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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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

Qanuilirpitaa? 2017 Nunavik Health Survey

Prof. Mylene Riva and geography MA alumnae Melody Lynch are participating in the Qanuilirpitaa? (How are we?) 2017 Nunavik Health Survey. The team is travelling to all 14 communities in Nunavik 19 August - 5 October on board the scientific icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. Follow them on Facebook too!

Posted September 3, 2017

Profs. Manaugh and RobinsonSustainability Research

Congratulations to department faculty Kevin Manaugh and Brian Robinson who received substantial new funding from McGill's Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative. Prof. Manaugh will co-lead “Adapting Cities for the Future” and Prof. Robinson will co-lead “Sustaining Landscapes for the Future.”

Posted August 4, 2017

Geographic Information Science (Assistant Professor) Position Available

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Geographic Information Science. The deadline for applying is October 13, 2017. Click on the following links for the advertisement in either English and French

Posted June 15, 2017


Amelia Peres (CAG)CAG Profile: Amelia Peres

The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) features department undergraduate and campus Food & Dining Sustainability Coordinator Amelia Peres in their profiles section. Way to go Amelia!

Posted September 3, 2017

Yann le Polain de WarouxProf. Yann le Polain de Waroux

The department is delighted to welcome our newest faculty member, Yann le Polain de Waroux. He studies the role of people’s livelihood and land use choices as a nexus between social and environmental, and global and local dynamics in rural areas of the Global South, and holds a joint appointment with the Institute for the Study of International Development.

Posted August 1, 2017