Thursday, October 3, 2019

Merrin Macrae and Visiting Fellow contribute to Journal of Environmental Quality special section on phosphorus

The September-October 2019 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality contains a special section “Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Discovering Phosphorus – For Better or Worse”.

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.

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