Blue Box Seminar
Blue Box Seminar Presents

 Lissandra Souto Cavalli
Postdoctoral Fellow, MUN

Ms. Cavalli will discuss occupational health and safety in aquaculture under Brazilian Perspective
and present some overview of risks and hazards, decent work, minorities and social organization of work, and some official and survey collected injury data.

When: Friday, October 21, 2022
Where: SN2025, 3 - 4 pm

Blue Box Seminar

Blue Box Seminar Presents

Jim Thorne

Environmental Science & Policy
University of California, Davis

Climate Change and Terrestial Conservation Planning

California Chapter

When: Thursday, October 13th, 2022

10:30 am by Zoom

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Geography Blue Box Seminar presents

Keith Storey Department of Geography, MUN

Wish you were here: Confessions of a carto-deltiologist

When:  Friday, October 7, 2022  3-4 pm

Where:  SN2025 

Blue Box Seminar

Blue Box Seminar Presents

Dr. Alistair Bath

MUN Geography


When: September 23, 2022  3-4 pm

Where: SN2025

Dr. Alistair Bath will take us all around the world where he has combined human dimensions research and applied conflict resolution and facilitation skills to achieve conservation successes. Whether working with lion killers to become lion guardians in Kenya, Israelis and Palestinian authorities working on urban biodiversity issues, wolves and brown bear management issues all across Europe, tigers in India, bison restoration in Alaska, Indigenous peoples and caribou issues in Canada's north, jaguars in Brazil, and most recently Andean cat conservation in the high Andes of Argentina, conservation successes occur when you understand that you are born with two ears and one mouth, so you should be listening at least twice as much as talking when working with local communities, key interest groups and government authorities. Listen to Alistair share stories of how listening and learning from people is the key to conservation success.

MUN Geography GIS Position Open

The Department of Geography at Memorial University invites applications for a permanent Assistant Professor position in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analysis

For any questions, please contact Arn Keeling, the Department Head, at or Max Liboiron, the search committee chair, at

For detailed information, please click here Geography GIS Position

Fall 2022 Course Offerings


Fall 2022 Courses Update

Blue Box Seminar

Geography Blue Box Seminar

Maro Adjemian-Baskerville
PhD candidate, Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Indigenous Protected Area Creation: Conservation for Self-Determination

The research is focused on supporting the elaboration of a management plan for an Atikamekw Nehirowisiw IPCA in Quebec, in collaboration with the Atikamekw Nation Council (CNA).

The IPCA, Masko Cimakanic Aski - a protected area project initiated by an Atikamekw Nehirowisiw extended family who have been working for over 20 years to have their ancestral territory recognized by the Quebec government as a protected area.

This Seminar will bring in focus the research methods that include the archival research, interviews with Atikamekw Nehirowisiw participants and with government and conservation professionals involved in protected area establishment in Quebec.

This research examines the capacity of IPCAs to transcend the colonial power structures and systems within which conservation policy is embedded, and to protect space for Indigenous self-determination and resurgence.

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 3 - 4 pm

Where: Fully virtual seminar
Meeting Link:


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Winter 2024 Courses

Geography Undergraduate and Graduate Course Listing for the Winter 2024 Semester
Winter 2024 Courses Listing

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Pair of Geographers win President's Award for Outstanding Research

The President's Award for Outstanding Research recognizes young researchers who have made significant contributions to their scholarly disciplines. In 2022, 2 of its 3 recipients were in our Department of Geograpghy: Drs.Max Liboiron and Carissa Brown. Read more in the Gazette.

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In memoriam: Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson

The Department of Geography is remembering former colleague and Professor Emerita Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson. Dr. Macpherson studied physical geography at the University of London (BSc 1950, MSc 1956) and McGill University (PhD 1966) and was an active member of MUN Geography from 1966-1994. She made major contributions to knowledge of the postglacial climate and vegetation of Newfoundland and was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.


As the obituary below notes, Dr. Macpherson was a leading palynologist and contributed important work to the study of the changing Newfoundland climate. Along with her husband and colleague, the cultural geographer Alan G. Macpherson, she established an annual graduate research award in the department to support student research and conference travel.