banner-geographyThe Founders Seminar Series

The Founders Seminar is the Geography and Environmental Studies Departmental Seminar series. In each Fall and Winter term speakers are invited to present to an audience of students and faculty with an interest in Geography (human and physical) and Geomatics. The seminar is usually biweekly and starts a few weeks after the beginning of the term.

We start with a meet and greet usually in Room Loeb A220 by 14:30; light snacks are provided. Talks of around 40 minutes are followed by questions. Later, we often go to Mike’s place (campus bar) to continue discussions.

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.

Program for the Fall Term 2017

September 22, 2017: Dr. Scott Bucking, Carleton University, School of Architecture. Title: “Tiny Houses and the Northern Nomad Project”

October 6, 2017: Dr. Brian Burns, Carleton University, Industrial Design. Title: “Eco-Design”

October 13, 2017: Dr. Joanna Dean, Carleton University, Department of History. Title: “The Urban Forest”

November 24, 2017: Dr Tracey Lauriault, Carleton University, School of Journalism and Communication. Title: “Data Power & Critical Data Studies”

December 1, 2017: Dr. Zhiding Hu, Yunnan Normal University, Title: “Border, Belt and Road Initiative and the conflict in Northern Myanmar”

December 8, 2017: Dr. Mario Santana-Quintero, Carleton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Title: TBA