Welcome to the CAGONT 2011 archive!

About CAGONT 2011 @ Lakehead University - Orillia Campus

Lakehead University-Orillia Campus hosted the Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) 2011 Annual Meeting from October 21-22. The meeting took place at the new campus site, 500 University Avenue, in Orillia, Ontario. Lakehead University-Orillia Campus is Canada’s first Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Platinum campus designed and built to the highest standard of energy efficiency.



Abstract Submission - Closed

Abstracts of 250 words (maximum)
Should be submitted to: cagont11@lakeheadu.ca
ONLY electronic copies of abstracts will be accepted.
Please state ABSTRACT (Paper) or ABSTRACT (Poster) in the subject line of the e-mail. All abstracts must be submitted in Word .doc or .docx format as an e-mail attachment. They must be formatted using the example available here. Paste your information into this document and keep the formatting as it appears. The title should come first, in UPPER and lower case. This should be followed by the author list, including affiliations. Leave one blank line between title, author list, and the body of the abstract. Provide up to five keywords related to your abstract.
Note: All abstracts must be received by October 5, 2011. Faxed or paper abstracts will not be accepted. All presenters must be registered.

Access the CAGONT 2011 Book of Abstracts.

Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes, including time for questions. All papers and posters will be presented on Saturday October 22.
Posters can be setup in the late afternoon on Friday October 21 or early morning on Saturday October 22.


Registration costs are outlined below. Please download the registration form here (fillable .pdf format). Fill in your information and print the form. Then send it and a cheque or money order with your conference fees to:

Dr. Rosario Turvey, CAGONT 2011 Registration
Environmental Sustainability, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Lakehead University - Orillia Campus
500 University Avenue, Orillia, Ontario L3V 0B9

Cheques should be made out to: CAGONT2011, Lakehead University- Orillia Campus. Please indicate the registrants name in the memo section of the cheque.


On or before Sept. 23, 2011

After Sept. 23, 2011

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Conference Themes

The main conference theme is "Geography and Sustainability in a Changing World". Topics that are currently planned include:

* Spatial Analysis
* Urban Patterns and Housing
* Environmental Management
* Transportation
* Remote Sensing
* Sustainability and Development
* Contaminants in the Environment
* Housing and Neighbourhoods
* Gentrification, Urban Renewal and Displacement
* GIS Modelling
* Climate Change: past, present and future
* Water Resources
* Applied/Practical Cartography
* GIS and Cartography
* Suburbia and Exurbia
* Atmosperic Processes
* Health
* Geographic and Spatial Literacies
* Business and Commercial Activity

If you would like to add an additional theme/topic or organize an additional session, please send an email to: cagont11@lakeheadu.ca.

Final Program

The FINAL PROGRAM is now available. The program for the Friday October 21 Plenary Session can be found here. All conference papers/posters will be presented on Saturday October 22.

Book of Abstracts

The Book of Abstracts can be found here. It contains all of papers/posters that will be presented.

Student Travel Grants

A pool of money is set aside to fund student travel to the CAGONT Annual Meeting. Money is available to all student CAG members (Student membership in the CAG only costs $45 so this is a very good investment! see http://www.cag-acg.ca for details) - (Ph.D., Masters and undergraduate) travelling to the conference to present a paper. Students must be pre-registered. They will receive their registration back after the meeting (if they apply for it and submit proper documentation). Travel costs will be reimbursed. Students must supply receipts for travel - rail, bus, car. The pool of money will be distributed among applicants based upon distance travelled. Applications must be approved by Chair of the student’s department. Completed applications (with original receipts) should be sent to:

Dr. Randy Dirszowsky (CAGONT Secretary/Treasurer)
Department of Environmental Studies
Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6

Download the Student Travel Form here (fillable pdf).

Accommodation Info

The conference will take place in Orillia, Ontario. Click here for Accommodation Information.

Venue Map

A map of the Lakehead University - Orillia Campus can be found here. Signs will be posted to assist you in finding your way in the building.


The CAGONT awards include:

| Service to Ontario Geography Award | Recipients |

| Student Paper Competition Awards | Winners |

| CAGONT Best Poster Award | Winners |

Organizing Committee

Rosario Turvey (Chair)
Wayne Forsythe (website)
Florin Pendea
Nandakumar Kanavillil
Reg Horne
Brian Marshall
Alizera Ghaffari

Contact Us

CAGONT 2011 Organizing Committee

Rosario Turvey
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Lakehead University - Orillia Campus
Orillia, ON L3V 0B9
Tel: 705-330-4008 x 2652
Email: cagont11@lakeheadu.ca
CAGONT 2011 Administrative Support

Carolyn Rimkey
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Lakehead University - Orillia Campus
Orillia, ON L3V 0B9
Tel.: 705-330-4008 x 2600
Email: cagont11@lakeheadu.ca

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