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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Vietnam

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

Geothink

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.

Activities and Announcements

Prof Natalie Oswin wrote commentary in the journal Antipode

The Journal Antipode posted commentary by Prof. Natalie Oswin titled Intervention – “Christine Blasey Ford and Geographies of Aggression and Repair”.  

Posted October 10,2018

Teaching Assistantship Positions Available for Winter 2019

Teaching Assistantship postitions are available for the Winter 2019 term.  Please click on the link above to get more informations.  Deadline to submit is November 13, 2018.  Please fill out the application form here.

Posted October 12, 2018

Quebec 2018 Election

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

Department looking for Course Lecturers

The geography department is looking for 3 course lecturers for the following courses: Geog205, Geog217 and Geog322.  The deadline for applications is October 31, 2018.  Good Luck.

Posted September 26, 2018

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.

Posted October 4, 2018

 

Peter Adams Obituary

Former Department of Geography, PhD graduate, Peter Adams died on September 28, 2018. Peter came to McGill University from England in 1959 and was part of the Axel Heiberg Expedition lead by Professor Fritz Muller. Peter also was instrumental in the McGill Subarctic Research Station in Schefferville, Quebec, in its early years. After graduating he became the founding Chair of the Department of Geography at Trent University. Peter had an extraordinary life. He touched many people.

Posted October 10, 2018

Prof. Margaret Kalacska in the News

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

Welcome to Prof. Grant McKenzie

The department is pleased to welcome its newest faculty member, Grant McKenzie, as a Assistant Professor in GIS.

Posted August 1, 2018