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

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

Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Vaping among teenaged Canadians has doubled in the past two years – a troubling trend that Western researchers will examine in depth with new funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Jamie Seabrook, Jason Gilliland and a team of researchers from Western will examine how the accessibility of vape retailers and municipal and school board vaping policies vary in relation to the proximity of schools and the characteristics of neighbourhoods throughout Ontario. Read more

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