Moving forward!

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics cordially welcomes you in September to a full program. Courses will be offered through the Internet, therefore they will be available to all. You will be able to begin or continue your studies and the quality of teaching will be equal to the high standards that have made the reputation of your department for over 65 years. Your Department is looking forward to seeing you!

Climate Policy

The Assembly of the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics adopted its Climate Policy by unanimous vote on January 16, 2020. We invite you to read the preambule and follow the link to the complete text.

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa conducts research into the physical processes of climate change as well as the natural and societal impacts and responses to it. We acknowledge that human behaviour is the root cause of present-day climate change, and we have developed this policy to be transparent about our own behaviour, and to work toward eliminating its contribution to climate change."

Why study with us

Why Study With Us

Gain a holistic understanding of our world and how it works, from our cities and societies to our environment and earth.  Check out what makes us unique, and discover some of the benefits we have to offer!

Field Courses

Field Courses

“…A program highlight would’ve been the Glaciology field course to Patagonia. This trip to Southern Patagonia was inspiring on many levels - it allowed us to collect sample data, experience a new and exciting culture, and have our minds blown by the otherworldly landscapes…”



“…Not only did the courses impact my decision to pursue a career in geography but so did the professors as they established a welcoming environment to learn and succeed...”

Our Laboratories and Research Groups

Our Laboratories and Research Groups

Our laboratories and research groups are many and diverse: Glaciology; Health geography; Climatology and Paleoclimatology; Applied Geomatics and GIS Science; Environmental change; Environment, Society and Policy; Arctic, Antarctic and Planetary Studies


Canadian Association of Geographers

The office of the Canadian Association of Geographers has moved to our Department!

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