2014 Esri Canada User Conference Proceedings: Highlight on Education

November 27, 2014 Angela Alexander

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.

K-12 Education

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.

Contact k12@esri.ca 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:

Fredericton – October 28:

Vancouver- November 5:

Contact highered@esri.ca if you are interested in participating in an Education and Research track next year.

About the Author

Angela Alexander

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.

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