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  • #BrighterWorld

    The School of Geography & Earth Sciences (SGES) is committed to providing an innovative, stimulating and rewarding learning experience with world class facilities, a multidisciplinary research environment and offering field, laboratory and modeling opportunities

  • Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs

    The School of Geography & Earth Sciences offers undergraduate degree programs in both the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    A culture of research excellence and scholarly achievement with numerous M.Sc. and Ph.D. offerings.

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory

    Engage in cutting-edge research projects at 1 of only 10 Esri Development Centers worldwide

  • Field Work and Research Opportunities

    Field Work and Research Opportunities

    A wealth of research opportunities and field work that lets you explore the globe.

  • Field Work and Research Opportunities

    Field Work and Research Opportunities

    A wealth of research opportunities and field work that lets you explore the globe.

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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Embark on one of the many exciting paths that SGES has to offer with this comprehensive list of all our undergraduate programs

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Research

Research

Explore the many research areas that our School has to offer from geochemistry to social geography and much more...

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Career Resources

Career Resources

Check out SGES resources to help you find internships, jobs and APGO + GIS certification requirements

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Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

Looking for that extra financial support? SGES offers numerous scholarships and awards to help you on your journey.

Latest News

New Tenure-Track Positions in Structural Geology and Remote Sensing/GIS

Friday, 14 September 2018

The School of Geography and Earth Sciences is inviting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions: 1.  Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIS 2. Assistant Professor in Structural Geology Read More Read more

Canada’s leading researchers meet to tackle critical issues facing our water security

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

In what is believed to be the first major science gathering on a First Nation in Canada, researchers from across the country will come together... Read more

Green Sahara allowed for ancient human movement – three different times

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Sahara Desert has long been considered a forbidding and impenetrable barrier to human migration from southern Africa, but new evidence suggests there were three... Read more

Graduate Studies Open House

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Get a head start on grad school and learn about everything from #gradlife to crafting the perfect application. Join us on Tuesday, March 13th in CIBC... Read more

Inviting Applications for Full-Time Faculty Positions

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The School of Geography and Earth Sciences is inviting applications for two faculty positions: 1. Teaching-Stream Assistant Professor in Geography and the Environment 2. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor... Read more

Karen Kidd named Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Internationally recognized ecotoxicologist, Karen Kidd, has been named the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health at McMaster University. Kidd, who previously held a Tier... Read more

Sean Carey and Mike Waddington tackle Canada's pressing water-related issues

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Professors Sean Carey and Mike Waddington were awarded more than $3.4 million combined from the Global Water Futures (GWF) Program. Carey’s project, Mountain Water Futures, received more... Read more

Karl Chastko, Spencer Elford and Anastassios Dardas place 3rd in the Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (ECCE) App Challenge!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Karl Chastko, Spencer Elford and Anastassios Dardas place 3rd in the Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (ECCE) App Challenge! Congratulations to Tasos, Karl and Spencer in... Read more

Altaf Arain, Antonio Paez and Mike Waddington featured in the McMaster Times

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Altaf Arain, Antonio Paez and Mike Waddington featured in the McMaster Times Three of our SGES faculty – Altaf, Antonio, and Mike – are featured in... Read more

Alumni Email Access (SGES Graduates)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Alumni Email Access Provided is a link to the following website that describes email options for our students that have graduated from the university. The email... Read more

Mapping success: McMaster geographers dominate global competition

Friday, 9 December 2016

A group of McMaster Geography and Earth Sciences students has proven it really knows its way around, taking five of nine top places in an... Read more

McMaster experts join major Canadian initiative on the future of the world’s water

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

A major national research initiative on the future of Canadian and global water resources features leading McMaster researchers from several disciplines. Water research is a particular... Read more

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