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
GEOG 495 in summer 2021 : Applications open until Tuesday April 6th
Applications for GEOG 495 Field Studies - Physical Geography (3 cr) are now open! Deadline to apply is Tuesday April 6th. Download your application form here. Though we are planning for a mix of online lectures, an in-person sight visit at Gault and lab work in Burnside Hall, note that the format of the course is still subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic and associated public health measures. The field course will take place over the summer term from May17th to June 4th and is intensive.
Posted March 23rd, 2021
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.
Updated December 3, 2020
Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 Undergraduate Advising Syllabus
The updated edition of the Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 Undergraduate 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.
Updated December 4, 2020
Posted May 21, 2020
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
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
Study involving McGill Geographers suggests reduction in wetland areas will affect Afrotropical migratory waterbirds
Posted May 4, 2021
Geography Summer Research Awards for Black, Indigenious, and People of Colour Undergraduate Students
Posted April 7, 2021
Posted February 23, 2021
Posted January 12, 2021
In a recent news article in Nature, Professor Bernhard Lehner and colleague discuss how European rivers are fragmented by many more barriers than previously recorded. Read the piece here.
Posted December 16, 2020
Congratulations to this year's Catalyst award winners (celebrating sustainability at McGill). This year's recipients included Department of Geography students Kerstin Schreiber (PhD), Oi Yin Lai and Rachel Kendall (M.Sc.), Lauren Jelinek (BA,Major Geography), and Kaitlyn Law (BA, Minor Geography). More on the program and this year's recipients here.