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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

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Schedule for 2013

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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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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.


Position Available

Churchill Sustainability Coordinator: a unique one year position for a graduating student. A one-year term positon, the graduating student described in this job description would implement the Churchill Sustainability Planning Framework developed by IUS and others at the U of W. Interested students should click here for more information. Application deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014.

Geography in the News

Chinese Pollution Changing N. American Weather: DiscoveryNews (Apr. 14, 2014)— Pollution from China's coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America's weather, a new study finds.

Total lunar eclipse, Mars close approach tonight: CBCNews (Apr. 14, 2014)— Celestial event peaks at 2:45 a.m. CT April 15.

Mars: Gusev Crater once held a lake after all, scientist says: ScienceDaily (Apr. 9, 2014)— Evidence for an ancient 'Lake Gusev' on Mars has come and gone several times. That lake is looking pretty good today, thanks to new research.

Volcanic islands merge in Pacific Ocean: BBCNews (Apr. 8, 2014)— A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean has merged with its neighbour to form one landmass, the US space agency says.

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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.