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.

WDCAG Annual Meeting

WDCAG Annual Meeting at Okanagan College (OC) in Kelowna, BC March 15-16, 2024

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) will be hosted by the Geography and Earth & Environmental Science Department at Okanagan College (OC) in Kelowna, BC March 15-16, 2024. Geographers from all fields and related disciplines are invited to attend and present. The theme of this meeting will be 'Relevance'.

Shining Student Bryanne Wandler

Bryanne Wandler has embraced every opportunity to seize rewarding opportunities at the University of Lethbridge, and this decision helped her navigate the university while discovering her passion for community planning and food …

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Rediscovering History: Locating Lost Graves with Advanced Geospatial Technologies

Rediscovering History: Locating Lost Graves with Advanced Geospatial Technologies is a pioneering partnership between the University of Lethbridge and Vulcan County. This project utilizes cutting-edge tech to locate unmarked graves in rural Southern …

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Students to benefit from new TECTERRA bursaries

Two new annual bursaries worth $10,000 each will give ULethbridge students studying remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) or geography a financial boost for the next five years thanks to a donation from TECTERRA.

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

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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