Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University is a strong, dynamic and innovative Department that prides itself as a consistent provider of high quality scholarly activity, programs and courses.
At the undergraduate level we offer nine programs that cover a broad spectrum of Geography. We offer BA and BSc degrees at both the Honours and General levels as well as combined programs. Our newest undergraduate program is the Geography and Geomatics degree.
At the graduate level, we offer MA, MES, MSc and PhD degrees in four fields of specialization: Environmental and Resource Management, Environmental Science, Human, and Geomatics.
The mission statement of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies stresses its commitment to: continuing to provide a dynamic undergraduate program covering a full range of knowledge, techniques and applications in geography and environmental studies; providing an array of stimulating undergraduate courses as a service to students from other disciplines; a graduate program emphasizing independent knowledge generation; faculty members engaged in developing new knowledge, innovative technical and educational approaches, with national and international horizons and fields of activity.
Undergraduate Advisor (Geography)
Dr. Steven Roberts
Undergraduate Advisor (Environmental Studies)
People at Laurier
My primary teaching and research interests are at the intersection of human geography and geotechnologies. I teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of urban and economic geography, geographic information systems and cartography. Whenever possible I incorporate fieldwork and geotechnologies into these student learning experiences. Most recently I have focused my attention around my home in downtown Kitchener which is undergoing some impressive urban revitalisation and is a great place to teach, do research and volunteer my expertise. Among my research interests are issues of change and conflict in the city, as well as the application of geotechnologies to community-based problem-solving and to geographic education.