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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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China Southeast Yunnan

MA student Clara Champalle undertaking fieldwork on state endorsed cash crops, extreme weather vulnerability and everyday livelihoods of ethnic minorities in southeast Yunnan, China.

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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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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.2

Activities and Announcements

Assistant Professor in Sustainability Science

The department welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in Sustainability Science. See full advertisement here (English and français). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted October 7, 2014

Prof. Nigel Roulet Named to the Royal Society of Canada

Nigel Roulet, James McGill Professor of Biogeosciences and Department Chair, will be inducted this November to the Royal Society of Canada for his work on climate, hydrology and ecosystem structure, and on global climate change.

Posted September 12, 2014

Prof. Tim Moore Steps Down as Chair

After more than 15 years of dedicated service as Chair, Prof. Tim Moore happily returned full-time to the classroom, his labratory, his field sites, and the rugby pitch.

Posted October 7, 2014

The next GeoSpectives lecture will be on Monday, October 27, 12 to 1 p.m. in Burnside Hall 426. Prof. Natalie Koch (Syracuse University) will deliver a talk titled "Post-Communist Memory and the Soviet Legacy in Central Asia".

Posted October 7, 2014