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Emeritus: Henk Aay

Henk Aay


  • Hometown: The Netherlands
  • Immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of thirteen
  • Completed a B.A. in Geography and Planning at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Received his PhD in geography from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1978
  • Taught at Wilfrid Laurier University for seven years
  • Taught at University of Toronto
  • Joined the GEO department in 1982 as the first full-time PhD geographer at Calvin, hired to develop both geography and environmental studies programs
  • Favorite landscapes and places come from his geographical roots and from the venues of his post-commencement geography field trips (with thanks to all the participants!): Amsterdam, Toronto, Britain's Yorkshire, rails-to-trails, and Prince Edward Island

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Henk Aay
North Hall 073