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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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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

Job Posting (Academic Associate) in GIC

The department seeking a new Director of the Geographical Information Center (GIC). Please click on the link above if you are interested in applying.  Good Luck.

July 14, 2016


PDF icon Jan Lundgren (1933-2016)

The Department offers its condolences to the family of Jan Lundgren, who served as a professor of Geography at McGill from 1964 to 2006.

Posted July 12, 2016

Editor's Choice Award

Department graduate (PhD) Michael Becker's article (co-authored with Prof. Wayne Polard), "Sixty-year legacy of human impacts on a high Arctic ecosystem," won the Editor's Choice award in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology. Way to go Michael!

Posted June 25, 2016

Melissa Ward wins the Troy L. Pewe Award

Doctoral student Melissa Ward won the Troy L. Pewe award for best young scientist presentation at the International Permafrost Association conference in Potsdam, Germany for her talk, "Using a mix-methods approach to monitor thermokarst activity in the Eureka Sound Lowlands, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut." Congratulations Melissa!

Posted June 25, 2016