New Undergraduate Students

Arctic Iqaluit, Nunavut

MA graduate student Sara Statham in Iqaluit, Nunavut (the southeast coast of Baffin Island), where she has undertaken fieldwork regarding food security and climate change.

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Zanzibar Africa

Undergraduate students on the Africa Field Semester gain a greater appreciation of the roles of mangrove ecosystems.

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South America Peruvian Amazon

MSc graduate student Meghan Doiron’s (on right) research focuses on understanding the information sharing networks that link ribereño households in the north-eastern Peruvian Amazon.

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Tamil Nadu Southern India

Geography and IDS Joint Honours student Stephanie Austin completing interviews regarding organic agriculture and livelihoods in Tamil Nadu.

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The Climate Change Adaptation Research Group

The Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG) led by Dr. James Ford: The group’s research takes place at the interface between science and policy, working with Indigenous communities on climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning

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The Occupy Movement and the Top 1% in Canada

In a forthcoming paper to be published in Antipode, Prof. Sebastien Breau explores recent patterns of inequality in Canada, paying particular attention to changes in the characteristics of the top 1% of income earners.

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MA graduate Vicki Kyeyune tries on local ethnic minority Hmong clothing, after interviews regarding hybrid maize and food security in upland Vietnam.


A partnership between municipal employees, academics, and members of the private and non-profit sectors, Geothink is the largest grant investigating the implications of increasing two-way exchanges of locational information between citizens and their city governments. 

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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

Teaching Assistantship Postings

Winter 2021 TA postings will be up from now until Nov. 20 at midnight. Please make sure to apply on Workday. To view the postings, click link above.  

Posted November 2nd, 2020

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Advising Virtual Appointment Booking System

Students in the Department of Geography can now book virtual appointments with both the Undergraduate Advisor and the Graduate Coordinator on our online appointment booking system. Appointments are hosted on MS Teams.

Undergraduate student advising: click here

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Posted October 29, 2020

Fall 2020 Undergraduate Advising Syllabus

The preliminary edition of the Fall 2020 term Advising Syllabus for students in Geography, Urban Studies & Sustainability Science and Society programs has now been published! You may access the document by clicking on the compass icon or the link in the text above. The Geography Advising Syllabus details the role of the advisor, how they may be of service, and what they expect of the students they advise.

Posted August 6, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020

Posted May 21, 2020

Honours Projects 2020 - Posters & Videos

In lieu of this year's usual poster session for our honours students, each student has created a 5min video of their key findings and we have put them together on the Honours Projects page.  If you get a moment, please stop by the department facebook page and leave a constructive comment for this year's students.

Posted May 12, 2020

Sharing Spaces : Essays in Honour of Sherry Olson (Book Launch)

A new book, Edited by Robert Sweeny, presents a critical assessment of Geography Professor Sherry Olson's signal contributions in fields as diverse as environmental, social, urban, and women’s histories, as well as public health, demography, and geographic information systems (GIS).  The (virtual) book launch will take place on October 7, 2020 from 12 – 12:45 p.m. (EDT).  Visit this link for more information.

Posted September 26, 2020

Prof. Forest to participate in webinar: Contested Space: Communist and Confederate Monuments

Professor Benjamin Forest will be participating in a webinar this Wednesday, July 22 (3 p.m. EST) hosted by the Wende Museum of the Cold War (Los Angeles) titled Contested Space: Communist and Confederate Monuments. Register to attend here.

Posted July 21, 2020

Geographers receive funding for Location Privacy research

Professor Grant McKenzie and his lab have received funding from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQ-SC) to research techniques for preserving location privacy and building an educational platform to promote geo-privacy awareness.

Posted June 25, 2020

Black Lives Matter

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
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