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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.


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

Geospectives LogoGeoSpectives

The final set of GeoSpectives for fall semester consists of two talks on December 1, 5:45-7:30 p.m., in Arts Building 230: "The Voyage of the Eunuch Yang Liangyao (736–806) to Baghdad in 785" by Prof. Angela Schottenhammer (University of Salzburg) and "3D-data Acquisition and Geo-ICT for Cultural Heritage and Archaeology" by Prof. Philippe De Maeyer (Ghent University). Both are co-sponsored by McGill's Indian Ocean World Centre.

Posted November 30, 2016

Looking Beyond the Fenceline

A new study, published in Conservation Letters and co-authored by the department's Prof. Bernhard Lehner, offers a highly-detailed, global assessment of the protection of rivers. Congratulations Bernhard!

Posted November 10, 2016


PDF icon Campfire Talks

The graduate students are proud to announce a new student-run workshop series called Campfire Talks. The first two will be on November 24 and December 1 (both Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 12 noon).  All are welcome.

Posted November 10, 2016

Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Geographic Information Science (computational geography). Please see the full advertisement in PDF icon English-GIS or PDF icon French-GIS.

Posted November 8, 2016

Hiring: Assistant Professor in Development Geography

The Department of Geography and the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Development Geography. Please see the full advertisement in PDF icon English or PDF icon French.

Posted October 3, 2016