Feminist Intersectional Solidarity Group
Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture Series
Every second year, the Feminist Intersectional Solidarity Group (FIGS) of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) is honoured to sponsor the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture.
Dr. Damaris Rose
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Dr. Maureen Reed
University of Saskatchewan
Seeking red herrings in the wood: Tending the shared spaces of environmental and feminist geographies
delivered at Lakehead Univeristy
Dr. Isabel Dyck
University of British Columbia, at the time
Feminist geography, the ‘everyday’, and local–global relations: Hidden spaces of place-making
delivered at Moncton, NB
Dr. Evelyn Peters
University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Jennifer Hyndman
Simon Fraser University, at the time
Towards a feminist geopolitics
delivered at Brock University
Who is Suzanne Mackenzie?
Dr. Sharlene Mollet
Professor Sharlene Mollett is cross-appointed to the Departments of Human Geography and Global Development Studies at UTSC and is a member of the Graduate Program in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. She is Chair of Global Development Studies. She was the 2023 nominee for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial lecture, and delivered her lecture, “Racial Geographies of Land and Domestic Service in Panama,” at the Annual Meeting of the CAG hosted by Université de Québec a Montréal, May 9, 2023.
Dr. Beverley Mullings
Professor Beverley Mullings, cross-appointed in Geography and Planning and Women’s Studies at Queen’s University, was the 2021 nominee for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial lecture. Dr. Mullings delivered her lecture, “Beyond the dark side of resilience,” remotely at the online CAG hosted by UNBC, June 8, 2021.
Dr. Margo Greenwood and Ms. Linda Sioui
Dr. Margo Greenwood and Ms. Linda Sioui are the 2018 nominees for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture, delivered on August 7 in Quebec City.
Dr. Sarah de Leeuw
Associate Professor Sarah de Leeuw, appointed in the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), is the 2016 nominee for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture. Dr. de Leeuw delivered the lecture entitled “Writing as a Form of Righting: Practicing Feminist Anti-Racist Literary Geo-graphing in Colonial Canada” at Dalhousie University on June 1, 2016.
Dr. Linda Peake
Professor Linda Peake, appointed in the Department of Social Science at York University, was the 2014 nominee for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture. Dr. Peake delivered the lecture entitled “Rethinking Feminist Interventions into Geography” at Brock University on May 27, 2014.
Dr. Audrey Kobayashi
Professor Audrey Kobayashi of Geography at Queen's University was the 2012 nominee for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture. Dr. Kobayashi delivered the talk: "Coming to the Intersection: Impossible Conversations on Race and Gender along the Road" at Wilfrid Laurier University on May 29, 2012.
Dr. Kobayashi's presentation is available to view on line: Coming to the Intersection [1 hour]
Dr. Catherine Nolin
Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), was the 2010 nominee for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture. Dr. Nolin delivered the talk "Geography That Breaks Your Heart: Feminist Geography To/From the Peripheries" at the University of Regina on June 2, 2010. The full presentation, along with introductions from Drs. Sarah de Leeuw & Damaris Rose, is now available to view on line: Geography That Breaks Your Heart [1 hr, 20 min]
Suzanne Mackenzie was a much beloved member of the geographical community, both in Canada and around the world. A pioneer in feminist urban geography, she contributed actively to discussions and research about women and geography and continues to be remembered for her courage, her commitment to feminism, her deep sense of caring for friends, family and students, her sense of justice and her irrepressible humour. These characteristics were all bound up in a generous spirit. She died on October 24, 1998 in her home in Nelson, B.C., at the age of 48. (Please see “Tributes to Suzanne Mackenzie”, Gender, Place and Culture 6 (4), 2009: 401-415; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713668837.)
Sample of Suzanne's early Women & Environments teaching material, McGill University, 1980 (pdf)
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