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

advisor [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Undergraduate Advising Hours)

The Geography Undergraduate Advisor, Ms. Michelle Maillet, will hold extended drop-in hours everyday, January 4-17 (inclusive) from 1 to 4 p.m. in Burnside 323. Don't hesitate to come by!

Posted December 21, 2016

Geospectives LogoGeoSpectives

Join us for the first GeoSpectives of winter semester on January 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. when postdoctoral fellow Dr. Gilly Hartal will present, "Gay Tourism to Tel Aviv: Producing Value and Exclusions."

Posted December 5, 2016

Geographers on Ice

The team that includes geographers Prof. Sebastien Breau, Network Technician Joseph Vacirca (goalie), and MSc student Michael Templeton just won McGill's Intramural Ice Hockey championship. Well done!

Posted December 12, 2016


McGill Geographers in Nature Communications

Prof. Bernhard Lehner's former undergraduate honours student Mathis Loïc Messager is the lead author on a new article in Nature Communication,  "Estimating the volume and age of water stored in global lakes using a geo-statistical approach." In addition to Mathis and Prof. Lehner, the other authors are postdoctoral fellow Dr. Günther Grill, and former students Irena Nedeva and Oliver Schmitt. Hear from Prof. Lehner directly in this video! Congratulations all!

Posted December 15, 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