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.
|Laurier's Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science featured in The Globe and Mail ad
(Headline - Dec 06)
|CBC: Low snow melt drying up Old Crow Flats, says Dr. Brent Wolfe
(Headline - Nov 29)
|Centre for Cold Regions and Water science to host open house
(Headline - Nov 28)
|Dr. R. McLeman discusses world's first climate change refugee in The Globe
(Headline - Nov 19)
|Dr. Philip Marsh named Canada Research Chair in Cold Regions Water Science
(Headline - Nov 14)
People at Laurier
Phil Mount is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies and the instructor for GG/ES362:Global Food Systems in the Winter 2014 term. Phil leads Project Soil, a three-year study investigating the potential of increasing local and fresh food consumption in Ontario's public institutions through on-site production. This project will survey health care and education institution administrators from across the province, look at the potential to establish collaborative arrangements with local food producers, and develop three pilot projects.
Geography & Environmental Studies