Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

The School of Graduate Studies hosted a “Create an Impact” Reception to celebrate graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who currently hold a research award from NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR (the Tri-Council Agencies) on February 13, 2019 in Mitchell Hall. This year, the Department of Geography and Planning had a total of 11 graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow in this category. The attached photo shows those individuals who were able to attend and from left to right they are: Christina Braybrook (M.Sc. candidate), Sarah McFadden (M.Sc. candidate), Jacqueline Hung (Ph.D. candidate), Dr. Paul Treitz (back row), Dr. Neal Scott (Associate Head, Geography Graduate Program), Dr. Leela Viswanathan (back row) (Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning), Sue Bazely (Ph.D. candidate), Dr. Fahim Quadir (back row) (Vice-Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies), Dr. Patricia Collins, Gabrielle Snow (back row) (M.PL. candidate), and Dr. Betsy Donald (Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Department of Geography and Planning faculty member). Congratulations to all of our Tri-council award winners!

Create an Impact Reception to celebrate Tri-council award winners!

Create an Impact Reception to celebrate Tri-council award winners!


Ryan Barberstock and Shyra Barberstock were invited by La Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (Association of Colombian Universities) from September 11–15, 2017 as keynote speakers for the Simposio Internacional de Emprendimiento Universitario (International Symposium on University Entrepreneurship). They gave keynote presentations on Indigenous entrepreneurship and social innovation in Bogotá, Colombia and Cali, Colombia to over one hundred delegates from academia, government, and the private sector. They also facilitated two workshops (designed as ‘talking circles’) on Indigenous entrepreneurship in Cajica, and Cali, Colombia.

Association of Colombian Universities

Association of Colombian Universities

Rye and Shyra delivering a keynote presentation in Bogotá, Colombia

Rye and Shyra delivering a keynote presentation in Bogotá, Colombia (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)

Workshop on Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Cajica, Colombia

Workshop participants from the workshop on Indigenous entrepreneurship in Cajica, Colombia (September 12, 2017)


SueBazely (PhD candidate) is Project Co-ordinator and one of the many participants from Queen’s University working to inventory and preserve the grave markers concealed in the Lower Burial Ground underneath a hall at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, on the corner of Kingston’s Queen and Montreal Streets. Queen's experts ensure past won't stay buried. Students work to catalogue grave markers in hidden Kingston cemetery.


Congratulations to Lauren Van Patter on receiving the inaugural SGS Award in Leadership, Innovation, and Community Engagement.


Carolyn DeLoyde (SURP alumna MPL ‘92) and current PhD Candidate will be on Grad Chat on April 2nd to discuss her research entitled "Quantifying ecosystem services to enhance the use of Natural Heritage Systems to respond to climate change." Carolyn's research is focused on developing responses to climate change within the context of land use planning using the potential of Ontario's Natural Heritage System (NHS) planning approach.


Geography doctoral student Sue Bazely recently attended the Queen’s University Faculty Author Reception, an annual event that celebrates Queen’s Faculty who have had complete books in print, published the previous calendar year. Sue published Charles F. Gibson Events of a Military Life in Kingston, which accompanied the exhibition on Gibson and other painters of 1830s Kingston held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in 2018. Copies of the recently published books were on display during the event.

                       Sue Bazely with Principal Woolf                                                  Tom Courchene with Sue Bazely                  

                  Sue Bazely with Principal Woolf                              Tom Courchene, Inaugural Director of the School of Policy Studies,
                                                                                                                        and Sue Bazely show their books


Jacqueline Hung giving a talk at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa

Geography doctoral student Jacqueline Hung recently gave a talk at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa as part of the Curiosity on Stage event series showcasing researchers and innovations in STEM fields. Jackie spoke about her research on terrestrial ecology and where it fits into the bigger climate warming picture.

 


Geography doctoral student Shyra Barberstock was featured in the Economic Development section of Say Magazine's January 2019 issue (pages 14-15)!  Shyra and her partner Rye Barberstock (Geography doctoral student), built and launched the Okwaho Network as a social network for Indigenous businesses in Canada and it has evolved into a global consultancy.