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
An article co-authored by department alumna Dr. Nicole Couture and faculty member Prof. Wayne Pollard, “Coastal Erosion of Permafrost Soils Along the Yukon Coastal Plain and Fluxes of Organic Carbon to the Canadian Beaufort Sea” was recently featured as a Research Spotlight in the EOS newsletter. Prof. Pollard also co-authored another article spotlighted by EOS last December, “Physicochemical and Biological Controls on Carbon and Nitrogen in Permafrost from an Ultraxerous Environment, McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.”
Posted March 17, 2018
Our final GeoSpectives of the year will feature Prof. Karl Zimmerer (Penn State University), who will deliver a talk titled, Navigating New Geographies of Agrobiodiversity: Sustainability or Dystopia? The lecture is on Monday, April 23, 10-11 a.m. in Burnside 426.
Posted March 22, 2018
The department is pleased to announce that, as of the end of 2017, we have supervised 800 Master's theses and PhD dissertations. Congratulations to all of our alumni, and to former and current faculty!