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The broad perspective of Geography means that we offer classes ranging from large lecture halls to small seminars, from physical labs to computer labs, and from short field courses in local areas to condensed courses taught in the Arctic or Barbados to full semesters in Panama and Africa. Course availability for a particular term can be found on Minerva.

Honours Program

The Honours Program provides a research-based option for students earning a B.A. in Geography or Urban Studies; a B.Sc. in Geography; or a joint B.A. in Geography and in another subject (if the Honours thesis (6 credits) is written in the Department of Geography). The Honours program in Sustainability, Science, and Society (BASc) is run through the MSE.

Graduate Recruitment

The links below describe the current graduate study opportunities offered by faculty members. Some faculty, however, may be willing to supervise independent student research related to their areas of study. In all cases, however, students should contact an appropriate faculty member before submitting an application for graduate study. 

Geography Graduate Program

The Department of Geography offers a graduate program leading to a Master’s of Arts (MA), a Master’s of Science (MSc), and a doctorate (Ph.D.). We only accept full-time students; part-time status is not an option.


Seminar Series 2015-2016

GeoSpectives is the lecture series hosted by the Department of Geography. Talks are in Burnside Hall, Room 426, on Mondays (winter) or Wednesdays (fall), unless otherwise stated.

Please join us again in September when our 2015-2016 series begins. 


Departmental Fellowships

The department awards several fellowships to its current graduate students, and will solicit applications from students at the appropriate times.

Rathlyn Fellowship in Geography

$2,500 annually (minimum), renewable once at the master's level and twice at the doctoral level.

Established in 1986, the fellowship is available to graduate students whose research involves GIS and may be shared by more than one applicant.

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