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Geography Blue Box Seminar presents

Keith Storey Department of Geography, MUN

Wish you were here: Confessions of a carto-deltiologist

When:  Friday, October 7, 2022  3-4 pm

Where:  SN2025 


MUN Geography GIS Position Open

The Department of Geography at Memorial University invites applications for a permanent Assistant Professor position in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Analysis

For any questions, please contact Arn Keeling, the Department Head, at or Max Liboiron, the search committee chair, at

For detailed information, please click here Geography GIS Position

Fall 2022 Course Offerings


Fall 2022 Courses Update

Semiconductors ‘very narrow aperture’ to view water conflicts, drought


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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Teaching Term Appointment: Department of Geography

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 (, by May 15th, 2024.

For detailed information, please check here

Teaching Term Appointment 2024

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Upcoming 2024 Spring-Intersession-Summer Courses

2024 Spring-Intersession-Summer Courses in Geography


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In memoriam: Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson

The Department of Geography is remembering former colleague and Professor Emerita Dr. Joyce C. Macpherson. Dr. Macpherson studied physical geography at the University of London (BSc 1950, MSc 1956) and McGill University (PhD 1966) and was an active member of MUN Geography from 1966-1994. She made major contributions to knowledge of the postglacial climate and vegetation of Newfoundland and was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.


As the obituary below notes, Dr. Macpherson was a leading palynologist and contributed important work to the study of the changing Newfoundland climate. Along with her husband and colleague, the cultural geographer Alan G. Macpherson, she established an annual graduate research award in the department to support student research and conference travel.