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Three UBC Geography students receive Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (May 27, 2020)

Mollie Holmberg, Rachel Brydolf-Horwitz and Mickael Omstedt are among 23 VCGS recipients at UBC

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)

Professors emeriti 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

Siobhán McPhee named Open Education Resource Champion (October 21, 2019)

Dr. McPhee works with open and emerging technologies, such as creating augmented reality apps, to expand the boundaries of education.

UBC faculty launch climate pledge (October 8, 2019)

Participants are pledging to reduce their work-related air travel and requesting that the university make fundamental changes in order to reduce its environmental impact

Sarah A. Whaley Book Prize awarded to Dr. Tara Cookson (October 7, 2019)

Recognizing Dr. Cookson's work on her book 'Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs'.

Marwan Hassan awarded international prize (October 1, 2019)

The Qian Ning International Prize for Erosion and Sedimentation Technology was awarded in September.