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.





In a recent ScienceDirect publication, Dr. Josh Lepawsky, a professor in Memorial’s Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, highlights how semiconductor manufacturing is projected to be impacted by water stress globally, particularly in already vulnerable areas. The electronics sector is “a very narrow aperture that allows you to see a very broad field of problems.”

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Memorial University of Newfoundland's Department of Geography is seeking applicants for a 9-month teaching term appointment during the Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 semesters. Contract begins August 1 and on-campus teaching duties commence with the 2024 Fall semester.

The successful candidate will teach the following course configuration during the 2024-2025 academic year:

Fall 2024:

Geography 1050 (Geographies of Global Change)—2 sections (1 online)
Geography 2001 (Cultural Geography)—online

Winter 2025:

Geography 1050 (Geographies of Global Change)—2 sections (1 online)
Geography 2001 (Cultural Geography)—online

Please forward a curriculum vitae, a cover letter demonstrating evidence of effective teaching, and the names and contact information of three referees, to: Dr. Arn Keeling, Head, Department of Geography (akeeling@mun.ca), by May 15th, 2024.

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Teaching Term Appointment 2024

2024 Spring-Intersession-Summer Courses in Geography


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