Department of Geography

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.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Bakker, Karen Jessica Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management
Barnes, Trevor Vancouver
Bergmann, Luke
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 Climate change science, Climate policy, Science communication, Coastal Ecosystems
Eaton, Brett
Evenden, Matthew Environmental history and water history, with a regional specialization in Canada, particularly Alberta and British Columbia
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 Fluvial Geomorphology, Sediment transport, Channel Stability, Landscape evolution, Surface hydrology
Henry, Gregory H tundra ecosystems, experimental climate change, plant-animal interactions, Arctic environments, vegetation change, plant traits
Hiebert, Daniel Joseph immigration, diversity, national security, social policy, urban geography
Hunt, Sarah Indigenous and legal geographies; women, girls, and Two-Spirit people
Klinkenberg, Brian Geographic Information Science, Environmental Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science Initiatives
Knox, Sara Micrometeorology, Biogeochemistry, Hydrology, Ecology, Climate Change
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
McKendry, Ian Air pollution Climatology
Moore, Robert Daniel hydrology, hydroclimatology, stream temperature, fish habitat, forest hydrology, glacier hydrology, snow hydrology
Peck, Jamie Economic geography
Pratt, Geraldine Feminist Geographies
Schwartz, Naomi Beth
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
Wyly, Elvin gentrification, housing, the politics of data and quantitative methods, U.S. politics


Nina Ebner

Nina Ebner

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)