School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and expressed in an extraordinary range of courses ranging from deep earth geophysics to feminist geography. We welcome students from around the globe who come to study with our internationally recognised staff, and research at field sites in New Zealand and worldwide.
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Sep30-1NZCCRI Seminar Series: Z’s sustainability journey – moving from being part of the problem to the heart of the solution
Date: 30 September – 1 October 2014
Time: 1.20 pm
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid Building, room AM101
Speaker: Gerri Ward, Energy Sustainability Manager Z Energy is in the unusual position of being… Read more
Oct2GED Seminar Series - Climate change and the landslide apocalypse:
Date: 2 October 2014
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Dr Sam McColl, Soils and Earth Science Group, Massey University Slope failure is one… Read more
Oct15-16NZCCRI Seminar Series: Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Natural Hazards Planning
Date: 15–16 October 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room 304
Speaker: Professor Bruce Glavovic, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University This presentation provides… Read more

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9 September 2014 New Zealand plays host to top scientific minds
Andrew Mackintosh, Deputy Director of the Antarctic Research Centre and from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, was part of a strong academic contingent from Victoria which attended last week’s International Council for Science (ICSU) General Assembly in Auckland. Read more
9 September 2014 Victoria and SGEES students lead youth engagement publication
A group of Victoria University students, including SGEES studetns, are trying to reverse the trend of political disengagement by giving young people a voice. Read more
3 September 2014 SGEES Professor Euan Smith has been made an Emeritus Professor
Professor Euan Smith has been made an Emeritus Professor. Professor Smith was appointed as a Professor of Geophysics at Victoria in 1994. He was Associate Dean (Research) for six years and Head of School of Earth Sciences for five years. Read more

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Sam Webber completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology and Physical Geography

Sam Webber chose to study Geology because it was the closest thing to being an explorer he could be. His studies have taken him to glaciers in the Southern Alps and volcanoes in South America. Watch Sam’s story.

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