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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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 […]
I am pleased to report that SSHRC has awarded a $2.15 million Partnership Grant for The Canadian Network for the Study of Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS). TSAS was established in 2012 and is intended to foster multidisciplinary research on terrorist radicalization, the coordinated interaction of academic researchers with government officials, and the cultivation […]
It’s probably safe to assume that Siobhán McPhee’s first international move – to Africa at age three – primed her for her current role as professor in the Geography department and Vantage College. Born in Vancouver, Siobhán spent most of her childhood in Africa and later the Middle East. It was during this time her […]
Why is this course special? The course addresses important issues around intercultural understanding, engagement with local communities and sustainability, in the small city of Williams Lake in the BC interior. You will have the opportunity to learn by doing, through engaging in a research project, designed in a group with other students. What is the […]
Welcome Dr. Michelle Daigle, a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC Geography beginning October 2015! Dr. Daigle is a member of the Cree nation (Constance Lake First Nation) and has over 10 years of experience as a community-based researcher and educator with Indigenous communities in Canada and the U.S. She wants to bring Geography into […]
By Katriina O’Kane, MSc Student Standing on the sea ice, Danielle, Esther, and Cassandra are taking pictures of the Twin Otter airplane that just dropped us here. The plane is already in the distance now, getting ready to take off from the flat frozen ocean. Beside the women is a pile of boxes – various […]
Professor John Robinson will be starting a new position at the University of Toronto, beginning January 1, 2016. In his farewell letter to the Geography community, he writes: “…I have accepted a job at the University of Toronto (51% in the Munk School and 49% in the School of the Environment), which I will be […]
Professor Elvin Wyly and Graduate Student Luke R. Barnesmoore recently founded The University of British Columbia Urban Studies Lab as an extension of their work with the California based 501(c)3 Center for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies. Falling in line with cutting edge contemporary digital humanities research, the lab aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of […]