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Welcome to the
Department of Geography

This image of the earth, centred on the University of Winnipeg, displays the real time position of the circle of illumination, the boundary between day and night.

Public Lecture

Magical Regionalism: Childhood and Geography on Film in 1950s Canada by Dr. Matt Dyce, Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg. Wednesday, October 26, 12:20-1:30 in Room 5L24 Lockhart Hall. In this public talk, Matt presents his work on the history environmental education in Canada.  Utilizing a series of NFB films produced during the 1950s aimed at teaching children geography, he analyzes how children were taught to interpret environmental change, modernity, and regionalism as frameworks for understanding Canada during a period of remarkable changes.  Refreshments will be served.

A Town Hall for Environmental Law

How would you protect our environment? Canada’s environmental laws are up for review. These laws determine how pipelines, hydro dams, mines and drainage get approved. The stakes have never been higher to get this right. Join the discussion on how government makes decisions that affect the environment and learn how you can be involved. The town hall takes place on Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm. in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg. More details available here.

Geography in the News

U.S. spy agency to release high-resolution 3-D maps of the entire Arctic: RCINET Sept 7, 2016— Following the public release of super-detailed 3-D topographic maps of Alaska, the United States government plans to gradually release similar maps covering the entire Arctic by the end of 2017, say officials with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

US coast evacuated as historic hurricane bears down: SpaceDaily Oct 7, 2016— Florida is facing the most dangerous storm in living memory as Hurricane Matthew barrels in from the Atlantic threatening coastal cities with surging tides, torrential rain and 130 mile-an-hour winds.

Haiti braces for rising death toll from Hurricane Matthew: CTVNews Oct 7, 2016— At least 283 people died in just one part of Haiti's southwest, the region that bore the brunt of the storm.

92% of the world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution: ScienceDaily Sept 19, 2016— A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world's population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.

Map of the Week: The distribution of light pollution around the world.

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Plan of the City of Winnipeg, 1874 by John D. Parr, Toronto.
Laurie's Map of the Northwest Territories, 1870 by D. Codd, Ottawa.