2021 Applications for Undergraduate Student Research Internships Due April 19th 2021

Applicantion deadline for the $7,500 USRI is fast approaching. More information on the initiative is available on the News and Community page. Interested in applying? Find out which faculty members are accepting applicant and their area's of research here.

Geographies of Indigenous health and wellness

Check out the most recent issue of The Canadian Geographer, featuring a special section on Geographies of Indigenous Health & Wellness by co-edited by Chantelle Richmond and Elana Nightingale, which also includes a paper by Diana Lewis. Read more.

Operating remotely 

The department of Geography and Environment is operating remotely. Staff will respond to your email inquiries during our regular office hours, 8am-4pm. Please note that staff are not regularly monitoring their office phones; we ask that email be used to contact them directly.

New research team to address sustainability in West Africa

Isaac Luginaah, Godwin Arku, Jinfei Wang and Tony Weis, all from Geography and Environment, are part of an interdisciplinary team of scholars awarded a $300,000 research grant that will look at ways to nurture sustainable livelihoods in Ghana, Benin, Liberia, Senegal and Nigeria. The study will focus on issues of climate change and sustainable livelihoods to improve social development in selected areas of those countries — including better health, gender equity, empowerment of disadvantaged groups, good governance of land resources, and enhanced knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices. Western News article

COVID-19 and Indigenous Health and Wellness

Geography & Environment's Chantelle Richmond and The RSC's Collection of Stories entitled “COVID-19 and Indigenous Health and Wellness: Our Strength is in our Stories” is now freely and publicly available. The report has also been published in the Globe and Mail. Read more

2020 - What a year!

For details on the highlights of the Western Geography and Environment Department from 2020, please take a look at our department newsletter. We will continue to publish a newsletter once a year to keep you up-to-date. Read more

How has the pandemic affected Indigenous communities in Canada?

Today the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars is hosting an event called: Indigenous Responses to Covid-19. Geography & Environment's Chantelle Richmond is a member of the college and will be presenting her report. Listen here

Indigenous resurgence and socio-ecological resilience

Lewis Williams has joined the Department of Geography and Environment as an Associate Professor. Williams is cross-appointed with the Indigenous Studies program. Williams researches Indigenous resurgence and socio-ecological resilience. For Williams, this means respecting and re-centring Indigenous connections to land, as well as the knowledge systems that focus on the relationship between humans and the rest of the ecological system. Read more

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