Operating remotely during the provincial lockdown

Until the current provincial lockdown is lifted, the department will be operating remotely. Staff will respond to your email inquiries during our regular office hours, 8am-4pm. When the lockdown is lifted, the department will be open from 10am - 2pm, Monday - Friday. The main office doors will remain locked even while staff are present to help control access and assure physical distancing. If you need to speak with someone from the main office please knock and someone will come to the door.

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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