CAGONT 2015 Oral Presentations

8:40 – 10:00

Session 1: Cold Regions Processes and Characteristics A
Room B146, Loeb Building

8:40 to 9:00 – Carbon-14 and Tritium as tracers of soil movement in earth hummocks: a case study from western Arctic Canada. Brittany Main, University of Ottawa.
9:00 to 9:20 – Organic matter distribution in permafrost-affected soils of the Mackenzie Delta region, NWT. Marcus Phillips, Carleton University.
9:20 to 9:40 – Understanding icing, Slave Province, Northwest Territories. Wendy Sladen, Carleton University.
9:40 to 10:00 – Inter-annual variability of CO2 dynamics of low-Arctic tundra ponds, Daring Lake, NWT. Alice Wilson, Carleton University.

Session 2: Climate Change – UTS Special Session
Room C164, Loeb Building

8:40 to 9:00 – Spatial and temporal analysis on Hudson Bay Region’s fog. Andrew Leung, University of Toronto Scarborough.
9:00 to 9:20 – A statistical analysis on landfalling Atlantic hurricanes. Athena Masson, University of Toronto Scarborough.
9:20 to 9:40 – A study of the microclimatology of the green roof at Toronto. Tanzina Mohsin, University of Toronto Scarborough.
9:40 to 10:00 – Creating a performance metric to evaluate local climate model performance over a Canadian climate surface. Peter Quincy Ng, University of Toronto Scarborough.

Session 3: Remote Sensing
Room A410, Loeb Building

8:40 to 9:00 – Exploring the use of polarimetric C-band RADARSAT-2 imagery for monitoring degraded mangrove forests: A case study of the Agua Brava Lagoon (Mexico). Duncan Hill, Nipissing University.
9:00 to 9:20 – Investigating grassland biochemical and biophysical properties using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-acquired imagery. Bing Lu, University of Toronto Mississiauga.
9:20 to 9:40 – Examining SAR polarimetry and interferometry for boreal peatland ecosystem mapping. Koreen Millard, Carleton University.
9:40 to 10:00 – Detecting salinization of Lake Urmia, Iran, through Multispectral Image Analysis. Danielle Mitchell, Ryerson University.

Session 4: Economic Geographies and Labour Markets
Room C264, Loeb Building

8:40 to 9:00 – Exploring the edges of evolutionary economic geography. Patrick Brouder, Brock University.
9:00 to 9:20 – We have to do galamsey or we also go to the South”: employment strategy adopted by youth in the Upper East Region, Ghana. Lydia Osei, University of Western Ontario.
9:20 to 9:40 – A principle-based examination of the ‘alternativeness’ of the FFAW seafood traceability project in Newfoundland. Chloé Poitevin, Carleton University.

Session 5: Performance and Music
Room A211, Loeb Building

8:40 to 9:00 – Turning in: From boreal forest to sacred place through music. William Crumplin, Laurentian University.
9:00 to 9:20 – The cultural politics of song: Music as resistance. Ileana Diaz, University of Western Ontario.
9:20 to 9:40 – Making territory through performance: Contemporary connections between Turtle Island and IndyRef Scotland. Aaron Franks, Queen’s University.

10:15- 11:15

Session 6: Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Room B146, Loeb Building

10:15 to 10:35 – Spatio-temporal dynamics of an invasive species, Norway maple, in a naturalized ravine setting. Vadim Sabetski and Amber Grant, Ryerson University.
10:35 to 10:55 – A new map of permafrost distribution in the Labrador-Ungava region of northeastern Canada. Robert Way, University of Ottawa.
10:55 to 11:15 – Use of digital terrain analysis in assessing snow distribution in the Apex River Watershed near Iqaluit, Nunavut. Keegan Smith, Carleton University

Session 7: Conservation and Green Space
Room C164, Loeb Building

10:15 to 10:35 – Understanding the factors affecting urban parks and green spaces provision in Accra-Tema city-region, Ghana. Godwin Arku, University of Western Ontario.
10:35 to 10:55 – Successes and challenges in implementing the Oak Ridges Moraine conservation plan. Kathleen Watt, University of Toronto.
10:55 to 11:15 – An Analysis of Ontario’s source water protection plan: The threats and policies for the protection of our source water. Necole Truman, Nipissing University.

