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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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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

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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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


Anti-Harassment Workshop

The Geography Graduate Students are sponsoring an anti-harassment workshop on Wednesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in Burnside 426. The event is open to students, faculty, and staff and all are encouraged to attend.

Posted February 19, 2015

Nature Highlight

Doctoral student Günther Grill is the lead author of an article in Environmental Research Letters that the leading science journal Nature featured as a highlight of science research this week.

Posted January 29, 2015

GeoSpectives resumes after Winter Break with a special 12 noon talk on Wednesday, March 11, by  Caroline Desbiens (Laval University) titled "Power from the North: Modernity and the Landscape of Hydroelectricity in Quebec". Co-sponsored by the Quebec Studies program.

Posted February 24, 2014

Geography in Action! Seminar

The next Geography in Action! seminar will be presented by Didacus Namanya (visiting PhD candidate), titled "Access to health care in the context of malaria among Uganda Batwa indigenous people: A geospatial analysis".

Posted February 24, 2015