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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.

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Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands

Prof. Sarah Turner, along with former McGill doctoral student Dr.Christine Bonnin (University College Dublin) and Prof. Jean Michaud (Laval) have published a new book with the University of Washington Press. Congratulations!

Posted May 19, 2015

Teaching Assistantship Fall 2015 Postings

The Department is seeking applicants for Fall 2015 Teaching Assistantships. The link above has the postings, and this link (word document) has the application form. Please submit to Burnside Hall, room 705 by 29 May.

Posted May 5, 2015

Tenure for Prof. Natalie Oswin

Congratulations to Prof. Natalie Oswin for earning tenure and promotion to Associate Professor!

Posted May 22, 2015

Modern Explorer!

Canadian Geographic has named Prof. Wayne Pollard one of Canada's Top 100 Modern Explorers. Congratulations Wayne!

Posted May 20, 2015

Queer Worldlings Workshop

Antipode reports on the Queer Worldings: A Transnational Queer Studies Workshop hosted by Prof. Natalie Oswin at McGill earlier this month.

Posted May 19, 2015