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

PDF icon GEOG 331 Instructor Application

The geography department is seeing an Instructor for GEOG 331, offered in Fall 2017. The deadline for applying is May 19, 2017. Click on the link above for more information. Good Luck.

Posted April 27,2017

GEOG 499 Course Information

GEOG 499: Subarctic Field Studies is a fall term field course based at the McGill Subarctic Research Station in Schefferville. This course focuses on field methods and research design and includes a series of structured exercises and an independent research project (see attached outline).  Students interested in this course should contact June Connolly in the Department of Geography (undergrad [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca) by May 15. A minimum of 6 students must register for this course to be offered.

Posted April 20,2017

Michelle MailletMichelle Maillet Wins Advising Award

Our fabulous Undergraduate Advisor, Michelle Maillet, just won McGill's Arts Undergraduate Society advising award for 2016-17. Bravo Michelle and thanks to the team who nominated her!

Posted March 22, 2017

Teaching Assistantship Positions for Fall 2017

The department is looking for TAs for the 2017 Fall semester. Please fill out the application form here, and be sure to check the deadline for each course. The above link has information on each position.

Posted April 27,2017