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
Orientation meeting for new incoming undergraduate Geography students on Friday, September 5th from 2:00 - 3:00p.m. in Burnside Hall Room 426. Light refreshments will be served.
Posted August 26, 2014
There is a new course this fall for Urban Studies credit, ARCH 540: Knowledge Institutions and their Architectural Networks. Students who want to count it towards their Urban Studies program should contact Michelle Maillet (advisor [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca).
Posted August 27, 2014
Our former Administrative Assistant, Pauline Nesbitt, is making good use of her retirement to educate readers about the nature of Geography.
Posted August 20, 2014
Don't Drive, Be Happy
A new article co-authored by Evelyne St-Louis (Urban Systems BA 2013) and Prof. Kevin Manaugh (among others) was reported in The Atlantic's City Lab. The research found that walkers, cyclists, and commuter-rail riders tend to be happier than drivers and transit users. Next up, a collaboration with Pharrell Williams?
Posted August 22, 2014
Posted August 18, 2014