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About Us

Local Organising Committee

The organising committee is under the supervision of Matthew Hatvany, Ph.D., Professor of Geography at Laval University. The Co-Presidents are Dan Shrubsole, Ph.D., President of the Canadian Association of Geographers and Professor of geography at Western University and Marie-Pierre Guy-Dorion, Geography Student at Laval University, who also acts as the Student Representative.

The other members are :

International Geographical Union

The International Geographical Union (IGU) is an international international, non-governmental, professional organization devoted to the development of the discipline of Geography.

The purposes of the IGU are primarily to promote Geography through initiating and coordinating geographical research and teaching in all countries of the world.  Its work is conducted through the instruments of its National Committees, Commissions and Task Forces.

The IGU hosts the International Geographical Congress every four years and also promotes regional conferences and other meetings that further of the objectives of the Union.  The IGU also facilitates the participation of geographers in the global community of scientists through its formal affiliation as a Member Union within both the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).



Société géographique Royale du Canada