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Welcome to the
Department of Geography

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New Experimental Courses

The Department of Geography is pleased to offer two new experimental courses for the Fall 2016 term:

Global Biochemical Cycles (GEOG3218-001)
Physical GeographySeminar (GEOG4219-001)

Click for details or contact Tania Guevara at

Prairie Climate Atlas

The Prairie Climate Atlas is a new interactive on-line resource that puts relevant, timely research into the hands of farmers, first peoples, governments, business and community leaders in a visual and easy to navigate manner. See what Winnipeg and other Prairie communities can expect to encounter in the coming years as a result of climate change. The University of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are the founding collaborators in the Prairie Climate Centre, hosted by the Richardson College for the Environment at UWinnipeg.

Geography in the News

'They just keep digging': Italy quake rescuers' desperate search for survivors: TheGuardian Aug 25, 2016— Thousands have come from all over Italy and across Europe to help in the mammoth rescue effort in Amatrice.

NASA monitors the 'new normal' of sea ice: SpaceDaily Aug 22, 2016— A decade ago, this year's sea ice extent would have set a new record low and by a fair amount. Now, we're kind of used to these low levels of sea ice - it's the new normal.

Research ship mapping Arctic Ocean near North Pole: CBCNews Aug 20, 2016— Canada's claim to Arctic waters depends on knowing how far continental shelf extends under sea.

Persistently rainy west, hot, dry east unusual for Canada, says climatologist: CBCNews Aug 10, 2016— Summer has been 'week after week of the same thing, and that can get kind of boring' says climatologist.

Rio Olympic sailing venue leaves boats 'completely brown' with pollution: CBCNews July 4, 2016— 'It shouldn't be like this anywhere. It shouldn't be this dirty,' says Finnish sailor.

Map of the Week: Map showing exrtent of Amatrice earthquake.

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