Memorial Geography will be at the forefront of building connections with our dynamic societies and environments, and become the beating heart of collaborative and cooperative knowledge within and beyond the university.
Come study the world with us! The Department of Geography celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020-21 and remains the only comprehensive geography program in Atlantic Canada, offering BA, BSc., Honours, MA, MSc., and PhD programs. At Memorial, Geography aims to teach students how to investigate environmental and human systems using interdisciplinary, field-informed concepts and approaches. Our Faculty teach students theories, methods and analytical techniques applicable to a wide range of questions and broad spectrum of occupations and to foster a spirit of inquiry about geography. Our research encompasses local, national, and international interests, including climate change, Arctic communities, coastal governance, electronic waste, immigration, marine habitat mapping, microplastics pollution, resource development, and urban development. Visit our Research and Faculty pages to learn more, and read our most recent Research Report.
In partnership with Memorial’s Office of Public Engagement and the Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Signal Hill Campus opened its doors to Dr. Richard Shearmur, professor of economic geography and former director of McGill’s School of Urban Planning. While staying at Signal Hill Campus for the fall and winter semesters, Dr. Shearmur will draw on his more than 25 years of academic experience to help students and the public better understand what it is to be a researcher in academia.
One of the most important aspects of his tenure is his connection with Memorial’s graduate students.
The first student office hours will take place on Sept. 22. Students can register by visiting the AIR website.
Dr. Shearmur will also work with graduate students from the Department of Geography, including guest lecturing in one of Dr. Nicholas Lynch’s courses in January.
The initiative of the project, the IndigeLab Network: Building Research Collectives Through Gendered Indigenous Theories of Change, led by Dr. Max Liboiron, professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. is receiving a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant.
The research collaboration provides an opportunity to strengthen and enhance connections among international Indigenous scholars and community members. The project, the IndigeLab Network: Building Research Collectived Through Gendered Indigenous Theories of Change.
The group of four Memorial Researchers earn top honours from the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (RSC).
Dr. Carissa Brown, professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – is among the latest cohort elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (RSC) – one of the nation’s highest scholarly honours.
Decolonizing Education: Toward Cognitive and Social Justice
Location: Online: Zoom
Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM - Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Dr Marie Battiste is Special Advisor to the Vice President Academic and to Unama’ki College (Cape Breton University) presents a talk on Decolonizing the Academy.
In this talk, Dr Battiste delves into the persisting challenges surrounding educational equity for Indigenous peoples in Canadian universities and beyond. Despite decades of efforts to bridge gaps in curriculum, research, and access, the achievements, knowledge, histories, and perspectives of Indigenous communities often remain overlooked, rejected, marginalized, or underutilized within academic institutions. Furthermore, universities tend to express their commitment to Indigenous inclusion in ways that inadvertently perpetuate Eurocentric and colonial perspectives under the banners of excellence, integration, and modernity.
Dr Battiste offers a transformative approach to postsecondary education, one that has the potential to pave the way for more profound decolonization efforts in research, policy development, and the overall experience of Indigenous students and teachers. By shedding light on these challenges and advocating for a more inclusive and respectful approach, this presentation provides a crucial step toward creating a more equitable educational landscape for Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond.
All are welcome to attend this talk which is happening online via zoom, and you can register by going to the following link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/kd75s2b
Brown Bag Luncheon with the President
Location: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences boardroom, A5014
Monday, October 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM - Monday, October 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a brown bag luncheon with Dr. Neil Bose, President and Vice-Chancellor, pro tempore, on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in A5014.