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Bridging the Gap Student Conference

Our annual student conference is planned for Friday, March 16, 2018. Register now!

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Hands-on education

Our campus is a living classroom—with field schools and lots of opportunities for hands-on learning, you'll never get stuck at your desk.

Undergraduate studies
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Study what you're passionate about

Undergraduate student Levi Hildebrand interviews graduate student Alessia Kockel about her research on marine ecosystem conservation in the Philippines.

Graduate studies
Cloutier at the Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre. Photo: UVic Photo Services.

In the News

Health geographer Densise Cloutier specializes in exploring the impact of physical surroundings and communities on our lives and sense of well-being.

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Learning in the field

Geography field study courses take students to the edge of glaciers, face-to-face with whales, knee deep in mudflats—locally and around the world.

Field schools
Co-op student doing monitoring work in Waterton Lakes National Park

Gain relevant work experience

Get paid to learn with incredible co-op placement opportunities, like Kyle, who worked as an Ecological Monitoring Technician in Waterton Lakes National Park.

Co-op education
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Research that matters

Dr. Maycira Costa is researching the spatiotemporal dynamics of the coastal ocean to reveal impacts on regional food webs and Pacific salmon habitat.

Dr. Chris Darimont in a coastal forest

Guardians of the coast

UVic geographer Chris Darimont is working with the coastal communities whose knowledge of wildlife long preceded his own to research the complex relationship connecting grizzly bears, wolves, salmon and humans.

In the news

Understanding people and their environment

Geography is an integrative, environmental discipline that at its core asks how we impact, and are impacted by, the natural world. As an interdisciplinary field, we view problems from multiple perspectives, including physical science, social science and humanities approaches.

We're proud to be a community where disciplines intersect, generating unique insights in one of the most extraordinary environments world-wide.

Our students gain the specific set of tools needed to integrate information from the human and natural perspectives to solve new and complex challenges as they emerge, in the environment and in the world around us.

Want to understand how human-environment interactions impact the world? Looking for hands-on learning opportunities that bring theory to life?

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Geography