Shannon Fargey

Shannon Fargey
Associate Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Advisor
Climate; mountain meteorology; hydrology; spatial analysis
Office: DTB B308

PhD (University Manitoba)

Area of expertise

Climate; mountain meteorology; hydrology; spatial analysis

Dr. Shannon Fargey (PhD University of Manitoba) is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Geography department at UVic. Her role is a tenure track position is primarily on program delivery, supporting student discovery and learning in Physical Geography and Geomatics. Currently she does not supervise graduate students but is available to serve on a committee.


I have experience teaching a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate level courses in the fields of Physical GeographyGeomatics and Environmental Sustainability. Since arriving in Victoria in 2014, I have had the opportunity to teach a number of different courses in the department ranging from introductory to more advanced topics, including field schools. 

This upcoming year I will be teaching Introduction to Physical Geography (GEOG 103), Cartography (GEOG 323), GIS Analysis (GEOG 328), Field Studies in Physical Geography (GEOG 477), Advanced Weather and Climate (GEOG 484)

In any given year you may find me teaching any of the following courses: Environment, Sustainability and Society (GEOG 101A), Introduction to Maps and GIS (GEOG 222), Mountain Meteorology Field School (GEOG 313), Global Environmental Change and the Human Response (GEOG 314), Geocaching (GEOG 315), GIS Tools and Applications (GEOG 329), Disaster Management (GEOG 339); Hydrology (GEOG 370), Coastal Meteorology (GEOG 391), Advanced Spatial Analysis and Spatial Statistics (GEOG 418), Field Studies in Coastal and Marine Resources (GEOG 453), From Microclimate to Climate Change Field School (GEOG 491), Exploring Hydrological Processes Field School (GEOG 491)


Current Projects:

[1] Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Clayoquot Sound Field Semester Curriculum (2018)

Towards better preparing settler instructors to deliver a more intentional decolonized and Indigenized teaching learning experience in the Clayoquot Sound Field Semester (Tla-o-qui-aht territory) for instructors, students and the community.

[2] Sooke Watershed Precipitation Array (2018)

Towards improved understanding of hydrological inputs and their variability in the Sooke Watershed (drinking water source region for the Greater Victoria area), Vancouver Island, BC. Data collected from a network of 100 tipping bucket rain gauges and other hydrometeorological instrumentation will be used to better understand orographic enhancement gradients, interception, stem flow and canopy drip in the watershed.