Attending an Esri Canada User Conference is an opportunity for you to find out what's new with Esri software and services and make connections with other GIS users. It can also be a great way to see how GIS is being used in Education, in both the K-12 and Higher Education areas. Explore this year's student presentations and find out how you can get involved next year.
The application of GIS in education continues to be an important part of what’s highlighted at the annual Esri Canada User Conferences. Find out how GIS is being used across Canada in K-12 and Higher Education and Research.
At the 2014 Esri Canada User Conferences, K-12 student presentations showcased the diverse use of GIS in the classroom. Let’s look back at this year's outstanding student presentations.
- Victoria, April 8 – EDGE Thailand 2014: Telling Our Story, Shawinigan Lake School
- Winnipeg, May 22 – Highlights and Successes of a GIS Enriched Education at Neelin High School
- Calgary, May 27 – Exploring the Northern Gateway Pipeline, Connect Charter School
- Toronto, October 7 – GIS at Port Colborne High School
- Fredericton, October 28 - Geomatics Pilot with ArcGIS
- Vancouver, November 5 – Growing GIS at St. George’s School
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get your school involved next year.
Growing GIS at St. George’s School.
Higher Education and Research
This was our second year hosting Education and Research Tracks at three of the Esri Canada User Conferences. The tracks were held during the Toronto, Fredericton and Vancouver fall conferences.
Geoweb Tools for Climate Change Adaptation, Andrea Minano - University of Waterloo.
Here is a selection of the track topics presented at the Esri Canada User Conferences:
Toronto – October 7:
- Knowledge Discovery in Open Data: Geographic, Temporal and Thematic Analysis of Online Information Sources for Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness, Kevin Horrocks -Wilfrid Laurier University
- Geoweb Tools for Climate Change Adaptation, Andrea Minano - University of Waterloo
Fredericton – October 28:
- Removing Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Artifacts through a Weighted Average Optimization, Shane Furze, PhD candidate - University of New Brunswick
- Mapping the Population Dynamics in New Brunswick through Twitter Activity, Lola Arteaga, PhD student - University of New Brunswick
Vancouver- November 5:
- Movement Analytics: An Approach to Quantifying Space-Time Variation in Grizzly Bear Near-Road Movement Patterns, Robin Kite - University of Victoria
- Design Strategies for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Introductory Geographic Information Systems, Shivanand Balram, PhD - Simon Fraser University
Contact email@example.com if you are interested in participating in an Education and Research track next year.
About the Author
Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.More Content by Angela Alexander