About the Department

Geography is a multidisciplinary field of research that encompasses the study of earth’s dynamic systems, the social-cultural interactions of communities in urban environments, as well as the rapidly expanding domain of geomatics and spatial analysis. The research and teaching interests of our Department are as diverse as the nature of geography itself, and we offer training in geomorphology, climatology, biogeography, human, social and cultural geography as well as GIS and remote sensing.

Students have opportunities to acquire technical and analytical skills that will set them apart from other natural or social scientists.

The Department values hands-on learning and field work which takes students to the Canadian North, the Great Lakes Basin, the Appalachian Mountains, as well as various urban contexts. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in geomgraphy and in geomatics, bilingual degrees in environmental studies as well as co-op options.

Languages convey different perspectives on life and on building the present. Our programs offered in French and in English give you the chance to participate in not one but two academic traditions. Your experience in both languages will enable you to explore the question of natural resources, social development, human migration, health or environmental changes from a Canadian as well as an international perspective.

For graduate studies, the Department offers three fields of research: polar and mountain environments, cities, cultures and social change, and environmental change, risk and adaptation.

Graduate students have access to state of the art teaching laboratories in geomatics and physical geography as well as research laboratories in paleoclimatology (LPC), health and environmental analysis (HEAL), geomatics (LAGGIS) and cryospheric research (LCR).

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