Meet a Geographer Monday #2


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Meet a Geographer Monday #1


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Have you mapped today?


The OGSR Library will be hosting its 2nd annual GIS Open House on November 17th from 10 AM – 3 PM. The day will consist of interactive displays, activities, GIS demonstrations/tutorials and a complimentary pizza lunch!

There will be door prizes and giveaways at the event, taking place at 669 Exeter Road, London Ontario.

Exhibitors include the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Thames Valley Conservation Authority, Western University and more!

If you have any questions about the event contact

We are looking forward to seeing everyone together as a GIS community, and the wealth of knowledge that will be on display for the promotion of Geography!


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Our upcoming meeting is on Wednesday, September 27th at 11.30.

If you are leading, or a member of, one of the committee’s, this is your opportunity to check-in about what has been happening and upcoming events. If you are not on a committee, but would like to be, then we encourage you to attend. For a list of opportunities to get involved, browse the links on this website or contact Kate ( or Merlin ( We still need a number of people on committees and there are plenty of different opportunities that range in time commitment required.

This invitation is for all graduate students in Geography. Food is provided.

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Invitation to all graduate students

Join a committee (or more) in our GeoGrads society!

It’s an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow graduate students in the department and to polish leadership and organizational skills to benefit our own community. The position you hold will look great in your CV, too.

The committees are:

  • Graduate Affairs (GAC)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA)
  • International Students
  • Research Committee
  • Social Committee
  • Society of Graduate Students (SOGS)
  • Speaker Series
  • Wellness and Sustainability Committee

GeoGrads will provide information regarding the role of each committee during orientation time in the beginning of the Fall Term 2017. You may find the committees’ current news and updates under the menu Committee Updates.

There is a lot of spots available for everyone to get involved with. Please contact the GeoGrads Co-Presidents Kate ( or Merlin ( to sign up or to get more information.

Everyone is invited!

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Congratulations to 2016 / 2017 Student Scholarships & Awards Recipients!

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Recipients (Masters)

Erika Freeman                             Rainer Hilland


Ontario Graduate Scholarship Recipients (PhD)

Rebecca Ellis                              Heather Peacock


NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarship (Masters)

Rebecca Doyle


SSHRC – Canadian Graduate Scholarship (Masters)

Rosalind Ragetlie


CGS-D – Canadian Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral)

Siera Vercillo (SSHRC)


ESRI Canada GIS Scholarship

Jenny Tjhin


2015 / 2016 CAG Winners

Lydia Osei                                     Katherine Schieman


E.G. Pleva Teaching Assistantship in Geography Award

Michael Allen                                Julia Howett


The Edward G. Pleva Fellowship Award

Rainer Hilland                                Stuart McHenry


The Brian Luckman Award

Timothy Wiechers


The Allen K. Philbrick Scholarship in Cultural Geography

Kayla Baumgartner


The Michael J. Troughton Graduate Student Award

Kilian Atuoye


Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division (CAGONT)

Evan Cleave, Treasurer, 2016-2018


2016 / 2017 Speaker Series Appreciation

Thank you to our Speaker Series Team for another successful year! 

Carol Hunsberger                         Danielle Barr

Rebecca Doyle                               Catherine DuBreck

Martin Lefebvre                            Jenny Tjhin

Siera Vercillo                                 Hongyu Zhang

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Meeting and Committee nominations

Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather!
It’s time for our meeting again.
Call for committee nominations!
If you would like to be a part of our GeoGrads society, or know of someone who would be a good fit for one of the committees, please feel free to nominate for:
Social Committee
International Committee
Research Committee
Speaker Series
Wellness and Sustainability Committee
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Graduate Affairs
Nominations can be made at:

Hope to see you there!

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Congrats, Merlin!


Let’s give it up to Merlin Chatwin, our new GeoGrads Co-President!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the election process.

Our committees will be needing new members, check this website for an exclusive list of those. We will be organizing a second set of elections coming up for those positions.

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Co-President Nominees are out. Time to vote!

Based on the last poll, we’ve got the names out. Vote for the one you see fit for a GeoGrads Co-President position!
The voting will remain open till Friday, May 5 at 11:59AM and Kate will announce the new Co-President by 4:00PM of that day.
Happy voting!
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It’s election time again!


Know someone in Geograds who could be a great candidate for our Co-President to work with Kate this year? It’s anonymous, so nominate him or her…. even if that may be yourself!

Click here! (deadline: Apr 18th 4pm)

After we have our Co-President nominees, polls are open for voting until Thursday 20th.
Next, nominations for committee members. Check this website again for updates.
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