Bronwyn McIlroy-Young, BKI'18 is presenting at the 2018 congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS). The congress in Halifax, NS, is an annual meeting of Canadian scientists and other professionals focused on atmospheric, ocean and earth sciences. She was invited by CMOS to present a poster of her KI senior research project on Canadian TV weathercasters and climate change communication.
She's currently doing a Masters in Big Data at Simon Fraser University, and she and her teammates won the international Open AI Challenge hosted by WeRobotics.
The students developed a model that automatically analyzes aerial imagery of fruit trees to help prioritize the distribution of aid following natural disasters. It was a challenging problem and a very close competition.
Writing in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change, KI professor Vanessa Schweizer discusses the benefits and limitations of current approaches to integrated climate change research, which refers to studies that aim to inform policies for adapting to climate change or for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
Such research relies upon (as well as informs future iterations of) large interdisciplinary efforts for knowledge integration, which are channeled through reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Hannah Gardner, 3rd year KI student, took first place at the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition Preliminary Competition – Toronto Final. The event sponsored by the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto and was hosted by the Confucius Institute at Brock University.
She’ll be spending the month of July in China all-expenses paid, going through further rounds as the competition gets increasingly intense.
Launched in January 2018, the Journal of Integrative Research & Reflection (JIRR) is a new, cross-disciplinary undergraduate journal entirely edited, reviewed and administered by students from KI. Their inaugural edition will be published in April 2018.