Class discussion via flotilla

Class discussion via flotilla

Geog 453 Hakai Field School - uniting science and indigenous knowledge concerning natural resource management.

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Learn in the field

Learn in the field

Geography 477 students at Balu Pass during an undergraduate field camp in Glacier National Park, BC. To learn more about our undergraduate field courses, follow the link. 

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Research chair sheds light on Earth's surface

Research chair sheds light on Earth's surface

UVic geographer Olaf Niemann, an international leader in remote sensing technology, is the newly appointed BC Leadership Chair in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. It is the first and only research program in this field in Canada.

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UVic Geography wildlife expert wins Early in Career award

UVic Geography wildlife expert wins Early in Career award

Dr. Chris Darimont, a research pioneer on BC's coastal wolves and bears, and a passionate advocate for science-based conservation policy, is this year's winner of the Distinguished Academics Early in Career award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

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Undergraduate student research

Undergraduate student research

Coastal field school students are sitting on a bank of Kutcous Creek on Flores Island, taking notes and preparing to design coastal geomorphology research projects of their own.

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Study species in their natural environments

Study species in their natural environments

One of the many species our faculty members research - A humpback whale fluke, showing as it dives to feed on krill. In the background, there are several sooty shearwaters taking off. 

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Where will UVic Geography take you?

Geography is an integrative, environmental discipline with one foot in the physical sciences and the other in the social sciences, while also drawing on relevant material from the humanities. There is a balance of social science and physical geography within the department. A basic aim is to offer a balanced program within the discipline, as well as several areas of specialization.

As well as providing an understanding of how human beings interact with each other and their environment, both natural and built, a degree in Geography can lead to a multiplicity of career opportunities depending on the focus of the courses chosen, such as:

  • remote sensing
  • geographic information systems
  • environmental sciences
  • resource management
  • conservation
  • urban planning
  • sustainability
  • medical geography

Geography graduates find themselves well equipped with broad backgrounds and deeper understanding. Our graduates work with new and complex challenges as they emerge, in the environment, the community, and in the world around us. Learn more about Geography

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