News Digest of the CAG

Edition 2, Issue 29 - November 16, 2020

Bulletin de nouvelles de l'ACG

Édition 2, Numéro 29 - le 16 novembre 2020

Awards and Achievements | Prix et réalisations

Political Geography's 2020 Early Career Researcher Paper Award: Congratulations to Adeniyi Asiyanbi and co-authors Edwin Ogar and Oluyemi Akintoye, whose paper "Complexities and surprises in local resistance to neoliberal conservation" has been selected as one of two winners of Political Geography's 2020 Early Career Researcher paper award competition. Adeniyi Asiyanbi is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, University of Calgary. 


Le prix de communication par chercheur en début de carrière, Political Geography 2020 : Félicitations à Adeniyi Asiyanbi et aux co-auteurs Edwin Ogar et Oluyemi Akintoye, dont l'article « Complexities and surprises in local resistance to néoliberal conservation » a été sélectionné comme l'un des deux lauréats du prix de communication par chercheur en édbut de carrière de Political Geography en 2020. Adeniyi Asiyanbi est actuellement boursier postdoctoral du CRSH au Département de géographie de l'Université de Calgary.


Calls for Papers and Upcoming Events

Appels à communications et événements à venir

Health GIS Day: Join virtually on November 18th to celebrate GIS Day from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm MST. This is a free event organized by the Geographies of Health and GIS Analysis research group at the O’Brien Institute of Public Health and is open to anyone with an interest in health and/or GIS. For more information, including registration and agenda, see here

Memorial University Nexus Roundtable Event: The interdisciplinary Nexus Centre at Memorial University invites you to a FREE online roundtable on Wed November 25th from 7-9 pm: "Making Change with COVID: Possibilities for Living and Learning." How do rumors and misinformation affect medical decision-making? What have been the impacts of COVID on women’s health? What are the dangers of mobilizing the notion of resilience as a response to pandemics? What does COVID mean for urban and rural places? Discuss these topics (and more!) with the four panelists: Dr. Sophie Harman (Global health policy/Queen Mary University of London), Dr. Andrea Kitta (Folklore & Medicine, East Caroline University), Ashleigh Weeden (Rural Development, Guelph University), Dr. Michael Orsini (Feminist & Gender Studies, University of Ottawa). Moderators: Dr. Ainsley Hawthorn and Andrew Hawthorn. Register here.

Climate Adaptation Research for BC Agriculture Virtual Workshop: Join the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network’s (ACARN) annual provincial workshop from December 7 - 9, 2020, for an excellent line up of speakers and opportunities for dialogue, collaboration and networking, including: Applied research webinars for berry and vegetable producers covering pest management strategies, soil health, and innovative practices to adapt to and mitigate climate change ; A keynote presentation by Dr. Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, on Lessons from the Last 10 Years of Drosophila suzukii: Moving Forward with Management ; Interactive workshops to move collaborative strategies forward on cross-cutting issues from sharing pest data to strengthening BC agri-weather networks to supporting Indigenous food systems research and applying new tools to improve agriculture land-use decision-making ; A student research forum to hear from future leaders in agriculture adaptation research about field research across the province. This event is free.  For more information and to register, visit the event website

WDCAG 2021: The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers WDCAG 2021 will be hosted remotely by the Department of Geography & Environment at the University of Lethbridge, March 5-6, 2021 online from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Geographers from all fields of geography and related disciplines are invited to attend remotely. Registration is FREE through Eventbrite. The theme is Beyond 2020: Geographical Research During Crises. Proposals for Special Sessions should be directed to - Special Session call closes December 18th, 2020. Abstracts will be accepted through an online form that will be available on the Eventbrite page soon.


Webinaire gratuit du RGQ : Dans le cadre de la Semaine de la géographie 2020, le Regroupement des géographes du Québec (RGQ) vous propose une conférence en ligne de M. Martin Simard, professeur-titulaire au département des sciences humaines et sociales de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Thème : Les effets territoriaux de la COVID-19 vus sous l'angle du débat sur l'étalement urbain. Date et heure : mardi, 17 novembre 2020 à midi. Lieu : via Zoom (cliquez ce lien). En préparation au webinaire, vous êtes invité.es à lire le texte « La pandémie de COVID-19 et le débat sur l’étalement urbain : tournant majeur ou accident de parcours? » paru dans la revue Organisation et Territoires dont M. Simard est l’auteur afin de nourrir l’échange qui suivra la présentation. Veuillez confirmer votre présence en écrivant à l’adresse :

WDCAG 2021 : La 63e réunion annuelle de la Division Ouest de l'Association canadienne des géographes WDCAG 2021 sera organisée à distance par le Département de géographie et environnement de l'Université de Lethbridge (Alberta), du 5 au 6 mars 2021 en ligne. Les géographes de tous les domaines de la géographie et des disciplines connexes sont invités à y assister à distance. L'inscription est GRATUITE via Eventbrite. Le thème est Beyond 2020: Geographical Research During Crises. Les propositions de séances spéciales doivent être adressées à - L'appel des séances spéciales se termine le 18 décembre 2020. Les résumés seront acceptés via un formulaire en ligne qui sera bientôt disponible sur la page Eventbrite.


