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

Geographical Information Science Research Seminar

Generalizing and Enhancing Geographic Structure for Cartographic Visualization, or, "Seeing a Pattern Here" by Dr. Paulo Raposo will be held on Monday January 22nd, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Burnside Hall room 426.

Posted January 17, 2018

Another TA Posting for Winter Term 2018

We still have one teaching Assistantship posting available for the winter term.  Application Deadline is January 19, 2018.  Please fill out the application form here.  Good Luck.

Posted January 17, 2018

Assistant Professor in Health Geography

The department invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Health Geography. More information in English or French can be found from these links. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

Posted November 16, 2017

Poster Award

Master’s student Shayne Levoy earned 1st place among graduate students at the recent international conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation for his poster, "Impact of Eutrophication on Spartina patens Belowground Biomass.” Congratulations Shayne!

Posted November 24, 2017

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GeoSpectives talks are over for fall semester but please join us again this winter when the series resumes (schedule TBA).

Posted November 20, 2017