Global Geography

Global Geography

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

You would be hard-pressed to find a sector – from health care to real estate to energy – that does not intersect with geography. Geographers study the formation of landscapes and their effects on populations, considering the dynamics that connect the world, as well as the spatial divides and inequalities that fragment people and regions.

Our Global Geography program embraces the place-based aspects of the discipline and draws on global perspectives. You will study how history, economics, politics, culture and society produce inequality within human and physical geographies. 

Students will explore these critical global issues:

  • Human migration and identity
  • Economic production and consumption
  • Geopolitical power
  • Global urbanization
  • The flow of knowledge, culture and data
  • Networks of global cities
  • Environmental change


As a Global Geography student, you will earn distinctive interdisciplinary knowledge and skills through hands-on classroom activities, field- and lab-based exercises, and community engagement. You’ll gain technical know-how and experience in geographic analysis, methodological approaches and spatial thinking while enhancing your communication, reasoning and leadership skills to address environmental and societal issues.

Ultimately, you will acquire the key geographical skills of spatial analysis and critical thinking that will equip you for a career in Canada and abroad in areas such as government, journalism and media, development agencies, private-sector corporations and the non-profit sector.

Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Fall entry


Winter entry


Summer entry



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