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Course outlines for Fall 2014 semester

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Web site listing of geography-related jobs

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Department of Geography

This image of the earth, centred on the University of Winnipeg, displays the real time position of the circle of illumination, the boundary between day and night.  


Public Lecture

Learning about resilience: Government regulation, corporate social responsibility and doing research with students: A public lecture by Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick (UWGeography) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Room 4CM42 (4th Floor Mezzanine, Centennial Hall). Lecture is from 12:30-1:20. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Geography in the News

300 Feared Missing in Sri Lanka Mudslides: DiscoveryNews (Oct. 30, 2014)— Mudslides triggered by monsoon rains swept through a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and leaving about 300 more feared missing, disaster officials said.

Uzbekistan calls for help over disappearing Aral Sea: SpaceDaily (Oct. 29, 2014)— Uzbekistan on Wednesday called for more international help over the shrinking of the Aral Sea, after recent images showed part of the lake had dried up completely.

Kilauea volcano lava 30 metres from Hawaiian village home: CBCNews (Oct. 29, 2014)— A red-hot river of lava has threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town.

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage: SeedDaily (Oct. 29, 2014)— Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt.

5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is A Really Big Continent: ThinkProgress (Oct. 21, 2014)— In the midst of Ebola panic in the Western world, some Americans are worried about schoolchildren coming into contact with people who have been in African countries thousands of miles away from the heart of the outbreak.

Map of the Week: Geologic map of Westeros (from Game of Thrones).


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The Human Geography Society, a student-run group was formed to discuss human geography issues. Meetings every Thursday (5 pm) at the Toad. Click for details.

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Plan of the City of Winnipeg, 1874 by John D. Parr, Toronto.
Laurie's Map of the Northwest Territories, 1870 by D. Codd, Ottawa.