Understanding our Changing Planet

Finding practical solutions to complex problems. As a globally respected discipline, Geography is highly relevant in today’s complex world, giving us the perspective and tools to respond to many challenges facing society. At its core, Geography seeks to provide a location context and practical solutions to address issues that span from the local to the global. This interdisciplinary field bridges the social sciences (human geography), information technology (geomatics), and the natural and physical sciences (physical geography) in finding sustainable solutions to global to local problems. At Waterloo, Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) does all of this.

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If you are interested in research-infused graduate and undergraduate programs that offer innovative hands-on experiential training, quantitative and qualitative skills development, and an integrative perspective that needed to tackle the toughest environmental and sustainability challenges, you have come to the right place.

  1. Oct. 9, 2018Dr. Daniel Scott Honoured By Canadian Association of GeographersScott Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Scott for his recent award from the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG). Dr. Scott received the Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography. The award as described by the CAG:

  2. Oct. 4, 2018Dr. Kearns Receives William A. Wheatley AwardKearns Award


    Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Kearns, who was presented with the William A. Wheatley award at the recent University Aviation Association (UAA) conference. 

    From the UAA website:

  3. July 3, 2018Sarah Burch named to Canada's Top 40 under 40

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