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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

Geography in Action! Seminar

The next Geography in Action! talk is on Friday, January 30 at 12 noon in Burnside 426. PhD candidate Lorna Harris will present "Diamonds, Dragonflies, and Dirt: Peatland research in the Hudson Bay Lowlands".

Posted January 23, 2015

Global Wetlands Map

Former McGill master's student Etienne Fluet-Chouinard (now at the University of Wisconsin), Prof. Bernhard Lehner and an international team of scientists recently published an article in Remote Sensing of Environment with a new high-resolution global map of the world’s wetlands.

Posted January 22, 2015

GeoSpectives is on hiatus until February 23, when Prof. Kevin Gould (Concordia) presents "Whitening spaces: Military-led Colonization of Northern Guatemala During the Cold War". See you then in Burnside 426 at 4 p.m.

Posted January 13, 2014