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
Professor Brian Branfireun from Western University will give a Geospectives lecture titled "Sulphate and mercury methylation in northern peatlands: 20 years of insights and applications" on January, 25, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:00p in Burnside Hall Room 426.
Posted November 26, 2018
The department's speaker series "Geospectives" schedule has been updated for Winter 2019. Click through the link above for a list up upcoming talks. All presentations will take place in Burnside Hall 426.
Posted January 7, 2019
Fieldwork activities take our talented geography students to all corners of the globe. Come and see what they have seen at this very special photography exhibit! Wednesday, January 16th from 4:00pm-8:00pm in the Geographic Information Center (5th Floor Burnside Hall). Hosted by the Department of Geography and the Geography Graduate Society. Light snacks and beverages will be served.
Posted January 14, 2019
Dept Statement on Appropriate Relationships among Faculty, Staff and Students
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 approved a Statement on Appropriate Relationships among Faculty, Staff, and Students, which is linked on our People page under Equity Committee.