Paul Paquet, adjunct professor in the UVic Department of Geography, commented on a well-known wolf pack in Alberta's Bow Valley, which is down to two animals after one wandered hundreds of kilometres into BC where it was shot by a hunter in March.
News & events
John Ralston Saul, C.C., O.Ont will be speaking on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. He is an award winning essayist and novelist. In his talk, “People in place: the worldview we need,” he will touch on themes of Indigenous knowledge, resurgence and the importance of place. Register to attend.
For a UVic Sustainability Project campaign, filmmmaker and geography student Levi Hildebrand took part in a video stunt that involved having dirty coffee cups dumped on him, with the aim of drawing attention to the number of paper coffee cups that are used on campus. CBC News interviewed Hildebrand and reported that the video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on several social media sites. Read the full article at CBC News.
Participants and attendees had an inspiring day of learning and exploration at the 2017 edition of the Department of Geography's student conference.
Dr. Chris Darimont co-authored an opinion piece published today in the peer-reviewed journal Biology Letters that suggests modern-day trophy hunting is actually status-seeking behaviour that can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post have picked up the story so far. Read the full articles at Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post.
Students from Geography 391 (Introduction to Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development) and instructor Dr. Sayed M. Nazim Uddin celebrated World Water Day to highlight the importance of sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Master's student Jordan Eamer's video "On the Edge of Ice" won first place in the One-minute category of the inaugral UVic Ideafest Research Reels video showcase and received a People's Choice award. It is also a finalist in NSERC's Science, action! video contest.
The video "Philippines Fisheries Research" won first place in the Five-minute category of the inaugral UVic Ideafest Research Reels video showcase. This video is about Geography master's student Alessia Kockel's research and was created by Geography undergraduate student Levi Hildebrand.
As reported in Maclean's, a "little-seen, much-hyped lone wolf" has caught the attention of Victoria's residents after he took up residence on what is known as the Songhees or Chatham Islands. Geography's Chris Darimont provided expert comment for the national magazine.
Undergraduate and graduate Geography students were recognized for their high-caliber research paper presentations at the WDCAG conference.
UVic geographers are participating in a number of Ideafest events from March 6 to 11. Come and join us for this festival of world-changing ideas!
Geography's Dr. CindyAnn Rose-Redwood receives the WDCAG JA McVey Award for Teaching Excellence.
"It is my job to be curious and to think critically." Megan Adams, geography PhD candidate, was interviewed for UVic Women in Science, speaking about her passion, research, and advice for young women interested in science.
Lansdowne Scholar Dr. Margaret Pearce will be speaking about "Imagination, Memory, and Engagement: expressing Indigenous and non-Indigenous geographies" on Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm.
Geography's Chris Darimont spoke about his focus on the complex relationship connecting grizzly bears, wolves, salmon and humans, working with the coastal communities whose knowledge of wildlife long preceded his own in UVic's monthly KnowlEDGE column.
Congratulations to the Geography Rising Stars of 2017!
From CBC News: University of Victoria geography professor Maycira Costa is turning BC Ferries' Queen of Oak Bay into a research vessel and its passengers into their lab assistants.
For archive news older than September 2013, see the Geography News Archives.
- Limits on wolf hunting removed in large areas of Thompson region
- Ice-road research: listening to locals on Arctic and coastal change
- Weather Watchers
- Plan strives to make Victoria "the best small cycling city in the world"
- Biketoria course gives students a chance to work on real-life project
- Conservation Groups Ask for Better Animal Welfare Legislation
- El Niño and La Niña Pose Double Whammy for BC Coast
- Congrats to Alexandra Francis - MSc Candidate
- In Search of the Elusive Sea Wolf Along Canada's Rugged Coast
- Cycling trouble spots around Capital Region
- Selwyn Mountains site of researchers' melting glacier study
- UVic's Reuben Rose-Redwood on making Victoria’s Government Street a people place
- Wolf Cull Needed to Save Caribou, Province Says
- Heavily-hunted wolf populations have elevated stress, reproductive hormones, study reveals
- Tomorrow’s forecast is ... tricky: B.C. remains a difficult place to predict the weather, meteorologists admit
- Grizzly toll: BC’s controversial trophy bear hunt
- MAPPING TOOLS IMPROVE CYCLIST SAFETY
- Faculty Member Phil Dearden and the SOGS win WDCAG Conference Awards
- Esri Canada Names Two B.C. Universities as GIS Centres of Excellence
- UVic Geography to host WDCAG Conference March 7-8
- Glendale Lands Interpretive Hike Saturday January 25th
- Department of Geography lecture series presents "Air Quality in BC"