Master of Arts in Geography Program

Department of Geography




Master of Arts in Geography Program

Lisa Arblaster's Testimonial
BS (Honours), Physical Geography, Brock University
Email: la07gf@brocku.ca

"As a student coming from a physical geography background, I find the MA program in Geography to be very helpful in merging the physical and human aspects of my research topic. I am interested in how physical trends in the environment are being affected by climate change and how these changing patterns might affect society. I will be examining the precipitation trends within the Prairie Region of Canada to determine what effect, if any, climate change has on the prevalence of drought in this region. Initially, I will examine the global occurrences and effects of drought, both in reference to the climatological aspects (global areas likely to receive little precipitation on a yearly basis) and in reference to the socio-economic aspects (other factors affecting historically significant droughts). I will then use meteorological stations throughout the Prairies to examine the current, as well as historical, precipitation trends. I will focus on this research topic with the aim of determining the environmental and economic impacts of these possible occurrences of drought."
 

Photo from graduate event