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.

Drew F. Kaufman. Canadian homeless mobilities: Tracing the inter‐regional movements of At Home/Chez Soi participants.

Andrea Bowra, Angela Mashford‐Pringle, Blake Poland. Indigenous learning on Turtle Island: A review of the literature on land‐based learning.

Jin‐Kyu Jung. Teaching creative geovisualization: Imagining the creative in/of GIS.


Other Recent Geography Publications 

Autres publications géographiques récentes

Dialogues in Human GeographyVolume 10, Number 3

Journal of Rural and Community DevelopmentVolume 15, Number 3

Physical GeographyVolume 41, Issue 6

Carton, W., Asiyanbi, A., Beck, S., Buck, H. J., & Lund, J. F. (2020). Negative emissions and the long history of carbon removalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 11(6), e671.

Call for Papers: The open-access journal in Remote Sensing is currently running a Special Issue on "Optical Remote Sensing Applications in Urban Areas." All submissions, including featured articles, will be subject to peer review. For more information about the Special Issue, see here. Deadline for manuscript submissions: July 31, 2021. For information on manuscript preparation and related matters, see the instructions for authors

Call for Papers: A Special Issue of the open-access journal Sustainability, on "Shaping Tomorrow’s Arctic," is planned. This Special Issue explores the past, present and future of Arctic sustainability. They are looking for contributions across the social sciences, humanities, and natural/physical sciences. The deadline for submitting manuscripts is July 19, 2021. For more information, see here

Call for Papers: The journal Advances in Ecological Research invites abstract submissions to participate in a special issue titled "Pluralism in Ecosystem Governance." This Special Issue will facilitate an exposition of pluralism in ecosystem governance research, especially as it relates to translational ecology, i.e. linking ecological knowledge to decision-making and action-taking. They take an inclusive approach to interpreting pluralism and will target contributions that view pluralism from different perspectives; for example, diverse perceptions of the nature of ecosystems, diverse types of knowledge about ecosystems and their governance, and diverse values. Articles will highlight benefits and challenges of pluralism in the context of ecosystem governance, synthesizing past studies and literature and including scholars’ own reflections on working with pluralism. Articles will be selected to represent diversity in discipline, geography, region, scale, governance arrangements, and authorship. Questions and abstracts can be directed to Dr. Jen Holzer (jholzer@brocku.caby the end of December 2020.


Job Postings | Offres d'emploi

Assistant Professor in Environmental PlanningUniversity of Toronto (St. George)

Deadline/Date limite: 11-24-2020. [More information / Plus d'info]

Associate Professor / Professor in Chinese Canadian Studies - University of Toronto (St. George)

Deadline/Date limite: 12-02-2020. [More information / Plus d'info]

Assistant Professor in Urban Forest Design - University of British Columbia

Deadline/Date limite: 12-15-2020. [More information / Plus d'info]

Professor in Black/Economic Geographies - University of Toronto

Deadline/Date limite: 12-21-2020. [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]

Assistant Professor in Connectivity Science - University of British Columbia

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

Postdoctoral Fellow in Suburban Mobilities - University of Toronto (Scarborough)

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

CFES Coffee Chat: Tune in for the latest Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) coffee chat, where Rachel Newrick, President Elect of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences, chats about Volunteering and Mentorship, and Diane Hanano, Director of Communications presents the 2020 Mentorship Medal to Professor Dominique Weis, of University of British Columbia.

2021 ACUNS Awards & Scholarships: The 2021 Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) Awards Program offers eight different awards that support up to 18 students in various disciplines engaged in northern research, providing funds to students at college and university undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral researchers to facilitate their northern research. Applications close January 31, 2021. For more information, visit the website


Bourses et prix d'AUCEN : Le programme de prix de l’Association universitaire canadienne d’études nordiques (AUCEN) 2021 offre huit prix différents qui soutiennent jusqu'à 18 étudiants dans diverses disciplines engagés dans la recherche nordique, fournissant des fonds aux étudiants des collèges et universités de premier cycle, des cycles supérieurs et des doctorants pour faciliter leur recherche nordique. Le cycle compétitif des prix se terminent le 31 janvier 2021. Pour plus d'informations, visitez le site Web.

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