UFV Geography and the Environment (GATE) offers an integrated Arts and Sciences program designed to tackle complex environmental, socio-economic, and geopolitical questions. With small class sizes, and a focus on active learning, research, and spatial techniques, GATE prepares students for careers, graduate school, and community engagement. [Read More]
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Field Trips

Please note the following field trips will be held outside of class time:

GEOG 312 - 2014 October 4, 5 to Cache Creek - with Terah Sportel

GEOG 360/362 - 2014 October 18, 19 to Vancouver Island or Squamish/Whistler - with Cherie Enns

GEOG 202 - 2014 October 31, November 1 to Clinton - with Olav Lian (*Note new dates)

GEOG 240/100 - 2014 November 15 - destination TBA - with Cherie Enns

"Adventures in Geography" to San Francisco is running from 2014 September 14-20. 

A possible future for Minter Gardens

Generating ideas for the property’s future sounded like a job for some creative and innovative students, the kind that can be found among the students in Cherie Enns’ urban planning classes (GEOG 360) Read more under our "Newsworthy" Section, or click here.

Still looking to take a course in Fall 2014?

Space is still available in the following courses:

GEOG 103, The Physical Environment  Prerequisite(s): None


  • AB1 (CRN 90718) M W 1300-140
  • Lab A#D (CRN 90715) W 1515-1705


  • CH1 (CRN 90722) T R 1000-1120, K. Hamdan
  • Lab C#A (CRN 90720) T 1130-1320, K. Hamdan

GEOG 140, Human Geography   Prerequisite(s): None

  • AB1 (CRN 90728) M W 1130 – 1250
  • AB2 (CRN 90729) R 830 – 1120

Other courses that still have seats available include: GEOG 105, 111, 242, 252, 312, 353 and 354

Click here to access the Fall 2014 timetable

Register today!

Latest News, Job Opportunities

What's the quickest way to find out about news and events, as well as great job opportunities? Follow us on Twitter @UFVGeography! We follow multiple job postings sites and retweet those jobs opportunities that are geared towards Geography and Environment students and graduates. And don't forget about us on Facebook. Follow along as well with the Geography Undergraduate Society (GUS) as well as the UFV Urbanists @urbanUFV.

Earthwatch Grant Provides Shupe Opportuntity to Study Streamshed Change in the Lower Mainland

Associate Professor Scott Shupe has been getting his feet wet lately--testing water and mapping watershed change. Thanks to a $42,000 grant from HSBC and the Earthwatch Program, Shupe and his research students have helping train HSBC employees to become 'citizen scientists', while also compiling a database of information on stream conditions to help Earthwatch map global water quality conditions. Find out more about the project here.  

Students Engage in Development Work and Travel Abroad

UFV Geography and GDS students have been involved in a multi-year project in Tanzania investigating the impacts of climate change on informal settlements in Dar es Salaam. The interns have been part of a program funded by Students for Development (SFD), in partnership with Ardhi University in Dar. This partnership, and the work of UFV students, is profiled here, in UniWorld, a publication of AUCC.

Paleoecology Gets a Day in the Digital Spotlight!

Ever wonder what happens behind the door of A311? Get an inside look at the research and activities taking place in UFV Geography's Paleoecology Lab on YouTube. Good news, you can leave your hip waders at home for this journey! 

Are You a Social Media User? So are We!

Join us on Facebook (UFV Geography) and Twitter (@UFVGeography) for the most recent department announcements, and news of upcoming events and job opportunities. Also check out the Facebook page for the Geography Undergraduate Society (UFV GUS)! 

For past news and announcements, click here.

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