Geography at Memorial

Our teaching and research focuses on five major areas: Society, Knowledge, and Values; Climate and Environmental Change; Sustainable Communities and Values; Globalization, Economy, and Resources; and Health and Well-being.

We offer BA and BSc Honours, Major, and Minor programmes. We also offer MA, MSc, and PhD degrees. Geography entertains productive academic and research links with other Departments throughout the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Medicine, Business, and Engineering.

Our mission statement is to foster a spirit of inquiry about the geography of the world around us through our teaching and research, and to provide our students with the analytical tools needed to explore the questions that arise and the skills with which to communicate their findings.


Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Simms on completion of 25 years service to MUN Geography

Congratulations to Dr. Élizabeth Simms on completion of 25 years’ service to MUN Geography
Élizabeth joined the department in 1990.  Her research focuses on the use of RADARSAT-2 and COSMO-Skymed synergy and data application development. She is the Coordinator for the Geographical Information Sciences Diploma, has taught numerous courses throughout her tenure, and willingly takes numerous active roles in Department, Faculty, and University service and administration. All of us in Geography congratulate Élizabeth on reaching this milestone!

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Congratulations to Professor Jo Shawyer on her Manning Award for Outstanding Heritage Supporter

Dr. Jo Shawyer’s tireless work has had a lasting impact on the historic presentation of local communities, the quality of our province’s museums, and the understanding of our agricultural heritage. The creativity, accessibility and high standards of her work has led to many successful projects that engaged the Newfoundland and Labrador public with the province’s unique heritage.

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Job Posting: Per Course Instructors - Fall Semester 2016

The Department of Geography invites applications from individuals interested in teaching undergraduate courses in the Fall 2016 semester.


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Announcement: Fall 2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Course Offerings

A list of undergraduate and graduate courses available in the Fall semester of 2016

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