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WDCAG 2020: Finding our Way in the Twenties, and Why Geography Matters More than Ever

March 13-14, Prince George, BC, Canada. CAG Western Division.

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) will be hosted by the Geography Program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Prince George, BC March 13-14, 2020. Geographers from all fields of geography and related disciplines are invited to attend.


Field trips will take place on Friday, March 13th, and you can register for them here


The WDCAG 2020 Social will take place on Saturday, March 14th at Trench Brewing & Distilling Inc. Find more information here, and buy your ticket here.

While we invite submissions from all areas of geographic scholarship, the theme of the meeting is Finding our Way in the Twenties, and Why Geography Matters More than Ever. As we enter a new decade, significant changes are underway in environmental, social, political and economic systems operating at a variety of scales. As always, spatial perspectives offer unique and valuable insights on these changing conditions, and geographical scholarship remains an effective means by which to enhance greater empathy, understanding, cooperation and equity in the face of pressing issues and challenges. In short, geographers are well positioned to bring clarity to a wide range of issues defining the present age, and our annual meeting is a great way to showcase this advantage.

Those wishing to present their research are invited to submit a digital abstract in MS-Word to Dr. Neil Hanlon ( 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, and up to five key word terms separated by semi-colons. Please also clearly indicate the type of presentation (paper or poster). 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.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 21 February 2020. 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).

Those wishing to organize special sessions (papers or panel discussion) must contact Dr. Neil Hanlon with an email attachment 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 14 February 2020.

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