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
Professor Nathan McClintock from Portland State University will give a Geospectives lecture titled "Producing Space: Urban Agriculture and its Contradictions in Portland and Vancouver" on February, 22, 2019 from 12:00pm-1:00p in Burnside Hall Room 426.
Posted January 25, 2019
Increased hours for undergraduate advising in Geography
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
As member of the McGill Geography Department, Peter Holland created a program in biogeography and his scholarly contributions were marked by an evolutionary perspective. We pass on our condolences to Peter’s family, friends and colleagues in New Zealand. An online guestbook is available for those interested in signing or sharing a story.
Posted January 28, 2019
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
Doctoral student Chris Erl, who studies diversity and representation in local elections, hosts a new podcast from the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship about the 2018 Montreal municipal elections.
Posted February 8, 2019
As a 'featured article' for International Development Planning Review, Prof Sarah Turner and her Hanoi-based colleague Ngo Hanh talk in a blog entry about their recently published piece on informal motorbike taxi drivers in Hanoi. It focuses on what these drivers have to do to maintain their access to the city’s streets…not only due to police bribes, but also new Uber-style, app-based competitors.
Posted February 7, 2019
In a recently paper published in Environmental Research Letters, Camille Ouellet Dallaire, Bernhard Lehner, and colleagues, present the first map that catalogs and classifies all rivers in the world (more than 35 million kilometers).
Posted January 29, 2019
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Recipients
Congratulations to Geography professors Natalie Oswin, Sarah Turner, Yann le Polain de Waroux, and Oliver Coomes on recently being awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grants. The full list of recipients is available on the SSHRC website.