Field courses and excursions

Field camps

GEG2918 (3cr.)
A meeting place for environmental studies, human geography and physical geography.
Undecided between physical geography, human geography, or environmental studies? This week long course offers the opportunity to experience field research in all three disciplines. Mandatory in our programs.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

ENV4910 (3cr.)
Environmental change and regional economic development
This 4th year field camp is addressed to students with strongest interest in environmental studies. This six day field course focuses on environmental change and its implications for economic growth and regional and community development. Mandatory in our programs.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

GEG4920 (3cr.)
Discovering Montréal’s multiethnic neighborhoods
This 4th year field camp is addressed to students with strongest interest  in human geography. In this week-long course you will learn to observe the various manifestations of everyday multiculturalism in the urban landscape and occupations of public spaces. Mandatory in our programs.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

GEG4921 (3cr.)
Northern Gaspésie: its coast, mountains and vegetation
This 4th year field camp is addressed to students with strongest interest  in physical geography. During this 7 day field course, you will study arctic-alpine ecology, periglacial geomorphology, slope processes and coastal environments. Mandatory in our programs.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

Optional Field courses

GEG4001 (6cr.)
From the Yukon icefields to the fjords of Alaska
During this 21 day field course you will travel in the Yukon and Alaska where you will study snow processes, glaciers, rivers, lakes, permafrost and landslides. You will get a first-hand look at the Northern environment and learn field techniques. Optional in all of our programs.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

GEG4100
At the heart of Swiss and Patagonian alpine glaciers
This 10 day course alternates between Switzerland and Argentina. Its main focus is the study of glaciers: their formation, processes, landforms, sediments and their response to climate change. Optional in all of our programs.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

GEG4128
New York: urban change, social life and neighborhoods
Students take the lead in learning about New York City as an urban social environment. The course combines seminars and four days in New York City. Many kinds of neighbourhoods and issues are explored: from Harlem to Wall Street; density to livability. Optional in all of our programs.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

Short excursions

Many courses at the bachelor's level have field components. These "short" excursions last anywhere from 90 minutes to a full day and usually take place in the Ottawa region.

A short excursion might take you in front of Tabaret Hall to dig snow pits, to Belvedere Champlain overlooking the Ottawa River, to the caves of the Gatineau Park, into Jock River, across the Mer Bleu bog or even into Ottawa's "Chinatown".

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

Learning outside the classroom

The University of Ottawa is close to many types of land and habitats, all of which hold interest for geographers and allow for easy field trips. Longer field trips are also organized to far-away locations like Gaspésie and the Yukon.

Questions? Contact Jean Bjornson coordinator teaching laboratories .

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