What Can Geography Do for You?

A degree in Geography (Environment, Society, and Technology) provides you with the education and skills to pursue a wide range of career options (Environmental planning, GIS professionals, Urban development, etc.) Our students work in diverse fields such as fire ecology, remote sensing, GIS, watershed management, wildlife habitat, energy planning, food security, marketing, and social justice. Whether we utilize advanced geospatial technologies or work ‘on the ground’ to understand and help communities, geographers strive to solve pressing societal and environmental problems.

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Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns

M.S., 2009, Geographic Information Science
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Calgary

My research and teaching interests are around the social and political implications of technology, bridging the gap between GIScience and human geography. Within this broad area I teach classes related to urban GIS, and focus my research energies toward understanding smart cities, digital humanitarianism, and critical data studies.

Department Research

  • physical geography specialty

  • human geography specialty

  • environment and society specialty

  • GIScience specialty

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