Langara's Geography & Geology department, established in 1970, is one of the most well-established in British Columbia’s post-secondary system.  We pride ourselves on our highly qualified, experienced, and approachable instructors committed to student-centered teaching. It is important for us to offer relevant, current, and interesting courses with support systems and resources to enhance their learning experience.

Our faculty have a wide range of interests in both human and physical geography. Within the department, there is expertise in geology, globalization, atmospheric science, the Pacific Rim, climatology, resource management, Latin America, geomatics, urbanization, and environmental issues. Common to all our instructors is a commitment to the principle that Langara is first and foremost a teaching institution. Our geography and geology courses are designed to be both interesting and relevant for their own sake and to help students to meet their program requirements.

The department has many resources to support learning. These include lab demonstrators; peer tutors; a resource room and micro-computer lab; extensive map collection; extensive rock, mineral, and fossil collection; and equipment and instruments for fieldwork. These department resources, combined with Langara’s excellent college-wide student support services, mean that a student taking geography and geology at Langara will have the tools and support necessary for a superior learning experience.

Featured Course - Summer 2022: GEOG 1105 Geographic Field Techniques (with an urban focus)