The West Virginia University Department of Geology and Geography is pleased to announce the accomplishments of one of its students, Janice Hardin.

Hardin recently received two awards at the national Association of American Geographers Centennial Meeting. The conference was held March 14-19 in Philadelphia, Pa. Both awards were for the paper Hardin presented at the conference examining the struggle of the Innu, an indigenous group in eastern Canada, against government attempts to resettle them. The first award was for best student paper in Critical Geography and the second award was for best student paper on Indigenous Peoples.

Hardin, a doctoral student in geography from Dickerson. Md., completed her undergraduate work in St Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.

The WVU Department of Geology and Geography within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of options within geology. The diverse interests of the geography faculty members offer students the potential to learn about a variety of fields at the undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels. For more information about the Department of Geology and Geography, visit the department’s Web site at