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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.

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Campus Sustainability Recognition Award

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick, recipient of the Campus Sustainability Recognition Award for 2017. For years Dr. Fitzpatrick has worked for better environmental governance and environmental assessment issues including Manitoba’s hog industry and Manitoba Hydro projects (Keeyask, Bipole III).  She publishes on environmental planning and provides expert advice on a variety of environmental process reviews. At the University her expertise and support to Geography and Environmental Studies and Sciences students involved in sustainability-driven research is invaluable. Her efforts and devotion has helped raise the University’s reputation as a sustainability leader.  More about Dr. Fitzpatrick and her accomplishments can be viewed on the University web site. Dr. Fitzpatrick will be honoured at the fall convocation on Friday, October 13.


Geography in the News

The war on coal is over. Coal lost: TheGuardian Oct 16, 2017— Coal can’t compete with cheaper clean energy. The Trump administration can’t save expensive, dirty energy.

Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches: SpaceDaily Oct 16, 2017— Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean.

The great thaw of America's north is coming: BBC News Oct 16, 2017— One of the most profound effects of a warming world is underway on US soil – the impact will force thousands to relocate, and have far-reaching, global consequences.

OECD calls for tourism to be more sustainable: SpaceDaily Oct 3, 2017— The OECD on Tuesday called on governmentsto rethink their tourism policies to make growth in the key sector more "ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive."

Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200: BBC News Sept 20, 2017— A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City.

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