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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.2

Activities and Announcements

Nouvelles Perspectives en Développement Régional

Prof. Sebastien Breau is the editor of a new collection of essays on regional development, in honour of public administration scholar Donald J. Savoie.

Posted November 27, 2014

Honours Program

Attention U2 students in Geography or Urban Studies with program GPAs above 3.3! If you would like to gain research experience or are thinking about graduate school, consider enrolling in the Honours Program. Contact the undergraduate advisor, advisor [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Michelle Maillet), for an appointment.

Posted November 28, 2014

Undergraduate Advising - Winter 2015

The undergraduate advisor, advisor [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Michelle Maillet), will hold extended drop-in hours during the Winter 2015 Add/Drop period (starting January 6th): Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm in Burnside Hall 323. You may also email her (advisor [dot] geog [at] mcgill [dot] ca) to make an appointment.

Posted December 19, 2014

Come get your hands dirty and your boots muddy at the first GeoSpectives lecture of winter semester, presented by our very own Prof. Tim Moore, on Monday, January 12, 4-5 p.m. in Burnside Hall 426: "Bogs I Have Known: Carbon Cycling in Peatlands".

Posted December 19, 2014