Thursday, September 5, 2019

Arctic Field School 2019 - find out what our adventurous students are doing in the Canadian North.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management's inaugural Arctic Field School is underway. Find out more about what our adventurous group of students, led by our own intrepid Prof. Christine Dow, is up to as they chart their way through the Canadian Arctic.  The daily blog can be found here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Incoming first-year students bring home multiple medals from international geography competition

iGeo Students

Congratulations to incoming 1st year students Andrew Ding (Geomatics, 2nd from left), and Ben Woodward (Geography & Environmental Management, 2nd from right) who recently brought home multiple medals from The International Geography Olympiad in Hong Kong. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

GEOG 181 Wins 2018 Award for Excellence in Online Course Design

The Centre for Extended Learning announced that the online course GEOG 181 – Designing Effective Maps – has won the 2018 Award for Excellence In Online Course Design.The centre noted that the course “is a great example of how straightforward, but solid, course design can result in a positive online learning experience for students.” Students who have taken the course noted its well-organized structure, and the “relevant, interesting assignments that connected directly back to course

Friday, March 8, 2019

Faculty of Environment student team wins NASA’s global 2018 International Space Apps Challenge for “Most Inspirational” project

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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Women In Aviation: Geography & Aviation grads featured by Sunwing Airlines

Sunwing Airlines recently featured 3 UWaterloo Geography & Aviation graduates in a promotional video, celebrating women in aviation. The video was featured on their Youtube.

Congratulations to our female first officers at Sunwing!

Friday, March 1, 2019

GEM graduate student wins Kimberley Foundation experiential learning fellowship

We would like to congratulate Vicky Vanthof, a Doctoral candidate in Geography and Environmental Management, who has won the 2019 Hugh C.

Friday, February 15, 2019

GEM graduate students run successful Machine Learning workshop for Geospatial Data

Students at tables

Geography and Environmental Management graduate students from the Geospatial Club ran a successful workshop about Machine Learning for Geospatial Data. This event was held in collaboration with the Dana Porter Geospatial Centre. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Professor Paul Parker receives the Economic Developers Council of Ontario President's Award

Paul parker

We would like to congratulate Paul Parker, recipient of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) President's Award!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dr. Daniel Scott Honoured By Canadian Association of Geographers

Scott Award

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Scott for his recent award from the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG). Dr. Scott received the Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography. The award as described by the CAG:

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dr. Kearns Receives William A. Wheatley Award

Kearns Award

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Kearns, who was presented with the William A. Wheatley award at the recent University Aviation Association (UAA) conference. 

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