Celebration for Ruth Fincher's contribution to geography

Last week the School hosted a symposium to celebrate Professor Ruth Fincher’s contribution to geographical research. An audience of over 60 people heard talks from world leading urban geographers Professor Jane Jacobs (Yale-NUS College), Dr Ilan Wiesel (Melbourne University), Professor Helga Leitner (UCLA), Dr Kurt Iveson (Sydney University), Professor Valerie Preston (York University), and Professor Brendan Gleeson (Melbourne University). The speakers presented papers that reflected on and were informed by Professor Fincher’s research, and the day ended with a moving response from Ruth. It was wonderful to experience past and present students, geographers from around Australia and the world, and friends of geography all sharing in this stimulating and enjoyable day. Thea Hewitt is editing a special issue of Geographical Research comprised of papers presented during the day.