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
Nigel Roulet, James McGill Professor of Biogeosciences and Department Chair, will be inducted this November to the Royal Society of Canada for his work on climate, hydrology and ecosystem structure, and on global climate change.
Posted September 12, 2014
Geography in Action! Seminar
Join us for the next Geography in Action! seminar, "Research in Iqaluit: Navigating friendships and working relationships while researching how Inuit women experience climate change" by master's student Anna Bunce. Friday, October 3, 12 to 12:45 p.m. in Burnside Hall 426.
Posted September 29, 2014
Congratulations to department faculty member Prof. Peter Brown for the award of a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to study the impact of human activity on the global ecosystem since the Industrial Revolution.
Posted September 10, 2014
The first GeoSpectives lecture of autumn will be on Monday, October 6, 4 to 5 p.m. in Burnside Hall 426. Prof. Ingrid Nelson (Univ. of Vermont) will present "Wasting or Making Time and Space? Sweeping and Tattooing in the Mozambican Woodlands".
Posted September 26, 2014