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Degree Checklist
Summarized requirements needed for your Geography degree.

Geography Timetable
Fall 2015
Winter 2016

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Web site listing of geography-related jobs

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Jobs in Geography are
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Welcome to the
Department of Geography

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Geological Assistant Positions Available

The Government of Manitoba, Department of Innovation, Energy and Mines will be conducting interviews for the position of Junior Geological Assistant (multiple summer positions are available). Interested students should click here for more information.

Tenure Track Position Available

The Department of Geography at The University of Winnipeg invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Physical Geography at the time of appointment, with a strong research focus on soil science.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred, as is demonstrated teaching experience and effectiveness. Please see attached for the full posting.

CMOS Scholarships

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanogaphic Society (CMOS) is offering scholarships at the graduate and undergraduate level. Interested persons should should click here for more information.

Geography in the News

Scientists propose refreezing Arctic in battle against climate change: CBCNews Feb 16, 2017— Project would involve 10 million devices and cost $500 billion US.

Tens of thousands flee as California dam threatens to unleash floodwaters: CBCNews Feb 13, 2017— Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam that could unleash uncontrolled flood waters if it fails.

Massive ancient undersea landslide discovered off Great Barrier Reef: TheGuardian Feb 8, 2017— Scientists were amazed to find remains of 300,000-year-old sediment slip while conducting 3D mapping of deep sea floor.

Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors: TerraDaily Feb 7, 2017— Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days after avalanches buried whole villages in the mountainous north and east.

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Plan of the City of Winnipeg, 1874 by John D. Parr, Toronto.
Laurie's Map of the Northwest Territories, 1870 by D. Codd, Ottawa.