Field, Internship and Thesis Courses

Experiential Learning Opportunities & Field Courses

The Department of Geography will host a Field Course and Experiential Learning Information Session.

Come to the information session to learn about the different field courses available, experiential learning opportunities and the Geography and Environment Internship Course.

Field courses provide the opportunity to gain practical collaborative work experience through the design and implementation of small scale research projects. The department will offer field courses in Montreal (Human Geography) and Haliburton (physical geography). Faculty members will also lead field courses in Guatemala and Ecuador.

The internship course provides work placements for senior students in the science and social science streams of geography and environment to build work experience and to develop professional skills. Qualifying students fill placements with government agencies (federal, provincial, municipal) industry, conservation authorities, and non-profit organizations. Information on the application process, work placements and course organization will be provided at the information session.

Application forms for the courses are below:

JEG 400/401 Internship Course

If you are interested in the internship course; please read the following instructions and submit the application form:

GGR379H5: Field Methods in Physical Geography

  • Dates: August 23-24 on campus & 27th - 31st at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve north of West Guilford Ontario
  • GGR379H5 Application form
  • Completed form + $100 non-refundable deposit are due on June 29th, 2018 to Sabrina Ferrari, Academic Counselor in DV3282
  • Information Flyer

Some thoughts from our participants:

Best field course for Physical Geography at UTM!

Fun to get to know a bunch of people including the prof.  Learned how to use a bunch of cool tools while getting fresh air and exercise.

Great way to experience research firsthand and see if you like it to continue with other field and lab-based courses like ROPs etc.

A great course to gain some research and field experience while making new friends and having a blast outdoors.  Great introduction to research equipment and methods and tons of fun!

GGR389H5: Field Studies in Human Geography: Montreal

Not offered in 2018-2019


Research selected topics relating to the urban, economic and social geography of Montreal

Engage in field work in the city

Visit sites of political, social and economic significance in Montreal

Free time will be allocated for research and sightseeing

GGR417Y: Honours Thesis

Review the available topic areas and supervisors below: