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Geography department hosts research open house

Mar 28, 2014, 9:30am-4:30pm

The Geography Department is hosting a research open house, Friday March 28, in N120 Ross.

Schedule of Events:

Coffee and Welcome Address by Alex Kent and Kathy L. Young (9.30AM – 10.00AM)

Session 1: Celebration of Geography Authors (10.00 – 10:50 AM)

Chair/Discussant: Ranu Basu
Panelists: Alison L. Bain, William Jenkins, Bruce Erikson, Philip F. Kelly

BREAK: 10:50AM – 11.15AM

Session 2: Near Surface Processes in a Changing Landscape (11.15AM – 12.30PM)

Chair: Alex Kent

11.15AM – 11.30AM
Presenter: Diego A. Sotomayor
Paper Title: Scale and Species-Specific Effects of Nurse-Plant Interactions in a South American Desert

11.30AM – 11.45AM
Presenter: Yikalo H. Araya
Paper Title: How Well Does My Model Work?

11.45AM – 12.00PM
Presenter: Ryan Rimas
Paper Title: Benthic and Pelagic Algae Distributions within a Pond in the Hudson Bay Lowlands

12.00PM – 12.15PM
Presenter: Cara Bulger
Paper Title: The Influence of Microtopography on Vegetated Communities in Re-claimed Agricultural Fields

12:15PM – 12.30PM Open Discussion

LUNCH: 12.30PM – 1.15PM

Session 3: Social Justice & the City

Chair: Min-Juan Kwak

1.15PM – 1.30PM
Presenter: Michael Chrobok
Paper Title: Beyond Food ‘Deserts’ and ‘Oases’: Rethinking Access in Spaces of Diversity

1.30PM – 1.45PM
Presenter: Donald Leffers
Paper Title: An Institutional Approach to Land Use, Property, and the Law in the Toronto Region

1.45PM – 2.00PM
Presenter: Nancy Huynh
Paper Title: "The Most Famous Vietnamese Noodle" — Negotiating Authenticity In Toronto’s Culinary Landscape

2.00PM – 2.15PM
Presenter: Nicole Rallis
Paper Title: Breaking the Intellectual Fourth Wall: An Investigation of How Documentary Methods Engage "Hard to Reach" Audiences Beyond the Academy

BREAK: 2.15PM – 2.30PM

Session 4: Political Ecology & Diversity (2.30PM – 3.30PM)

Chairs: Katharine MacDonald, Raju Das

2.30PM – 2.45PM
Presenter: Katherine MacDonald
Paper Title: Impacts of the Cattle Industry and Road Development in the Guyanese Amazon

2.45PM – 3.00PM
Presenter: Daniel Evans
Paper Title: Global Game, Local Tensions: Fans, Football and "the Peoples’ Clubs" of Liverpool

3.00PM – 3.15PM
Presenter: Zakiya Price
Paper Title: Sun, Culture and Authenticity: Community Experience Tourism in Jamaica

3.15PM – 3.30PM: Open Discussion

Refreshments & Student Awards, Geography Lounge 3.30PM – 4:30PM

4:00 – 4:15PM: Student Awards Announced

4:15 – 4:30PM: Closing Remarks by Alex Kent and Kathy L. Young


Location:N120 Ross
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