Posts Tagged ‘Geography’

Geography Awareness Week

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.


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“A new poster by the Association of American Geographers that promotes careers in geography was written to grab your attention.your_mom_saidBut its simplicity belies a greater potential impact because it is based upon research about how young people, from under-represented groups especially, make their career path choices.

Its claims are also derived upon facts and knowledge about the current state of the discipline of geography. Here’s what you should know:” read more

Source: AAG

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CAG joins Twitter


A CAG Twitter feed has been established as CanGeographers. The intent is to use the feed to disseminate links to a broader spectrum of geographical items than is reasonable on CAGList.

If you are not listening, join @ https://twitter.com/CanGeographers

Source: CAGList

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Geography Directions

Happy New Year friends!

The folks associated with the RGS-IBG journals and Geography Compass now have a blog that you might be interested in following. On it you will find content alerts, video files and new items from their contributors and links to featured articles published in their journals. Check it out here! You can also follow them on FACEBOOK, Twitter and set up an RSS feed.

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Geography Compass is on an online-only geography journal publishing original, peer reviewed surveys of current research from across the discipline.Geography Compass is inclusive: it does not privilege any one perspective over another, it is open to all authors, and publishes articles that are both theoretical and practical in orientation, or concerned with methodology, as well as issue-oriented reviews.


  • on state-of-the-art reviews, supported by a comprehensive bibliography and accessible to an international readership of geographers and scholars in related disciplines.
  • aimed at students, researchers and non-specialist scholars, and will provide a unique reference tool for researching essays, preparing lectures, writing a research proposal, or just keeping up with new developments in a specific area of interest.

Read in the April issue:

Mastodons and Mammoths in the Great Lakes Region, USA and Canada: New Insights into their Diets as they Neared Extinction (pages 175–188)

Ecological Disaster or the Limits of Observation? Reconciling Modern Declines with the Long-Term Dynamics of Whitebark Pine Communities (pages 189–214)

Rethinking Territory: Social Justice and Neoliberalism in Latin America’s Territorial Turn (pages 215–226)

Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies in Geography: A Review (pages 227–240)

Source: Geography Compass

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Each year, the Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE) honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, enhancement or promotion of geographic literacy in Canada.

If you know an individual who you would like to nominate for the Geographic Literacy Award, forward letters of nomination to the chair of the CCGE briefly explaining why the nominee deserves consideration. The award recognizes the dedication of educators who have exceeded the expectations of their profession in increasing youth understanding and appreciation for Canadian geography.

The deadline for nominations this year is June 1.

For more information, visit www.rcgs.org/awards/geographic_literacy.

Source: RCGS News

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While a common question of those who are studying geography is, “What are you going to do with a degree in geography?,” there are actually many options and potential careers for geography majors. Geography is a major that teaches students a wide-range of useful skills for the marketplace. Employers value the wide-ranging computer, research, and analytical skills that geography students bring to work as employees.

Click here to read about your options that includes, Urban planner, Cartographer, GIS Specialist, Climatologist, Transportation management, Environmental assessment, Writer/researcher, Teaching, Emergency management, Demographer, Marketer, Librarian, Real estate, etc.

Source: About.com Geography

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