Professor Chris Burn wins first ever Yukon North Slope Conservation Award

This award for outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations towards the conservation of wildlife, habitat and traditional Inuvialuit use on the Yukon North Slope was presented to Chris Burn in early October. For this award the Association cited his  work … Continue reading

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Recent thesis titles

PhD Abra Adamo,  “Intensifying inequality in the ‘sustainable city’: A poltical ecology of ‘smart growth’ in an era of neoliberal urband governance inthe City of Ottawa, Canada” (Fran Klodawsky, Fiona Mackenzie – co-supervisors) Asli Duru, “Istanbul’s Weekly Public Markets:  Narratives … Continue reading

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DGES Undergrad Alumni Profile – Sarah LaBreque

Alumni Profile: Sarah LaBreque I completed a BA Honours in Environmental Studies with a minor in Mass Communication in 2008. At the time, I wasn’t sure if this combination of disciplines made sense from a career perspective, but when I … Continue reading

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Food Insecurity – Beth Mburu

Countries like Canada often debate how much aid they should send to developing nations.  DGES PhD candidate Beth Mburu is hoping that her research could eventually lead to less dependence on foreign aid for Africa. Mburu,  is identifying ways which … Continue reading

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