News Digest of the CAG

Edition 2, Issue 36 - February 26, 2021

Bulletin de nouvelles de l'ACG

Édition 2, Numéro 36 - le 26 février 2021

Awards and Achievements | Prix et réalisations

Call for Contributions: We are always looking to acknowledge the successes of those in the geography community. Share a recent award or achievement, either for yourself or for a colleague, by sending it in to


Appel à contributions : Nous cherchons toujours à reconnaître les succès des membres de la communauté géographique. Partagez un prix ou une réalisation récente, pour vous-même ou pour un collègue, en l'envoyant à


Calls for Papers and Upcoming Events

Appels à communications et événements à venir

CAG 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting: The Geography Program at UNBC is pleased to extend an invitation to the 71st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, which will run virtually from June 7-11, 2021. The theme of the conference is Embracing connectivity: Coming together and moving forward and we invite submissions from all areas of geographic scholarship. The deadline to submit a special session has been EXTENDED to March 15, 2021 / the deadline to submit an individual paper or poster is March 26, 2021. Visit the conference website for more information about the theme, submissions, and the preliminary schedule of events. Register here first to submit an abstract or special session proposal, and see the list of themed calls for papers here

GeoIgnite 2021: GeoIgnite invites the geospatial community to engage with one another by sharing your work, services, and data. GeoIgnite will be going virtual in April 2021 to bring government and industry together for innovative programming. This online event spanning 3 weeks will include: First Event – April 14th: GeoIgnite Career Fair & Diversity Leadership ; Second Event April 21-22: GeoIgnite Conference Canadian Geospatial Leadership & Geospatial Intelligence ; Third Event Week of April 26th: GeoIgnite Skill Share: Workshops, Seminars & Training. For more information, visit the website

2021 IASNR Virtual Conference: The virtual conference will take place June 20-24, 2021. The conference theme is Building a Global Network for Natural Resource Social Science. The deadline to submit individual abstracts and poster proposals is February 28, 2021. Visit the website for more information. 

GIScience 2021: The 11th international conference on geographic information science will take place from September 27-30, 2021 in Poznan, Poland. For more information about the conference, visit the website


Assemblée annuelle virtuelle de l'ACG 2021 : Le programme de géographie de l'UNBC est heureux d'inviter la 71e Assemblée annuelle de l'Association canadienne des géographes, qui se déroulera virtuellement du 7 au 11 juin 2021. Le thème de l'assemblée est Adopter la connectivité : Se rassembler et aller de l'avant et nous invitons les soumissions de tous les domaines de la recherche géographique. La date limite pour soumettre une séance spéciale a été PROLONGÉE jusqu'au 15 mars 2021 / la date limite pour soumettre une communication ou affiche individuelle est le 26 mars 2021Veuillez visiter le site web du congrès pour plus d'information sur le thème, les soumissions et le programme préliminaire. Inscrivez-vous ici pour pouvoir soumettre un résumé ou une proposition de séance spéciale, et consultez la liste des appels à contributions thématiques ici


New in The Canadian Geographer

Nouveau dans Le Géographe canadien

Just published! The latest articles in TCG. 


Tout juste publié ! Les derniers articles dans LGG.

Editor's Pick - Geoff Mann's paper Settler‐colonialism's anti‐social contract The Wiley Invited Lecture at the 2019 annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers is FREELY AVAILABLE until March 15th. 

Last chance - the entire latest issue of TCG is freely available until February 28th: 

Volume 64, Issue 4 - David Ley Special Forum


Also new in TCG: 

Aditi Das, Mahima Taneja. Book Review: Subaltern Geographies Edited by  Tariq Jazeel Stephen Legg, University of Georgia Press, Athens, 2019.


