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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 1, 2014
Canadian Excellence

We are still accepting applications for admission to our Geography Graduate Program!

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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.

For 2014-2015 Academic Advising and Appointments, Please contact:

Dr. Steven Roberts (Geography)            Dr. James Hamilton (Environmental Studies)

Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 2420            Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 2061

Office:  Arts 3C11                                 Office:  Arts 2E11

Email:                         Email:

Office Hours: email for appointment       Office Hours: email for appointment

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Keegan Williams, Geography & Environmental Studies Academic Background MIPP, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013 PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Rochester, 2012 BA (Honours), Economics, University of Waterloo, 2011 Biography My research focuses on the international management of human migration, with an emphasis on review and application of new methodologies. My previous work in political economy, public policy, and political science reflects an interdisciplinary background in social science, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. I am currently completing my comprehensive examinations, after which I will put more detailed information on my thesis here. Dr. Alison Mountz is my advisor. Additional Information I plan to publish many (if not all) of the datasets I use in my research on various subjects here. Please give due credit in your references if you make use of any data. Contact Information Email: Office Location: Room 241, Balsillie School of International Affairs

Keegan Williams
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Geography & Environmental Studies