Chair welcome

Dr. Marc Saner, Chair, GEG ENV


The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics cordially welcomes you to a full program this winter. Courses are offered through the Internet, therefore they are available to all. You are able to continue your studies and the quality of teaching is equal to the high standards that have made the reputation of your department for over 65 years. Your Department is happy to see you back!.

Important access information

This year you need to use the Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to connect to the University web services. Have it installed to access all student services. 

Also, thanks to StudentLabs.uOttawa you have remote access to all the software you need for your courses through VMware Horizon. Ensure you download and install VMware Horizon and know how to use it before classes start

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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