Associate Professor

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Ph.D. Geography, Waterloo, Canada, 2000

M.A. Geography, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1991

B.A. Geography (Economics Minor), Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, 1987

Contact information
519-888-4567 ext. 35493
Location: EV3 3237

Research interests

Professor Feick's research focuses broadly on the application of spatial information technology to assist decision making and public participation in land management and planning. His current research centres on Web 2.0 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools that facilitate citizen involvement in planning through spatially referenced forms of community dialogue, spatial decision aiding methods such as GIS-based multi-criteria analysis, and Web-based spatial data visualization methods for assessing urban scale climate change impacts as well as adaptation and mitigation alternatives.

Research grants/projects

  • Integrating social media, geospatial information, and sentiment analysis for the analysis of acute and chronic stress in urban environments (SSHRC, C. Robertson PI)
  • How the Geospatial Web 2.0 is Reshaping Government-Citizen Interactions (SSHRC, R. Sieber PI)
  • Strengthening the local climate change visioning process for community decision-making (deputy leader, Geomatics for Informed Decisions - GEOIDE, 2009-2012)
  • Promoting sustainable communities through participatory spatial decision support (PI, GEOIDE , 2005-2009)
  • ECOGEO: Development of an evaluation model of social and economic impacts for geomatics (co-investigator, GEOIDE, 2007-2009)
  • Developing interactive mechanisms for establishing community value based cultural heritage landscape conservation policies (co-investigator, SSHRC, 2005-2008)
  • Assessing spatial information technology for public participation in local land use planning (P.I., SSHRC, 2004-2007)
  • The Waterloo spatial decision support lab (Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada Foundation for Innovation, 2002-2006)

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Graduate student supervision

  Number of students currently supervising/co-supervising Total number of student supervisions/co-supervisions
Masters 5 14
PhD 3 4

Recent/key publications

Read a complete list of publications in the curriculum vitae

Courses taught

University of Waterloo

Profiles by type

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