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  • Arctic Iqaluit, Nunavut

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 (CCARG)

    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

    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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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), Masters (M.A. & M.Sc), and Ph.D. levels.

Activities and Announcements

Geography Student Creates McGill Energy Map

U3 Geography major Ian Tattersfield has created a dynamic map showing the energy consumption of 46 McGill buildings on its downtown campus. Ian worked in collaboration with the McGill Energy Project, and uses data from Pulse Energy. The map was done under the supervision of Prof. Raja Sengupta.

Posted April 21, 2014

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Course evaluations are now open. Don't miss the chance to give feedback on your classes!

Posted March 24, 2014

Geography Student named PFF Community Leadership Fellow

Melody LynchCongratulations to Geography Honours student Melody Lynch who just became a 2014 PFF Community Leadership Fellow! She was awarded $20,000 to develop a women’s craft co-operative in Sama Bahari, southern Sulawesi, Indonesia, for 8 months in 2014-15.

Posted March 26, 2014