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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May5NZCCRI Seminar Series - Climate-KIC: innovating for a low carbon economy and climate resilience
Date: 5 May 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Victoria University’s Government Buildings GBLT4, Pipitea Campus
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Mary Ritter, Imperial College London The impacts of climate change have continued… Read more
May7SeminarsVUW GED Seminar: Embodying global anti-trafficking: "Doing" and "making" celebrity
Date: 7 May 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Seminar Room CO304, Kelburn Campus
Speaker: Professor Nina Laurie, Newcastle University, UK While there is growing attention to the role… Read more
May21VUW GED Seminar: Why oh why is Antarctic sea ice extent increasing? What 3 years of Marsden funding can tell us
Date: 21 May 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Professor James Renwick, Victoria University, Physical Geography Programme A VUW-NIWA team was successful in… Read more

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5 May 2015 International honour for SGEES Professor
SGEES Colin Wilson has received one of the highest international honours in science, with his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Read more
4 May 2015 SGEES student won ‘Best overall movie’ at the Victoria Summer Gold Competition
Geophysics Masters student Ben Higgs is working on a joint VUW-NIWA-GNS project focussed on sonar imaging of gas flares on the Hikurangi margin. Ben attained a summer scholar-ship last summer and has also been awarded this year’s Rachel Westergaard Scholarship. At the conclusion of the summer Ben won the ‘Best overall movie’ category in the Victoria Summer Gold Competition. Read more
29 April 2015 World Geothermal Congress 2015
SGEES PhD student Cécile Massiot represented Victoria University of Wellington at the World Geothermal Congress last week in Melbourne. 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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