The School of Geography & Earth Sciences provided an environment for the education and training of highly qualified personnel committed to excellence.
The School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster is an internationally recognized centre for research and training. Its strengths lie in the discovery, application, and transfer of knowledge to issues and problems in the earth, environmental, and geographical sciences.
Two particular strengths in the School are the development of interdisciplinary research programs that integrate the earth and environmental sciences with human geography and the use of spatial analysis to investigate the geographical relationships between the environment and society.
The School emphasizes the use of leading-edge theoretical and methodological developments in its research and is committed to increasing the opportunities for experiential (‘hands-on’) learning by undergraduate students. Many of our undergraduate courses involved fieldwork in the local area and field research in off-campus locations.