Our Vision


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.




Department of Geography and the Department of Religious Studies
Blue Box Seminar

Bouchra Mossmann
PhD candidate,
University of Southern Denmark

Making the Arctic a Muslim Home
Strategies of place-making in Northern Canada”

Presented research  contribute insights into the formation of modern Muslim subjectivity and take the study of Islam into new geographical directions, namely Arctic Canada.

When: Monday, February 26, 12 - 1 pm

Where: SN 2025


Dr. Joshua Lepawsky, Department of Geography at Memorial University,

A resent publication with Science Direct of the research regarding climate change induced water stress and future semiconductor supply chain risk.

Climate change is a driver of water stress risk globally. Semiconductor manufacturing requires large volumes of water. Existing research at the intersection of water stress risk and semiconductor manufacturing offers snapshots of current conditions but has not investigated how future climate scenarios may impact semiconductor supply chain security.

The Department of Geography at Memorial University invites

Applications for a fully funded two-year MSc position based within the Earth & Geospatial Science Lab (EarthGS) at Memorial University of Newfoundland, in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Newfoundland and Labrador (DFO-NL).

The candidate: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in one of biology, ocean science, geography, environmental science, or similar. An honours degree will be preferred.

For details, please go to Movement and habitat use of Greenland Halibut -MSc Position.

To apply, please forward a transcript to Dr. Benjamin Misiuk - bmisiuk@mun.ca 


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