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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

Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference

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
Questions? Email
Registration ending May 15.
We look forward to seeing you there!


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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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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.