Welcome to the Geography Department at York University, one of the largest and most diverse geography departments in Canada. You will find at York a range of challenging learning opportunities in the subfields of human geography, physical geography and geographic methods.
York Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series
a lecture by Jennifer Keesmaat
Chief Planner of the City of Toronto
Thanks for a most informative presentation!
News & Events
At the recent Building Healthy LIves and Communities Research Celebration, Professor Valerie Preston spoke on Diversity and Social Justice in Canadian Communities
The Geography Department mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Roy Wolfe. Please read a memorial tribute to Dr. Wolfe here.
Professors Vandergeest and Roth will lead a course abroad in May of 2015 to Thailand. Click here for more information on the course and here to sign up for the course. Need more info? You can find it right here!
From 23-36 October, the students enrolled in the Field Studies in Physical Geography (GEOG3540) course headed to the Lake St. George Conservation Field Centre to complete the mandatory field camp. Under the supervision of Professor Tarmo Remmel and with the assistance of Patrick Mojdehi, our technician, 8 different field experiments were conducted. During three intense days, this group of 22 students (1 person missing from the photo) collected water samples from constructed wetlands, lakes and creeks; cored soils; measured vegetation, and experienced the beauty of the Oak Ridges Moraine. The data collection was based on projects designed by the students and will be further analyzed in the laboratory, leading to substantive research papers by early December. Beautiful weather and great colleagues ensured big smiles and high productivity. Good work class, thanks for a fun few days outside!
- Applications sought for a Canada Research Chair in Global Urbanism
- QS World University Rankings lists Geography at York in their top 100!
- Professor William Jenkins receives three awards for his book "Between Raid and Rebellion"
- Congratulations to Professor Qiuming Cheng for having received the Chinese National Science and Technology Award. Click here for photos of the event. This prestigious award recognizes the significant innovation and advancement of science and technology of his research project “Development of nonlinear theory and methods and applications in prediction of mineral resources. Professor Cheng has received several notable awards on his research within the last few years. In 2008, he received the William Christian Krumbein Medal, the highest award given by the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) to senior scientists for career achievement. Dr. Cheng is now heading the IAMG as its current President.
- Professor Robin Roth on CBC's Metro Morning regarding her course offered to refugees in Thailand - podcast Professor Robin Roth - Offering Higher Education to Refugees
- Take a ride on the Magic LiDAR Bus (class presentation in GEOG 4440)
- Geography Students Take a Field Trip to Maui
York Geographers in the News
- Professor Valerie Preston comments on the Transit On Track Project and why more men than women live in downtown Toronto
- And after unpaid internships? Then what? Professor Steven Tufts
- Over educated but underpaid: the plight of Filipinos in Canada - Professor Philip Kelly
- Report on Filipino Youth submitted to MInistry of Trainining, Colleges and Universities by research team including York Professor Philip Kelly
- A Year of Phillipine Studies at York University by Philip Kelly
- Professor Glen Norcliffe - Tricycle Historian - in The New York Times
- Eye Witnesses to a Melting World - featuring Geography Professors Rick Bello, Suzanne Tank and Kathy Young
- The Effects of Climate Change in Churchill, Manitoba: Professor Rick Bello
- Cool Jobs: Professor Kathy Young
- The Hidden Homeless: Professor Valerie Preston leads Toronto section of study on immigrant housing
- Professor Valerie Preston on cuts to immigrant research
- Professor Rick Bello and students participate in Toronto Evaporation Project
- Professor Ranu Basu on School Closures
- Professor Kathy Young leads fellow scientists on an Arctic adventure
- Dr. Peter Vandergeest discusses challenges in certifying seafood