Students travelling in a Zodiac on the Churchill River

Geography Field Course, Churchill, Manitoba

Students in melon field in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta Field Course 2019, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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

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Public Lecture

Regional Geography of Puerto Vallarta: A Human Geo Field Course in Mexico

MexicoInterested in learning outside the classroom? Come hear about opportunities to learn in an applied setting through geography field courses. In May 2019, upper level geography students were given the chance to explore and learn about the Mexican city of Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding region. This course was a mixture of physical and human geography experienced on this trip. Through visiting artisanal fisheries and mangrove conservation centres to using photography as a tool to experience the impacts tourism has on the local population, this opportunity allowed us to learn about research within a cultural framework.

This lecture will be presented by three of the field trip participants: Catherine Goltz, Anya Ingram and Michael Kvern. Lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 12:30-1:20 pm in Room 4CM42.

Refreshments provided


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.