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Geography and Environmental Studies

Our department is strong, dynamic and innovative. We are proud of our consistent high quality scholarly activities, programs and courses. Our exceptional students get scholarships and access to research centres.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement stresses its commitment to:

  • A dynamic undergraduate program covering a wide range of knowledge, techniques and applications.
  • An array of stimulating undergraduate courses as a service to students from other disciplines.
  • A graduate program emphasizing independent knowledge generation.
  • Faculty members engaged in developing new knowledge, innovative technical and educational approaches, with national and international horizons and fields of activity.

Viessmann Resource Centre

Arts 2e5 is a unique space that serves as the heart of our department. It is here that students, staff and faculty work, collaborate and socialize. This bright open space houses: 

  • map collection
  • map layout tables
  • specialized computers
  • lounge
  • powered laptop table
  • research lab
  • staff and PhD student offices

Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne
Office: Arts 3E10B

Undergraduate Officer, Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert McLeman
Office: Arts 3C10C
Office Hours: by appointment

Undergraduate Officer, Geography
Dr. Jason Venkiteswaran
Office: Arts 3E4
Office Hours: by appointment

Graduate Officer
Dr. Steven Roberts
Office: 3C11

Part-Time Appointment Committee:
Dr. Mary-Louise Byrne, Chair
Dr. Michael Bitton
Dr. Andrew Spring
Dr. Jason Venkiteswaran
Dr. Terah Sportel
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Your Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Explore the following experience and career guides to learn ways you can extend your classroom experience into the world and the career opportunities available to you: