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Faculty

Prof. Sébastien Breau

Sébastien Breau

Associate Professor
Economic & industrial geography, international trade, global city-regions & inequality


Prof. Gail Chmura

Gail Chmura

Associate Professor
Biogeography, paleo-ecology and wetland dynamics


Prof. Oliver Coomes

Oliver Coomes

Professor
Environment & development in Latin America, peasant economy, livelihoods, conservation, tropical forests


Prof. Benjamin Forest

Benjamin Forest

Associate Professor
Political & social geography


Prof. Margaret Kalacska

Margaret Kalacska

Associate Professor
Remote sensing, hyperspectral data analysis, machine learning, spatial modeling & tropical ecology


Prof. Michel Lapointe

Michel Lapointe

Associate Professor
Fluvial geomorphology, river ecosystem science and the conservation of river habitats


Yann le Polain de WarouxYann le Polain de Waroux

Assistant Professor (starting August 1, 2017)
Land use/cover change, development, globalization


Prof. Bernhard Lehner

Bernhard Lehner

Associate Professor
Global hydrology


Graham MacDonald

Graham MacDonald

Assistant Professor
Global agriculture, food systems, land system science, sustainability.


Prof. Kevin Manaugh

Kevin Manaugh

Assistant Professor
Sustainable Transportation, Spatial Justice, Decision making processes, GIS


Prof. Thom Meredith

Thom Meredith

Associate Professor
Environmental management, impact assessment, environmental conflict resolution in Canada


Prof. Tim Moore

Tim Moore

Professor
Soils, biogeochemistry, ecology of peatlands & climate change


Prof. Sarah Moser

Sarah Moser

Assistant Professor
Cultural & urban geography


Prof. Ludger Müller-Wille

Ludger Müller-Wille

(retired)
History of anthropological & geographical research in Europe and arctic Canada


Prof. Sherry Olson

Sherry Olson

Professor Emerita
Geography & environmental history


Natalie Oswin

Associate Professor
Urban, cultural & political geography


Prof. Wayne Pollard

Wayne Pollard

Professor
Permafrost periglacial geomorphology


Mylene Riva

Assistant Professor
Indigenous Peoples' health; social determinants of health


Prof. Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

Assistant Professor
Environment development, institutions, ecosystem services, livelihoods, China


Prof. Nancy Ross

Nancy Ross

Professor
Social determinants of health, health inequalities in Canada, environment & obesity


Prof. Nigel Roulet

Nigel Roulet - Chair

Professor
Hydrologic, climatic, & ecosystems interaction in controlling the exchange of mass & energy at the earth's surface


Prof. Raja Sengupta

Raja Sengupta

Associate Professor
GIS, spatial decision support systems, agent-based modeling


Prof. Renee Sieber

Renee Sieber

Associate Professor
Use of information technology by marginalized communities, commmunity based organizations, & social movements


Prof. Ian Strachan

Ian Strachan

Associate Professor
Micrometeorological research, management and modification of ecosystems, surface-atmosphere interactions


Prof. Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner

Professor
Development geography, Southeast Asian geography


Prof. Jon Unruh

Jon Unruh

Associate Professor
Human geography & international development, Africa


Prof. George Wenzel

George Wenzel

Professor
Northern peoples, renewable resource harvesting in Arctic Canada, public policy

Associates, Adjuncts, and Affiliates

 

Elena Bennett

Associate member.McGill School of the Environment and Natural Resource Science 

 

 


David Wachsmuth

Associate member. McGill School of Urban Planning

 


Prof. George LeblancGeorge Leblanc

Adjunct Professor. National Research Council Canada

 

 


Lea Berrang-FordLea Berrang Ford

Adjunct Professor. Priestley International Centre for Climate, Leeds University

Health geography, epidemiology, ecohealth, spatial analysis, and climate change adaptation


James Ford

Adjunct Professor. Priestley International Centre for Climate, Leeds University

Global environmental change & natural hazards


Prof. Daemon MathewsDamon Matthews

Adjunct Professor. Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University

Global climate and carbon cycle modelling, modelling greenhouse gas sources and sinks, investigating the impacts of climate warming of global biogeochemical cycles, estimating allowable emissions for climate stabilization targets, evaluating the Earth-system consequences of climate engineering proposals


Oliver Sonnentag

Adjunct Faculty. University of Montreal

 


Jianghua Wu

 

Adjunct Faculty. Memorial University of Newfoundland

 


