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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
February 10, 2016

Canadian Excellence

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.


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Undergraduate Advisor (Geography)

Dr. James Hamilton
Phone: 519-884-0710 x 2061
Office:†Arts 2E11
Email: jhamilton@wlu.ca
Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Or by appointment

Undergraduate Advisor (Environmental Studies)
Dr. Robert McLeman
Phone: 519-884-0710 x 2653
Office: Arts 3C10C
Email: rmcleman@wlu.ca
Office Hours: email for appointment

People at Laurier

Elise Gabrielli, Geography & Environmental Studies Supervisor: Richard Petrone The Contribution of Conifer Transpiration to the Evapotranspiration Flux in two Western Boreal Fens Iím cooperatively working on the Suncor Pilot Fen Reclamation Project. Fen creation is a new concept and is largely untested. The projectís success will be evaluated on various parameters including an understanding of the water-use efficiency of vegetated species as an indicator of ecosystem functioning As such, the Pilot Fen will include a parallel assessment of local reference fens. My research will examine the contribution of conifer transpiration to the evapotranspiration flux within two reference fens. Varieties of Larch and Black Spruce are the primary conifer species examined. These species are not only representative of those naturally occurring within the reference fens but are expected to dominate the upland areas in the constructed system. http://env-blogs.uwaterloo.ca/rpetrone/home/students-and-staff/current-graduate-students/elise-gabrielli-b-sc/

Elise Gabrielli
MSc Candidate,
Geography & Environmental Studies