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 GeoSpectives series resumes on March 19 when Prof. Kate D. Derickson (University of Minnesota) will deliver a talk titled, The Brick Wall You Cannot See: On the Limits of Knowing for Anti-Racist Futures. Please join us from 10-11 a.m. in Burnside 426.
Posted February 4, 2017
Prof. Juanita Sundberg (UBC) will deliver the keynote address for the McGill Sustainability Research Symposium, titled, The Nature of Border Control: Walls, Legal Waivers, and the Proliferation of Insecurities for Multispecies Communities in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Her talk will be Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. in the Thomson House Ballroom, and is cosponsored by GeoSpectives.
Posted March 14, 2018
The Department of Geography is introducing the Geography Undergraduate Research Award (GURA) for BA majoring in Geography and closely allied programs. The GURA is a sixteen week award to allow you to work to pursue a research project under the supervision of a professor in Geography. The minimum value of the award is $6,500, $3,500 of which is provided by the Department of Geography and a minimum of $3,000 provided by the supervisor. This award has been created to complement the NSERC USRA and Faculty of Science SURA programs that are only available to B.Sc. and BA & Sc. majors.
Click on the heading at the top for more information and the application form. Note the application form has two parts – Part 1 is filled out and submitted by the applicant and part II is filled our and submitted by the supervisor. The deadline for a completed application is Monday, March 19 at 16:30.
Posted March 7, 2018
The department's Prof. Benjamin Forest was interviewed by Global News for a story about the vandalism of two statues of Queen Victoria in Montreal on March 15.