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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 Lectures

Indigenous Cartographies of Arctic Places and Spaces: A critical turn in the mapping of Greenland
Thursday, March 1, 2018
1:00-2:30 pm, 5L24 Lockhart Hall

Nuuk “York” City: The colonial past, anticipated futures and emerging urban lifestyle of the Kalaallit
Friday, March 2, 2018
12:30-1:20 pm, 5L24 Lockhart Hall

Both lectures will be presented by Kaitlin Young, a graduate of the University of Winnipeg who is now persuing her PhD at the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta. These lectures are co-sponsored by the Departments of Geography, Anthropology, and Environmental Studies and Sciences. Light refreshments will be provided.

Geography in the News

Dutch cow poo overload causes an environmental stink: TheGuardian Feb 16, 2018— Dairy farms in the Netherlands are producing so much dung they can’t get rid of it safely. Now the WWF is calling for a 40% cut in herd numbers to protect the environment.

Borneo's orangutans at risk of extinction after population decreases by 148,500 in 16 years: CBCNews Feb 15, 2018— Experts say deforestation and hunting are two big reasons why.

Climate change closes iconic summer ski slope where winter Olympic athletes trained: ThinkProgress Feb 8, 2018— For a generation, Camp of Champions was Canada’s premier summer training ground for freestyle skiers and snowboarders—then it melted away.

Evidence for a massive biomass burning event at the Younger Dryas Boundary: SpaceDaily Feb 8, 2018— Some 13,000 years ago, a cataclysmic event occurred on Earth that was likely responsible for the collapse of the Clovis people and the extinction of megafauna such as mammoths and mastodons.

Map of the Week: Interactive map of Winter Olympics 2018 medal count.


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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.