A stream is a collection of courses and research around a particular subject within geography. Taking courses in a stream can help develop your expertise in that area.
Development, power and justice focuses on the complex processes and links between economic and social development, power relations and justice issues around the globe.
Engage in a diverse range of research in:
- international development in theory and practice;
- urban food security and HIV/AIDS;
- health in aboriginal communities, indigenous land rights, environmental and indigenous movements;
- public policy issues around regional growth and change;
- natural resource development;
- community-based resource rights;
- mining conflict and local resistance;
- liberation theology and ecology;
- political ecology;
- neoliberalism and its critiques;
- and social justice issues from the local to the global.
Geospatial science includes:
- remote sensing,
- geographic information systems (GIS),
- quantitative analysis
- and geovisualization.
Using these systems changes the way we interact with the world. You will work with others to address our most pressing social and environmental challenges. You will develop skills and explore advanced topics in geovisualization, customization, and spatial analysis to deepen your geographic interest and prepare for many possible careers.
Earth System Science will provide you with an understanding of environmental systems. You will develop skills to conduct scientific inquiry and communicate effectively.
This stream prepares you for a career that studies interactions between human activities and Earth's water resources, climate and biological systems. You will gain a solid background using state-of-the-art technologies to measure, analyze and map the Earth.
Urban, regional and global political economy concerns the spatial processes and power relations that shape cities and regions. This is where a wide range of processes intersect:
- capital investment and disinvestment;
- state power and policy making;
- planning, governance and government mentality;
- political struggle; and more.
You will conduct research about many locations around the world, linking processes from the local to the global.
Environmental governance and management focuses on the connections between human-environment systems and their socio-political realities. You will research the conflicts behind local and global environmental issues to understand more sustainable uses of natural resources.
Explore a wide range of topics, from local environmental issues concerning national parks and protected areas, to global environmental policy and environmental conflicts in the Global South.