Lisa Ford

Instructor II

217 Sinnott Building
(204) 474-8255
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I have been an Instructor with the Department of Environment and Geography since August, 2008. I am enthusiastic about teaching, particularly first year courses, and look forward to continually improving my teaching pedagogy and trying new things. I hope that my students will come to enjoy geography and appreciate how useful geographical concepts can be for everyday life and events.
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Academic Background

2007: M.A. in Geography. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Geography
Thesis title: Social Impact Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies in Agriculture.

2003: B.Sc. in Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria. Course work involved environmental conservation and management, physical geography, as well as natural hazards and disaster planning.
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Awards and Recognition for Distinguished Teaching

University of Manitoba Awards

Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching, May 2013
First offered in 1968, the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented annually at May convocation to an outstanding teacher

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching in 2012
The award celebrates excellence in teaching, innovation, and effectiveness of pedagogical practice, and commitments to the support and advising of students.

University of Manitoba Nominations

University 1 Excellence in Teaching Award, both May 2010 and May 2012
This award is given to teachers of a University 1 course who: are instrumental in helping students make a successful academic and personal transition to the U of M; and/or stimulated the students interest in the subject area taught; and/or was enthusiastic, organized and facilitated effective learning
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Courses taught at the University of Manitoba

GEOG 1280, Introduction to Human Geography
Winter, Summer & Fall, 2014
Winter & Summer 2012
Winter, Summer, & Fall, 2011
Winter, Summer, & Fall, 2010
Winter, Summer, & Fall, 2009
Fall, 2008

GEOG 1290, Introduction to Physical Geography
Winter, Summer & Fall, 2014
Winter & Summer 2012
Winter, Summer, & Fall, 2011
Winter, Summer (2 sections), & Fall, 2010
Winter, Summer, & Fall, 2009
Fall, 2008

GEOG 2272 (formerly GEOG2240), Natural Hazards
Fall, 2014
Fall, 2012
Winter & Fall, 2011
Winter & Fall, 2010
Fall, 2009

GEOG 2570, Geography of Canada   
Fall, 2008

GEOG 2330 (formerly GEOG2240), Place, Populations and Mobility: Geographic Perspectives (formerly GEOG2480,
Population Geography)
Fall 2014
Fall, 2012
Winter & Fall, 2011
Winter & Fall, 2010
Winter & Fall, 2009
Fall, 2008

GEOG 3770, Special Topics: Social Hazards
Winter, 2014
Winter, 2012
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Typical Teaching Schedule, Fall

  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Place, Populations and Mobility: Geographic Perspectives
  • Natural Hazards
  • Typical Teaching Schedule, Winter
  • Introduction to Physical Geography
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Special Topics in Geography: Social Hazards

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Service Activities: Professional, University and Community Service

  • Member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (November 2014 - present)
  • Judge for the 2012 Winnipeg Schools Science Fair (April 18, 2012)
  • Info Days Booth at the University of Manitoba (February 23, 2012)
  • Info Days is the University of Manitoba's annual two-day open house for high school students in Grade 10 and up. The event is designed to showcase the University of Manitoba's many faculties, programs and services to visiting groups of high school students, teachers, and parents
  • Member of the Prairie Canadian Association of Geographers (PCAG) organizing committee Preparing for the 2012 PCAG conference to be held in Winkler, Manitoba
  • Member of Faculty Core Promotion Committee (3-year term, starting Fall, 2011 - 2014)
  • Member of a Tenure/Promotions Committee for an Instructor II position in the Department of Environment and Geography, October 2011
  • Member of ad-hoc Human Geography Program Development Committee (2009 - present)
  • Will be taking the lead on a committee to standardize GEOG 1280, Introduction to Human Geography, the required first year Human Geography course
  • Member of Human Geography Committee to update description of “Human Geography” within the Department of Environment and Geography (2009 – present)
  • Member of a Tenure/Promotions Committee for a Senior Instructor position in the Department of Geological Sciences November - December, 2010
  • Member of the Hiring Committee for Instructor I position in the Department of Environment and Geography April-May, 2009