Environmental Geoscience and Geomatics (EGG)
Providing opportunities for the study of earth system processes and computer-based spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems and satellite imagery.
This program combines physical geography and field research with computer-aided spatial analysis (e.g., geographic information systems; aerial and satellite image analysis) to study the natural and human-induced forces that are shaping our planet. With this expertise, students are equipped to assess and address the impacts of natural hazards (e.g., flood-plain mapping and emergency management); human impacts on environment (e.g., water pollution and watershed management); and challenges in natural systems due to climate change (e.g., mapping of invasive species). Graduates of this program will apply their expertise to a number of applications in agriculture, forestry, transportation, fisheries, mining, and often work as environmental consultants. [Co-op option]
Beyond the Classroom
Students in the Department of Geography can participate in the Geography Society and the Environmental Science Society. Student societies organize special events throughout the year, including trips, parties, and career nights. The Geography Society has its own room in the Hutt Building, which provides a place for members to meet, to study, and to plan events.
Geography graduates are pursuing exciting careers across Canada and around the world in consulting firms, government agencies, non-government organizations, and the teaching profession. Many graduates of our programs have pursued graduate studies.
Contact a B.Sc. Program Counsellor
For questions regarding the requirements of the B.Sc. Program, book an appointment with the B.Sc. Counsellor, Bonnie Lasby. This can be done in person or online.
Contact the Geography Faculty Advisor
For inquiries about Geography program requirements:
Dr. Aaron Berg email@example.com
Dr. John Lindsay firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jaclyn Cockburn email@example.com