The Environment and Sustainability Program offers an integrated understanding of physical, ecological, economic, social, cultural and political systems, as they shape the world in which we live and influence the future of life on our planet.
The Human Geography Program covers a wide set of sub-disciplines that share in common the study of the human use and experience of the world. It covers such broad territory as the relations between nature and society, place and human identity, and the spatial basis of economies and societies.
The Geographical Sciences Program is the study of the fundamental interactions between life and Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. Geographical Sciences is a discipline that inhabits the intellectual territory between the more traditional disciplines of the natural sciences.
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Professor Derek Gregory received an Honorary Fellowship from King’s College London on 20 July at the Barbican. The Honorary Fellowship “recognises the exceptional distinction achieved on the part of the holder through their public and professional life”.”
Professor Derek Gregory has been invited to give the Tanner Lectures at Cambridge on 13-14 January 2016. The title of his lecture is “Reach from the sky: aerial violence and the everywhere war”. The Lectures are given in parallel at nine universities in the UK and the USA: Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, […]
Congratulations Elvin Wyly who has been promoted to full Professor, effective July 1, 2015! Professor Wyly’s research focuses on the relations between market processes and state policy in producing and reinforcing urban social inequalities. His recent and ongoing projects focus on class, racial, and gender discrimination in mortgage lending and foreclosures in the U.S. urban system; housing […]
Congratulations Matthew Evenden who has been promoted to full Professor, effective July 1, 2015! Professor Evenden’s research focuses on environmental history and water history, particularily on the history and politics of large rivers, particularly in Canada. His latest book, Allied Powers: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War, was published earlier this year. He is […]
Jamie Peck gave the plenary address at the 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography in Oxford in August, in the spectacular—if acoustically challenging—setting of the Museum of Natural History. (For reasons that were never properly explained, but which were the subject of some speculation, the organizers chose to place him in the path of the […]
President, Evelyn W. Chan Hello! My name is Evelyn and I am a 4th years Geography – Environment and Sustainability student. Just like many of the other GSA Execs, I was also born and raised in Vancouver! Even though I have a strong interest in urban geography and GIS, I am also really passionate about […]
Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States and Indigenous Communities (Routledge), a book written by UBC Geography alumna (PhD ’09), Dr. Emma Norman won the Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award for best book in Political Geography through the American Association of Geographers. This is the second time that the award has been given to a member […]
Northern Canada has the third largest oil and gas reserves in the world. As resource exploitation has intensified in this region over the past decade, sustainable water governance has become a highly critical and contentious issue, particularly for Indigenous communities grappling with access to safe drinking water, environmental water quality, and related livelihood and health […]
“How the unexpected made my field season unforgettable” I was privileged to spend my field season this summer up north in a small town called Vanderhoof. Vanderhoof is located on the banks of the Nechako River, about 100 kilometers west of Prince George or almost 900 kilometers north of Vancouver. My purpose for being there […]