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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.


A partnership between municipal employees, academics, and members of the private and non-profit sectors, Geothink is the largest grant investigating the implications of increasing two-way exchanges of locational information between citizens and their city governments. 

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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

Geospectives LogoGeoSpectives

GeoSpectives continues on Wednesday, October 5, 1-2 p.m. in Burnside 426 when Prof. David Wachsuth (Urban Planning, McGill) will deliver a talk titled, "From Megalopolis to the Megaregion: A World of Cities or Planetary Urbanization?"

Posted September 15, 2016

Prof. Nigel Roulet on CBC Radio

Department Chair Nigel Roulet participated in the public conference Solutions for a Warming World in May 2016. Tune in to CBC Radio's Ideas to hear excerpts on Thursdays, September 22.

Posted September 21, 2016

Prof. Nancy Ross Named Associate Vice-Principal

Department faculty member Nancy Ross has been appointed McGill's Associate Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation. She is a Canada Research Chair, and an Associate Member of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, the Institute for Health and Social Policy, and the McGill School of Environment.  Congratulations!

Posted September 7, 2016