Celebrating Convocation 2014

Students were honoured for their hard work and dedication at Convocation on Friday, June 13th, 2014. The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies celebrated the accomplishments of several PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate students.


PhD graduates in attendance included:

Laura Dingle Robertson PhD “Evaluating Spatial and Seasonal Variability of Wetlands in Eastern Ontario Using Remote Sensing and GIS”;

Christopher Huggins PhD “Seeing Like a Neoliberal State? Authoritarian High Modernism, Commercialization and Governmentality in Rwanda’s Agricultural Reform”;

Stephanie Pyne PhD “Sound of the Drum, Energy of the Dance – Making the Lake Huron Treaty Atlas the Anishinaabe Way”; and

Parastu Mirabzadeh Ardakani PhD “Political ecology of conservation in the ‘Alagol, Ulmagol, and Ajigol’ glocal wetlands, Turkmen Sahra, northeast Iran”


Masters students in attendance included:

Meaghan Kenny MA “Exploring Karen Experiences of Urban Agriculture in Ottawa: The Importance of Place-making, Agriculture and Culturual Identity”; and

Ryan Simone MA “Cascading Failure in Critical Infrastructure: An Actor-Network Analysis of the 1998 Ice Storm in Ottawa”.


Another year and successful celebration honouring all the geography and environmental studies students who worked very hard in pursuit of their degrees.

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