Understanding the complex connections people have with their natural and built environments and the ability to synthesize these connections is the focus of geographers. This understanding is helped using state-of-the art technology in geographic information systems (GIS) to provide real-world solutions to issues surrounding urban growth, poverty, health, economic development, deforestation, pollution, climate change or environmental remediation.
- Train in Canada's finest educational GIS labs, where you will use the most current GIS and remote-sensing software and computer systems.
- You can choose two or more of the following specializations: Retail Location, Economics and Regional Development; Tourism and Recreational Management; Environmental and Resources Management; Urban Studies; and Community and Related Services.
- Gain professional experience and make industry contacts through a 350-hour paid summer internship.
- After graduation, work for corporations, consulting firms and government departments; pursue roles in market research, real estate development, retail marketing, recreation studies, economic forecasting, resource management or urban studies; or explore government opportunities in natural resources, northern affairs, housing, recreation and tourism, municipal affairs, and industry planning and trade.