Geography Student Club

Kwantlen Geographers

Kwantlen Geographers Club (KGC) is a student-led, volunteer geography club. Our mission is to bring together students who are interested in being immersed in our local geology. Through both outdoor and indoor events, we make opportunities available for students to get inspired and learn about human and physical geography. The club collaborates frequently with KPU Geography Department's faculty and alumni. We hope to host more GeoTours, mixers, and more!

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- Past Events -

Geohunt Winners (Feb 2024)

Congrats to all our winners! 🙂

Geohunt Winners


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River and Rock Ramble (October 2023)

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River and Rock Ramble KGC x KPU GEOG event poster 2023

Quite the successful River and Rock Ramble held on Saturday, October 21, 2023! We went on a walking tour of Capilano River and Stanley Park, hosted by KPU Geographer (Instructor and Chair of department) John Martin, to explore the incredible geology and natural hazards of the regions. Don't want to miss out on any more free events? Make sure to register as a club member to be on our mailing list.


Buntzen Lake Hike (August 2023)

Buntzen Lake KGC Event Photo Highlights

Lynn Canyon GeoTour (March 2023)

Lynn Canyon Poster Event

We went on a walking GeoTour with John Martin (KPU Department Head and physical Geography Instructor) at Lynn Canyon on Sunday March 26th, 2023. We also spent time at the Ecology Centre with Tricia Edgar to learn more about Lynn Canyon's fascinating ecology and education programs. The event was FREE and offered FREE Shuttle Service to/from KPU Surrey Campus. 


Snowshoe at Cypress Mountain (February 2023)

KGC Snowshoe at Cypress Mountain (February 2023)

Great success hosting our first ever snowshoeing event at Cypress Mountain on Saturday, Feb 4th, 2023. A huge shout out to these fabulous KPU students and alumni for making it up here on such limited notice. We even had our very own KPU Geography Department Head and instructor, John Martin, join us out on the trail!

Here’s to many more events

If you’re interested in being a club member to join us next time, sign up to our email list (it’s free!)


Kwantlen Science Challenge (November 2022)


Shout out to these awesome individuals for dedicating their Saturday volunteering at the KPU Richmond Campus for another successful annual Kwantlen Science Challenge event with the KPU Geography Department. 


Get to Know the Faculty Profs with Dr. John Rose (March 2022)


We hosted another virtual Get to Know the Faculty Profs event (with Q&A), this time featuring Dr. John Rose! Attendees were able to learn about the journey of Dr. Rose's incredible experiences as a geographer, recent publications, current interests, and the work he does to bring together KPU Geography Alumni. If you are a KPU Geography alumni and would like to stay connected to the department, please reach out to 


Photo Contest & Giveaway (January to February 2022)


We hosted a photo challenge to encourage club members to celebrate and share memories of time spent outdoors. With the transition to in-person classes again, this photo challenge was a great way to really honour the time we were all lucky enough to spend together, social distancing and connecting via our Discord server over the pandemic. Prizes were sponsored by the KPU Geography Department.


Get to Know the Faculty Profs with Dr. Joe Koch and Ren Lucero (Practicum Student) (February 2022)

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We hosted a virtual Get to Know the Faculty Profs event, featuring Dr. Joe Koch and practicum student Ren Lucero! Attendees were able to learn about Dr. Koch's fascinating academic and professional journey as a geographer and hear about his adventurous field studies abroad. Ren presented on her experience doing a practicum with the Langley Environment Partners Society. Both sessions were followed by a Q&A from the students. 


Welcome Back and First General Meeting (January 2022)


We hosted our annual general meeting and played some games of Jeopardy. Fantastic turnout!


Virtual Welcome Party (September 2021) | Our Very First Event!

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This club was founded during the Covid-19 Pandemic. It was a great way to bring students together to socialize and create an online community!


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How to Sign Up for the Geog Club