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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.

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

CAG Award for Adam Cutts

Adam Cutts (BA Urban Studies, Honours, 2015) receieved the Canadian Association of Geographers' award as the top Geography undergraduate at McGill. Congratulations Adam!

Posted July 13, 2015

Geography's Image

Doctoral student Camille O. Dallaire's global map of rivers, Eaurizon Global, is one of 20 finalists in a scientific imagry competition sponsored by L’Association francophone pour le savoir. Click here to cast your vote (image #11)!

Posted June 1, 2015

Tenure for Prof. Natalie Oswin

Congratulations to Prof. Natalie Oswin for earning tenure and promotion to Associate Professor!

Posted May 22, 2015

Dams and Rivers

Post-Doctoral Fellow Günther Grill is one of the lead authors of a new report, The Power of Rivers, published by the Nature Conservancy

Posted June 19, 2015