Faculty members involve students in their research projects, using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, often collaborating with other departments, community members and employers. The Department also participates in research with all levels of government, the corporate world and a number of national and international research consortiums.
You may also have the opportunity to participate in field studies or gain employment with researchers at the Geological Survey of Canada, the City of Lethbridge and other municipalities, Lunctus Geomatics, the Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, among others. That gives you the opportunity to get lots of additional hands-on experience.
Some current faculty research areas include:
Faculty in the Department of Geography also participate in the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research.
In addition to the GIS/remote sensing lab, departmental field equipment includes a new state-of-the-art Total station, and excellent DGPS system, navigational GPS systems, stream flow probes, and a selection of geographical and archaeological field equipment. The department also has a rock and fossil collection, aerial photograph collection, soil laboratory equipment, as well as a teaching map collection.
Our department offers an excellent centre for field-based research and teaching as we are situated in the coulees of the Oldman River, in close proximity to the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by range lands and areas of intense agricultural activity, and within a few hours of large urban centres.
Faculty at the University of Lethbridge find themselves in a unique position to:
Northwest Semitic languages and literatures; Syro-Palestinian archaeology; Biblical Studies (Old Testament)
|Rene Barendregt||Late Cenozoic Paleoenvironments and Magnetostratigraphy; Quaternary geology |
|Dan Johnson||Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Grassland Ecosystems; semi-arid ecology; population dynamics; forecasting; biological control; spatial and temporal analysis; ecological agriculture; plant-insect-vertebrate interactions; biodiversity, biogeography, biometerology|
|Ian MacLachlan||Urban Economic, Industrial Restructuring, Intensive Livestock Operations |
Remote Sensing and GIS; Spatial Analysis and Computational Methods
|Karl Staenz||Remote Sensing. Leader of Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre.|
|Shawn Bubel||Geoarchaeology, Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction, Postdepositional Processes and Soil Genesis, Near East |
|James Byrne||Global Environmental Change and Water Resources; GIS Applications in Climate and Hydrology |
|Tom Johnston||Human Dimensions of Environmental Change; Rural Geography and Land-Use |
|Stefan Kienzle||Spatial Analysis; Terrain Modelling; Hydrological Modelling; GIS Applications in Wildlife Habitat |
|Ivan Townshend, Department Chair||Social Change in Urban Canada; Quantitative Methods in Human and Physical Geography|
|Wei Xu||Economic Restructuring and Rural Development; Spatial Analysis and GIS; Resource Assessment; China |
|Sarah Boon||Glaciers and snow in watershed hydrology and their response to climate and climate change|
|Craig Coburn||Remote Sensing, Texture Analysis, Terrain Modelling|
|Chris Hugenholtz||Wind processes and the environment. Geomorphology|
|Hester Jiskoot||Glaciology, Ice Flow Dynamics, Glacier-Environment Interactions, Statistical and Numerical Glacier System Analysis|
|Matthew Letts||Microclimatology, cloud forest ecology, photosynthesis research, organic soil hydrology, biogeochemistry of northern peatlands, environmental modelling |
The history, languages, and cultures of the civilizations of the Ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean. I am particularly interested in the problems of integrating archaeological and historical evidence in the reconstruction of the past.
|Guy Duke||None Specified|
|Jacqueline Montain||None Specified|
|Margaret Cook||Mgt. Cert ('02), Bachelor of Management (in progress)|
|Tom Golden||Contemporary Issues in Planning|
|Ross McKenzie||Irrigation and Soils Sciences|
|Felix Michna||Urban Planning|
|Eric Van Gaalen||Environmental Science|
|Gary Weikum||City Planning|
|Susan Crump||None Specified|
|Wayne Davies||None Specified|
|John Dormaar||None Specified|
|Ron Hall||Remote sensing & GIS, forest inventory and biophysical parameter (eg., leaf area index, biomass) estimation, forest health|
|Ross McKenzie||Agriculture, soil science, irrigation|
|Trevor Peck||None Specified|
|David Sauchyn||None Specified|
|Anne Smith||None Specified|
Courses & Exams
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns represent our campus in interuniversity sport. Go Horns!
State-of-the-art recreation facilities.
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