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.
News and Announcements
Summer 2022 field courses: How to apply
The Department will be offering two undergraduate field courses in the summer 2022 term. Though there is still some level of uncertainty at this time due to the pandemic, details about the classes and how to apply are noted below. More specific details will be provided at a later date once we are closer to the start of the summer term. In the meantime, don't miss your chance, apply now!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our undergraduate advisor Michelle at advisor.geog [at] mcgill.ca.
May 11-24, 2022
How to apply: send an email to Prof Sarah Moser at sarah.moser [at] mcgill.ca (subject: GEOG%20425%20application%20S2022) with "GEOG 425 application S2022" in the subject line and include: 1) a short statement explaining your interest in the course and whether or not you need it to graduate, 2) a copy of your unofficial transcript from minerva and 3) your CV.
Application deadline: February 15th 2022
May 16-29, 2022
How to apply: Download the application form and instructions, fill them out and email your completed application package to undergrad.geog [at] mcgill.ca (subject: GEOG%20495%20application%20form%20S2022) with "GEOG 495 application form S2022" in the subject line.
Application deadline: TBD
Posted January 19, 2022
Missed the Department of Geography Undergraduate Student Orientation? Access the slide decks here!
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle at advisor.geog [at] mcgill.ca or book an appointment with her for immediate guidance.
Updated October 5, 2021
The Department of Geography, McGill University firmly denounces all racism and racial violence and stands in solidarity with members of the Black community. We are deeply concerned with the violence and recent events in Canada and the US. We recognize that these events are not isolated and in Canada are situated in our country’s long history of violence against Visible Minorities and Indigenous Communities. Read our full statement here.
Posted June 4, 2020
The list of geospective speakers for Winter 2022 are now online.
Posted January 3, 2021
During Fall convocation, McGill will confer honorary degrees to three highly talented and engaged individuals including Roger Warren. Mr. Warren established the Rathlyn Foundation as a small, private family foundation, from which students in the McGill Geography department have received generous support.
Posted November 24, 2021
Posted November 17, 2021
In a recent piece published in Le Devoir, Professor Graham MacDonald discusses the role of Nitrogen in greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full piece here.
Posted November 1, 2021
The Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, McGill University, invites applications from broadly-trained scholars researching racial inequities (e.g., spatial segregation), Black Geography, critical race studies, and/or anti-Black racism, particularly in urban contexts. More details are available here: English | French.
Posted September 22, 2021