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[GEO 605] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (57 pages long)


Department
Geography
Course Code
GEO 605
Professor
David Atkinson
Study Guide
Final

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Ryerson
GEO 605
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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GEO 605 Week 1
Course Name: Geography of the Canadian North
Prof who am I?
- David Atkinson
- Follow the prof on Twitter if you want a good grade
- Ratemyprof amazing prof
- Geographer worked in Yellowknife in 4th year undergrad
- Why teaching this class? 18 years of northern experience
o Help educate most of you on North
o Yukon prof has’t ee to et
o Why the north is different than the south?
o The rest of Caada does’t like Toronto
o Pond inlet starting to do work there
- Who are you?
o Lecture notes are posted on D2L half the story
o Coming to class is the best thing you can do to do well on quizzes and assignments
o What is the most significant problem facing northern Canada? (be specific)
Melting ice
The arctic is cold things that die into soil do not re-occur
Methane is more of a contributor to greenhouse gas effects
Poverty and unhealthy communities
Physical health
o Healthy food, water etc.
o Been a challenge for decades
Colonization
Poverty
Employment
Jobs how can you get a job there?
Economy
Sovereignty oil and gas
With melting ice, we opened up a resource sector
Drilling in sea for oil
- Course Info
o Mon 1:10 3 PM
o Office: JOR 614A
o best way to reach is by email (by appointment in person meeting)
o what is this class about?
Defining north
Understanding the environment to understand communities in the north
Aorigial people’s histor i the orth
Government intervention etc.
Politics, governance, international connections
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Climate change
o Breakdown
Fairly good textbook (5th edition)
Most of us are interested in southern canada because of Geography
Recently, there has been increase in suicide and substance abuse in the
North this is only when something catastrpophic happens
Come to class if you want an A+
Current event review (10%)
Goal is to become engaged in current events of the Canadian North
CBC.ca (northern section of Canada) can be a little later than
yesterday
Northern Career (25%)
What is your future career path?
You all want a job and make money and spend money
Think about potential careers and how does that career put in northern
context
o Does’t ea you are going to move to Yellowknife
o It could be a job that works with northern organizations
o With the internet, northern Canada has less internet
connections
How can you use Internet to expand employment
opportunities as an IT or Business Professional
o How is the lifestyle in North different than North?
How is dealing with employees in the North compared
to the South?
o 4-5 pages
Prof can give you northern context of your future career
Housing development and retail is different in the North than south
IT Consultant
o Large workforce in the north
o You can connect
o We offshore call centres
If we improve the call centres in the north
Challenge to do higher education
Build those bridges with people in the north to help
them connect with online learning
o Course Info
D2L
Course Info
Lecture notes not the only source to study for the exams
o Come to class
o Course evaluation
No final exam
Midterm at the end of the course
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