Esri Canada/UT Host Conference and other Education GIS News
In the spirit of fostering collaboration within the Canadian GIS education and research community, Esri Canada, in partnership with the University of Toronto, invites you to attend a one day conference hosted at the University of Toronto. The day will consist of a plenary address; paper sessions focused on GIS in research, GIS in higher education instruction, and GIS use at the K-12 level; a series of lightning talks, technical workshops and roundtable panel discussions. The day will also feature a display of posters submitted by students, including submissions for this year's Young Esri Canada Scholar award.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hart House, University of Toronto
Samford University geography alumna Meghan McCollum of Buford, Ga., has received a $42,667 Rotary Global Scholar Grant to pursue post-graduate study in the Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London.
Samford is in Birmingham, AL. I know about Rotary scholarships because my band does a fundraiser for the local chapter every year.
- press release via NCGE Facebook Group
Penn State shares via e-mail:
Interested in learning more about geodesign? Then register for GEODZ 511 (Geodesign History, Theory and Principles), an 8-week course open to anyone, offered through Penn State’s World Campus. The course begins August 19 and is part of the University’s new Graduate Certificate in Geodesign, for individuals interested in further study for additional credentials.
The 14-credit Graduate Certificate in Geodesign is for professionals who realize the limitations in current design and planning processes, and seek new skills to effectively address complex environmental design problems for situations ranging from urban design to conservation planning. It was developed by Penn State’s nationally renowned Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in collaboration with the University’s top-ranked Department of Geography, with guidance from an international advisory board of leaders in geodesign research and practice.
“It was rewarding that from just one course I was able to do something significant for my work and community. The course was practical and comprehensive and is enabling me to apply what I learned to any large, complex problem,” said Vera Green, a geomatics analyst and student in Penn State’s online Master of Geographic Information Systems program.
For more information, visit http://worldcampus.psu.edu/Geodesign.