14 March 2013

[Geography Week 2013] Creating and Nurturing Inclusive Spaces: Everyone, Everyday, Everywhere

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing this year’s  Geography  Week  which  will 
commence on the 19th and continues until the 22nd of this month. With the theme “Creating and Nurturing Inclusive Spaces: Everyone, Everyday, Everywhere,”  we take Geography closer to our everyday experiences in celebrating the  discipline’s  contribution  to  our  everyday  affairs. We seek to present the multiple dimensions that constitute our spaces  –  academic, recreational, social, public  –  as a means towards promoting inclusive and nurturing spaces for dialog, participation, and collective action. 

The following activities highlight this week-long celebration: 

March 14-21Sikat Ka sa Geog!: Role Model Students of the Department of Geography
A popularity contest among Geography majors, which will also serve as  a fund-raising event for the Geography Core Group's  activities. 

March 19-22 Geobiography: Geography and Filipino Geographers
Exhibit, AS Lobby

March 19   GIS (Geog Orgs in Service) 
2:30-5:30 PM, PH 207 Critical Geography Series Forum 
5:30 PM, Academic Oval (in front of AS Steps)/ASCal  Road Painting Activity 
The Geographic Society of UP (GSUP) will facilitate a road painting activity, while the Junior Geographical Society – UP Diliman (JPGS-UPD) will conduct a forum about Food Security in the Philippines, in line with the organization’s Critical Geography Series. 

March 20   Geog to the World (Regional Geography Food Fest) 
5:30 PM, CASAA 
Students of Regional Geography and Geography of the Philippines (Geog 151, Geog 157, Geog 133 and Geog 131) will host a festival highlighting popular and unique cuisines from different regions of the world. 

March 21   Map-Making Isn’t Easy (But Fun!) 
1-5 PM, PH 207 
Everyone is invited to learn basic mapping techniques and GIS applications with the map project presentation-cum-hands-on exercise that Geography 197 students (1st Sem, AY 2012-13) organized. Non-geography majors are especially invited!

March 22   Show ‘em What GEOGot! 
4-7 PM, PH 207 
Serving as the conclusion  of  this  year’s  Geography  Week, this event will acknowledge the talents and achievements of the members of the Department. 

We hope that everyone could join us experience the activities and festivities of this year's Geography Week! 

06 March 2013

Philippine Geospatial Forum

Be part of the first Philippine Geospatial Forum!

More than a half-day event for showcasing application of technologies, the first Philippine Geospatial Forum is designed for the purpose pf opening spaces for critical discussion of the social, economic, political, and critical aspects of technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). We invite you to be part of this convergence!


Mr. Emmanuel Sambale
Open Street Map Philippines

Engr. Henry Pacis
Land Administration and Management Program 2

Dr. Rhodora Gonzales
UP Department of Geodetic Engineering

Dr. Enrico Paringit
Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation Program 

The forum will be on March 11, 2013, 8:30am, at Palma Hall 207, University of the Philippines Diliman.  To secure a FREE slot, download, fill out, and submit a registration form below.


Mappers converge!

Alumni Directory Form

Dear Alumni,

In preparation for the celebration of the Department of Geography's 30th year under the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, we are building our Alumni Directory.  We want to get in touch with all alumni - students, faculty, and staff - and celebrate this momentous event, at the same time, reminisce the good old days with people that have been part of this journey.  

The Alumni Directory will also help us disseminate job opportunities, department news and events and other information that might be of interest to the alumni.

To fill out the directory, please click "Alumni Directory Form" below and please help us share this link to fellow UP Geography Department alumni.  Thank you and we look forward to your joining us in our 30th anniversary this coming November 2013.