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