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Summarized requirements needed for your Geography degree.

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Course outlines for Spring 2015 semester

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Web site listing of geography-related jobs

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Jobs in Geography are
available through the University's Work Study Program. Interested students can check the website for criteria and eligibilty.

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Funding for Research in Churchill

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Welcome to the
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.  


Fellowship in United College

Congratulations to retired Geography professor Dr. William Rannie for being named a Fellow in United College at the UWinnipeg graduation ceremonies held on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Dr. Rannie's accomplishments can be viewed at

PCAG 2015

The Department of Geography and the Environment at Lakehead University and the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg are pleased to co-host PCAG2015 to be held from September 25-27, 2015 at the Lakeside Inn and Conference Centre in Kenora, Ontario.

Geography in the News

Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic: BBCNews (July16, 2015)— Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.

Canada Post pulls stamp that misidentified hoodoos as Dinosaur Provincial Park: CBCNews (June26, 2015)— Hoodoos on stamp are actually near Drumheller, Alta., about 200 kms away.

The centre of controversy: Where is Canada’s middle? MacLean's (June29, 2015)— It should be an easy question: What’s Canada’s geographic centre? But groups in Manitoba and Nunavut say they’re right.

Why B.C. may be in for a long, hot summer: CBCNews (June26, 2015)— A dry spring, a warmer than usual Pacific Ocean, and an El Niño means the hot weather could be here to stay.

Caribbean swelters under worst drought in five years: TheGuardian (June24, 2015)— Forecasters expect quieter hurricane season this year which means less rain to help refill dry reservoirs and water withering crops.

Map of the Week: Greenland's sudden melt seen in new maps.

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