The Geography Program & Geography Student Association (GSA) invite you to join in a Meet & Greet gathering on September 12th - 5:30 to 7:30.
- Geog 100: Environments & People
- Geog 101: Human Geography
- Geog 111: Theory & Practice of Physical Geography
- Geog 203: Roots & Rituals: Geography of Canada
- Geog 204: Intro to GIS for the Social Sciences
- Geog 206: Society & Space (Social Geography)
- Geog 209: Migration & Settlement
- Geog 210: Geomorphology
- Geog 300: Geographical Information Systems
- Geog 312: Geomorphology of Cold Regions
- Geog 401: Resource Geography
- Geog 420/620: Geographies of Environmental Justice
- Geog 432/632: Remote Sensing
UNBC Geography professor Roger Wheate, left, and UNBC BA Geography student Shane Doddridge meet under the new LED lights at the Thirsty Moose Pub at UNBC's Prince George campus. The lights, installed in 2010, were just one reason for UNBC's selection as one of Canada's Greenest Employers. See: UNBC Press Release, 20 April 2012
In the written notification, Cecil Seethal, the SSAG President, wrote that the award was for "inter alia, the indelible mark you have made on Geography in South Africa through globally respected research and a legacy of students who are now leaders in the discipline in the country....and for your prolific and sustained publication record."
New Adjunct Faculty Member José Pablo Baraybar
Dr. Greg Halseth helps Kitimat, BC Prepare for Smelter Expansion
Ice Breaking Research
Geography Field Schools 2012
de Leeuw, S.*, Maurice, S., Holyk, T., Greenwood, M. & Adam, W. 2012. With Reserves: Colonial geographies and First Nations health. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. DOI:10.1080/00045608.2012.674897
Heikkilä, K., and G. Fondahl. 2012. Co-managed research: Non-Indigenous thoughts on an Indigenous toponymy project in northern British Columbia. Journal of Cultural Geography 29 (1), 61-86.
Sumner, P.D., Hall, K.J., Meiklejohn, K.I. & Nel, W. 2012. Rock Weathering. The Geomorphology of southern Africa. Sun Press, pp. 73-91.
Hall, K. 2012. The shape of glacial valleys and implications for southern African glaciation: A reply. The South African Geographical Journal, 94, 4-8.
Arocena, J.M., Hall, K., Zhu, L.P. 2012. Soil formation in high elevation and permafrost areas in the Qinghai Plateau, China. Spanish Journal of Soil Science, 2, 34-49.
Ryser, L. M. & G. Halseth (2012) So you're thinking about a retirement industry? Economic and community development lessons from resource towns in northern British Columbia. Community Development, 1-14.
Skinner, M., N. Hanlon, and G. Halseth. 2012. Health- and social-care issues in aging resource communities In Health in Rural Canada, eds. J. C. Kulig and A. M. Williams, 462-480. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
Silver, Jennifer J., Zoë A. Meletis, and Priya Vadi. 2012. Complex Context: Aboriginal participation in hosting the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leisure Studies 3(1) (Special Issue: Leisure, Culture and the Olympic Games): 291-308.
Albers, Sam J.* and Petticrew, E.L. 2012. Ecosystem response to a salmon disturbance regime: Implications for downstream nutrient fluxes in aquatic systems. Limnology and Oceanography. 57 (1): 113-123. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2012.57.1.0113
Jost, G., Moore, R.D., Menounos, B., and R. Wheate 2012. Quantifying the contribution of glacier runoff to
streamflow in the Columbia River Basin, Canada. Hydrology and Earth System Science 16, 849-860.
See our New Publications page for a full listing of faculty publications.
2010 Jane Glassco Arctic Fellow
What is Geography all about?
Geographers work in a wide array of fields including cartography and computer mapping, remote sensing and climatology, urban and regional planning, housing and community development, retail site analysis and market research, environmental analysis and resource conservation, geophysics and natural science research. Given this breadth there are significant employment opportunities with government, in teaching, in business, or in private sector consulting. The reason for this wide range of opportunities, and for the demand for trained geographers in the workplace, is the perspectives and range of skills the geography graduate has to offer.
Geography is the study of objects, ideas, or processes in place, or space, in the same sense that history is the study of events across time. This spatial perspective helps the geographer to make sense of available information to explain specific phenomena - whether that involves rock weathering in Antarctica or homeless populations in the inner-city. As such, geography is an integrative field of study - it can draw upon a wide range of work from other disciplines in order to understand the outcomes of processes or actions in particular places.
The constantly changing physical and human landscapes demand continuing interpretations of the world from a spatial point of view, a challenge geographers are well prepared to meet.