Department of Geography & Programs in Environment

Welcome Message from the Chair

Photo of Prof. Kathi Wilson

Welcome to the Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga, where we invite students to learn more, first hand, about the most relevant and interesting issues facing the globe today. The discipline of geography bridges the scientific and the cultural study of the earth. Our friendly and vibrant Department offers programs in human and physical geography and the environment, appealing to a wide range of students. This diversity offers students the opportunity to explore the connection between human activity and the environment through various methods and approaches. Our Department prides itself in being at the forefront of student experience at UTM. We offer a vast array of exciting opportunities at all program levels, including practical courses, Research Opportunity Programs, internships and field courses. Our Faculty are very successful and active researchers, maintaining research programs, laboratories and graduate students at UTM. They are also outstanding teachers, with several of our faculty being recognized with teaching awards from both inside and outside the university. The staff in the Department of Geography are an integral part of the student experience at UTM, supporting technical needs and offering helpful and friendly advice on academic matters. We think that the wonderful opportunities and support in our Department will make your degree in Geography or Environment not only a meaningful and valuable learning experience, but also exciting and fun.

I encourage you to drop by or contact the department for more information about our programs and courses.
Kathi Wilson
Chair, Department of Geography
University of Toronto Mississauga



31/03/2016 - 15:56

Congratulations to Lea Ravensbergen-Hodgins for winning both the Transport Geography Specialty Group and Health and Medical Geography 2016 masters thesis awards of the Association of American Geographers, for her Masters thesis

10/03/2016 - 14:10

A team of interdisciplinary researchers in the GEMINI Study at the University of Toronto is recruiting participants to study the effect of migration on chronic inflammatory diseases in South Asian Canadian communities.

15/01/2016 - 09:54

Professor Andrea Olive's book The Canadian Environment in Political Context was published in December 2015.

07/10/2015 - 08:53

The department would like to congratulate the following students who successfully defended their masters thesis/major research paper in September 2015: