The Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo is proud to be ranked in the top 45 Geography departments in the world, and fourth in Canada. We boast 32 faculty members with research expertise in a wide range of human geography, physical geography, geomatics and aviation topics. The Department is twinned at the graduate level with the Wilfrid Laurier University's Geography and Environmental Studies department, and the resulting “Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography” offers the combined faculty, staff and research resources of two quality institutions. We offer three thesis master’s degrees (MA, Master of Environmental Studies (MES), and MSc) and three coursework-based degrees (MA, MES, and Master of Climate Change (MCC)). Interdisciplinary opportunities abound in the program, with links to numerous labs, research groups, and research centres, and interdisciplinary study opportunities, such as the Collaborative Water Program. The University of Waterloo’s reputation as a top innovative and progressive University is also reflected in the Department, making this an ideal place to support your intellectual and educational goals.
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