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Summarized requirements needed for your Geography degree.

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Course outlines for Winter 2015 semester

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Jobs in Geography
Web site listing of geography-related jobs

Work Study Program
Jobs in Geography are
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Funding for Research in Churchill

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Department of Geography

This image of the earth, centred on the University of Winnipeg, displays the real time position of the circle of illumination, the boundary between day and night.  


40 Under 40

40 Under 40 recognizes the professional contributions and/or outstanding service contributions in the community by Manitobans under the age of 40. The Department of Geography congratulates Dr. Ian Mauro on his selection as one of Manitoba's 40 Under 40. Dr. Mauro directed the world’s first Inuktitut language film on climate change and toured Canada with David Suzuki with his documentary on climate change in Atlantic Canada. He also co-founded the Harvest Moon festival in Clearwater, Manitoba.

Geography Students Colloquium

Geography students will be presenting the results of their thesis work at a Colloquium to be held on Friday, March 27, 2014 at The University Club (4th floor Wesley Hall) from 1:30-4:00 pm.

Geography in the News

Air Canada ad implies Atlantic Canada is another country: CTVNews (Mar 26, 2015)— The next time you plan a vacation, there’s a little nation just east of Canada where the lobster is fresh, the snow is deep and the Atlantic Ocean is right at your doorstep.

Atlantic Circulation Weaker Than in Last 1,000 Years: DiscoveryNews (Mar 25, 2015)— A sweeping ocean conveyor system that ushers warm tropical waters into the North Atlantic appears to have partly recovered from a near-collapse around the time that the Beatles were breaking up, but the system remains weaker than it had been since before humans figured out how to write modern music on a page.

Oklahoma Grapples With Earthquake Spike—And Evidence of Industry's Role: National Geographic (Mar 15, 2015)— Spike in seismic activity is linked with oil and gas wastewater disposal.

Cyclone Pam Blows Away Villages on Vanuatu Island: DiscoveryNews (Mar 15, 2015)— Up to 90 percent of houses in Port Vila were damaged from 200 mph wind.

Anthropocene: New dates proposed for the 'Age of Man': BBCNews (Mar 11, 2015)— The Anthropocene - a new geological time period that marks the "Age of man" - began in 1610, a study suggests.

Map of the Week: Climate Change Vulnerability Index.


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The Human Geography Society, a student-run group was formed to discuss human geography issues. Meetings every Thursday (5 pm) at the Toad. Click for details.

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