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Welcome to the
Department of Geography

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New Experimental Courses

The Department of Geography is pleased to offer two new experimental courses for the Fall 2016 term:

Global Biochemical Cycles (GEOG3218-001)
Physical GeographySeminar (GEOG4219-001)

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Prairie Climate Atlas

The Prairie Climate Atlas is a new interactive on-line resource that puts relevant, timely research into the hands of farmers, first peoples, governments, business and community leaders in a visual and easy to navigate manner. See what Winnipeg and other Prairie communities can expect to encounter in the coming years as a result of climate change. The University of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are the founding collaborators in the Prairie Climate Centre, hosted by the Richardson College for the Environment at UWinnipeg.

Geography in the News

Rio Olympic sailing venue leaves boats 'completely brown' with pollution: CBCNews (July 4, 2016)— 'It shouldn't be like this anywhere. It shouldn't be this dirty,' says Finnish sailor.

Great Lakes water ruling sparks fear of thirsty cities: CBCNews (Jun 27, 2016)— Waukesha, Wis. has been granted access to the Great Lakes water basin, creating worries about who may be next.

Record-Breaking Southwest Summers Will Likely Get Worse, Scientist Says: ThinkProgress (Jun 21, 2016)— At least four heat-related fatalities have been reported in separate incidents in Arizona.

Dead Sea drying: A new low-point for Earth: BBCNews (Jun 17, 2016)— The Dead Sea, the salty lake located at the lowest point on Earth, is gradually shrinking under the heat of the Middle Eastern sun.

Map of the Week: Which Nations’ Tragedies We Care About And Which We Don’t

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