The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources offers many ways for students to get involved outside the classroom. Our faculty offers co-op option and experiential learning and encourages extracurricular experiences like participating in one of our student groups as an integral part of career and academic development.
Support for students
Book an appointment with an undergraduate academic advisor*
Book an appointment with graduate advisor for Earth Sciences or Environment and Geography programs*
Learn about the supports for International students in the Riddell Faculty
Send an email to book an appointment with a Natural Resources Institute graduate program advisor
New Riddell students
Welcome to Riddell!
Whether you are direct entry, advanced entry or a transfer student, you are now part of an engaged academic community of learners and professionals who are here to help you excel both academically and professionally. We are excited to provide you with challenging and practical learning opportunities that prepare you to understand our planet and the environment, manage resources, and find solutions to the problems facing humanity in the 21st century.
Program Summary Sheets
Program summary sheets can help you navigate your program requirement progression with your academic advisor.
Earth Sciences honours programs
The Earth Sciences (Geology and Geophysics) Honours Programs are balanced four-year undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences. These programs are structured to allow students to obtain professional registration (EGM) and move into the minerals, energy or environmental industries (careers).
Students should contact a Riddell Faculty Academic Advisor for help in designing a program to fit their needs.
Environment and Geography honours programs
Undertaking an Honours degree will allow you to get the most out of your Environment and Geography (Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography and Physical Geography) degree. An Honours degree will provide you with an opportunity to focus your degree though planning and conducting an Honours thesis project on a topic of your interest.
More information can be found here.
You should begin thinking about your focus area during your second year.
A focus area is an individualized approach to undergraduate education. The student, in collaboration with a student advisor, will organize a body of courses from several subject fields around a central theme, topic, or set of related issues.
Through student driven research and by identifying areas and careers that you are interested in, you will be able to develop a focus area to acquire the knowledge and skills required to enter further research programs and the workforce.
Learn more about focus areas:
Career and Program Exploration Brochures
The Career and Exploration Brochures offer facts about the individual degree programs, areas of employment, sample job titles as well as further resources for career exploration.
Student group are a great way to make friends, create a study community and a support group. Joining a student group also keeps you involved in the wider UM community and ensures that your voice is heard during university-wide decision-making.
Student groups related to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources include:
Society of Earth Science and Environmental Students (SESES)
The Society of Earth Science and Environmental Students is a council of undergraduate students that represents students in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Our goal is to help enhance Riddell students’ undergraduate experiences by providing educational opportunities and planning social events. We are your connection to UMSU and strive to make the concerns of students in the faculty heard.
2023-2024 SESES Council:
President: Cailin Hesketh-Jost
Vice-President: Joyce Ji
Treasurer: Alana Pither
Secretary: Annabelle Leger
Communications Director: Gina Bilic
Social Chair: Kiersten Zueff
Events Coordinator: Nabiha Mustafa
Senate: Connor McNab
International Student Representative: Tioluwani Jonathan Lowo
Indigenous Students Representative: Linnea McNichol
Mature Students Representative:
LGBTQ+ Representative: Esme Zaric
Early Years Representative:
We love to hear from you! Contact us at:
Facebook: Society of Earth Science and Environmental Students – SESES
Environment and Geography Students Association (EGSA)
The Environment and Geography Students Association is a student run council in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources. We represent the Environment and Geography students within the faculty. We aim to engage students of the faculty through various social and educational events run throughout the year. These events are created to build a sense of community within the faculty, while connecting students and professors in meaningful ways.
President: Kailey Carrière
Vice President: Maja Crawley
Social Chair: Fardeen Chowdhury
Community Engagement: Kathan Burky
Sustainability Representatives: Aashiya Sharma
Geography Representative: Ciara Okumura
Social Media Manager: Ahsan Mahboob
Communications Representative: Klara Gagnon
We can be contacted at:
Facebook: U of M Environment and Geography Student's Association
2023-2024 GEOCLUB council:
President: Tyler Wong
Vice President: Caitlyn Roy
Treasurer: Tessa Warkentine
3rd year rep: Alexis Chiapas
Social chair: Nathan Dyck
International Student Representative: Djelika Sogoba
We can be contacted at:
Geophysics Student Society (GSS)
President: Ray Guerard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Gina Bilic
Treasurer: Henry Chow
Secretary: Emilie Tougas
3rd Year Representative: [Temporarily Vacant]
Earth Sciences Graduate Students Association (ESGSA)
President: Adam Dubinsky
Vice President: Madelyn Stocking
Treasurer: Ian Burron
Dept. Council Rep: Adam Dubinsky and Jack Mulcahy
Faculty Council Rep: Sina Saber
UM GSA Council Rep: Tara Lemke
Environment and Geography Graduate Student Association (EGGSA)
President: Tyler Langos
Vice President: Debangshu Banerjee
Secretary: Rei Shibue
Treasurer: Mathilde Guillaume
Faculty/Dept Rep: Vaishali Chaudry
Social Coordinator: Yuhua Situ
More information can be found at the following URL: https://umanitoba.ca/environment-earth-resources/environment-and-geography/graduate-programs-environment-geography/environment-and-geography
Natural Resources Institute Graduate Student Association (NRIGSA)
Alejandra Diabb Sanchez (MNRM first year rep)
Emmanuella Addae-Wireko (PhD first year rep)
Sobiya Badat (MNRM second year rep)
Panos Polyzois (PhD second year rep)
Students are encouraged to play an active role in decision-making processes at the Natural Resources Institute. Every year student representatives are selected by the student body, two from the first year class (one Master’s & one Ph.D.) and two from the second year classes of the Master’s and PhD programs. Some of the roles and responsibilities of the respective representatives are similar from year to year; however they may vary depending on the interests and activities of students, faculty and st
University of Manitoba SEG student chapter (UMSEG)
UM Society of Economic Geologists (UMSEG)
President: Jake Bhakta
Vice President: Issac Jacques
Secretary: Tara Lemke
Treasurer: Ian Burron
We can be contacted at:
University of Manitoba Executive Committee and Advisor Roster (PDF)
Learning outside the classroom
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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Room 440 Wallace Building
125 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2