Other Recent Geography Publications 

Autres publications géographiques récentes

Journal of Economic Geography, Volume 21, Issue 1

Diaz, I.I. (2021). Malignant citizenship: race, imperialism, and Puerto Rico-United States entanglements, Citizenship Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2021.1876640

Call for Chapters: A new ‘state of knowledge’ book project for the field of natural resource social sciences, co-edited by Kate Sherren (Dalhousie University), Gladman Thondhlana (Rhodes University), and Douglas Jackson-Smith (Ohio State) with the support of the International Association of Society & Natural Resources (IASNR). The working title is Opening Windows: Emerging Perspectives, Practices and Opportunities in Natural Resource Social Sciences. The volume is scheduled to be published with the Utah State University/University Press of Colorado in 2024. The deadline for chapter proposals is February 28, 2021. More details outlined in the full call for chapters.


Job Postings | Offres d'emploi

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Future Studies with application to Cities - University of Waterloo

Deadline/Date limite: 2-28-2021. [More information / Plus d'info]

Geomatics / Geodetic Specialist (Victoria) - BC Public Service

Deadline/Date limite: 3-09-2021. [More information / Plus d'info]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Management and Sustainability - University of Winnipeg

Deadline/Date limite: Open until filled. [More information / Plus d'info]

2-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economic Geography - McGill University

Deadline/Date limite: Open until filled. [More information / Plus d'info]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change - University of Guelph

Deadline/Date limite: Open until filled. [More information / Plus d'info]

Probationary Instructor in Earth and Atmospheric System Processes - University of Winnipeg

Deadline/Date limite: Open until filled. [More information / Plus d'info]

Tenure-Track/Tenured, Assistant / Associate / Professors (up to 12) for the advancement of Black academic excellence - McMaster University

Deadline/Date limite: Open until filled. [More information / Plus d'info]

Assistant Professor (2 positions) in Environmental Planning / Urban and Community Planning - University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Deadline/Date limite: Open until filled. [More information / Plus d'info]

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Geographies of Racialization - Simon Fraser University

Deadline/Date limite: Open until filled. [More information / Plus d'info]


News and Announcements | Nouvelles et annonces

CAG 2021 - Calls for Papers: Interested in presenting a paper at the CAG 2021 Virtual Conference? You can submit an individual paper to be placed in the program by the Local Organizing Committee, or you can submit a paper to a themed special session. See the growing list of calls for papers here and contact the special session organizer directly. 

Can Geo Talks - Virtual Series 2021 presents A Conversation About Rewilding: On March 4, join Canadian Geographic for a conversation about rewilding with J.B. MacKinnon. Author of The Once and Future WorldThe 100 Mile Diet and more, MacKinnon is an award-winning environment, nature and outdoors journalist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, National Geographic, and The Atlantic. His latest book, The Day the World Stops Shopping, will be published in May. Ahead of that, MacKinnon will speak to Canadian Geographic audiences in an exciting Q&A on March 4 at 8:30pm EST on YouTube. Questions are welcomed in advance by email ( For more information and the list of other upcoming talks, visit the website.  

Concordia GIS Summer Certificate 2021: In this one-week course, you will learn how to create and find spatial data, how to create maps and how to perform basic spatial analysis using free GIS software such as QGIS, GRASS, and Google Earth. No prior knowledge of GIS is required for this training, but good knowledge of the Windows environment is necessary. The course will take place from May 31 - June 4, 2021 at the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University, Montreal. They are prepared to deliver the course in-person but will switch to a virtual delivery if recommended by governmental COVID-19 response regulations at that time. See the website for more details and registration. 

New FIGS Newsletter: The CAG's Feminist Intersectional Solidarity Group (FIGS) has just released their 2021 Winter Newsletter, which is available here


ACG 2021 - Appels à contributions : Êtes-vous intéressé à présenter une communication lors du congrès virtuel de l'ACG 2021 ? Vous pouvez soumettre une communication individuelle qui sera placée dans le programme par le Comité organisateur local, ou vous pouvez soumettre une communication à une séance spéciale thématique. Consultez la liste croissante des appels à contributions ici et contactez directement l'organisateur de la séance spéciale. 


Nouveau bulletin d'information FIGS : Le Groupe de solidarité intersectionnelle féministe de l'ACG vient de publier son bulletin d'information de l'hiver 2021, qui est disponible ici

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