Field, Internship and Thesis Courses

Experiential Learning Opportunities & Field Courses

The Department of Geography, Geomatics and Environment 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


In light of COVID-19, the format for GGR379H5 will be different; however, the course will be offered for the 2020-2021 academic year. The course usually takes place in Haliburton Forest where students practice field methods and work in groups, however, in the era of physical distancing the fieldwork will need to be practiced locally and independently, with virtual meetings between the instructor and group members. More details to follow.

A deposit will NOT be required at this time. Simply complete the application and email it to Sabrina FerrariAcademic Counselor.

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

Not offered in 2019-2020


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


JEG417Y5: Honours Thesis

Review the available topic areas and supervisors below:

External Internship Postings