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Western Geography invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment

The Department of Geography at Western University invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment in the area of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Urban Environments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2020 or as negotiated. If qualifications and experience warrant a higher rank, consideration may be given to an appointment at the tenured level. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Read more.


When did life have a chance on Mars? After giant meteorites stopped hitting it 4.4 billion years ago

Associate professor, Desmond Moser, jointly appointed with Geography and Earth Sciences published a paper in Nature Geoscience exploring an early opportunity for habitability on Mars. According to the study, life could have found a way to establish on Mars 4.48 billion years ago, with the decline of giant meteorite impacts. News of the publishing of this paper was picked up by CNN. Read more.


Geography alumnus counts self among Raptors originals

Western Geography "alumnus Karl Toulouse, BA’09, has been courtside for the Toronto Raptors since day one. Toulouse, who has also helped coach the Mustangs men’s lacrosse team for 12 years, has been a statistician for the Raptors for the last 24 seasons." Read More


July's Wiki Tuesday Event: Adding maps to the Wikimedia Commons

Join Matt Barry as he addresses the question "why should we care about Wikidata in the Commons?" There will be a short lesson on how to integrate Wikidata with uploaded images of maps, followed by hands-on help adding Western Libraries' London Historic Maps Collection to Wikimedia Commons. Read More


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