Ryerson Geography Works !
As a geographer, your challenge is understanding the relationships among people, environment, location, and distance. The most effective tool of your trade is Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which allow you to search, map and analyze data for an intelligent comprehension of economic, social, urban and environmental issues. If you would like a career-oriented education that will give you the expertise to influence public policy and corporate strategies, and to help achieve sustainable development and improve standards of living, the Geographic Analysis program is the right choice.
News, Events & Announcements
We will be hosting our annual Geographic Analysis Program Preview Day on Saturday, April 26th. You'll get a chance to meet the faculty, students and alumni; learn about our one-of-a-kind undergraduate program, see our state-of-the-art facilities and find out how Geography Works. For more information about our event or to register, please [click here]. Come and see what we are all about!
This is an event you won't want to miss! Chat with future professors, meet current students and attend an academic information session on Environment and Urban Sustainability or Geographic Analysis. You'll also have an opportunity to tour Ryerson's urban campus to see for yourself what makes Ryerson Canada's leading university for innovation and career relevant learning. Please refer to the agenda for details and register today!
The Joint Canadian Association of Geographers - Ontario Division (CAGONT) / East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (ELDAAG) 2013 Annual Meeting was held from October 25-26, 2013 at the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. Current Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA) student and Geographic Analysis alumni Colleen Middleton received a Master’s Presentation Award for her presentation:
“The Use of GIS Analysis to Delimit a Protected Area of Old-Growth Red Pine Forest in Wolf Lake, Temagami, Ontario, Canada”
She was also the recipient of the undergraduate paper award in the student paper competition.
A graduating Geographic Analysis and incoming Master of Spatial Analysis student, Michael Markieta, is making a splash in the UK and North-American media with his beautiful maps of global flight connectivity. The Toronto Star picked up the map images and noted “Ryerson student produces stunning images of every flight in the world. Our highly interconnected world becomes apparent in a project mapping all the flight paths on the planet”. [Read more] about this project.
Lu Wang, a geography professor and lead author of the study, notes that little has been published on regional health differences of immigrants, particularly those who have arrived in the last 10 years. “We wanted to focus on Chinese immigrants, who are the largest recent immigrant group and the second largest visible minority group in Canada. Despite Canada’s publicly funded universal health-care system, immigrants are under-utilizing health services, facing strong barriers in accessing primary health care, and are experiencing deteriorating health.”
[Read more] about research and publications completed by Geography faculty members.
The GEO 773: Field Studies trip to Germany/Austria/Italy took place from September 13-22, 2013. It was designed to expose students to a range of issues particular to these countries and regions. [Click here] to learn more about the course.