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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Laura is a visiting student from Oregon State University, where she is working on her PhD in Geology. She has been working with Dr. Marwan Hassan in the Geo-Fluvial lab for several months. My fluvial journey I study how rivers work, aka fluvial geomorphology. I wish I had a cute and inspirational story about how […]
In January 2016, PhD Students, Leonora King and Marc Tadaki hosted the first ever graduate student “workshop to discuss human and physical geographical identity”. An interesting and unique initiative, I read the blog post that accompanied the workshop invitation which highlighted the difficult question of what it means to be a geographer, especially in a […]
UBC Geography / the Faculty of Arts, through a CFI Infrastructure Fund from The Canada Foundation for Innovation and BCKDF, will establish the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research on Greenhouse Gas Exchange. The laboratory will allow state-of-the-art climate research on greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration in Canada’s forested, tundra, and urban landscapes. The laboratory will share analytical technology, […]
Congratulations Professor Jamie Peck who features in the latest Thomson Reuters “Highly Cited” listing for the social sciences, which measures the 1% most cited researchers in the world by subject field! Across Canada, there are thirteen social scientists on the 2015 list.
On March 31 2015, the remote Ulithi Atoll in Yap, Micronesia was devastated by a category 5 super typhoon, which slammed the islands with 265 km/hour winds. I visited just a few months later while working with One People One Reef, and it was immediately obvious in conversations with community members that they were eager […]
Geography has launched a Freecycle program in Room 237! Have you ever heard the saying, “one person’s ‘trash’ is another person’s treasure”? Freecycling contributes to a low-impact lifestyle where material goods are kept out of landfills because they may be of use to other people! Head to Room 237 in the Geography Building and take a […]
Congratulations to Jamie Peck, whose paper (in collaboration with Neil Brenner and Nik Theodore), “Variegated neoliberalization: geographies, modalities, pathways” in Global Networks was ranked the 4th most cited paper in Sociology Journals from 2010-2014!
Originally from: Tough question – my mother was Irish, my father Canadian but I grew up in Africa and the Middle East. Interested in Geography because: It gives me the freedom to try and understand our complex world without putting restraints on my research or creativity. Years at UBC: Two and a half Reason for […]
From the 10th to the 12th of November three UBC geographers ventured to Kananaskis, AB, to join Yvonne Martin (U Calgary) to discuss the meaning, value, and future of physical geography. Earlier this year, Yvonne Martin, Olav Slaymaker, and I (Marc Tadaki) co-organized special sessions at the Canadian Association of Geographers annual meeting held in […]