Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2005/2006
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
  • 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
  • Al Hecht, PhD (Clark), Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies; Director of Laurier International
  • 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
  • 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)
  • J. H. Bater, PhD (London)
  • 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)
  • L. T. Guelke, PhD (Toronto)
  • M. Haight, PhD (McMaster)
  • G. B. Hall, PhD (McMaster)
  • P. Hall, PhD (Berkeley)
  • P. J. Howarth, PhD (Glasgow)
  • J. Irvine, PhD (Waterloo)
  • P. Kay, PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)
  • J. Kay Guelke, PhD (Wisconsin-Madison)
  • E. F. LeDrew, PhD (Colorado)
  • 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)
  • J.G. Nelson, PhD (Johns Hopkins), Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • 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)
= this person is eligible to supervise doctoral students.

 
Areas of Specialization

  • 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 Development, Communities and the Environment 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* Planning and Conservation of Water Resources 1 0.5
GG661B* Planning and Conservation of Water Resources 2 0.5
GG665* Environment Planning Theory and Practice 0.5
GG666* Ecosystem Approach to Park Planning 0.5
GG667* Problems in Resource Management 0.5
GG668* Environmental Assessment 0.5
GG671* Contemporary Perspectives on Tourism 0.5
GG672* Human Ecology of Stressed Environments 0.5
GG673* Geographical Perspectives on Resource Management-International Issues and Prospects 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