Geography at Memorial


“It used to be a Cinderella subject. Now, in a world that increasingly values people who can work across the physical and social sciences, geography’s all the rage. Geography is a subject for our times. It is inherently multidisciplinary in a world that increasingly values people who have the skills needed to work across the physical and social sciences. Geographers get to learn data analysis, and to read Robert Macfarlane. They learn geographic information systems. They can turn maps from a two-dimensional representation of a country’s physical contours into a tool that illustrates social attributes or attitudes: not just where people live, but how, what they think and how they vote. They learn about the physics of climate change, or the interaction of weather events and flood risk, or the way people’s behaviour is influenced by the space around them.” – The Guardian


What do geographers do?







 You study geography? Great, what will you do with it upon graduation?

To learn more about the history of the department click here. See also Webb, J. 2016. ‘The Peopling of Newfoundland: Mapping Cultural Transfer and Settlement,’ in Observing the Outports: Describing Newfoundland Culture, 1950-1980 (University of Toronto Press)