All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

The School of Geography & Earth Sciences will be renamed the School of Earth, Environment & Society effective July 6th, 2020.

Research Areas

glacier flowing down

Earth Surface Processes

The focus of the Earth Surface Processes group is on earth and environmental processes...

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Hamilton Ontario steel mill with smog / pollution

Environment & Health

The relationship of the environment to health is clearly one of the defining issues of the coming decades...

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Geochemistry lab at McMaster


This research group is primarily interested in the application of stable and radiogenic isotopes...

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swamp land area

Hydrologic Sciences

State-of-the-art equipment and techniques to generate new knowledge about the occurrence, distribution, and quality of water in the environment...

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historic image of city

Social Geography

Social geography focuses on the relationship between social life and geographical patterns of change at various scales...

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satellite image of urban city

Spatial Analysis

Our focus is on understanding the nature and outcome of human and physical processes that take place over space...

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