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


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

Upcoming Geospectives Lecture by Prof. Brian Branfireun

Professor Brian Branfireun from Western University will give a Geospectives lecture titled "Sulphate and mercury methylation in northern peatlands: 20 years of insights and applications" on January, 25, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:00p in Burnside Hall Room 426.

Posted November 26, 2018

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

Winter 2019 TA Posting Available

The geography department has a teaching assistantship position available for Geog303 course in winter 2019 session. If you are interested please fill out this form. Deadline for applying is December 17, 2018.  Good Luck.

Posted December 11, 2018


Health Geography Assistant Professor Position Available

The geography department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Health Geography. The detailed posting is available in English and French. Deadline for applying is December 3, 2018.

Posted November 15, 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

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