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The University of Sydney will be hosting the Geographical Society of New South Wales 16th annual Honours Conference on Friday 16th November. The Honours Conference provides an opportunity for recently completed honours students to communicate the results of their research, and showcases the variety of honours projects being conducted at Australian universities.
Last year’s Honours Conference was successfully hosted by the University of Newcastle. There were 12 presentations given by students representing the University of Sydney, UWS, Macquarie University and the University of Wollongong. The majority of students presented outcomes from research that they had undertaken as part of their Honours degree, while those currently in the middle of their study introduced their topics and research plans for the next 6 months. Within each session a diversity of topics were covered including: urban homelessness and public space; transnational water governance; pyrogenic remobilisation of leaded petrol emissions; attitudes and practices towards nature; contaminated waste and environmental justice; indigenous community development through agreements with mining interests; and, geographies of inter-ethic intimacy. See here for a full program and abstracts from last year’s Conference.
The best paper presented at the Conference is awarded the Jim Rose Geography Award. Jim Rose was the foundation Professor of Geography at Macquarie, and was a very enthusiastic supporter of honours research, geographical research generally, and of the NSW Geographical Society. His generous bequest to the Society supports the annual Jim Rose Geography Award, presented to the best paper (plus two highly commended awards). You can read more information on Jim Rose and the Award here.
Conference registration is open to members and your support of these budding geographers would be very welcome. Registration is $30, to be paid on the morning of the conference. This includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Registrations open at 9am and the sessions will run until 3.45pm followed by the presentation of the Jim Rose Awards.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
We hope to see you there for an excellent day of presentations on an array of original research from completing Honours students from across NSW.
For more information see the Honours Conference Program.