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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 at the WAG:
The following Geography courses will be available at the Winnipeg Art Gallery during the 2014-2015 academic year:

GEOG-2408-001 (Environmental Perception) [Fall 2014]
GEOG-1201-003 (Intro Atmospheric Science)
[Winter 2015]

For more information check with WebAdvisor, the University Calendar, or contact Tania Guevara, 5L02 (204-786-9278), e-mail:

Geography in the News

Iceland volcano rocked by new quakes, stirring eruption fears: CBCNews (Aug. 27, 2014)— Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.

Strong 6.0-Magnitude Quake Hits Northern California: DiscoveryNews (Aug. 24, 2014)— California's governor declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region.

US West Rising Due to Severe Drought: DiscoveryNews (Aug. 21, 2014)— The drought in the western United States is causing the entire region "rise up like an uncoiled spring," say scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade': BBCNews (Aug. 21, 2014)— The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research.

Map of the Week: Climbing Mt. Everest.

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Plan of the City of Winnipeg, 1874 by John D. Parr, Toronto.
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