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Welcome to our website

The Jamaican Geographical Society was founded in 1966 and its principal aim is the advancement of the discipline of geography in Jamaica. This is achieved through various activities undertaken throughout the year. Such activities include Panel discussions which address pertinent, contemporary issues, allowing interactions among the academia, policy makers and the public.

The JGS also has several field trips and hikes during the year which are both educational, allowing members to explore the rich historical and cultural diversity of Jamaica, and relaxing, allowing you escape the monotony of the classroom. We have had several memorable excursions to places of interests such as the Cockpit Country, and the historical pirate-town of Port Royal.

We also have much anticipated social events such as the Christmas Barbeque where Society members including staff and students gather to celebrate the end of a productive year.

The Society has within the past year revived its Periodical Newsletter which has received excellent reviews both locally and internationally. The issues of the newsletter can be viewed on the JGS website: http://www.mona.uwi.edu/geoggeol/JGS/home.htm

The JGS allows new students, like yourself, the opportunity to network with post graduates, your lecturers, and professionals who have already established themselves in Geography related disciplines. It is beneficial for you as you pursue your career goals in Geography to be part of this Professional Society.

We look forward to your involvement!

JGS Membership

The membership fees for 2008-2009 is as follows:

  • Full Membership for Students - $300
  • Full Membership for Professionals - $1200
  • Overseas Residents US$20
  • Corporate Membership (small companies and schools, with benefits for up to 10 staff members) - $10,000

You can renew your membership or join as a new member by completing the Membership Application form and submitting to the Secretary, Ms. Seema Kadir, at the Department of Geography and Geology. Membership entitles you, among other things, to discounted prices on JGS field trips and excursions. Your support is appreciated.

Membership Secretary Contacts

bullet Seema Kadir

Fax: +1-876-977-6029

E-mail seema.kadir@uwimona.edu.jm

Office phone +1-876-927-2728