News

Jamie Peck named Fellow of the British Academy (July 27, 2020)

The fellowship recognizes his high international standing and scholarly distinction in the field of economic geography.

UBC Geography Courses for 2020W Term 1 (June 23, 2020)

All UBC Geography courses for 2020 Winter Term 1 will be offered online. This list details which will require scheduled attendance and which will not.

Madeline Whetung awarded Indigenous History Best Article Prize (June 22, 2020)

The 2020 award recognizes doctoral candidate Whetung's work "(En)Gendering Shoreline Law: Nishnaabeg Relational Politics Along the Trent Severn Waterway"

What could a feminist, green, and global response to COVID-19 look like? (June 9, 2020)

Any Green New Deal must be international and intersectional, say Dr. Jessica Dempsey and Dr. Rosemary Collard.

A reading list of Black geographers (June 4, 2020)

A collection of work by Black geographers, and additional recommended readings on Black geographies and anti-Blackness in the United States and Canadian contexts.

Jessica Hallenbeck wins CAG award for research (May 26, 2020)

The Starkey-Robinson Award for Graduate Research on Canada recognizes high quality graduate research that furthers understanding of the geography of Canada.

Care homes need to be more of a priority for Canadian health (May 4, 2020)

Tom Koch and Ken Denike spoke to Global News about the need for a reorganization of the system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Michael Fabris appointed as Assistant Professor, Indigenous Geographies (April 15, 2020)

Michael's current work addresses the relationships between law, settler colonialism, and Indigenous dispossession, and he has already received recognition for his scholarship through numerous awards and honours.

A message from the Head (March 25, 2020)

An update from Head of Department Prof. Geraldine Pratt on grading for geography courses.

Grading options for students completing courses in April 2020 (March 24, 2020)

Preliminary guidelines from Arts Academic Advising.

Sara Cannon recognized for exceptional teaching (March 4, 2020)

The Geography PhD candidate received some of the highest student evaluations in the Faculty of Science.

Glacier retreat can lead to an increase in landslides (March 4, 2020)

A new paper from recent graduate Hayley Williams and associate professor Michele Koppes has highlighted the connection.

Jennifer Williams receives Killam Research Fellowship (February 12, 2020)

Fellowships are awarded to enable faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave.

Geography student Rithikha Rajamohan advances to 3MT finals (January 27, 2020)

Rithikha's presentation on urban resilience to climate change was selected as one of the top 10 submissions to the Three Minute Thesis competition.

Dementia care is being outsourced to the global south (January 14, 2020)

Prof. Pratt's ongoing research explores experiences of families sending their loved ones to Thailand to receive care, and of the Thai staff who care for them

2020 Colloquium Series (January 6, 2020)

Kicking off on Jan 7th with a feminist history of geomorphology.

Nature study on global water towers from Michele Koppes (December 9, 2019)

Prof. Koppes is part of an international team evaluating the vulnerability of the world's fresh water supply

Jamie Peck receives 2020 AAG Distinguished Scholarship Award (December 2, 2019)

The honour was awarded by the American Association of Geographers for his "foundational and sustained contributions to the field of economic geography."

Zoe Panchen awarded NSERC & L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Supplement (November 26, 2019)

The $10,000 award will support Dr. Panchen's field research on Arctic plant ecology in Ellesmere Island, Nunavut.

Report finds federal pension plan is invested in fossil fuels (November 19, 2019)

Associate professor Jessica Dempsey and her co-authors find that the CPP's investments are not in line with restricting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celcius