The Founders Seminar is the Geography and Environmental Studies Departmental Seminar series. Speakers are invited to present to an audience of students and faculty with an interest in Geography (human and physical) and Geomatics. The name “Founders Seminar” was chosen around the year 2000 to honour the founding members of the relatively young department: those who were present from the 1950s and those who were part of the major growth cycle in the late 60s and 70s. These individuals started the Department and later formed the base for its application for the Ph.D. degree.

Seminars will be held virtually 2:30pm – 4pm on Wednesdays. Zoom links are shared in the attached posters below.


January 26 – Dr. Daniel R. Wildcat (Haskell Indian Nations University) “Traditional Ecological Knowledges: Systemic Experiential Knowledges

March 2 – Kanahus Freedom Manuel & Clayton Thomas-Müller “Reconciliation and Climate Justice

March 23 – Susan Spronk, “Financing water justice: A critique of the blended financing initiatives and pro-public alternatives”

April 20 – Lindsay Freed, Shenghao Shi, Emilie Stewart Jones, and Julia Conzon. “Celebrating Graduate Student Research