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
Geographic Information Science (Assistant Professor) Position Available
The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Geographic Information Science. The deadline for applying is October 13, 2017. Click on the following links for the advertisement in either English and French.
Posted June 15, 2017
Prof. Yann le Polain de Waroux
The department is delighted to welcome our newest faculty member, Yann le Polain de Waroux, who will start as an Assistant Professor on August 1. He studies the role of people’s livelihood and land use choices as a nexus between social and environmental, and global and local dynamics in rural areas of the Global South, and holds a joint appointment with the Institute for the Study of International Development.
Posted July 25, 2017
Sarah Mah Receives Common Threads Award
Second-year doctoral student Sarah Mah has received a Common Threads award through the Commonwealth Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (CTC-QES) program to study neighbourhood environments and health outcomes in Melbourne, Australia. Congratulations Sarah!
Posted June 28, 2017