First Undergraduate Spring Conference


Left to right: Anson Ching, Jialin Yang, Kathryn Miles, Kelsey Land, Seth Gillis


The Department of Geography’s first Undergraduate Spring Conference (organized by Geography Students’ Association’s VP External, Emily Huang) was held on April 8th in the Geography Building. Jialin Yang, VP Academic and co-editor in chief of this year’s Trail Six, also gave everyone a glimpse of what the journal will look like this year.

There were five presenters this year, four from our department and one from UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies:

Kathryn Miles
Geo-Yoniographies: An Exploration of Birth Places and Spaces

Blake Hawkins
Where are the Gays in Where are the Men? A Continuation of Rural Masculinity and Gay Space

Jialin Yang
Kangaroo Rat Mounds and Vegetation Changes in the Chihuahuan Desert

Anson Ching
Growing out of the Region & The Legitimating Imaginaries of Neo-Lamarckian Possibilism

Seth Gillis, Kelsey Land, Sam Bloom, Vanesa Chang, Maddi Dellplain, Kaeli Alexander
GEOG 495 Geographies of Social Movements in the Americas – [Untitled Video Project]

With the five presenters, all three streams of the undergraduate Geography program: Human Geography, Environment and Sustainability, and Physical Geography, were represented.

Recap and photo by Mimi Yu