Our Vision


Memorial Geography will be at the forefront of building connections with our dynamic societies and environments, and become the beating heart of collaborative and cooperative knowledge within and beyond the university.

Come study the world with us! The Department of Geography celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020-21 and remains the only comprehensive geography program in Atlantic Canada, offering BA, BSc., Honours, MA, MSc., and PhD programs. At Memorial, Geography aims to teach students how to investigate environmental and human systems using interdisciplinary, field-informed concepts and approaches. Our Faculty teach students theories, methods and analytical techniques applicable to a wide range of questions and broad spectrum of occupations and to foster a spirit of inquiry about geography. Our research encompasses local, national, and international interests, including climate change, Arctic communities, coastal governance, electronic waste, immigration, marine habitat mapping, microplastics pollution, resource development, and urban development. Visit our Research and Faculty pages to learn more, and read our most recent Research Report.



Brown Bag Luncheon with the President

Science Building, SN 2025

Jan 22, 2024


Geography Blue Box Seminar

Maro Adjemian-Baskerville
PhD candidate, Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Indigenous Protected Area Creation: Conservation for Self-Determination

The research is focused on supporting the elaboration of a management plan for an Atikamekw Nehirowisiw IPCA in Quebec, in collaboration with the Atikamekw Nation Council (CNA).

The IPCA, Masko Cimakanic Aski - a protected area project initiated by an Atikamekw Nehirowisiw extended family who have been working for over 20 years to have their ancestral territory recognized by the Quebec government as a protected area.

This Seminar will bring in focus the research methods that include the archival research, interviews with Atikamekw Nehirowisiw participants and with government and conservation professionals involved in protected area establishment in Quebec.

This research examines the capacity of IPCAs to transcend the colonial power structures and systems within which conservation policy is embedded, and to protect space for Indigenous self-determination and resurgence.

When: Friday, December 1, 2023, 3 - 4 pm

Where: Fully virtual seminar
Meeting Link:



Geography Undergraduate and Graduate Course Listing for the Winter 2024 Semester
Winter 2024 Courses Listing

The President's Award for Outstanding Research recognizes young researchers who have made significant contributions to their scholarly disciplines. In 2022, 2 of its 3 recipients were in our Department of Geograpghy: Drs.Max Liboiron and Carissa Brown. Read more in the Gazette.

Decolonizing Education: Toward Cognitive and Social Justice

Location: Online: Zoom

Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM - Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Dr Marie Battiste is Special Advisor to the Vice President Academic and to Unama’ki College (Cape Breton University) presents a talk on Decolonizing the Academy.

In this talk, Dr Battiste delves into the persisting challenges surrounding educational equity for Indigenous peoples in Canadian universities and beyond. Despite decades of efforts to bridge gaps in curriculum, research, and access, the achievements, knowledge, histories, and perspectives of Indigenous communities often remain overlooked, rejected, marginalized, or underutilized within academic institutions. Furthermore, universities tend to express their commitment to Indigenous inclusion in ways that inadvertently perpetuate Eurocentric and colonial perspectives under the banners of excellence, integration, and modernity.

Dr Battiste offers a transformative approach to postsecondary education, one that has the potential to pave the way for more profound decolonization efforts in research, policy development, and the overall experience of Indigenous students and teachers. By shedding light on these challenges and advocating for a more inclusive and respectful approach, this presentation provides a crucial step toward creating a more equitable educational landscape for Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond.

All are welcome to attend this talk which is happening online via zoom, and you can register by going to the following link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/kd75s2b

Url: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/kd75s2b

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Brown Bag Luncheon with the President

Location: Science Building, SN 2025

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM - Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1:00 PM

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a brown bag luncheon with Dr. Neil Bose, President and Vice-Chancellor, pro tempore, on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. in SN2025.


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