Fall 2012 Conference


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For everyone just learning about next week's great event and those who have simply not got around to it yet, we have extended the conference registration deadline until Sunday at midnight.

See you on the 19th!

Walk-ins Welcome

Conference Program Overview

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7:30 – 8:15am            Registration, Exhibits
8:30 - 8-45am             Welcome & Town Crier
8:45 - 9:45am             Keynote #1: Dr Jacalyn Duffin
10:00 - 11:50am          Workshop sessions FA & FB
12:00 – 1:00pm           Lunch (Jean Royce Cafeteria- Voucher) & Exhibits Student Street
1:10pm - 4:00pm        Workshop sessions FC, FD, FE & Fieldtrips (FT)
4:00pm – 5:00pm        Networking, Exhibits and APPETIZERS [Student Street] & Raffle #1
5:00pm – 6:00pm        KEYNOTE #2: Tom Rand
9:00pm                       OAGEE Social (Sponsored by OAGEE: Best Western)


7:30 - 8:00am             Registration & Student Street Exhibitors
8:00 - 10:50am           Workshop Session SA, SB, SC & Fieldtrips (ST)
10:50 – 11:15am         Student Street Exhibitors Display & snack, Raffle #2
11:15 – 12:15pm         Keynote #3: Patrick Toomey
12:15 – 12:45pm         OAGEE Annual General Meeting (AGM)
12:45 - 1:30pm            Lunch (Student Street) Raffle #3
1:00 pm                      Queen's vs U of T Football game: Richardson Stadium




Kingston Connection Weekend

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oagee_conference_2012_logo2012 OAGEE Conference:

Kingston Connection Weekend

Thurs Oct 18th Pre-Conference Event
Queen's Observatory at Ellis Hall


Contact: scarlettb@limestone.on.ca if you wish to attend. No fee but limited spaces available!

Friday, Oct 19th -  Downtown KingstonMap

Check out all that Kingston has to offer in culinary delights!

More info at conference – see Tourism Kingston booth!

Friday, Oct 19th OAGEE Social

9pm@ The Best Western Conference Room

Live local band: Crooked Wood 

1 Complimentary drink, and snacks

Cash Bar

Saturday, Oct 20th Post Conference Event

Queen's Gaels Football Game

(Queen's vs U of T)

1pm @ Adjacent Richardson Stadium

OAGEE 2012 Conference: Make it a Kingston Connection Weekend!

October 19 & 20, 2012
Faculty of Education
Queen's University
Kingston, ON


OAGEE FALL 2012 Conference Field Trips

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Why should Geographers should consider a Cemetery Study?

Why should Geographers should consider a Cemetery Study? A visit to Cataraqui Cemetery led by Rowland Tinline, Professor Emeritus , Dept. of Geography, Queen's University (retired) and Craig Boals, Operations Director, Cataraqui Cemetery. This field trip will demonstrate how a cemetery can bring to light many geographic concepts through observation and comparison. Cemeteries are easily accessible for most classes and, since they represent evolving cultural landscapes, they are excellent resources for examining geography and history. Their patterns of land use, design/layout and locational choices offer clear examples of the cultural and socioeconomic factors that shape the geography of our cities. To emphasize those factors, the field trip will examine the features of Cataraqui Cemetery then compare and contrast them with other cemeteries and those of the participant's localities. A side benefit of this trip is that the field trip takes place in one of Canada's recently designated National Historic Sites; the burial site of Sir J. A. Macdonald an excellent example of a rural reform cemetery to a movement that helped reshape the concept and location of cemeteries throughout North America.

Focus: Cultural and Historical Geography

World Heritage Sites - Perspectives for Geographers:

Visit 2 of Canada's designated "World Heritage Sites"! Explore Fort Henry and the Rideau Canal led by staff facilitator(s) from Parks Canada, Smiths Falls and St. Lawrence Parks Commission.


1.1 Billion Years of Earth History: Geology of the Kingston Area Field Trip

1.1 Billion Years of Earth History: Geology of the Kingston Area Field Trip led by Mark Badam, Curator of the Miller Geology Museum, Queen's University. Learn about the geology of the Kingston area. A short slideshow talk about the 1.1 billion year history of the area will be followed by a field trip to local rock outcrops. There you will see evidence of the long-gone mountain ranges, tropical oceans, and glaciers that have existed in this area at different times in the past.

Focus: Physical Geography/Geology. Target group: Grade 7-8-9 teachers

Renewable Energy in Ontario – Power for the people

Renewable Energy in Ontario: Power for the people, led by Prof. Warren Mabee, Dept. of Geography, Queen's University. Renewable energy (solar, wind, and biomass) is a hot topic in Ontario. The 2009 Green Energy and Green Economy Act was introduced with great fanfare and high expectations. Three years later, many across the province question the effectiveness of this Act and its role in rising electricity prices. We will use this trip to explore three locations around Kingston where renewable energy projects have been introduced. At each location we will discuss how physical geography has created opportunities for power projects, and the impacts of their development on both physical and human systems. We will start with the Wolfe Island Wind Farm, followed by brief stops at Lafarge Cement (where biomass-to-energy is being explored) and finally Canada's largest solar farm just south of Napanee.

Focus: Economic and Political Geography