GEOG 304 – Coasts and Climate Change Videos

This semester the GEOG 304 students have created a series of educational videos looking at adaptation strategies for addressing sea level rise in Crescent Beach.   GEOG 304 has been working in partnership with the CFAS project this semester to survey residents and visitors to Crescent Beach on these options as well as investigating the current beach geomorphology and predicting possible changes due to sea level rise.  These videos will be linked to the CFAS page and serve as educational awareness to the public on these options.


To view these videos please click here

Internship Information Session

Do you want to go on a fully funded, three month internship to Tanzania, Kenya or India?

Attend one of the information sessions to find out more:

  • March 27th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room B133
  • April 9th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Room C1429

Requirements: You are a permanent resident, under 35 years old, and have 60+ university credits.

If you can’t make either session, email: or visit


Geography 202 Field Trip


The Geography 202 class participated in a two-day field trip (March 17-18) that explored the region of south-central British Columbia that contained Glacial Lake Thompson, a giant glacial lake that filled much of the Thompson Valley at the end of the last glaciation (ice age). During the trip students learned the extent of the glacial lake, and how the landscape adjusted after its catastrophic drainage about 11,000 years ago. The photograph shows the class in front of Kamloops Lake, a small remnant of Glacial Lake Thompson.

(Photo credit: John Elmore)

WDCAG 2018

A quick report on this weekend’s WDCAG meeting in Edmonton. Two GATE faculty and six students attended the meeting in Edmonton: Travis Gingerich and Madelaine Bourdages presenting posters and oral presentations on their honours research and Melissa Koyanagi presenting some of her findings from research in GEOG 304 this semester.  Three other students joined us to take in the conference experience.

Our students represented GATE and UFV extremely well.  Travis brought home the best oral presentation by an undergraduate student award.  The student group also brought home the much coveted WDCAG Scavenger Hunt Award.

Association of Washington Geographers

While the upcoming WDCAG is on our minds for this week, take note as well of the Association of Washington Geographers (AWG) meeting in Bellingham this May 19. Can’t make the WDCAG or research isn’t ready to present? The AWG is a great, very supportive venue for undergraduate research. Plus, an extra excuse to check out the downtown pub scene in B’ham in the evening!

To find out more information and to register visit:




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During the 2018 Summer Semester take Geography 130 in as little as 18 days and obtain three credits. Or, sign-up for up to four blocks, for a total of up to 12 credits.

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