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Degree Checklist
Summarized requirements needed for your Geography degree.

Geography Timetable
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Course Outlines
Course outlines for
Winter 2014

Summer Advising
Schedule for Geography

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University Scholarships

CMOS Scholarships

Geography & Environmental Students Association

Jobs in Geography
Web site listing of geography-related jobs

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

Northern Research Fund
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.  

Geography Offers New Courses

The Geography Department is offering four new experimental courses for the 2014-2015 academic year:

GEOG-2418 (Health Geography)
GEOG 2419 (Resource Development and the Canadian Environment)
GEOG-4215 (Projects in Earth Science)
GEOG-4415 (Power, Knowledge, Geography)

Geography in the News

Earth's Magnetic Field Weakening More Quickly: DiscoveryNews (July 9, 2014)— The planet's magnetic field seems to be 10 times weaker than it was six months ago.

Manitobans scramble as higher dikes needed against flood: CBCNews (July 7, 2014)— People living in an area just west of Winnipeg have been hit with news that their flood dikes are not high enough.

Wastewater from energy extraction 'triggers US quake surge': BBCNews (July 3, 2014)— Researchers say there has been a forty-fold increase in the rate of quakes in the US state of Oklahoma between 2008-13.

Prairie flooding prompts evacuations in western Manitoba: CBCNews (July 1, 2014)— Total of 87 municipalities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan declare state of emergency.

Map of the Week: Lake Superior finally free of large ice chunks.

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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.