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​Why Study Geography?

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is absolutely necessary that students know about and appreciate the world in which they live. A strong understanding of local, regional and global geographic issues is essential for students to be active global citizens who can play an integral role in solving some of the most pressing world issues of our time including climate change, global conflict, globalization and social inequality.
Employers are now looking to hire individuals who are well-rounded, global thinkers with strong geographic and environmental literacy skills. Students who pursue studies in Geography will be equipped for careers in the following sectors: 

Possible Career Paths:
Urban Planning                           GIS Specialist             GPS Technology         Mining          
Architecture                              Education                   Demography              Economics    
International Business                 Parks and Rec              Politics                     Disaster Relief
Hospitality and Tourism               Engineering                  Marketing                 Forestry            
Resource Management                Immigration Services     Global Health             Statistics
Cartography                              Disaster Preparedness   Climatology               Meteorology
Transportation Management         Environmental Analysis  Hydrology                 Geologist          
Alternative Energy                      Zoology                      Field Surveyor             
Spatial Data Analyst                    Mapping Software        Pollution Consultant

Sample of Ontario University Programs for Geography Below is a sampling of university programs available in Canada. Please see your teacher for more information about the program that is right for you.

Ontario College Geography Programs


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