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Ryerson Open House

Saturday, March 30, 2019

This is an event you won't want to miss! Visit Ryerson's distinctly urban campus for the chance to tour our campus and facilities, chat with professors, current students and more! See for yourself what makes Ryerson Canada's leading university for innovation and career relevant learning.

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Chair's Welcome Message

Dr. Marco Fiola, Chair


Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Ryerson University. We are located in the downtown core of Toronto, one of the World’s most diverse cities. Please explore our knowledgeable people, broad range of programs of study, and exciting research activities.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies has been at the forefront of Ryerson’s development from a technical training institute to a comprehensive public university. Our BA in Geographic Analysis was the first stand-alone degree granted at the university, starting as a BAA in Applied Geography in the early 1970s. Our MSA in Spatial Analysis was the first Department-based graduate degree offered by Ryerson,... [Read more]

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March 29th, 2019  

Human Environment Interactions in a Changing World Event

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies will be hosting three experts with wide-ranging perspectives on the ways in which human-environment interactions are changing within contemporary urban environments.  The speakers’ interests range from a focus on the impacts of unfolding transportation and land-use developments, to the socio-ecological impacts of modern agricultural systems, urban forests and greenspace.  These issues will be explored by way of a panel discussion and question period. Refreshments and networking to follow. All are welcome!

March 29th,Ted Rogers School of Management Building TRS 3-109 from  2:00-4:30pm. Register on this link


Dr. Steven Farber, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough

Dr. Marney Isaac, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough

Dr. Tenley Conway, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga


March 30th, 2019

Ryerson Open House

Come join the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the Ryerson Open House!  Faculty members and current students will be present to provide more information about our Environment & Urban Sustainability (EUS) and Geographic Analysis (GA) programs.  We have an exciting line up of activities which includes our EUS program session (POD 372 from 11-12), a GA GIS demonstration session (POD 348 from 11-12 or 12-1) and of course our Faculty of Arts University Fair (SLC 5th floor from 9-3).

We look forward to meeting you!

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March 6th, 2019

Retail Panel: GIS & Retail Analytics in Retail and Marketing

This Retail Panel features discussions by professionals and former graduates from the Geographic Analysis program. The focus of the discussion is around the role of GIS and data analytics in retail and marketing. Open to anyone interested in location-based intelligence and spatial analysis in business and other real-world applications.  

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