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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

Orientation Meeting

Orientation meeting for new incoming undergraduate Geography students on Friday, September 5th from 2:00 - 3:00p.m. in Burnside Hall Room 426.  Light refreshments will be served.

Posted August 26, 2014

New Urban Studies Course

There is a new course this fall for Urban Studies credit, ARCH 540: Knowledge Institutions and their Architectural Networks. Students who want to count it towards their Urban Studies program should contact Michelle Maillet (advisor [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca).

Posted August 27, 2014

Geography is More Than You Think

Our former Administrative Assistant, Pauline Nesbitt, is making good use of her retirement to educate readers about the nature of Geography.

Posted August 20, 2014

Don't Drive, Be Happy

A new article co-authored by Evelyne St-Louis (Urban Systems BA 2013) and Prof. Kevin Manaugh (among others) was reported in The Atlantic's City Lab. The research found that walkers, cyclists, and commuter-rail riders tend to be happier than drivers and transit users. Next up, a collaboration with Pharrell Williams?

Posted August 22, 2014

New Study of Shrimp Aquaculture and Coastal Livelihoods

Former Master's student and Trudeau Scholar Karina Benessaiah and supervisor Raja Sengupta have published a new article on shrimp aquaculture and coastal livelihoods in Environmental Management.

Posted August 18, 2014