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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.


  News & Events

  • The March 2014 Edition of Contour Lines is now available.
  • The Department of Geography is seeking a Sessional Assistant Professor in Physical Geography - click here for details
  • 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.” He was invited to the ceremony held in the People’s Great Hall of Beijing on 10 January 2014.  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. He was honored and acknowledged by the association as an international leader in the application of non-linear mathematics and geoinformatics in geosciences. He has single-handedly advanced solid earth application of non-linear processes including multifractal modeling. Cheng has introduced novel ways of analyzing geological, geochemical, geophysical and remote sensing data. These methods have been successfully applied worldwide in mineral exploration and study of geochemical pollution patterns. Significant new mineral resources have been discovered in several districts of China with the aid of the prediction models and geoinformatics techniques developed by Dr. Cheng’s projects.  Dr. Cheng is now heading the IAMG as its current President. 
  • The Department of Geography is accepting applications for the position of Sessional Assistant Professor in Human Geography - click here for details
  • Alumni Joseph Elrod's familty participate in York's Remembrance Day ceremonies
  • Professor William Jenkins publishes book on Irish immigration to Buffalo and Toronto in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Professor Suzanne Tank receives a CFI Award
  • 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

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Cover design of the soon to be released publication celebrating Geography's 50th Anniversary
Cover design of the newly released publication celebrating Geography's
50th Anniversary