Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University is a strong, dynamic and innovative Department that prides itself as a consistent provider of high quality scholarly activity, programs and courses.
At the undergraduate level we offer nine programs that cover a broad spectrum of Geography. We offer BA and BSc degrees at both the Honours and General levels as well as combined programs. Our newest undergraduate program is the Geography and Geomatics degree.
At the graduate level, we offer MA, MES, MSc and PhD degrees in four fields of specialization: Environmental and Resource Management, Environmental Science, Human, and Geomatics.
The mission statement of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies stresses its commitment to: continuing to provide a dynamic undergraduate program covering a full range of knowledge, techniques and applications in geography and environmental studies; providing an array of stimulating undergraduate courses as a service to students from other disciplines; a graduate program emphasizing independent knowledge generation; faculty members engaged in developing new knowledge, innovative technical and educational approaches, with national and international horizons and fields of activity.
Undergraduate Advisor (Geography)
Dr. Steven Roberts
Undergraduate Advisor (Environmental Studies)
People at Laurier
Dr. Doherty's research interests focus on human activity / mobility patterns and decision making, including tracking methods, modeling, and the impacts on health, safety, and the environment. He is currently leading several research projects involving application of a BlackBerry-based GPS tracking system to the study of diabetic patients, disabled children, elderly home-care patients, the obese, tourists, and immigrants. Dr. Doherty’s partners in these projects include Research in Motion (RIM), Telus, Newtopia, and Innovations at the University of Toronto. To find out more, including example GPS tracks viewable in Google Earth, go to /~sdoherty .