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 McGill Undergraduate Geography Society and Geography Graduate Society are co-hosting the Annual Geography Mentorship Program Alumni Panel this Friday March 22nd in Burnside Hall room 426 starting at 4pm. Come hear from some our Department's alumni, and have a chance to mingle with current and past students after the event! The panel will be followed by a wine and cheese mixer.
Posted March 19th, 2019
Professor Pamela McElwee from Rutgers University will be giving a geospectives talk on March 29th titled "Environmental Rule and Ecological Restoration in the Anthropocene:Lessons from Vietnam." The talk will take place in Burnside Hall 426 starting at 12:00pm.
Posted March 19th, 2019
The geography department is looking for a Teaching Assistant for Field Studies in Physical Geography(Geog495). If you are interested in applying, please fill out this form. The deadline for applications is March 24, 2019.
Posted February 22, 2019
Increased hours for undergraduate advising in Geography
Good news everyone! The Geography Undergraduate Advisor Ms. Michelle Maillet is now available full-time to help students navigate the intricacies of their Geography programs, including the Sustainability, Science & Society major/honours! Come by Burnside Hall room 323 during her drop-in hours, or send her an email at advisor.geog [at] mcgill.ca with your availabilities to book an appointment. Her new expanded drop-in hour schedule is as follows: Mondays from 1pm to 3pm, Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm, Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm, and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm.
Posted January 29, 2019
Posted March 14, 2019
Doctoral student Genevieve Reid awarded SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
Genevieve Reid was awarded a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will be at University of British Columbia-Okanagan. With her postdoc supervisor, Jon Corbett, her research will question the liberation claims commonly associated with geospatial web technologies and issues related to data sovereignty. Indigenous communities might take back power with geospatial technologies that would allow them to have ownership over their data, and control over the ways in which this data is used. Ms. Reid will build on her dissertation, which researched Indigenous geospatial ontologies of space-time.
Posted March 11, 2019
Professor Natalie Oswin's single authored book titled "Global City Futures: Desire and Development in Singapore" has just been published. The book offers a queer analysis of urban and national development in Singapore, the Southeast Asian city-state commonly cast as a leading “global city.”
Posted March 6, 2019
Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI) - Canada 2019
Professors Sieber, McKenzie, and Sengupta co-organized the 7th conference on Spatial Information and Knowledge (SKI) - Canada (with colleagues from University of Calgary and University of Saskatchewan) which just wrapped up in Banff, Alberta. Proceedings and further information on the conference are available here.