Department of Geography COVID-19 updates

To ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, March 19, Western will move to a required services model until further notice. During this time, Geography's staff will be working remotely and will be available by email. Read more

PhD Candidate named Vanier Scholar

A big congratulations to PhD Candidate Vanessa Ambtman-Smith on being a recipient of the 2020-2021 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. Vanessa will receive $50,000 annually for up to three years. Vanier scholars are selected based on leaderships skills, research potnetial, and a high standard of scholarly achievement in research that spans all disciplines. Read more

Grad fuses Indigenous health, geography into big plan

"First in her family to attend university right out of high school, Serena Mendizabal is aiming no lower than being a world-changer...Fueled by what she has learned from a host of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mentors and leaders at Western, she will be starting her master’s degree in Geography under the supervision of professor Diana Lewis in the fall." Read more

‘With so much as risk, we couldn’t just wait for help:' Indigenous communities and COVID-19

"To date, both the incidence of infection and mortality from COVID-19 have shone a bright light upon health inequity in Canada and around the world...At the broadest level, the social, economic and environmental conditions of many Indigenous communities in Canada place First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples at high risk for contracting COVID-19." Read more

Project targets climate resilience post-COVID-19

"Geography professor emeritus Gordon McBean has received a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis Grant to look at how communities across Canada can advance climate-resilience to reduce the risk of adverse climate impacts and damage." Read more

Western study will look at impact of COVID-19 on restaurants and grocery stores

London researchers including our very own Jason Gilliland, are searching for restaurant, grocery store and other food service business owners and employees to take part in a regional study tracking COVID-19’s fallout on the sector. Read more

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