Students travelling in a Zodiac on the Churchill River

Geography Field Course, Churchill, Manitoba

Trip participants posing on tectonic plate boundary in Iceland

Iceland Field Trip

Conference delegates in front of grain elevator, Inglis, Manitoba

PCAG Field Trip, Russell, Manitoba



Welcome to the Department of Geography

This image of the earth, centred on the University of Winnipeg,displays the real time position of the circle of illumination, the boundary between day and night. (



Geography Students Shine at Randy Kobes Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 13th annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Research Symposium (formerly known as the Randy Kobes Undergraduate Science Poster Contest) was held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, and posters from Geography students picked up two of the four Honourable Mentions. Congratulations to Danielle Nowosad (Does Seasonality and Sediment Properties Affect Rate of Nutrient Uptake in Tundra Ponds?) and Alexandra Wiebe (The Effects of Climate Change and Flow Path on Dissolved Organic Carbon Dynamics in Forested Catchments). Both students were supervised by Dr. Nora Casson.


May 2019 Regional Geography Course in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Geography Department of the University of Winnipeg will be hosting the GEOG-4701(3) Directed Readings in Human Geography: Regional Geography of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico course in May 2019 (final dates to be determined) in conjunction with Brandon University. Registration for this course requires permission of the Chair ( Please speak to one of the following instructors if interested.

University of Winnipeg students contact:
Joni Storie ( or Mark Krawetz (

Brandon University students contact:
Chris Malcolm or Derrek Eberts


Climate Atlas of Canada

A new Climate Atlas for Canada has been launched by the Prairie Climate Centre!

The Climate Atlas of Canada is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change in Canada. It combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions.

The Atlas explains what climate change is, how it affects Canada and what these changes mean in our communities.  Various aspects of climate change can be explored using maps, graphs and climate data for provinces, local regions and cities across the country. Plain-language description and analysis make climate science understandable and meaningful.