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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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The award is given for a book written or co-authored by a geographer that conveys most powerfully the nature and importance of geography to the non-academic world. In her book Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs, Tara Cookson, currently a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Department of Geography at […]
We invite you to the grand opening of Emerging Media Lab’s new space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Through collaborations between UBC IT, UBC Library, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, there is now a more public and accessible space for EML in the heart of campus for all who are […]
The Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize, established in 1969, is regarded as UBC’s premier award for research across all disciplines. It is awarded annually to a UBC faculty member for a distinguished record of research that has contributed substantially to UBC’s stature as a leading research institution.
Minelle Mahtani has been awarded the AAG Media Achievement Award and the Enhancing Diversity Award. The AAG Media Achievement Award is conferred in recognition of exceptional and outstanding accomplishments in publicizing geographical insights in media of general or mass communication. This award recognizes Mahtani’s exceptional contributions as the creator and host of Sense of Place, […]
Born in Preston, Ontario, in 1928, John Stager was a quintessential geographer. His Ph.D. Thesis, under the direction of Wreford Watson at Edinburgh, was a classical historical geography of the Mackenzie River Valley (1750-1850). His main findings were published as chapters in influential books. At the same time he engaged in fundamental permafrost research which […]
Professor Siobhan McPhee in the Department of Geography at UBC has partnered with Motive.io, a mobile toolkit, to deliver an interactive GPS geography lesson about downtown Vancouver. https://betakit.com/motive-partners-with-ubc-to-deliver-history-you-can-hear/
Congratulations to another successful year of presentations by our undergraduate students at the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) conference held on February 9th and 10th, 2018. This year is the 60th annual meeting for the WDCAG and it was held at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Karen Bakker from the Department of Geography has won the SSHRC Connection Award. It recognizes the highest achievements in SSHRC-funded research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship, as well as the highest achievements resulting from a SSHRC fellowship awarded Read more about the awards
The prize is awarded to an outstanding MA thesis that best advances knowledge of Canada and Canadian Studies. James Rhatigan’s “Afterlife of a Mine: The Tangled Legacies of the Britannia Mine” was completed under the supervision of Matthew Evenden in the Geography Department at the University of British Columbia. Visit the Canadian Studies Network – […]
This interview was conducted as part of a student led initiative to identify and foster a sense of geographic identify in our department. Interview of Dr. Juanita Sundberg conducted by Max Ritts and Lucy MacKenzie, transcribed by Lucy MacKenzie. What is your current research topic? At the moment I am working on a project […]
This interview was conducted as part of a student led initiative to identify and foster a sense of geographic identify in our department. Interview of Dr. Marwan Hassan conducted and transcribed by Kelsey Everard. Describe your current research topic My research topic is in fluvial geomorphology. I work mostly on channel stability, sediment transport, […]