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Research Expertise and Facilities

One of the primary functions of universities in Canada is to conduct basic and applied research. Tenured and tenure-track faculty members have the academic freedom to determine their research programs autonomously. The expertise of faculty members in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies spans a broad range of topics, with notable clusters in the following five areas:

  • Retail, marketing, economic geography
  • Immigration & settlement studies, urban studies
  • Public health, health geography
  • Environmental science/studies/management, sustainability
  • Spatial analysis, geospatial statistics, geocomputation


Research Centres

The Department plays a key role in a number of research centres at the University or Faculty of Arts level:


Research Groups

Within the Department, several faculty members have established their own formal or informal research groups and labs, in order to enhance the identity of their research programs and student teams: