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, 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!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dan Scott In the Media: Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought

Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says.

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