Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2006/2007
Canadian Excellence

Geography and Environmental Studies
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

The department, together with the Department of Geography at the University of Waterloo, offers a joint program leading to MA, MES and PhD degrees. The Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography (W-LGPIG) is responsible for admissions, for the program of instruction and for the naming of students' supervisory committees. Students in the program register either at Wilfrid Laurier University or the University of Waterloo (normally depending on where the supervisor is located), but will normally undertake course work at both universities. Students in the program are governed by the general regulations of the university in which they are registered and their degree is granted by that university.

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Full-time Faculty
  • Derek Armitage, PhD (Waterloo), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Judy Bates, PhD (York), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Barry N. Boots, PhD (Rutgers); DSc (Bristol), Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies; WLU Research Professor (2002)
  • Mary-Louise Byrne, PhD (McMaster), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Barbara Carmichael, PhD (Victoria), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Jody Decker, PhD (York), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Sean Doherty, PhD (Toronto), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Michael English, PhD (McGill), Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • James Hamilton, PhD (McMaster), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Kevin Hanna, PhD (Toronto), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Michael Imort, PhD (Queen's), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Russell W. Muncaster, PhD (Clark), Professor Emeritus of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Richard Petrone, PhD (Waterloo), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • William Quinton, PhD (Saskatchewan), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies; Canada Research Chair
  • Steven Roberts, PhD (Waterloo), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Houston Saunderson, PhD (Toronto), Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Bob Sharpe, PhD (York), Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Scott Slocombe, PhD (Waterloo), Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts, PhD (UBC), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Brent Wolfe, PhD (Waterloo), Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
University of Waterloo
  • J. Andrey, PhD (Waterloo)
  • T. E. Bunting, PhD (Toronto)
  • J. E. Cukier, PhD (Waterloo)
  • P.J. Deadman, PhD (Arizona)
  • B. Doberstein, PhD (British Columbia)
  • D. J. Dudycha, PhD (London)
  • R. Feick, PhD (Waterloo)
  • B. Gibson, PhD (Toronto)
  • M. Haight, PhD (McMaster)
  • G. B. Hall, PhD (McMaster)
  • P. Hall, PhD (Berkeley)
  • J. Irvine, PhD (Waterloo)
  • P. Kay, PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)
  • J. Kay Guelke, PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)
  • R. Kelly, PhD (Bristol)
  • E. F. LeDrew, PhD (Colorado)
  • M. Macrae, PhD (Wilfrid Laurier)
  • M. McAllister, PhD (Queen's)
  • G. R. McBoyle, PhD (Aberdeen)
  • S. Michaels, PhD (Colorado)
  • C. J. A. Mitchell, PhD (Waterloo)
  • W. B. Mitchell, PhD (Liverpool)
  • S. Murphy, PhD (Queen's)
  • M. Oelbermann, PhD (Guelph)
  • P.K. Parker, PhD (London)
  • J.S. Price, PhD (McMaster)
  • D. Scott, PhD (York)
  • S. Scott, PhD (British Columbia)
  • M. Stone, PhD (Waterloo)
  • R. Suffling, PhD (Guelph)
  • G. Wall, PhD (Hull)
  • B.G. Warner, PhD (Simon Fraser)
Adjunct
  • Scott Smith, PhD (McMaster), Assistant Professor of Chemistry
= this person is eligible to supervise doctoral students.

 
Approved Fields

  • Environmental and resource management
  • Economic and urban development
  • Earth surface processes
  • Cultural and Historical
  • Geomatics

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
GG600 Seminar in Spatial Data Handling* 0.5
GG601 Cartography* 0.5
GG603 Remote Sensing* 0.5
GG604 Spatial Statistics* 0.5
GG605 Spatial Information Technology, Globalization and International Development 0.5
GG607 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 0.5
GG611 Industrial Location Theory and Concepts 0.5
GG613 Regional Development Principles and Practice 0.5
GG615 Community Economic Development 0.5
GG616 Multivariate Statistics* 0.5
GG618 Spatial Analysis* 0.5
GG619 Regional Planning Economic and Investment Analysis 0.5
GG620 Seminar in Urban and Economic Geography 0.5
GG621 Metropolitan Form and Structure in Canada 0.5
GG622 Perspectives on Social and Behavioural Geography 0.5
GG623 Geography of Commerce 0.5
GG624 Transportation Geography 0.5
GG630 Seminar in Cultural and Historical Geography 0.5
GG631 Research in Historical Geography 0.5
GG632 Research in Cultural Geography 0.5
GG633 Concepts and Research in Regional Studies 0.5
GG634 A - H Selected Topics in Regional Studies 0.5
GG635 International Development: Theories and Practice 0.5
GG636 Gender Perspectives on Geographical Issues 0.5
GG640 Seminar in Physical Geography* 0.5
GG641 Climate Change* 0.5
GG642 Micrometeorology* 0.5
GG643 Dynamic Geomorphology* 0.5
GG644 Applied Geomorphology* 0.5
GG645 Fluvial and Glaciofluvial Sediment Transport* 0.5
GG646 Hydrology* 0.5
GG647 Recent Advances in Wetland Studies* 0.5
GG660 Perspectives in Resource and Environmental Management* 0.5
GG661A Applied Studies in Hydrology and the Environment I* 0.5
GG661B Applied Studies in Hydrology and the Environment 2* 0.5
GG664 Political Ecology: Nature, Society and Sustainability* [1] 0.5
GG665 Environment Planning Theory and Practice* 0.5
GG666 Ecosystem Approach to Park Planning* 0.5
GG668 Environmental Assessment* 0.5
GG669 Energy and Sustainability* [2] 0.5
GG671 Contemporary Perspectives on Tourism* 0.5
GG672 Human Ecology of Stressed Environments* [3] 0.5
GG673 International Perspectives on Resource and Environmental Management* [4] 0.5
GG675 A - Z Selected Topics in Geography 0.5
GG685 Theory of Local Economic Development 0.5
GG690 Geographic Thought and Methodology 0.5
GG691 Graduate Student and Faculty Seminar in Geography 0.5
GG692 International Study 0.5
GG698 Master's Research Paper 0.0
GG699 Master's Thesis 0.0
GG891 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0.0
GG899 Doctoral Thesis 0.0
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. New course effective September 1, 2006; approved by Senate November 14/06

  2. New course effective September 1, 2006; approved by Senate November 14/06

  3. Course description revised effective September 1, 2006; approved by Senate November 14, 2006

  4. Course description revised effective September 1, 2006; approved by Senate November 14, 2006