News

  • Congratulations to MA Geography Student Scholarship/Fellowship Awardees

    Congratulations the following MA Geography students on recently awarded scholarships and fellowships:

    • Julia Hamill (SSHRC Masters Scholarship; Faculty of Graduate Studies Spring Research Fellowship);
    • Rebekah Kraulis (soon Casey) (FOSS Graduate Student COVID Compliance Scholarship);
    • Hannah Willms (FOSS Graduate Student COVID Compliance Scholarship; FOSS Student Research Award);
    • Lina Adeetuk (FOSS Graduate Student COVID Compliance Scholarship).

    Thank you to supervisors and committee members for supporting and encouraging these and other students throughout the application process.

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  • Congratulations Geography MA student Philip Dwomo

    Congratulations to Geography MA student Philip Dwomo on the successful completion of his MRP, titled “Geography of Food Deserts in the Niagara Region,” as well as on the successful completion of all requirements for the MA in Geography.

    Congratulations and thanks as well to Philip’s supervisory committee: Supervisor Dr. Jeff Boggs, and Second Reader Dr. Chris Fullerton.

    Best wishes, Philip, for your future endeavours!

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  • Congratulations to Geography MA student Jackie Gervais

    Congratulations to Geography MA student Jackie Gervais on the successful defence of her thesis, titled “Understanding Post-secondary Student Mobility and its Impact on Wellbeing,” as well as on the successful completion of all requirements for the MA in Geography.
    Many congratulations Jackie and best wishes for your future endeavours!
    Congratulations as well to Jackie’s supervisory committee: supervisor Chris Fullerton; committee members Madelyn Law and David Butz.
    Thank you to external examiner Dr. Sean Doherty (WLU), and GPD designate Mike Ripmester.
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  • Congratulations to Geography MA student Aaron Nartey

    Congratulations to Geography MA student Aaron Nartey on the successful completion of his MRP, titled “Return Migration of Ghanaian Immigrants: Drivers & Reintegration Challenges,” and on the successful completion of all requirements for the MA in Geography.

    Congratulations and thanks as well to Aaron’s supervisory committee, Dr. David Butz, and Second Reader Dr. Chris Fullerton.

    Congrats Aaron!

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  • Congratulations to our Faculty of Social Science Student Research Award Winners

    Congratulations to Geography MA students Lina Adeetuk and Julia Hamill, who were each awarded the Faculty of Social Sciences Student Research Award (MA thesis stream).

    Lina’s research project is tentatively titled “Rural Dwellers’ Perspectives on the Significance of New Roads: The Case of Kaasa-Kogsa Road, Builsa North District, Ghana.”

    The tentative title of Julia’s project is “‘Molida’, that’s Shimshali Food: Multilocality, Food Talk and the Constitution of Place-Based Identity in Shimshal, Pakistan.”

    Congratulations to both students as they move ahead with their research!

     

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  • Congratulations to Geography MA student Dean Mizzi

    Congratulations to Geography MA student Dean Mizzi on the successful completion of his MRP, titled Conceptualizing queer online spaces as similar to privately-owned public spaces: Opportunities for geographers,”  as well as on the successful completion of all requirements for the MA in Geography.

    Thank you and congratulations also to Dean’s supervisory committee, Supervisor Dr. Catherine Nash and Second Reader Dr. Jeff Boggs

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  • Department Administrative Coordinator reaches Employee Service Milestone!

     

     

     

    This week our “GeoMom” Virginia Wagg reached her 25 year milestone working at Brock University. Virginia consistently offers an exceptional level of service to both students and faculty, and does with grace and a smile. Her helpfulness, attention to detail and cheery disposition means that everyone who comes into contact with her walks away feeling like they were listened to and helped. She really is the best!

    Congratulations Virginia, from all your friends and colleagues in the Department of Geography and Tourism!

     

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  • Just in time for Christmas! Book celebrates work of late Brock cartographer

    Want a Christmas present for that history or geography buff who has everything?!

    Alun Hughes, a longtime member of Brock’s Department of Geography, had an enormous appetite for local history.

    Between 2003 and his untimely death in 2013, the trained cartographer wrote extensively about the geography and history of the Niagara region.

    Hoping to honour his passion, Hughes’ former colleagues have come together to release a book of his essays, History Made in Niagara. The book was compiled by Hughes’ former colleagues from the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Professors Mike Ripmeester and David Butz and retired cartographer Loris Gasparotto.

     

    History Made in Niagara can be purchased at the launch for $35 (cash only) through the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies

    For more information about the book, please call 905-688-5550 x3484.

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  • Congratulations to MA Geography student Danielle Martineau

    Congratulations to Geography MA student Danielle Martineau on the successful completion of her MRP, titled “The Systematic Examination of Significant Thematic Overlap between Digital Geographies Literature and Digital Educational Literature when Considering the ‘Smart Classroom’,” as well as on the successful completion of all requirements for the MA in Geography.

    Congratulations and thank you as well to Danielle’s supervisory committee, Supervisor Dr. Jeff Boggs and Second reader Dr. Catherine Nash.

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  • Congratulations to Katelyn Pierce on the successful completion of her MA in Geography thesis defense

    The Department of Geography and Tourism Studies would like to extend congratulations to Katelyn Pierce and her committee for the successful defense on Oct. 24th of her Master of Arts in Geography thesis entitled “Detached from Our Bodies: Representing women’s mental health and well-being with graphic memoirs”.

    Katelyn’s research was supervised by Dr. Ebru Ustundag, and committee members, Dr. Jeffrey Boggs and Dr. Neta Gordon. Many thanks to External Examiner, Dr. Kate Parizeau (Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph).

    We wish Katelyn all the best for her future endeavours!

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