Master of Arts
The Department of Geography at UBC is widely acknowledged as one of the leading departments in the world in terms of its research accomplishments. The scholarly interests of faculty members and graduate students encompass a wide range of subject areas, philosophical approaches, methods of analysis, and geographical locations.
|Arefin, Mohammed||Human geography; History of sciences and technology (except medicine and health care); urban geography; discard studies; urban political ecology; Environmental justice; waste; sanitation; geographical political economy|
|Bakker, Karen Jessica||Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management|
|Bergmann, Luke||Social and economic geography; Geomatics; Globalization|
|Dempsey, Jessica||wrestle with the theoretical and historical-geographical complexities of environmental politics as it shapes and is shaped by the entanglement of state, economy, science, and culture|
|Donner, Simon||Atmospheric sciences; Oceanography; Other media and communication; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate change science; Climate policy; Coastal Ecosystems; Marine Environment; Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Science communication; Net-zero emissions policy|
|Eaton, Brett||Rivers and climate change, fish habitat, disturbances|
|Evenden, Matthew||Environmental history and water history, with a regional specialization in Canada, particularly Alberta and British Columbia|
|Fabris, Michael||Gender, Race, Class, Power, Colonialism, Justice, Indigenous jurisdiction within Canadian cities, Piikani Nation’s attempts to challenge the construction of the Oldman River Dam|
|Glassman, James Francis||Development Geography, Third World Urbanization, Economic Geography, Political Economy, Political Geography, Southeast Asia, Pacific Rim|
|Gregory, Derek John||Political Geography War in the miiddle east, bombing|
|Hassan, Marwan||Social and economic geography; Geological and Geomorphological Processes; Channel Stability; Fluvial geomorphology; Landscape evolution; Sediment transport; Surface hydrology|
|Henry, Gregory H||Biodiversity; Terrestrial ecology; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; biogeography; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; Climate Changes and Impacts; Environment and Habitats; Plants; Genotype and Phenotype; Arctic environments; experimental climate change; plant traits; plant-animal interactions; tundra ecosystems; vegetation change|
|Hiebert, Daniel Joseph||Social and economic geography; immigration, diversity, national security; social policy; urban geography|
|Klein, Naomi||crisis and political transformation, large-scale shocks as catalysts and accelerators for broad-based social change|
|Klinkenberg, Brian||Geomatics; Biogeography; Bioinformatics; Environmental Health; Geographic Information Science; Environmental Remote Sensing; Spatial Analysis; Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science Initiatives|
|Knox, Sara||Atmospheric sciences; Social and economic geography; Atmosphere (Including Chemical Aspects); Biogeochemistry; climate change; Climate Changes and Impacts; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; Ecology; Ecosystem (Aquatic and Terrestrial); Hydrology; Micrometeorology|
|Koppes, Michele||climate change, glaciers, natural hazards, landscape change, polar regions, ice-ocean interactions|
|Kuus, Merje||transnational regulatory practices in contemporary Europe, but the empirical focus undergirds a broader interest in knowledge and power, structure and agency, in bureaucratic and policy-making settings; political identity, subject-formation, and center-periphery relations, especially in contemporary Europe|
|le Billon, Philippe||Geography, politics, africa, environmental, human geography, development, security|
|Lewis, Avi||Social and political change, Communication, Documentary filmmaking, Climate change|
|McKendry, Ian||Air pollution Climatology|
|Moore, Robert Daniel||Social and economic geography; Fresh Water; Ice and Snow; fish habitat; forest hydrology; glacier hydrology; hydroclimatology; Hydrology; snow hydrology; stream temperature|
|Narayan, Priti||Social and economic geography; urban development; South Asia; state-society relations|
|Peck, Jamie||Social and economic geography; Socio-Economic Conditions; Economic geography|
|Pratt, Geraldine||Feminist Geographies|
|Schwartz, Naomi Beth||Social and economic geography; community ecology; Ecosystem Services and Conservation Policy; Environmental Change; GIS; remote sensing; Tropical forest landscapes|
|Sundberg, Juanita||Militarization and Everyday Life in the US-Mexico Borderlands, environmental dimensions of US's border security policies in the Mexican border|
|Williams, Jennifer||Biological sciences; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes|
|Wyly, Elvin||Social and economic geography; Urban Spaces and Urbanity; Specialized Services (Housing, Transportation); gentrification; housing; the politics of data and quantitative methods; U.S. politics|
Would you like to try a geography course, but aren’t sure about enrolling yet? Introductory lectures and syllabi for many Geography courses this term are available online for any UBC Vancouver student! Just log in to Canvas here to see the available lectures. More will be added each day. The...
In line with UBC guidance announced today, all UBC Geography graduate and undergraduate teaching for 2021 Winter Term 2 will take place online from January 10th – January 24th, 2022. We plan to return to the originally scheduled mode of delivery (in person, online, or hybrid) as of January...
Pemberton SAR In light of the recent devastating flooding in the province, professor Simon Donner has been approached by several media outlets to comment on the relationship between these events and climate change. Globe & Mail: B.C. floods: What’s an ‘atmospheric river’ and how...
Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash A new bioscience startup called Colossal is proposing the de-extinction of woolly mammoths. That’s not just a bad idea, says conservation scientist Shermin de Silva, but a cruel one. “The effort squanders resources to re-engineer a species that evolved...
Artwork by Robert Montgomery at the Sustainable Glasgow Landing. Photo courtesy of Max Cohen Geography PhD candidate Max Cohen was recently selected to join the UBC delegation at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Holly Denson-Camp caught up with Max on day 12 of the conference to get a feel...
Courtesy of Salome Buglass Sitting 1,600 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, the Galápagos Islands are practically synonymous with biodiversity. Much attention has been devoted to studying the remarkable ecosystems of the volcanic island chain, but in spite of this, they are still revealing...