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Faculty: Deanna van Dijk

Deanna van Dijk

Geographic story

  • Born: Oxford, England...but family moved while I was still very young
  • First memories: Sioux Center, Iowa (US) Our family lived here for 13 years (while father taught at Dordt College)
  • Back to Canada: In 1982 my family moved to Hamilton, Ontario (while father taught at Redeemer College)
  • University years: Ancaster and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario with significant field experiences in Presqu'ile Provincial Park (on the north shore of Lake Ontario)
    • BCS (math major, geography minor). Redeemer College,
      1991
    • MA (geography). University of Waterloo, 1993
    • PhD (geography). University of Waterloo, 1998
  • Bay of Fundy: 1998 short (but memorable) stay in Sackville,
    New Brunswick for a short post-doc in a salt marsh
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 1999 move to Grand Rapids to teach at Calvin College
  • Favourite vacation spots: Canadian Rockies, Atlantic Canada, Bruce Peninsula