Department of Geography and Environment COVID-19 updates

The health and safety of our faculty, staff and students is our number one priority. Beginning August 31, 2020, the main office will be open from 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday. Please note that staff are not regularly monitoring their office phones, so please use email to contact them initially. 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

Welcoming a new name as the Department of Geography and Environment!

After 72 years as the Department of Geography, we are now officially the Department of Geography and Environment. Read more

Connections vital in online climate course

Geography and Environment Professor, Katrina Moser values connections in her course on climate change. As Moser has transitioned the popular second-year course to an online version this summer – one of hundreds of Western instructors making innovative course changes in a pivot to remote learning under extraordinary circumstances – she has worked to make her classes personal, interactive and connected. Read more

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