Myra J. Hird has been recognized by her peers for her career as a distinguished interdisciplinary scholar with an international reputation for her multifaceted, collaborative investigations into science studies and environmental issues. Fellowship in the RSC is one of the highest recognitions for Canadian academics. Congratulations to Dr. Hird!
Kate Parizeau, assistant professor at Guelph University, is a national level advisory group member for the Canada’s Waste Flow project. I had a chance to have a quick conversation with Kate at the 2014 AAG in Tampa, Florida.
Check it out on the Canada’s Waste Flow blog.
My abstract with Alex Zahara, “Legislating Canadian Disposal at Sea: Implications for the Northwest Passage”, has been accepted for paper presentation at the 2014 annual conference and meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. I have been asked to chair the session on Environmental Governance.
The session will be held in St. Catharine’s, Ontario in May 2014.
My review of Francis O. Adeola’s Industrial Disasters, Toxic Waste, and Community Impact: Health Effects and Environmental Justice Struggles around the Globe has been published in the April 2014 edition of Social Forces.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. Graduate Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, participating in Talking Circles, and presenting their own research papers. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. Meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and friendships are all additional benefits of this Award.
I am delighted to be a recipient of the Graduate Scholar Award 2014. The other recipients can be seen at: http://on-climate.com/the-conference/graduate-scholar-awards#2-tab
Alex Zahara, MES Candidate, and I will be giving a seminar entitled: “Governing Waste: Case Studies in Kingston, Ontario and Iqualuit, Nunavut” as part of the School of Environmental Studies seminar series on Thursday, March 27th from 2:30pm-3:30pm in BioSciences room 1120.
The sessions that Yvonne Rollins and I organized for the American Association of Geographer’s (2173 and 22743: Sustainable Waste Management Systems I and II) have been included under the 2014 Featured Theme, “Scale and Sustainability”.
This track of sessions will consider how scale matters for sustainability and at what scale sustainability should be examined. In these sessions, the queries are extended to all of sustainable development—the linking of environment and development to enhance human well-being while preserving the life support systems of the planet.
We are both delighted by this recognition and are looking forward to the conference.