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Arctic Iqaluit, Nunavut

MA graduate student Sara Statham in Iqaluit, Nunavut (the southeast coast of Baffin Island), where she has undertaken fieldwork regarding food security and climate change.

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Zanzibar Africa

Undergraduate students on the Africa Field Semester gain a greater appreciation of the roles of mangrove ecosystems.

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South America Peruvian Amazon

MSc graduate student Meghan Doiron’s (on right) research focuses on understanding the information sharing networks that link ribereño households in the north-eastern Peruvian Amazon.

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Tamil Nadu Southern India

Geography and IDS Joint Honours student Stephanie Austin completing interviews regarding organic agriculture and livelihoods in Tamil Nadu.

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The Climate Change Adaptation Research Group

The Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG) led by Dr. James Ford: The group’s research takes place at the interface between science and policy, working with Indigenous communities on climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning

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The Occupy Movement and the Top 1% in Canada

In a forthcoming paper to be published in Antipode, Prof. Sebastien Breau explores recent patterns of inequality in Canada, paying particular attention to changes in the characteristics of the top 1% of income earners.

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MA graduate Vicki Kyeyune tries on local ethnic minority Hmong clothing, after interviews regarding hybrid maize and food security in upland Vietnam.

Welcome to McGill Geography

Geography is the study of physical environments and human habitats. It deals with people and places. It covers issues such as global warming and climate change, food and water resources, management of ecosystems, human health, regional economic disparities, urban infrastructure, native land claims and permafrost problems. Both a physical and a social science, it provides a unique opportunity to obtain a broad exposure to modes of analyzing the many environmental and situational problems of contemporary society. Our department is based in the Faculty of Science and offers degrees at the Bachelors (B.A., B.Sc, & B.A.Sc.), Masters (M.A. & M.Sc), and Ph.D. levels.

Activities and Announcements

GeoSpectivesGeoSpectives Returns

The 2015-16 GeoSpectives lecture series starts on September 9 (1-2 p.m. in Burnside 426) with a talk by Prof. Shuaib Lwasa (Makerere University) titled Climate-Induced Urban Health Outcomes: An Economic Analysis of Kampala, Uganda.

Posted August 15, 2015

Canadian Inequality

Prof. Sebastien Breau's work on regional inequality in Canada appears in the Politics and Policy blog of the London School of Economic this week. The full study appears in the recent issue of Applied Geography.

Posted August 29, 2015

Welcome Back Undergrads!

Thinking about classes for the coming year? New ones - particularly for Urban Studies - are now available. Contact the undergraduate program advisor advisor [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Michelle Maillet) for more information! Her drop-in hours for fall semester are Mondays 1-4 p.m. and Thursdays 2-5 p.m.

Posted August 15, 2015