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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Every autumn new graduate students and post-docs join our department, and the annual Whistler trip is one of a few events that invite current and new members of the UBC Geography community to chat, laugh and learn more about each other. This year’s trip took place only a few weeks into the semester and had […]
Congratulations to Jonathan Luedee, who, as the recipient of the 2014 James Bourque Northern Doctoral Scholarship from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, has been invited to present a lecture to the RCGS annual general meeting in Ottawa in November on his dissertation research, “The Way of the Caribou” which analyzes the human and environmental history […]
Growing international concern over Ebola has forced me to focus increasingly on the epidemic as it struggles toward pandemic status. My work in medical cartography, a kind of visual history of public health and the conditions that promote disease, has been focused, in recent months, just here. In August, I privately backgrounded friends involved in […]
On 27 September, Adjunct Professor Richard Mackie gave the 5th annual Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture at the Museum at Campbell River. His lecture was also published as a chapbook entitled “The Local Muse: Roderick Haig-Brown and Vancouver Island,” by the Campbell River Community Arts Council. The following day, World Rivers Day, Mackie also spoke at the […]
On September 10th, Geography had a successful Open House to welcome the community to our newly renovated building and courtyard. During the summer of 2013, UBC initiated a large renovations project to fix long standing maintenance issues in the Geography Building. These renovations gave the department an opportunity to renovate existing spaces into four new […]
The GeoGarden opening on Thursday, September 4th, was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out. We served local corn barbequed to perfection and topped with gourmet salts from Granville Island. As people chowed down, cob in hand and reuniting with peers, I think we were all reminded of the GeoGarden’s ability to […]
The department is excited to announce that Alex Pysklywec will be joining the Student Services Team as Manager as Suzanne Lawrence is on maternity leave. Alex is a UBC Geography alumnus himself, having completed his BA and MA programs here. We wish him the best of luck with his new role in the department!
Emily Rennalls, VP Sustainability Year: 3 Major: Environment and Sustainability “Although I’m a transplant from Ontario, it appears that BC has me locked in with its divine combination of ocean and mountains. I am both a tea and pizza fanatic. Grab a cup and a slice, curl up, put on a good film and you […]
At the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road) unless noted otherwise. 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 – Room 203 Howard Macdonald Stewart “Five Easy Pieces on the Strait of Georgia – Reflections on the […]
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.