Grad students host regional geography conference

About 60 geography students from universities across Ontario are coming to York Dec. 5 to share research papers on hydrology, climatology and biogeochemistry. 

They are attending the 2009 Canadian Geophysical Union-Hydrology Section Ontario Student Conference organized by eight York geography graduate students: Anna Abnizova, Jane Assini, Alison Croft, Josh Arnett, Angelo Filicetti, Peter Koumoulas, Elizabeth Miller and Sarah Verma. 

Twenty-nine students will make presentations or display posters of their work at the annual regional conference, which has a growing reputation for showcasing innovative student research.  

Left: Anna Abnizova

Students will present papers on four themes: hydrology and biogeochemistry; terrestrial ecosystems dynamics; geographical information systems and remote sensing of terrestrial landscapes; and northern hydrology. There will also be a poster session.

Participants from York are enrolled in geography, earth & atmospheric science, environmental studies, and science & engineering. Others are coming from the University of Toronto, the Universtiy of Waterloo, Carleton, Queen’s, Trent, Wilfrid Laurier and Windsor universities, and the University of Western Ontario.

Left: Alison Croft

The event is sponsored by the Canadian Geophysical Union, (which produced the conference Web site) and York’s Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, Department of Geography, Graduate Program in Geography, Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Science & Engineering, and Graduate Studies, and the York University Bookstores.

Abstracts and photos from the event will be posted on the conference Web site.