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
Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising awarded to Michelle Maillet
A big congratulations to Geography Undergraduate Advisor Michelle Maillet on being awarded the the Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Award from the Dean of Students. Michelle's speech is available here. Congratulations Michelle. Well deserved.
Posted May 16, 2019
The geography department is looking for TAs for geography courses in the fall 2019 semester. If you are interested in applying please fill out this Word document. Please check the deadline for applying written on each posting. Good Luck!!
Posted May 2, 2019
MUGS first undergraduate society at McGill to achieve bronze-level sustainable workplace certification
We are proud to announce that the McGill Undergraduate Geography Society (MUGS) is the first undergraduate association at McGill to achieve bronze-level sustainable workplace certification through the Office of Sustainability! Congratulations to the 2018-2019 execs on this exciting achievement, and a special thank you to this past year's MUGS sustainability officer Erin Wen for leading the process. An important legacy for future cohorts, bravo!
Posted May 10, 2019
Good news everyone! The Geography Undergraduate Advisor Ms. Michelle Maillet is now available full-time to help students navigate the intricacies of their Geography programs, including the Sustainability, Science & Society major/honours! Come by Burnside Hall room 323 during her drop-in hours, or send her an email at advisor.geog [at] mcgill.ca with your availabilities to book an appointment. Her new expanded drop-in hour schedule is as follows: Mondays from 1pm to 3pm, Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm, Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm, and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm.
Posted January 29, 2019
Instructor position available for Fall 2019 semester
The department of geography is looking for instructors for the following courses to be offered in the Fall 2019 semester. Click on the link below for more information regarding the posting. Deadline for applying is June 18, 2019. Good Luck!
Posted May 9, 2019
A new study published by McGill geographers Guenther Grill, Bernhard Lehner, Heloisa Ehalt Macedo, Florence Tan, and colleagues finds that just one-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-Flowing. The first ever global assessment of the location and extent of the planet’s remaining free-flowing rivers highlights severe degradation, and offers a method for tracking the status of free-flowing rivers over time.
Posted May 8, 2019
Posted March 25, 2019
Posted March 25, 2019
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