Geography and the Environment

Geography and the Environment

Explore your world

If you’re interested in real-world issues, such as food security, climate change, economic trade, land use, global development, and sustainability, UFV Geography and the Environment has a program for you.

Geography and the Environment courses at UFV deal directly with the study, science, and management of the natural environment and its resources, and the study of the built environment and its impact on natural and human landscapes.

The earliest geographers were concerned with understanding space and territory and in exploring and mapping their own regions and foreign lands. Geographers today use a spatial lens and spatial techniques to understand and tackle questions such as poverty and uneven development, the science and risks associated with changing climate and diminished resources, and the need to cultivate an ethic and duty of environmental and global citizenship.

Studying geography at UFV is excellent preparation for a career where you can make a positive impact on the world. Many UFV Geography grads have used their training to work in urban planning, land management, environmental consulting, policy research, and community development, both with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Bachelor of Environmental Studies, coming fall 2019

Develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a variety of environmental careers in both the private and public sectors.

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Melissa Koyanagi2

"My most valuable experience was certainly the AIG to BC's Interior that I had the pleasure of completing with my peers under the guidance of Gary Fehr and Olav Lian. This experience was in-depth, interesting and relevant to my previous studies in a wide range of subject areas, including postglacial and paraglacial processes, First Nations affairs in BC and BC's evolving economy. I sincerely enjoyed this learning experience and it was the perfect way to cap off my undergraduate studies at UFV."

Head to GATE's blog  to find out more about Melissa and what other graduates have to say about GATE.‌

  • – Melissa Koyanagi
  •    BA with double extended minors in Geography and Psychology

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