Dr. Isaac Luginaah named as a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

Isaac Luginaah, Professor in the Department of Geography, has been named as a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).The AAS recognizes individuals who have excelled in their fields of expertise, and who have contributed to developing their fields in Africa. Professor Luginaah was nominated for his “innovative research in population, environment and health.” His research addresses the impact of environmental hazards and vulnerabilities in population health, and encompasses research in North America, and in Africa. W88Read more.

Dr. Gordon McBean raises awareness of the issues of climate change and disaster risk reduction

Professor Emeritus Gordon McBean, recently sat down with Western News to discuss his passion for educating others about climate change and disaster risk reduction. “I think it’s very important that scientists reach out to communities so they better understand these issues and take what are, I hope, the right actions." W88Read more.

Geography Graduate Wes Kinghorn Brings Attention to Area Watersheds

Co-organizer of the Thames Rover fall cleanup, Wes Kinghorn, is not only cleaning up the Thames River shoreline but he's also trying to raise awareness about the importance and fragile state of area watersheds. "London and Middlesex County watersheds don’t meet provincial water quality objectives for E. coli bacteria and phosphorus... Last year’s watershed report card by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority – which compiled the data used in the Vital Signs report – found surface water quality in the London area earned C to D grades. The provincial target is a B." W88Read more.

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