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

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

Benjamin Forest

Associate Professor
Political, social & urban 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
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

Soils, biogeochemistry, ecology of peatlands & climate change

Prof. Sarah Moser

Sarah Moser

Assistant Professor
Cultural & urban geography

Prof. Ludger Müller-Wille Ludger Müller-Wille

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

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

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

Prof. Nigel Roulet

Nigel Roulet - Chair

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, community based organizations, & social movements

Prof. Ian Strachan

Ian Strachan

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

Christian v. SperberChristian von Sperber

Assistant Professor (starting January 1, 2018)
Biogeochemistry, environmental gradients, soils, stable isotopes, enzymes

Prof. Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner

Development geography, Southeast Asian geography

Prof. Jon Unruh

Jon Unruh

Associate Professor
Human geography & international development, Africa

Prof. George Wenzel

George Wenzel

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

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


Ms. June Connolly

June Connolly

Undergraduate Coordinator
undergrad.geog [at] (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] (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] (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] (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] (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] (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] (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] (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 @

Tel: 514-398-6052


TBA - Research Assistant


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] (Email)

Tel: 514-398-7438

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