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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

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

Geography in Action! Seminar

Join us for the next Geography in Action! seminar, "Research in Iqaluit: Navigating friendships and working relationships while researching how Inuit women experience climate change" by master's student Anna Bunce. Friday, October 3, 12 to 12:45 p.m. in Burnside Hall 426.

Posted September 29, 2014

New SSHRC Partnership Grant!

Congratulations to department faculty member Prof. Peter Brown for the award of a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to study the impact of human activity on the global ecosystem since the Industrial Revolution.

Posted September 10, 2014

The first GeoSpectives lecture of autumn will be on Monday, October 6, 4 to 5 p.m. in Burnside Hall 426. Prof. Ingrid Nelson (Univ. of Vermont) will present "Wasting or Making Time and Space? Sweeping and Tattooing in the Mozambican Woodlands". 

Posted September 26, 2014