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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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

The GeoSpectives series resumes on March 19 when Prof. Kate D. Derickson (University of Minnesota) will deliver a talk titled, The Brick Wall You Cannot See: On the Limits of Knowing for Anti-Racist Futures. Please join us from 10-11 a.m. in Burnside 426.

Posted February 4, 2017

Instructors Sought for Fall 2018

The department is seeking instructors forPDF icon GEOG 316 (Political Geography) and PDF icon GEOG 331 (Urban Social Geography), both taught in fall semester 2018.  The application deadline is March 5, 2018.  

Posted February 12, 2018


New Editor of Geoforum: Prof. Sarah Turner

Congratulations to Prof. Sarah Turner for her appointment as one of the editors of Geoforum.

Posted February 13, 2018


Health Geography Research Seminar

The research seminar is titled " Research Agendas for Critical Health Geographies of Drug Use and Addiction" given by Dr. Jesse Proudfoot.  It will be held on Monday February 19th, 2018 at 10:30am to 12:00pm in Burnside Hall room 426.

Posted February 14, 2018