Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University is a strong, dynamic and innovative Department that prides itself as a consistent provider of high quality scholarly activity, programs and courses.
At the undergraduate level we offer nine programs that cover a broad spectrum of Geography. We offer BA and BSc degrees at both the Honours and General levels as well as combined programs. Our newest undergraduate program is the Geography and Geomatics degree.
At the graduate level, we offer MA, MES, MSc and PhD degrees in four fields of specialization: Environmental and Resource Management, Environmental Science, Human, and Geomatics.
The mission statement of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies stresses its commitment to: continuing to provide a dynamic undergraduate program covering a full range of knowledge, techniques and applications in geography and environmental studies; providing an array of stimulating undergraduate courses as a service to students from other disciplines; a graduate program emphasizing independent knowledge generation; faculty members engaged in developing new knowledge, innovative technical and educational approaches, with national and international horizons and fields of activity.
Undergraduate Advisor (Geography)
Dr. James Hamilton
Undergraduate Advisor (Environmental Studies)
People at Laurier
Supervisor: Jody F. Decker Research First Nations' Post-Treaty Mobility in Ontario and the Near North, 1829 - 1865 Exploring place and mobility helps us understand the cyclical, iterative land use and 'dwelling' of First Nation Peoples and, through that understanding, to identify the impacts both of the relocation and emplacement of First Nation Peoples and of the 'mobility' of land, that is, the dynamic status of different peoples' land tenures and conceptions of 'land.' Increasing our understanding of place and mobility is important respecting not only historical relocation, but also contemporary relocation of First Nations and other peoples prompted, for example, by development and climate change.