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
Congratulations to the Class of 2021.
Posted June 14, 2021
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
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
A new study, recently published Nature, led by researchers from McGill's Geography Department found that between 51-60% of the 64 million kilometres of rivers and streams on Earth that they investigated stop flowing periodically, or run dry for part of the year. It is the first-ever empirically grounded effort to quantify the global distribution of non-perennial rivers and streams.
Posted June 17, 2021
A large team of researchers including McGill Geography Professor Gail Chmura recently published a piece in Science Advances discussing natural climate solutions for Canada
Posted June 14, 2021
Mayumi Sato, a Geography honours graduate was recently awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship and will study the intersection between environmental, health and racial injustice in the prison industry amidst the climate crisis.