Beyond 2020: Geographical Research in Times of Crises
We are pleased to announce that WDCAG 2021 will be hosted remotely by the Department of Geography & Environment at the University of Lethbridge.
March 5-6, 2021 online from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) will be hosted by the Department of Geography & Environment at the University of Lethbridge (U of L) on March 5-6, 2021. Geographers from all fields of geography and related disciplines are invited to attend remotely.
REGISTER HERE. Registration will be FREE through Eventbrite. Purchasing a free ticket will unlock the online event page where you will be able to access additional information and links to the conference events and activities.
Borders and Migration
Chairs: Mariah Besplug, Wael Nasser & Julie Young
This session provides space for researchers focused on geographies of borders, migration, and displacement. We welcome proposals from a variety of research areas including but not limited to security and surveillance, health, policy, advocacy and social movements, and lived experiences. We are especially interested in papers that examine these questions in contexts of “crises” - e.g. pandemic, climate change, political and social unrest, economic downturns, etc.
Chairs: Maura Hanrahan & Caroline Hodes
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This session is for researchers who want to privilege Indigenous perspectives in geography and cognate disciplines. We welcome proposals from a variety of research areas including but not limited to policy, land-use and occupancy, health, rights, and lived experiences. We are especially interested in papers that examine these questions in the contexts of decolonization, of intersectionality, and of crises, such as the covid-19 pandemic, climate change, environmental degradation, and the rise of the extreme right.
Chair: Maura Hanrahan
This session is an opportunity to present research related to Inuit, the Indigenous people of the circumpolar north, and their territories (Inuit nunangat). Undergraduate students are particularly welcome in this session. We welcome abstracts from a variety of research areas including but not limited to Inuit policy, land-use and occupancy, housing, economies, climate change, and so on. Presenters may want to consider persistence and change in Inuit society, or challenges and Inuit advocacy and political aspirations.
Insect Decline and Conservation: Geography, Measurement, Causes, and Impacts
Chair: Dan Johnson
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Department of Geography and Environment
University of Lethbridge
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4