Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Gain a holistic understanding of our world and how it works, from our cities and societies to our environment and earth. Check out what makes us unique, and discover some of the benefits we have to offer!


Gain a deeper understanding of our world! Our programs provide you with a holistic and multi-faceted understanding of our world, and the issues our environment, people and planet face today. You’ll come out of our programs with the knowledge and hands-on skills that will make you highly employable.

We ensure you have the most useful learning experience through classes that provided computer-based geographical analysis skills and fieldwork experience in addition to conventional lectures. Learn to use technologies such as cartography and geomatics to solve geographical questions, and gain unforgettable field experience in Canada’s north and around the globe.

We also provide several options to enhance your learning experience. The Environmental Studies programs were traditionally bilingual with mandatory language requirements, but now you have the choice to study in English, or in French, or both! You can also choose to participate in the CO-OP program, where you get four paid internships. You can come out of your degree with real work experience, making you much more employable and giving you a big head start on your career.

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Undergraduate Programs

A highly applicable and employable degree, Geography, Environmental Studies or Geomatics opens up doors to a multitude of careers and graduate studies options. Build on your knowledge and conduct research through graduate studies, or explore the career options that are as diverse as the nature of geography itself.

Graduate programs

We offer: 

  • Microprogram in Anthropocene
  • MSc Short Duration Program in Anthropocene
  • MA Geography
  • MA Geography Specialization in Science, Society and Policy
  • MSc Geography

  • MSc Geography Specialization in Science, Society and Policy

  • PhD  Geography

  • PhD  Geography Specialization in Canadian Studies

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Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

Simard Hall, room 047
60 University
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5725
[email protected]

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
From 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)

Academic Office

Undergraduate studies
Simard Hall, room 128
How to reach us
Fax.: 613-562-5973
[email protected] 

Graduate studies 
Simard Hall, 4th floor, room 416
613 562-5800 ext. 5439
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