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.
Activities and Announcements
The Montreal Gazette published a report on the election forecasting model developed by the department's Prof. Benjamin Forest and political scientist Dr. Eric Guntermann (Berkeley). He was also interviewed on CTV about polls and the geography of election strategies.
Posted September 16, 2018
Recent events at different Canadian universities have brought the issue of sexual harassment and violence front and center in the public domain. In response to those events, the Department of Geography has drafted the following discussion document. This document moved for approval at the first department meeting of the 2018 – 2019 academic year.
Posted May 8, 2018
Le Devoir published a front page article today on Prof. Kalacska's research using drones to study biodiversity on Ile Gros Bois. Congratulations!
Posted August 14, 2018
The department is pleased to welcome its newest faculty member, Grant McKenzie, as a Assistant Professor in GIS.