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Please note that there are many different opportunities for student involvement in CAG 2014 (see below).

If you have any questions and/or concerns as a student member of the CAG, please feel free to contact your student councillor, Bethany Coulthard via e-mail at:


Orienteering Event
Wednesday May 28, 2014
17:30 to 19:30
Scotiabank Atrium (Cairns Complex, Level 2)

By tradition, the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) holds an orienteering event at their annual general meeting. This event is open to all Congress delegates and especially to CAG members who would like to train their map reading skills. It is timed to occur on Wednesday May 28, from 17:30 to 19:30 (meeting location is the east-facing entrance to the Cairns Complex). Loris Gasparotto, the Cartographer in the Department of Geography at Brock University, has created a map for the event. The map will be provided to you when you sign up for the event. Please sign up at the CCA registration desk (Plaza Building, Room 600F) no later than Wednesday, May 28, at 17:00. There may be a minimal charge to participate in this event. In lieu of the usual post-event libations, we plan to head to the PechaKucha Night (PKN) which starts at 20:00 in Scotiabank Atrium (Cairns Complex, Level 2). There will be a standard cash bar and light snacks available at this event.

PechaKucha Night (PKN)
Wednesday May 28, 2014
20:00 to 21:30
Scotiabank Atrium (Cairns Complex, Level 2)
The organizers of the CAG, CCA, and ESAC are co-hosting this evening event. Our goal is to provide a highly structured, yet immensely entertaining evening where students and others have six minutes and forty seconds to present information on an aspect of their academic career that is very important to them. A cash bar and light snacks will be available at this event.
What is a PKN? Visit:
Examples of PKN presentations can also be found at:
The banquet will be held on Thursday May 29, from 18:30 to 22:30, at Ravine Vineyard together with our colleagues and friends from two cognate Associations (i.e., the Environmental Studies Association of Canada and the Canadian Cartographic Association). Once you have registered online, you can also download and complete a CAG 2014 field trip and banquet participation form (English Version; French Version) to indicate your interest in participating in the banquet.

The cost per person is $70 (including transportation). Buses will depart Brock University from the chartered bus zone at approximately 18:15 that evening.

At present, we are in the process of developing a workshop, in collaboration with the CAG student representative and other graduate students, on careers in Geography. We have also developed a workshop on the academic hiring process and academic publications. We are also offering a workshop for those interested in learning more about ArcGIS! For more information about CAG 2014 workshops, click here. Please note that the CAG Student Representative, Bethany Coulthard, also plans to introduce herself to you at these workshops.