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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
May 27, 2016

Canadian Excellence

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.


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Undergraduate Advisor (Geography)

Dr. James Hamilton
Phone: 519-884-0710 x 2061
Office:Arts 2E11
Email: jhamilton@wlu.ca
Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Or by appointment

Undergraduate Advisor (Environmental Studies)
Dr. Robert McLeman
Phone: 519-884-0710 x 2653
Office: Arts 3C10C
Email: rmcleman@wlu.ca
Office Hours: email for appointment

People at Laurier

Brent Wolfe, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies My research targets critical water-related issues in large northern freshwater ecosystems. Approaches combine contemporary hydroecological studies, spearheaded by the use of water isotope tracers, with long-term records of hydroecological changes derived from analyses of lake sediment cores. The temporal insight gained from these techniques is needed to inform ecosystem stewardship. This research program provides northern research opportunities for students in physical geography, biology and earth science programs who receive an enhanced level of multidisciplinary training in the field of northern hydroecology.

Brent Wolfe
Associate Professor,
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies