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This is a reminder that the deadline for the 2016 CWAG Student Paper Competition is fast approaching!

The Canadian Women and Geography Study Group (CWAG) of the Canadian Association of Geographers invites submissions for its annual student paper competition.  Paper entries must be based on research related to an aspect of feminist geography, broadly defined.

The competition is open to any undergraduate,  master’s or Ph.D. student who has presented the paper at a regional meeting (ie. CAGONT, WDCAG, etc.) during the 2015-16 academic year or has plans to present the paper at the 2016 CAG meeting in Halifax.

Entries should be submitted electronically, in either French or English, and must not exceed 5,000 words, including references and footnotes. The deadline for submissions is SUNDAY May 1st, 2016. Please send papers (and any questions) to the attention of the CWAG Chair at: sara.koopman@gmail.com

New @ your library!

Dataverse is a research data platform and repository for sharing, discovering and preserving research data, offered to Carleton faculty and scholars in partnership with the ScholarsPortal service of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).

Key Benefits

  • Robust storage network: Ontario-hosted with long-term access and preservation in mind
  • Data management and access control: terms of use and access restrictions supported
  • Meet open access and dissemination requirements for research funders (e.g. SSHRC’s Research Data Archiving Policy)
  • Recognition and increased visibility:  share your data with a global research community
  • Impressive metadata standards support – with Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) coming in early 2016.

Read more about Dataverse.

The Library wants to know more about students’ experiences while they carry out their research.

Participants will be scheduled for one 45 minute interview, and a follow-up 30 minute interview later this term. Interviews will take place on campus. Those who participate will be compensated for their time with a $10 Starbucks gift card after the first interview and a $20 Starbucks gift card after the second interview.

If you are a graduate student who would like to participate or would like more information, please contact Shelley Gullikson.

Do you know a graduate student who has recently published in an open access journal? The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), MacOdrum Library and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International), was established in 2011 to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Up to five monetary awards of $1,000 each will be distributed.

Any GSA member who has had a paper published or accepted (pending minor revisions) in an open access journal since January 1, 2014, can apply. The deadline is January 29, 2016.

For more information, please see the Graduate Student Open Access Award page or go directly to the application form.

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PaulWilliamsCongratulations Professor Paul Williams on being awarded a Professional Achievement Award!

This award is administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) with the purpose of recognizing instructors with “outstanding scholarly achievement and to enhance excellence in teaching and professional achievement”.

Professor Paul Williams has taught a number of courses in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Carleton University since 2007. Some of these courses include Space, Place and Identity; People, Places and Environments; Culture, Place and Time; Sustainable Environments; and a Seminar in Cultural Geography.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is very fortunate to have an engaged, innovative, and now award-winning instructor like Dr. Paul Williams teaching at Carleton University. Congratulations Paul!

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Join the annual worldwide celebration of geography as the library hosts Geography Awareness Week from Nov. 16 – 20 on the main floor and in the Discovery Centre. Faculty members, staff and students will be on hand throughout the week to answer questions about the geography programs offered here at Carleton. Learn how drones and ice corers are used by geographers and see them on display.

Since spatial thinking through maps is an important skill, you also won’t want to miss the exhibition in the Discovery Centre during GIS day on Nov. 18th. This year’s theme is The Power of Maps.

All activities throughout the week are hosted by our library staff in cooperation with the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.