2018 Winners of our Geography Department Awards

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Geography Department award winners!

  • Geography Research Day Best Presentation: Trevor Dickinson
  • Award for Service to the Geography Department: Kayla Harris
  • Carto Cup 2018: Lena Ware
  • CAG Undergraduate Award: Trevor Dickinson
  • Lady Rose Award: Jessica Pyett
  • Also: NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award: Trevor Dickinson

2018 Carto Cup Competition

And the winner of the 12th Annual Cartographic Design Challenge is... ADGIS student Lena Ware! Lena entered a map that she worked on as part of her ADGIS program. Her map shows a "Summary of Ecosystem Loss on Saltspring Island between 1992 and 2014." For a list of past winners and other contest details, please see the Carto Cup website.

Lena Ware and Jessica Craig

Lena Ware (Left) and Jessica Craig (Right)

Congratulations to Larissa for having her paper published in The Canadian Geographer!

 Larissa’s research started as a GEOG 491: Research Project. With time, dedication, hard work and guidance from supportive faculty, she managed to create an excellent paper. It was published by The Canadian Geographer this past spring.

 Larissa Thelin, Jeff Lewis, Alan Gilchrist and Jessica Craig. 2018. The potential effects of climate change on the habitat range of the Vancouver Island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis). The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien. doi.org/10.1111/cag.12448

New map and visitor's guide for Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society

Following the successful application to the Community Engagement Accelerator Grant; geography work-op student Jessica Pyett, and the Geography Technician, Jessica Craig, worked with the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society (SMWS) to create a new map and visitors guide for the conservation area. Recent changes to the trails and boundaries of the Somenos Marsh Conservation Area provided an excellent opportunity for work-op student Jessica Pyett to apply her cartographic skills. This provided a valuable resource that the SMWS can use for engaging and educating the public on the Somenos Marsh.

somenosmarshvisitorsguide.pdf

Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society webpage

J. Pyett and J. CraigJessica Pyett (left) and Jessica Craig (right)

2017 Winners of our Geography Department Awards

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Geography Department award winners!

Geography Research Day Best Presentation: Kayla Harris
3rd-Year Geography Award: Trevor Dickinson and Wren Congdon
Award for Service to the Geography Department: Kayla Harris
Carto Cup 2017: Andrew Wilson
CAG Undergraduate Award: Sarah Holden
Lady Rose Award: Haley Robinson

VIU Faculty Association’s Student Community Engagement Award 2017

Wren Congdon Award

On April 20th, It was announced that Michelle (Wren) Congdon, a Geography student, was one of this year’s winners of the Vancouver Island University Faculty Association’s Student Community Engagement Award. In addition to the distinction of gaining the recognition, Wren receives $500.00 that goes with the award. The Award was established to recognize students who have made significant contributions to the quality of campus life.

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