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Volvo Environment Prize 2014 – another Geographer wins this prestigious award!

Following the success in 2013 of former IGU Vice-President Qin Dahe, the 2014 Volvo Environment Prize has again been awarded to a Geographer.  Professor Eric Lambin, is a remote sensing pioneer using advanced data collection and satellite images to understand land use and the influence of humans on the planet.  Eric Lambin is professor […]

By |October 21st, 2014|News|Comments Off on Volvo Environment Prize 2014 – another Geographer wins this prestigious award!

News from the Festival International de Geographie St Die 201

The 25th annual edition of the International Festival of Geography was held at the beginning of October at its customary home in the French town of St Die des Voges.  IGU was represented by Past President Ron Abler and First Vice-President Dieter Soyez.  During the event Professor Anne Buttimer – also a Past IGU […]

By |October 19th, 2014|News, Other Events|Comments Off on News from the Festival International de Geographie St Die 201

IGU Geomorphology and Society Commssion

Under the leadership of Commission chair Professor JC Lin of National Taiwan University, the inaugural Geomorphology and Society meeting kicked off in Taipei Saturday with a three day field excursion to eastern Taiwan.  Twenty participants have been exploring a region where the combined forces of plate boundary tectonics, frequent typhoons and human activity have […]

By |September 14th, 2014|News|Comments Off on IGU Geomorphology and Society Commssion

Arctic Research Partnership launched

Nancy Doubleday, of the Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, and HOPE Chair in Peace and Health, is pleased to share the recent announcement of the OceanCanada SSHRC Partnership led by Dr. Rashid Sumaila, of University of British Columbia. This interdisciplinary research collaboration includes 15 Canadian universities, non-governmental organizations, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The […]

By |September 5th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Arctic Research Partnership launched

IGU at the ICSU General Assembly, Auckland

One of the most important roles that the IGU plays is through its membership of the International Council for Science (ICSU). ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society and it is vital that geographers are represented here so that we can make a contribution to the global science research […]

By |September 1st, 2014|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on IGU at the ICSU General Assembly, Auckland

Bienvenue à Quebec: IGU-UGI Regional Conference 2018

At the recent IGU Executive Committee meeting held prior to the Krakow conference, the decision was confirmed to invite the University of Laval/Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, to host the Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union in August 2018.  This will bring the IGU back to North America for the first time in […]

By |August 27th, 2014|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on Bienvenue à Quebec: IGU-UGI Regional Conference 2018

Three new IGU Vice-Presidents

The close of the Krakow conference last week saw three IGU Vice-Presidents step down after six years of loyal service.  Professors Giuliano Bellezza and Aharon Kellerman and Academician Qin Dahe said farewell to the IGU Executive Committee.  Professor Yukio Himiyama was re-elected for the period 2014-18, as was incumbent Secretary-General and Treasure, Mike Meadows.  […]

By |August 26th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Three new IGU Vice-Presidents

Regional Conference a real treat!

While the number, variety and quality of academic papers at the Krakow Regional Conference is impressive, the hospitality of the local hosts has got the delegates really talking!  Delicious canapes and dishes at the ice-breaker party, fine pastries at coffee-time and a wonderful range of options at  lunch (all included in the registration fee) […]

By |August 20th, 2014|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on Regional Conference a real treat!

IGU Regional Conference at Krakow kicks off

More than 1400 Geographers arrived today to register at the IGU Regional Conference.  The venue for the Opening Ceremony was the Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.  The University is the oldest in Poland (and one of the oldest in Europe) and this year celebrates its 650th anniversary.  There were a […]

By |August 18th, 2014|News, Other IGU Events|Comments Off on IGU Regional Conference at Krakow kicks off

‘Dialogue Project’ videos now streaming online

During the late 1970s and into the 80s, Anne Buttimer (former IGU President), in consultation with the University of Lund, Sweden established a ‘Dialogue Project’ and produced a series of video interviews with well known Geographers of the day.  The interviews, most of which are up to one hour long, provide fascinating insights into […]

By |July 24th, 2014|News|Comments Off on ‘Dialogue Project’ videos now streaming online