Announcements

New Book from Jessica Dempsey: Enterprising Nature (January 26, 2017)

  Jessica Dempsey (Assistant Professor, UBC Geography) has just published her first book, in the Antipode book series with Wiley-Blackwell. Enterprising Nature tracks the rise of a powerful idea in global biodiversity conservation.  Many ecologists, bureaucrats, and activists now believe that the only way to slow the decimation of nonhuman life on earth is to […]

Alumnus John Thistle’s Scholarly Publishing Recognized (September 25, 2016)

  UBC Geography alumnus John Thistle (PhD 2009) published his first book, Resettling the Range: Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in Early British Columbia in 2015. The book explores the ecology and history of BC interior’s grasslands and the people who lived there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Since its publication, the […]

Craig A. Jones Wins 2016 Guggenheim Dissertation Award (June 20, 2016)

Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Craig A. Jones, for winning The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship this year. Craig’s dissertation is on The war lawyers: US, Israel and the spaces of targeting.

Craig A. Jones Wins 2016 Western Regional 3MT Competition (May 2, 2016)

Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Craig A. Jones, for winning the Western Regional 3 Minute Thesis Competition this year! Craig presented “The War Lawyers” on April 29th at UBC Okanagan campus. Craig will now move onto the National 3 Minute Thesis Competition where he will compete against 11 other finalists.

Visiting Scholar, Takashi Nakazawa (April 7, 2016)

Professor Takashi Nakazawa is a new visiting scholar at UBC Geography. With a PhD from the University of Tokyo, Professor Nakazawa has been based at Meiji University since 2010, having previously been in the Faculty of Economics at Oita University. Professor Nakazawa’s research interests are situated at the intersection of economic, political and urban geography. His prize-winning […]

Visiting Scholar, Hans Peter Schmid (March 9, 2016)

Professor Hans Peter (HaPe) Schmid is a new visiting scholar at UBC Geography; he will be with us from March until June 2016. HaPe is a graduate of this department (Supervisor Tim Oke) and is currently director of Atmospheric Environmental Research at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU) 
in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Hans Peter […]

Visiting Scholar, Fenne Pinkster (March 1, 2016)

Dr. Fenne Pinkster is a new visiting scholar to UBC Geography while on a sabbatical term from the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies. She is an urban geographer with specialties in housing and neighborhood change, segregation and polarization, and community identity and sense of place. Read more about her work […]

Visiting Scholar, Natasha Picone (February 22, 2016)

Dr. Natasha Picone from the Instituto de Geografía, Historia y Ciencias Sociales (IGEHCS), CONICET – UNCPBA, in Argentina is a visiting scholar at UBC Geography until May 2016. Dr. Natasha Picone is an urban climatologist. She studies urban heat islands using ground-based surveys and space-based satellite measurements, and teaches courses in geographical information science and […]

Visiting Scholar, Paula Schönach (February 11, 2016)

Dr. Paula Schönach holds a post-doctoral position at the University of Helsinki in the Department of Environmental Sciences and is the working group coordinator for the Finnish Water Forum. She will be here at UBC Geography for the next few months working on various projects in water history. Paula is currently conducting a comparative study […]

CFI 2015 Grant to Establish Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (January 22, 2016)

UBC Geography / the Faculty of Arts, through a CFI Infrastructure Fund from The Canada Foundation for Innovation and BCKDF, will establish the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research on Greenhouse Gas Exchange. The laboratory will allow state-of-the-art climate research on greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration in Canada’s forested, tundra, and urban landscapes. The laboratory will share analytical technology, […]

Dan Hiebert’s Webinar on the Syrian Refugee Crisis (November 19, 2015)

In collaboration with AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC), Professor Dan Hiebert has released a webinar on the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Watch it here.

Dan Moore Awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award (APEGBC) (November 3, 2015)

Congratulations Dan Moore who has been awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC).

Derek Gregory Receives Honorary Fellowship (September 30, 2015)

Professor Derek Gregory received an Honorary Fellowship from King’s College London on 20 July at the Barbican. The Honorary Fellowship “recognises the exceptional distinction achieved on the part of the holder through their public and professional life”.”

Derek Gregory to give Tanner Lecture at Cambridge (September 29, 2015)

Professor Derek Gregory has been invited to give the Tanner Lectures at Cambridge on 13-14 January 2016. The title of his lecture is “Reach from the sky: aerial violence and the everywhere war”. The Lectures are given in parallel at nine universities in the UK and the USA: Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, […]

Elvin Wyly Promoted to Professor (September 29, 2015)

Congratulations Elvin Wyly who has been promoted to full Professor, effective July 1, 2015! Professor Wyly’s research focuses on the relations between market processes and state policy in producing and reinforcing urban social inequalities. His recent and ongoing projects focus on class, racial, and gender discrimination in mortgage lending and foreclosures in the U.S. urban system; housing […]

Matthew Evenden Promoted to Professor (September 29, 2015)

Congratulations Matthew Evenden who has been promoted to full Professor, effective July 1, 2015! Professor Evenden’s research focuses on environmental history and water history, particularily on the history and politics of large rivers, particularly in Canada. His latest book, Allied Powers: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War, was published earlier this year. He is […]

Professor Emeritus Mike Church Elected AGU Fellow (July 31, 2015)

Congratulations to Mike Church who has been elected as a Fellow Member of the American Geophysical Union for his exceptional contributions to Earth sciences! This honor is bestowed on only 0.1% of the AGU membership in any given year.  

Matthew Evenden Appointed to Associate Dean (June 29, 2015)

Congratulations to Associate Professor Matthew Evenden who has been appointed as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for a three year term starting July 2015.

Sustainability Learning Pathway Comes to Geography (June 29, 2015)

Geography announces its Sustainability Learning Pathway for all BA and BSc degrees offered by the department. With funding from a University Sustainability Initiative Pathway Seed Grant, Dr. Brett Eaton led a project to develop specific, sustainability learning outcomes relevant to our specializations, and to map all existing courses in Geography onto these learning outcomes. Following […]

Professor Emeritus John Chapman (1923-2015) (June 12, 2015)

  It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our distinguished colleague John Chapman. Born in Poole, Dorset on July 24th, 1923 he died in Vancouver on June 9th 2015. John retired from UBC in 1988 having been a member of the department for about 40 years – probably a record. John […]