Session 8: Water and Waste
Room A410, Loeb Building

10:15 to 10:35 – Prioritizing access over quality: Perceptions of households on the effects of latrines on water quality in Wa in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Joseph Braimah, University of Western Ontario.
10:35 to 10:55 –The political ecology of waste as a resource: Urban biosolid processing in the rural landscape. Sarah Mason, University of Western Ontario.
10:55 to 11:15 – People, practices, particulars and place in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia: Factors affecting solid waste management on developing small tourist islands. Lacey Willmott, University of Waterloo.

Session 9: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Crime
Room C264, Loeb Building

10:15 to 10:35 – Obligations and expectations: Impacts of transnational housing investment on housing consumption decisions of Ghanaian immigrants in Canada. Vincent Kuuire, Queen’s University.
10:35 to 10:55 – How to make safer neighbourhoods: Why geographers should pay more attention to crime. Anthony Piscitelli, Wilfred Laurier University.
10:55 to 11:15 – Redeveloping suburban high-rises: National policy meets local activism in the debate over public space in France. Roza Tchoukaleyska, York University.

Session 10: Knowledge and Understanding
Room A211, Loeb Building

10:15 to 10:35 – The integration of Indigenous Elder William Commanda’s Anicinabe discourse in knowledge generation on environment, relationships and related matters. Romola Trebilcock, Carleton University.
10:35 to 10:55 – Supernatural aspects of the Polar regions”: Depictions of the northern lights in Arctic panoramas of the mid-nineteenth century. Eavan Odchartaigh, National University of Ireland.

14:00 – 15:20

Session 11: Cold Regions Processes and Characteristics – B
Room B146, Loeb Building

14:00 to 14:20 -. A tale of two clays: Physical, mineralogical and sediment texture of a glaciolacustrine clay in Northwest Territories, Canada. Ayana Aden, University of Toronto.
14:20 to 14:40 – Ground thermal anomalies and intersticial ice in talus slopes near the North shore of Lake Superior, Canada. Saille Bishop-Legowski, Carleton University.
14:40 to 15:00 – Near surface ground ice conditions in University Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Caitlin Lapalme, University of Ottawa.
15:00 to 15:20 – Fine-scale variability in permafrost terrain and its control on ground temperature. Julia Riddick, Carleton University.

Session 12: Climate Change: Analysis, Impacts and Adaptation
Room C164, Loeb Building

14:00 to 14:20 – Climate change adaptation barriers and calls for collaborative governance: Making sense of the literatures involved. Danny Bednar, University of Western Ontario.
14:20 to 14:40 – Anthropogenic influence on drying trends in northern hemispheric land areas. Brigitte Mueller, Environment Canada.
14:40 to 15:00 – Reconstructing the Plio-Pleistocene climate in Alaska and the Yukon using δ13C and δ18O isotopic signatures of Larch (Larix lacricina). Laurel Muldoon, Nipissing University.
15:00 to 15:20 – Dolines due to atmospheric acidification and other geomorphological impacts of climate change on (sink)hole formation. Dr. Mary Thornbush, Brock University.

Session 13: Patterns and Space
Room A410, Loeb Building

14:00 to 14:20 – Modeling biodiversity response to habitat heterogeneity using multi-spatial and temporal remote sensing data. Niloofar Alavi-Shoushtari, Carleton University.
14:20 to 14:40 – A method for determining local horizons using fisheye camera lenses. Mark Empey, Carleton University.
14:40 to 15:00 – Effects of compositional and configurational heterogeneity on biodiversity in eastern Ontario farmland. Michelle Fairbrother, Carleton University.
15:00 to 15:20 – Challenges and solutions of amalgamating multiple data sources in mapping boundary changes of a peatland over 200 years of human-induced disturbances. Alex Foster, Carleton University.

Session 14:Physical Geography
Room C264, Loeb Building

14:00 to 14:20 – The historical distribution of Bank Swallows in Northern Ontario. Sonje Bols, Nipissing University.
14:20 to 14:40 – Exploring relationships between hyperspectral data and nitrogen application levels for two field crops located in the West Nipissing agricultural region of northern Ontario. Stephanie Rhude, Nipissing University.
14:40 to 15:00 – Monitoring forest decline in southern Ontario using field observations and Landsat imagery. Justyna Strzelczyk, University of Toronto Mississauga.
15:00 to 15:20 – Extreme weather events and agriculture: Identifying and characterizing key impacts at the regional scale. Anna Zaytseva, Carleton University.

