Geography is a core environmental discipline at SFU, focussing on the spatial dimensions of human societies (Human Geography), the earth's biogeophysical environments (Earth System Dynamics), and the ever more complex interactions that exist among the human and natural environments (Spatial Information Science).

Our department was a founding member of the University back in 1965 and has since become one of the strongest Geography departments in North America. We rank 4th of all Geography departments in Canada according to the 2021 QS World University subject ratings, and 1st amongst Canadian comprehensive universities in the  2022 Maclean's University Rankings.   

A hallmark of our programs is the rich diversity of experiential learning opportunities available to students in the form of tutorials, labs, community collaborations, co-op, field trips and study abroad.

Our members are engaged in leading-edge research and teaching, exploring topics as disparate as, economic development, medical tourism, cultural theory, augmented reality, sustainable development, health services, the politics of property, cellular automata, environmental economic geography, urban planning and policy, limnology, landscape ecology, resource depletion, health informatics, conservation, port cities, political economy, soil-plant relationships, political ecology, fluvial geomorphology, policy transfer, ecological modelling, climate change, and paleoglaciology.

I invite you to explore our website, and learn more about us.

Tracy Brennand
Professor & Department Chair