Catrina (Cat) MacKenzie

Catrina (Cat) MacKenzie

 

Affiliate Member. Adjunct Lecturer, Department of of Geography, University of Vermont

Conservation policy and the spatial and societal distribution of benefits and losses accrued by communities located adjacent to protected areas in Sub-Saharan Africa


Anna Spalding

Affiliate Member. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Oregon State University

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

 

Terence Epule Epule

Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Geography, McGill University

Research interests: Climate and land use change, climate change adaptation, vulnerability indices, agroecology and conventional agriculture, Uganda
Supervisor: Prof. James Ford


Gilly Hartal

Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Geography, McGill University

Research interests: Sexual politics, urban politics, sexualities and space, feminist and queer methodologies, social movements
Supervisor: Prof. Natalie Oswin


Mike MedeirosMike Medeiros

Post-doctoral Fellow
Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University

Research interests: Political behaviour, ethnopolitics, political representation

Supervisor: Benjamin Forest


Jesse Sayles


Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Geography, McGill University

Research interests: Sustainability, Landscape governance, Social-ecological systems, Network science, Adaptation, Restoration, Work relating to Indigenous peoples/First Nations, Coastal systems, Watershed Systems
Supervisor: James Ford


Staff

Ms. June Connolly

June Connolly

Undergraduate Coordinator
undergrad.geog [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-4951
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 705


I am responsible for scheduling all the undergraduate courses for the department including 500 level combined graduate/undergraduate courses. I also assist students with general inquires, and work closely with the Undergraduate Program Advisor to verify that students have met their program requirements for graduation.


Mr. Mike Dalva

Moshe (Mike) Dalva

Research Technician
dalva [at] geog.mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-4957
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 610


My work involves supervision of the soils/biogeochemistry lab; instructing students on the use of various analyzers; Installation and troubleshooting of lab and field equipment measuring carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide; monitoring and collection of field data through various loggers.


Filomena Fata

Accounts Administrator filomena.fata [at] MCGILL.CA (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-8892
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 705

 

I process casual POPS salary payments, review expense reports, and help with the processing of invoices on MMP.


Catherine Klempa

Graduate Co-ordinator
grad.geog [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-4111
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 705

I assist students regarding thesis submissions, fellowships, TA applications/assignments, comprehensive exams, admissions, and general inquiries. I also supply candies to students and professors who need a sugar boost.


Ms. Paula Kestelman

Paula Kestelman

Senior Technician
paulak [at] geog.mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-4310
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 613


Responsibilities: Lab and field course safety. Maintenance, preparation, purchasing and insuring of field equipment used in courses and at some field sites. Coordinating of renovations to classrooms, labs and offices.


Michelle MailletMichelle Maillet

Undergraduate Program Advisor
advisor.geog [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Location: Burnside Hall, Room: 323


I provide information on our Department's undergraduate programs and courses, evaluate course equivalencies in Geography, approve course substitutions, and recommend students for graduation when they have fulfilled our program requirements. I can discuss students’ academic studies related to post-graduation objectives, and can refer students to academic, health, and personal resources throughout the University.


Marisa MastroberardinoMarisa Mastroberardino

FST Manager
fst.geog [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-4626
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 705

I am in the Geography Office Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Nancy SecondoNancy Secondo

Administrative Assistant
nancy.secondo [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-4114
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 704

Nancy is the Administrative Assistant who supervises the Geography Department.  She is the "go-to" person if you have questions or concerns.


Mr. Joseph Vacirca

Joseph Vacirca

Network Technician
joseph [at] geog.mcgill.ca (Email)
Tel: (514) 398-4879
Location: Burnside Hall, Room 723

 

I take care of the computer hardware and software needs for staff, professors and students in the geography department.

Geographic Information Centre

The goal of the Geographic Information Centre (GIC) is to actively support the teaching, learning and research activities of McGill University in the areas of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

Dr. Tim Elrick - GIC Director

Dr. Tim ElrickEmail: tim . elrick @ mcgill.ca

Tel: 514-398-6052

 


TBA - Research Assistant

Email

Tel: 514-398-7438

GIS/RS, Web Mapping Design, Web Development and Database Management, Geo-spatial Data Visualization


Ruilan Shi - GIS Technician

Ruilan Shi

ruilan.shi [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Tel: 514-398-7438

Provides help with ArcGIS, troubleshooting ArcGIS versions, ArcGIS licenses, GIS software solutions