Session 15: Political Economy, Governance, and the State
Room A211, Loeb Building

14:00 to 14:20 – Housing policy, economic research and the construction of the national housing market in postwar Canada. Jacob Forrest, Carleton University.
14:20 to 14:40 – There is no such thing as a Good drone or a Bad drone. Mert Coskan, Carleton University.
14:40 to 15:00 – New models, old goals: CanNor, the Community Readiness Initiative, and economic development paradigms of the North. Dana Holtby, Carleton University.
15:00 to 15:20 – Disposessing Indigeneity, supressing sovereignty: Linking the protracted dysfunction of on-reserve education in Canada to settler-colonial goals for capitalist accumulation. Katalin Eve Koller, Carleton University.

Session 16: Housing and Neighbourhoods
Room A220, Loeb Building

14:00 to 14:20 – Evolution towards “Housing First”: A qualitative analysis of service provider and program participants. James Kennedy, University of Western Ontario.
14:20 to 14:40 – Examining the development of the 20,000 Homes Campaign: A focus on Ottawa, Ontario’s Action Week. Brittany Rea, Carleton University.
14:40 to 15:00 – A spatial sense of person-centred dementia care: Lessons from a residential care facility in Victoria, B.C. Kyle Plumb, Queen’s University.

15:40 – 17:00

Session 17: Water, Nutrients, and Carbon
Room B146, Loeb Building

15:40 to 16:00 – Tracer based analysis of groundwater and surface water interactions in the Jock sub-watershed, Ontario, Canada. Cassandra Michel, Carleton University.
16:00 to 16:20 – Tracking the pathways of Phosphorus in West Nipissing. Christian Peart, Carleton University.
16:20 to 16:40 – An analysis of Methane and Carbon Dioxide exchange in a post-extraction, unrestored peatland in Eastern Quebec. Tracy Rankin, McGill University.
16:40 to 17:00 – Carbon release changes from different organic matter pools in subarctic peatland with permafrost thaw. Zheng Wang, McGill University.

Special Session: Northern Geographies Discussion
Room C164, Loeb Building

15:40 to 16:00 – Impacts of forest fire on discontinuous permafrost in the southwestern Northwest Territories. Jean Holloway, University of Ottawa.
16:00 to 16:20 – Potential impacts of an ice island on the marine environment of Arctic coastal shelves. Melissa Nacke, Carleton University.
16:20 to 16:40 – Re-imagining the concept of freshwater security to better reflect the Northern perspective. Leah Ronayne, Carleton University.

Session 18: Health
Room A410, Loeb Building

15:40 to 16:00 – Health care and health seeking behaviour in a Ghanaian context: A pluralistic perspective. Prince Michael Amegbor, Queen’s University.
16:00 to 16:20 – Food insecurity as a social determinant of mental health among household hea.ds in the Upper West region of Ghana Kilian Atuoye, University of Western Ontario.
16:20 to 16:40 – A political ecology of health and urban agriculture in a Ghanaian disadvantaged neighbourhood. Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, University of Western Ontario.
16:40 to 17:00 – Cumulative effects of noise and odor annoyances on environmental and health-related quality of life. Tor Oiamo, University of Windsor.

Session 19: Gender, Race and Socio-Economic Status
Room C264, Loeb Building

15:40 to 16:00 – Women’s decision making autonomy and use of postpartum family planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Survey. Roger Antabe, University of Western Ontario.
16:00 to 16:20 – From Paratha to Pancakes: A study of discrimination experienced by the South Asian diaspora within the Canadian labour market. Michael Fraschetti, York University.
16:20 to 16:40 – Moving beyond residential accessibility: How socioeconomic factors influence childrens’ access to physical activity facilities across space and time. Léa Ravensbergen, University of Toronto Missisauga.
16:40 to 17:00 – Gender and the Village: Burundian returnees’ experiences of villagized resettlement. Yolanda Weima, York University.

Session 20: Local Economic Development
Room A211, Loeb Building

15:40 to 16:00 – First Nations views of economic development in their communities. Shyra Barberstock, Queen’s University.
16:00 to 16:20 – In-house or arms-length? Local economic development structures in Ontario, Canada. Adrian Buttazoni, University of Western Ontario.
16:20 to 16:40 – Manufacturing and economic development at the municipal level in Ontario, Canada. Evan Cleave, University of Western Ontario.
16:40 to 17:00 – Branding the “Forest City”: Exploring the perspectives of local stakeholders on the state of place branding in “Canada’s London”. Ben Watson McCauley. University of Western Ontario.