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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

Blue Carbon

In observance of World Wetlands Day, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation announced research led by Professor Gail Chmura that improves data, mapping and approaches to asses North American blue carbon habitats, including an interactive map and report.

Posted February 3, 2016

Geog 331 Job Posting

An instructor is sought to teach GEOG 331 for Fall 2016. Please click on the link above to find out more details.  Please submit your CV by February 19, 2016.

Posted January 29, 2016

Geog 495 Job Posting for Summer 2016

An instructor is sought to teach GEOG 495 in the summer session. Please click on the link above to find out more details.  Please submit your CV by February 19, 2016.

Posted January 21, 2016

Geospectives LogoGeoSpectives

Our GeoSpectives series continues at a special time (Friday, February 5, 1 p.m., Burnside 426) when Prof. W. George Lovell (Queens University) will deliver a talk titled, "The Archive That Never Was: State Terror and Historical Memory in Guatemala."

Posted January 29, 2015

Geography in Action! Series

The first Geography in Action! seminar of winter semester will be held on February 5, 12 noon in Burnside 426, when doctoral student Kai Kenttamaa Squires will present, "LGBT Place-Promoting Organizations and the Sexualized Urban Geography of Greater Miami." 

Posted January 29, 2016