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About the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT)

The purpose of CAGONT is to support the objectives of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) in the encouragement of geographic study, teaching, research and application, especially in Ontario.

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CAGONT Departments

| Brock University | Carleton University | University of Guelph | Lakehead University (Orillia)
| Laurentian University | McMaster University | Nipissing University
| University of Ottawa
| Queen's University | Ryerson University | University of Toronto | Trent University
| University of Waterloo | University of Western Ontario | Wilfrid Laurier University
| University of Windsor | York University



Annual Meeting

The Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at York University from October 24-25, 2014. Go to the CAGONT 2014 website for further information!.

| Recent Annual Meeting Locations |

| CAGONT2013 at the University of Toledo - Student Website Archive | Conference Program |

| CAGONT 2012 at University of Toronto - Scarborough, Annual Meeting Archive |

| CAGONT 2011 at Lakehead Orillia, Annual Meeting Archive |

| CAGONT 2010 at Ryerson University, Annual Meeting Archive |



Executive Committee

The CAGONT Executive Committee consists of the following members:

President


Wayne Forsythe (2013-2015)
Department of Geography
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5000 ext. 7141
Fax: 416-979-5362

Past-President


Marilyne Jollineau (2013-2014)
Department of Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Tel: 905-688-5550, ext. 4556

Vice-President


Peter Kedron
(2013-2015)
Department of Geography
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5000 ext. 7147
Fax: 416-979-5362

Secretary


Dan Harrington
(2012-2014)
Public Health Ontario/Santé publique Ontario
480 University Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
Tel: 647-260-7588
Fax: 647-260-7352

Student Representative

Evan Cleave (2013-2014)
Department of Geography
Social Science Centre
University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5C2
Tel: 519-661-3423
Fax: 519-661-3750

Treasurer


Tanzina Mohsin (2012-2014)
Department of Physical and
Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto - Scarborough
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
Tel: 416-287-7245
Fax: 416-287-7279

Representative
(from the department that held the previous CAGONT Annual Meeting)


William Gough (2012-2014)
Department of Physical and
Environmental Sciences
University of Toronto - Scarborough
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4

Representative
(from the department that will hold the next CAGONT Annual Meeting)


Steven Tufts (2013-2014)
Department of Geography
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

List of Past and Present CAGONT Executive Committee Members (PDF)



Membership

All members in good standing of the Canadian Association of Geographers residing in Ontario shall be members of this Division. Membership may also be accorded to other CAG members upon request to the Secretary.



Awards

The CAGONT awards include:

| Service to Ontario Geography Award | Recipients |

| Student Paper Competition Awards | Winners |

| CAGONT Best Poster Award | Winners |



Constitution

(as of the 2013 Annual Meeting at the University of Toledo)

1. Name

The name of this association shall be The Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT).

2. Membership

All members in good standing of the Canadian Association of Geographers residing in Ontario shall be members of this Division. Membership may also be accorded to other CAG members upon request to the Secretary.

3. Purpose

To support the objectives of the Canadian Association of Geographers in the encouragement of geographic study, teaching, research and application, especially in Ontario.

4. The Executive

i) The Executive shall consist of an elected President, Vice-President, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Student Representative (chosen by students), and two appointed representatives: one from the department that held the immediately previous CAGONT Annual Meeting and one from the department that will hold the next Annual Meeting.

ii) The major duties of the President are to convene and chair an Annual Meeting and to convene such other activities as the Executive deems appropriate.

iii) The Vice-President will normally succeed the President in office and shall be responsible for soliciting nominations for the Service to Ontario Geography Award.

iv) The Secretary shall notify all members of details of the Annual Meeting at least one month in advance of that meeting. The Secretary shall also provide liaison between members and keep the files of the Division.

v) The Treasurer shall have charge of the finances of the Division.

vi) The two appointed representatives shall be responsible for keeping the Executive adequately informed with regard to the Annual Meeting, its operation and possible improvements thereto. They shall also be responsible for the implementation and judging of the annual student paper competition.

vii) All tasks not stated are the responsibility of the Executive as a whole. In this matter the Executive may co-opt other individuals to the Executive, as non-voting members, as need be. The Executive is also free to set up committees (permanent or ad hoc), reporting to the Executive as the need arises.

viii) In the event an Executive member is unable to complete their term, the remaining Executive members will appointment a replacement, who is a member of the CAG, until the next Annual General Meeting.

5. Terms of Office

The terms of office of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be two years; that of the Past-President and Student Representative shall be one year; and that of the two appointed representatives shall be two years.

 6. Voting and Elections

i) Only members of the Division may hold Executive office and vote in elections.

ii) Nominations shall take place before and at the Annual Meeting, with the election of officers taking place at the Annual General Meeting.

iii) The Executive shall act as Nominating Committee and shall solicit further nominations from the general membership.

iv) All voting shall take place at the Annual General Meeting of CAGONT, which shall be held during the CAGONT Annual Meeting. All items voted on are carried by a simple majority of members present and voting. In case of a tie the chairperson shall cast a deciding vote.

v) No proxy votes shall be permitted.

vi) All items of business can be introduced on the meeting floor. The nomination of a person not present at the Annual General Meeting requires his or her consent in writing.

7. Constitutional Changes

i) Any proposed changes to the constitution must be submitted in writing to the Secretary by a member in good standing accompanied by the signatures of at least four other members in good standing.

ii) Such proposed changes must be submitted to the membership, in writing, at the time of the notification of the Annual General Meeting.

iii) The Annual General Meeting may change the constitution by a simple majority vote of those present and voting at the meeting.

8. Financial Matters

i) The Executive shall apply to the CAG central office for funds to run its operation, in conformity with current practices.



CAGONT Email Listserve

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Contact Us


CAGONT President

Wayne Forsythe (2013-2015)
Department of Geography
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: 416-979-5000 ext. 7141
Fax: 416-979-5362

CAGONT Student Representative

Evan Cleave (2013-2014)
Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5C2
Tel: 519-661-3423
Fax: 519-661-3750








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