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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.  


Public Lecture

Brian McGregor will give a public lecture on Volcanoes of Sicily: A travelogue visiting Mount Etna and the islands of Lipari, Vulcano and Stromboli. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 12:30-1:20 pm in Room 5L24 Lockhart Hall. Refreshments will be served.


Congratulations to Jennifer Janzen, winner of the 2015 Governor General History Award for Excellence in Teaching, Ian Mauro for becoming a member of the College of New Scholars, Artist and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and Weldon Hiebert, recipient of the PCAG John Welsted Award for Service to Geography in the Western Interior.

Geography in the News

Iceland Volcano Spewed More Toxic Gas Than Europe: DiscoveryNews (Sept 28, 2015)— A record-shattering volcanic eruption sent more toxic sulfur dioxide gas into the atmosphere than all of European manufacturing and industry combined, a new study reveals.

China Announces World’s Largest Cap and Trade Program: Discovery News (Sept 27, 2015)— China announced the world's largest cap and trade program as a step toward combatting climate change.

Chile earthquake: 8.3 magnitude quake kills at least 8 people: CBCNews (Sept 15, 2015)— Tsunami advisories issued for Hawaii, California.

Upslope migration of tropical plants due to climate change: SpaceDaily (Sept 15, 2015)— The plants on the highest mountain in Ecuador have migrated more than 500 meters to higher altitudes during the last two centuries.

Ocean fish numbers on 'brink of collapse,' WWF reports: CBCNews (Sept 15, 2015)— Stocks of group that includes tuna, mackerel, bonito down 75 per cent since 1970.

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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.