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.

 

Events

News

Forty-five Memorial University researchers spanning 16 disciplines have received more than $9.1 million in federal funding. HSS is proud to recognize Dr. Benjamin Misiuk (Geography) who received an NSERC Discovery Grant and Discovery Launch Supplement amounting to $142,500. Dr. Misiuk's funding will support his research in high-resolution seabed mapping.
Read more about it in the Gazette!

People, Places, and Partnerships that make Memorial great

May 2024 issue talks about what's been happening so far this year, in terms of oceans and northern research, teaching and learning, public engagement, and more. 

MUN Geography Professor, Dr. Arn Keeling, who looks at the historical and contemporary encounters of Indigenous communities with mineral development in Northern Canada, with his recent work focused specifically on the often-neglected challenge of mine closure and reclamation. 

Geography's Dr. Arn Keeling
"[My] research focus grew out of concerns expressed by Northern research partners about issues of mine closure and reclamation, both at abandoned sites and at active, yet-to-close mines. At the same time, I joined two interdisciplinary networks of researchers, one Nordic and one Canadian, examining the science, policy, and practices around mine reclamation. These initiatives have led to ongoing work focusing on the social aspects of mine closure, including the engagement of local and Indigenous communities in planning for post-mining transitions while ensuring positive environmental outcomes."

 

2024 CAG Conference

Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference

Interested in interdisciplinary exchanges with geographers from across the country and beyond?

Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Geography is hosting the 74th annual CAG meeting in St. John’s, NL!
CAG 2024: edges presents a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas with geographers and other scholars by presenting “edgy” research, displaying posters, and organizing special sessions. 
To review special sessions, submit an abstract, and register, please visit https://www.cag-acg.ca/cag-2024-home
Questions? Email cag2024mun@gmail.com
Registration ending May 15.
We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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