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WDCAG 2023: Planning for Resilience and Climate Change
March 10-11, 2023, University of the Fraser Valley. CAG Western Division.

Call for Proposals

64th WDCAG Annual Meeting, March 10-11, 2023:

Planning for Resilience and Climate Change

Deadline extended - Abstracts will be accepted until Friday 17 February 2023  NOW CLOSED

The 64th Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) will be hosted by the School of Land-Use and Environmental Change at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford, BC on March 10-11, 2023. Geographers from all fields of geography and related disciplines are invited to attend. 


Field trips will take place on the afternoon of Friday, March 10th followed by a keynote presentation at 7pm at UFV’s Abbotsford campus.  The main conference program will take place at UFV’s Abbotsford campus on Saturday, March 11th and will be followed by the WDCAG AGM and the WDCAG 2023 Un-Banquet Social.  More details to come.


​Those wishing to organize special sessions (papers or panel discussion) must contact conference organizers at with an email attachment in MS-Word containing a session title and up to 250-word description. If the names of presenters or panelists are known, please also provide this information in a covering email. 

The deadline for registering special sessions is 27 January 2023.  NOW CLOSED

While we invite submissions from all areas of geographic scholarship, the theme of the meeting is Planning for Resilience and Climate Change.

​Those wishing to present their research are invited to submit a digital abstract in MS-Word via email to The deadline for submission of abstracts is 17 February 2023 at 4pm - NOW CLOSED. It is the responsibility of authors to ensure the accuracy and quality of abstract submissions (they will not be edited before inclusion in the Conference Final Programme).

The file should include:

  • A title (100 characters or less)

  • Complete list of authors and affiliations (lead author listed first)

  • An abstract of 250 words or less

  • Up to five key word terms separated by semi-colons.

  • An indication of the type of presentation: paper or poster

  • List of authors. If the lead author is a student, please indicate in a covering email whether you wish the presentation to be considered for a student award and, if so, the appropriate student category (i.e., Undergraduate, Masters or PhD). In cases where a student is presenting work completed in an earlier degree, the appropriate adjudication category is the one in which you are presently enrolled.

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