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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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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

Geospectives LogoGeoSpectives

The GeoSpectives series continues at a special time and place, 1-2 p.m., November 2, 2016 in Burnside 306, with a talk by Prof. Fikret Berkes (University of Manitoba), titled "Social-Ecological Systems and Conservation: Putting People Back into the Picture." 

Posted October 21, 2016

Teaching Assistant Positions for Winter 2017

Here are the Teaching Assistantship positions that are available for Winter 2017.  The deadline to apply is November 11, 2016.  Please fill out the application form. Microsoft Office document icon APPLICATION FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP.

Posted October 12, 2016

Alumni - Professor Karl Butzer (1934-2016)

Posted October 3, 2016

Prof. Renee Sieber Honoured

The Canadian Association of Geographers GIS Study Group honoured Prof. Renee Sieber with its Lifetime Achievement and GIScience Excellence award at the recent GIScience 2016 conference. Bravo Renee!

Posted October 4, 2016

Assistant Professor in Development Geography

The Department of Geography and the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Development Geography. Please see the full advertisement in PDF icon English or PDF icon French.

Posted October 3, 2016