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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
Phone: 519.884.0710 x2993
Office: Arts 3E10B

Undergraduate Officer, Environmental Studies
Dr. Miguel Sioui
Phone: 519.884.0710 x2609
Office: Arts 3E3
Office Hours: by appointment

Undergraduate Officer, Geography
Jason Venkiteswaran
Phone: 519.884.0710 x4968
Office: Arts 3E4
Office Hours: by appointment

Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts
Phone: 519.884.0710 x2967
Office: Arts 3E7