Congratulations to Ph.D. Alum Iain Hay, Recipient of the 2024 Laureat d’honneur from the International Geographical Union!

Submitted by Nell Gross on

The Department of Geography is pleased to recognize Ph.D. graduate Iain Hay's 2024 Laureat d’honneur, awarded by the International Geographical Union (IGU). This international recognition for “service to the discipline at the international, national and local scales” is a tremendous honor. The award – which is arguably one of the most esteemed in international geography – will be presented in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday, August 30.

Having graduated from UW in 1989 after working with Professors Jonathan Mayer, Morgan Thomas and the late Richard Morrill, Iain has gone on to an illustrious academic career and currently serves as the inaugural director of the

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