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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 systems. Check out what makes us unique, and discover the benefits we offer!


Understand 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 Ottawa's backyard, Canada’s north and around the globe.

We also provide several options to enhance your learning experience such as the CO-OP program, where you get four paid internships and 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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News and Events

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uOttawa GAIA Scholarships

This year again GAIA, the undergraduate student association of the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, has awarded 10 scholarships amo…
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Mitigating the impact of climate change and shipping in the Arctic: uOttawa Killam Fellow and local Inuit are taking action

University of Ottawa researcher Jackie Dawson is heading back north to study the impact and risk of marine shipping in Arctic Canada, thanks to suppor…
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From Antarctica to the High-Arctic; The 2024 Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium (OCSNRS)

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics is happy to invite you to the 2024 Ottawa-Carleton Student Northern Research Symposium (OCSNRS)…
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Apr 3


Celebrate the end of the 2023-2024 academic year with fellow students from the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics.…

Apr 4

Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA) Annual Phipps-Langlois Symposium

All are welcome to attend the GGSA annual symposium

Contact us

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
[email protected]