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 multidisciplinary degrees. Click on the icons above for more information about our programs.

Indigenization Statement

We acknowledge that we live and work in Treaty 7, the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi, and in Métis Region 3. 

We also acknowledge the role that geographical disciplines and their practitioners have played and continue to play in the dispossession and genocide of Indigenous peoples, here and around the world. With this awareness, we strive to increase our understanding and inclusion of Indigenous ways of knowing and their contributions in our departmental practices. Our department is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive future.



Department Highlights

2023 Capture Culture Photo Contest

Geography and Environment student Ria Nicholson is a finalist in the 2023 Capture Culture Photo Contest in the Cities and Landscapes category!

Congratulations Ria!

Collaborative research project utilizes geospatial technology to locate lost graves sites in Vulcan County

The initiative, Locating Missing Grave Sites using Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems, involves the use of advanced geospatial technology to locate and document potentially lost grave sites, enriching our understanding of local history and providing a respectful approach to cemetery management.

WISE Talks special summer seminar

WISE Talks special summer seminar

Thursday June 27th, 10:30am, AWESB 1001

Pizza & drinks will follow!


Talk Title: Anthropogenic discontinuities in basin-wide riverine greenhouse gas emissions - A biogeochemical Anna Karenina principle.

Bio: Prof. Ji-Hyung Park is an environmental biogeochemist with the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Ewha Woman’s University, Korea. His research focuses on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon and contaminants in human-impacted terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He has participated in research projects throughout Antarctica, Asia, Europe, and North America, and currently serves as an associate editor of Biogeosciences, a European Geosciences Union journal.

Medal Winner Lawrenz Decano

Join us in congratulating medal winner Lawrenz Decano (BA '24)! Lawrenz took home the Faculty of Arts & Science (Art) Gold Medal at the Spring 2024 Convocation.

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Shining Graduate Ikinainiahkii (Gently Singing), Camina Weasel Moccasin

Ikinainiahkii, Camina Weasel Moccasin's (BA '13, MA '24) pursuit of graduate studies at ULethbridge was driven by her dedication to Blackfoot culture. Reflected in her thesis focusing on Blackfoot sacred and significant …

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What’s the buzz? Pollinators are hard at work

Drs. Shelley Hoover and Dan Johnson share their expertise on pollinators.

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

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