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
The GeoSpectives will be on Friday, February 17, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. when Prof. Carl Nightingale will present, "Splitting Settler Cities: Transnational Patterns of Segregationism in the US, South Africa, and Beyond." The talk is co-sponsored by the Research Group on Democracy, Space and Technology, a unit of the the Yan P. Lin Centre; and the McGill School of Urban Planning through the generous gift of the Brenda and Samuel Gewurz Fund for Teaching and Learning in Urban Design and Development.
Posted January 20, 2017
The department is looking for an instructor to teach GEOG 495 in the summer session. Deadline for applying is February 24, 2017.
Posted January 31, 2017
Please take advantage of the field Studies Information Session available in February. Take a look at the above link for more information and when they are offered. We have information sessions for Africa, Panama, Arctic and Barbados.
Posted January 31, 2017
Message of Solidarity
The attack at a mosque in Quebec City last night (Sunday) resulted in the killing of six people and the wounding of many others. This is a shocking, tragic event. The Department of Geography joins with McGill to offer our sincere condolences to all victims and their loved ones. Our Department celebrates diversity in all its forms, and stands in solidarity with members of the Muslim community.
Posted January 30, 2017
Dr. Tim Haltigin (PhD 2010) is among the final 70 candidates to become a Canadian astronaut. He currently works as a Senior Mission Scientist for Planetary Exploration at the Canadian Space Agency. The department thinks he is out of this world!