Congratulations to all of the incredible Faculty of Environment students who will be completing their studies and joining the alumni community in 2019. The Faculty of Environment Grad Send-Off is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to raise a glass and celebrate the success and achievements of the graduating class prior to the Spring convocation on June 12th.
Each year, the Faculty of Environment Awards Banquet brings together student scholarship recipients with the generous donors who have contributed to their success. It is an important opportunity for donors to see the impact of their generosity and for students to meet and thank their benefactors.
To all of the participants at the event and to every Faculty of Environment donor, past, present and future, thank you for investing in our students and for being such a meaningful part of our community.
Networking can be unnerving for a lot of people and learning how to market yourself can seem just as daunting. Last week, twenty Faculty of Environment alumni joined Centre for Career Action advisor, Alicia Flatt to help nearly sixty environment students learn top tips for selling their unique skills and attributes - and to practice networking in a safe, comfortable environment.
Most of us hold a strong sense of intrinsic cultural value for rural landscapes, and these spaces often form a significant part of our personal or collective identity. But not so many of us remain closely tied to the management of that landscape.
Team Salinity, a group of students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Environment, developed SongSAT as a tool to express the beauty of satellite imagery through sound. Beyond the remarkable audio experience of the music that this creates, the software provides an opportunity for the beauty of satellite imagery to communicate to an audience with visual impairments, providing them with an opportunity to appreciate the wonders of the world from above.
The team produced an algorithm that converts four distinct geographical areas (grassland, forest, coastal/water, and mountainous areas) into songs with distinct musical patterns. These patterns are converted into playable sheet music, which is then brought into MuseScore notation software that can play the music back.