Math Help Centre

The Department of Geography & Planning runs a Math Help Centre for students taking undergraduate courses offered by the department.

For Winter 2022, we will be offering an online version of the GGR Math Help Centre, while exploring possibility of adding in-person access later in the term.

What is the Geography Math Help Centre?

It is a drop-in work space where you can connect with a TA who can help explain math concepts and techniques that may come up in lectures, readings or assignments. This includes working with formulas, graphing data, completing calculations, and so forth. It does not matter how basic your questions are!

No appointment is required. You will be able to connect with the TA using Zoom during scheduled ‘open’ Q&A times.

TA’s for the Math Help Centre are in Geography & Planning. They are familiar with the range of math’y questions that might come up as you work on assignments, read academic articles, review class notes and prepare for tests. Questions can be about how values are calculated, meaning of equations, interpretation of graphs, etc.

How to access the Geography Math Help Centre?

The Math Help Centre will be accessible through a Quercus shell for students taking: JEG100, GGR201, GGR203, GGR252, GGR272, GGR273, GGR274, GGR305, GGR424, GGR462. You will have been automatically added to the Math Help Centre course shell.

If you are taking a Geography & Planning course not listed here and would like to be individually added, email Professor Boland ( with subject line “GGR MHC – please add”. In your email, simply indicate which course(s) you are currently taking.

The Math Help Centre Quercus shell will just be used for TA ‘live’ office hours. Times will be posted and updated in the Quercus shell and on this information page.