Join us for the 2013-14 Graduation Ceremony!


We would like to congratulate all of those undergraduates and graduates who are about to earn degrees in geography from the University of Washington! To commemorate their achievements, we will hold a recognition ceremony and reception for all students graduating between December 2013 and August 2014 on Thursday, June 12, from noon-2:15. The ceremony will take place in the Hogness Auditorium (Room A430) in the UW Medical Center, starting at noon (doors open at 11:30), and will include recognition of all graduating seniors and graduates and also special awards for both students and instructors. A reception with coffee, tea, and cookies will follow downstairs, in the Health Sciences Building Lobby.

We encourage you to bring family and friends to share the occasion. This is always a happy event because faculty and staff members have the chance to talk informally with seniors and their families, pay tribute to graduating seniors, and recognize outstanding academic performance in our awards ceremony. You will have a chance to express your thanks to family and friends during the ceremony, and there will also be an opportunity for some photographs with faculty. Dress will be business casual, but also feel free to wear cap and gown. For more instructions on how to get to the event, find directions in the official invitation.

Congratulations and best wishes to our graduating students!

UW Geography Story Published by UW Today


In February we posted a story describing UW student Mollie Holmberg’s work with Dr. Luke Bergmann, and her opportunity to present their findings to the US Congress through the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Since this post, Mollie has not only successfully presented at this poster session (and visited the offices of both of Washington State’s US Senators and one of the state’s US Representatives!), but has also just been featured in a recent story by UW Today, the University’s news office. Visit UW Today to get an update on Mollie’s great work!

Michelle Daigle presents on Mino-bimaadiziwin as a re-placement of ‘food sovereignty’ at UW Indigenous Scholars Symposium

NOISLocating (Sac)Red Geographies, the 13th annual Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars symposium at UW featured Geography Ph.C. Michelle Daigle speaking about her research in and with the Anishinaabe people of Northern Ontario.

Welcome to Our New Faculty Member, Dr. Megan Ybarra!

We also want to extend a very warm welcome to Dr. Megan Ybarra, who will be joining our department in the Fall! Dr. Ybarra brings with her interests in conservation, race, and citizenship, which will greatly enhance the department! Find out more about her interests and academic history below:





I completed my PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management at UC Berkeley. To date, my research has focused on the articulation of conservation, race, and remilitarization in Guatemala’s Maya Forest. I am also interested in migration, borders and citizenship in the Américas.