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 Biogeosciences Program is the study of the fundamental interactions between life and Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. Biogeosciences is a discipline that inhabits the intellectual territory between the more traditional disciplines of the natural sciences.
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Kean Fan Lim “State Rescaling, Experimental Reforms and Institutional Continuity: The Shifting Spatial Logics of Socio-Economic Regulation in Post-1949 China” Friday, September 5, 2014 4:00 PM Howard Macdonald Stewart “Five Easy Pieces on the Strait of Georgia – Reflections on the Historical Geography of the North Salish Sea” Friday, September 12, 2014 4:00 PM Tyler […]
We are very excited to welcome Stefanie Ickert, the new Student Services Coordinator, to our department! Stefanie graduated with an MA in History from UBC in 2013. She will be joining the main office and assisting with the administration of the graduate program as well as facets of the undergraduate program.
Congratulations to MA student Caroline Grego for winning the MA-level Major Research Paper Prize from CSN-RÉC (Réseau d’études canadiennes)! The winning paper is titled, “Imagining a Community-Oriented ‘National Park Nature: Conflict, Management, and Conservation in the Proposed South Okanagan-Lower Similkameen National Park Reserve.” According to the congratulatory message from the CSN-RÉC, “The adjudicating committee members agreed that Grego’s thesis represents […]
Congratulations to MSc student Lawrence Bird for having been awarded the poster prize for his poster on ‘Thermal regime of a large proglacial lake fed by a calving glacier’ at WEST (Water and Environment Student Talks) 2014! The winning poster documented the thermal regime of a large proglacial lake formed by the retreat of Bridge […]
In June, UBC Geography adjunct professor Tom Koch delivered a plenary lecture at the 32nd Annual Korean Medical Association meetings in Seoul, Korea. The subject–”Age, Aging, and Allocation: The failure of success”–built upon his work on aging and the elderly to consider citizen longevity in the postmodern era. In the 1990′s he published the first […]
The Department of Geography was awarded one of the 11 Healthy Workplace Initiative Program Fund grants from UBC HR. In an effort to promote faculty and staff wellness, Suzanne Lawrence, Student Services Manager, composed a proposal for the purchase of edible desktop plants in the offices in the Geography Building. Studies after studies showed the beneficial […]
Congratulations Dr. Merje Kuus for having been promoted to a full Professorship! Though not a surprise to the department, this recognition is most welcome and fully deserved! Merje Kuus was also our Featured Geographer for January 2010; read the article here!
Dr. Brett Eaton will be joining the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) as a fellow for the 2014W academic year. In addition, he will lead an initiative to create a sustainability pathway associated with Geography that is also funded by the USI. Loch Brown and Siobhan McPhee are also members of the team, and together will form […]
Undergraduate Advisor, Michael More, had his last day as part of the Geography Staff on June 13. He has accepted a new position as Graduate Career Advisor for the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers in Brock Hall. As much as we are saddened to see him leave Geography, we are also incredibly excited for […]
[Photos submitted by Andrea Eisma, Jialin Yang] Welcome back to Vancouver! How did the climate and weather in New Zealand and the Cook Islands compare to Vancouver? Jialin: Everyone told me that New Zealand and Vancouver had very similar weather but that is not true! The presence of the Southern Alps makes for very different […]