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
Job Postings for Winter 2021 term
The Geography department is looking for applicants for the following positions available for the Winter 2021 term. One position for each of the following courses: Geog217 and Geog272.
Deadline for applying is October 15, 2020. Good Luck.
Posted September 30, 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.
To book a drop-in advising appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor click here.
Posted August 6, 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
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
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
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.