Department of Geography News

A collaborative project with the Nunatsiavut Government, the University of Manitoba, and Harvard University investigates the impact of Muskrat Falls on Lake Melville. 


You are more likely to be struck by lightning seven times before being attacked by an animal predator.

With odds like that, why are people so worried about the presence of coyotes? Dr. Alistair Bath, Department of Geography, has studied coyote/human interactions, particularly in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and on the island portion of our province He will participate in an information session this week about coyotes in St. John’s.


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.

An associate professor of geography at Memorial is playing a small role in a big project helping to turn African lion killers into lion guardians.