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Department of Geography & Environment


Welcome to the Department of Geography & Environment

Geography deals with some of the most exciting issues on Earth. It studies the interaction between human beings and the global environment and the resulting problems and opportunities. The Department of Geography & Environment at the University of Lethbridge offers a unique multidisciplinary experience by combining the fields of archaeology, environmental science, and geography into one department.

Students have the opportunity to study in areas such as: archaeology, environmental science, human geography, physical geography, remote sensing, and urban & regional studies. We also offer a concentration in geographical information science (GIS), and combined or multidiciplinary degrees. Click on the icons above for more information about our programs.

Department Highlights

Humaira Enayetullah

Humaira is examining the environmental issues facing humanity today

Environmental science student, Humaira Enayetullah chose the U of L for its small class sizes. Coming to Canada from Bangladesh, she knew that she would adapt better to a smaller city. She has enjoyed the interdisciplinary nature of her program and understands the impact that she can have on the world as an environmental scientist. Humaira began her master's at the U of L in January 2020! Congrats Humaira.

Humaira is examining the environmental issues facing humanity today

Interactive website shows Albertans how the climate is changing in their backyard

As Alberta’s climate changes, the demand for practical information on climate extremes and their impact is increasing and University of Lethbridge professors, Dr. Stefan Kienzle, (Department of Geography & Environment) and Christine Clark (Department of New Media), have found a way to meet that demand.

They developed an interactive website,, four years ago and have now updated it to include observed weather records from 1951 to 2017, three future climate projections (2041 to 2070), and 55 climate variables, such as number of frost days, length of the growing season and rainfall extremes. With more than 100 high-resolution maps available for download, the website is of particular interest to farmers, ranchers, foresters, water-resource managers, infrastructure planners or anyone who wants to see how Alberta’s climate has changed.


U of L to host 2020 Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing in Yellowknife

The University of Lethbridge, along with Wilfrid Laurier University, is gearing up to host the 2020 Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing at a unique off-campus location — The Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

The five-day conference, July 13-17, 2020, brings together the country’s foremost experts in remote sensing with this year’s focus on the increasing rate of change in today’s environment. Titled, Landscapes of Change; Remote Sensing for a Sustainable Future, the conference will showcase a wide range of technical, applied and natural sciences topics relevant to the remote sensing community.


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