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"Proposed Newsletter for Washington State Geographers: This is to remind those of you who attended the Saturday session of last week's Joint Conference of Geographers and to inform those of you who were unable to attend that session, that we resolved to follow up our very successful discussion of many matters of common interest with a newsletter containing information, announcements, etc., of likely interest to our colleagues in the state..." [Memo from Jim Scott to Geographers in the State of Washington, November 2, 1976]

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  • Convergence and Divergence in North America: Canada and the United States

    ACSUS (Association for Canadian Studies in the United States)

    F I R S T C A L L F O R P A P E R S

    The Centre for Canadian Studies at Simon Fraser University and the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will hold in partnership the 5th interdisciplinary ACSUS-in-Canada Colloquium October 29-30, 2004, at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver, Canada.
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    Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 09:18:37 -0800
    From: awg2004   
    Cc: Sandy Vanderburgh 
    Subject: Association of Washington Geographers Spring Meeting
    The Geography Department of University College of the Fraser Valley 
    invites you to attend the upcoming Spring Meeting of the Association of 
    Washington Geographers to be held on April 23/24 in Abbotsford, BC.  This 
    cross-border meeting will be an exciting opportunity to discuss issues of 
    relevance to geographers in both Washington and British Columbia.  The 
    theme of this meeting is "Borderlands" where we will be discussing issues 
    that cross the 49th parallel and define this unique geographical region.  
    All other geographical topics will be welcomed and no doubt avidly 
    discussed at the meeting.        
    At this time, AWG is calling for papers to be presented at the meeting.  
    Oral and poster presentations will be accepted.  Abstracts should be sent 
    to awg2004@ucfv.ca by April 10th 2004.  We are especially looking for 
    student (both undergarduate and graduate) to present at this conference.  
    Prizes will be awarded to best student poster and oral presentation.     
    Scheduled events include a field trip to the Abbotsford/Chilliwack area 
    identifying the physical, social and economic indicators that affect the 
    geography of this region (Friday afternoon), a social event (Friday 
    evening) and a full day of academic sessions (Saturday).  Full meeting 
    details can be found on the AWG website at: 
    Registration fees are $10US or $15CDN for all participants.  The meeting 
    registration form can be found on the AWG website and may be emailed to 
    awg2004@ucfv.ca  Registration fees will be collected onsite.    
    We look forward to seeing you at the AWG Spring Meeting and introducing 
    you to the geography of the Lower Fraser Valley.  For more information 
    visit our website http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/AWG/
    or email the conference organizer, Claire Beaney, at awg2004@ucfv.ca     
    See you in April.

  • Details for the AWG Spring Meetings:

    Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th April 2004:

    AGW Spring 2004 Meeting at UCFV
    in Abbotsford B.C.

    (University College of the Fraser Valley | Geography)

  • Selected Resources (largely supplied by John Newcomb, Victoria) in preparation for Cross-Border issues potentially discussed at the Meetings

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  • 21 January: Dick Morrill on Seattle's Changes
  • On Wednesday evening 21 January 2004, Professor Emeritus Richard L. Morrill will lead us on a provocative journey: "Not Quite 50 Years: Experiencing Change in Seattle's Landscape." He'll use his multi-disciplinary eye to interpret 49 years of change in the region's economy, politics, and demographic profile. What with massive changes in economic structure, rapid population growth, attempts at growth management, and the inevitable downturns, what's left of the Seattle that Dick Morrill found in 1955?

    Dick Morrill arrived in Seattle in 1955 to study economic geography under William Garrison at the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. in 1959, and spent a year at Northwestern University and a year at the University of Lund (Sweden), before returning to UW as an Assistant, Associate, Full, and Emeritus Professor. In these 49 years, he has turned his writing and teaching to political geography, economic geography, and social geography, making major imprints on the literature and on students in all these subfields. He has been willing to take controversial positions, out of his strong belief that academic research can improve society. He's served as President of the Association of American Geographers and of the Western Regional Science Association, and as department Chair of Geography for a decade.

    Please join us on this journey: Wednesday 21 January, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., in Smith Hall 407. Call 206-543-5843 or e-mail dsmolar@u.washington.edu if you need more details.

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  • November 26, 2003: Jennifer Devine (from Yakima; Geography major, University of Washington) won a Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigous and competitive scholarships in the country. (Presently featured on the UW Home page)
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  • November 25, 2003
    W.A.Douglas Jackson, long-time Professor of Geography at the University of Washington (and
    still teaching) and founder of the Canadian Studies Center (in 1986), celebrated his 80th birthday among colleagues and friends at a reception in the Burke Museum on the UW campus.
    The picture (click!) shows the honoree responding to the many congratulatory speeches (including by several past and present students, representatives of the Canadian Government and the University of Washington). The Burke Museum has been the grateful recipient of many pieces of Northwest and West Coast Canadian Art donated by Douglas Jackson.

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    AWG has new President!

    Past & Present AWG Presidents:
    Patrick Buckley (WWU) & James W. Harrington (UW)

    For more photos from the AWG's Fall Meeting 2003, Click Here!

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