GIS day 2016

GIS day 2016 in the GIC at McGill


We would like to thank you all for making the GIS Day celebrations a great success.

We would like to request you take a few minutes of your time to fill up the following survey about the events that were a part of the GIS Day Celebrations. We hope to use your feedback to make the next year’s event an even bigger success.

The link to the survey:


The GIC, in collaboration with the Department of Geography, is organizing GIS day in the GIC for 2016. We would like to invite the McGill community to our GIS Day on November 16, 2016!

For more info on this international event visit:

Here is the schedule for the day. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


1-1:30pm Keynote (GIC Room 511 and 512)
Daniel De Lisle, Canadian Space Agency
“RADARSAT Constellation Mission Serving Canadians”

1:30-2pm Speaker Series (GIC Room 511 and 512)
Valeriya Sokolenko, City of Montreal West
“Small but Smart? GIS in the town of Montreal West”

2-2:30pm Speaker Series (GIC Room 511 and 512)
Hervé Hacot, Expedia
“Geography at Expedia”

2:30-3pm Speaker Series (GIC Room 511 and 512)
Sébastien Caquard, Concordia University
“Stories as Geographic Database: Methodological and Conceptual challenges in Mapping of Live Stories of Refugees”

3-4pm Worshop (GIC Room 511 and 512)
Ian “Mappers”field & Julia Con-Zone, McGill University and Maptime Montreal
“Mapping the digital frontier”

4-5pm Open Sessions (MUGS Lounge, Burnside Hall 305)
Sébastien Caquard (Concordia University), Victoria Slonosky (McGill University), Hervé Hacot (Expedia), Gabriella Fanous (City of Montreal West)

5-7pm Poster Presentations, Games, Wine & Cheese (GIC, Burnside Hall 5th floor)

Poster Presentations:

Development of a Global Fluvial Sediment Transport Model
Florence Tan
Supervisor, Prof. Bernhard Lehner, Dr. Robert McDonald

Mapping Capacity, Demand and Pressure for Aquatic Ecosystem Services in Canada
Camille Dallaire

MBASSS: The Mer Bleue Arctic Simulation Study Site Atmospheric Correction in the Visible Near-Infrared [VNIR]
Lillian Fradin, Dr. Margaret Kalacska

A high-resolution contaminant fate model for continental China
Günther Grill1, Usman Khan2, Jing Li2, Zhong Yan3, Joseph Ariwi1, Ranish Shakya1, Bernhard Lehner1, Jim Nicell2

1 Department of Geography, McGill University
2 Department of Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics, McGill University
3 Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection, Beijing, China

Tracking Endangered Species in Ecuador’s Chocó Rainforest
Matthew King, Third Millennium Alliance

A Geographic Analysis of the Vulnerabilities and Coping Strategies of Tibetan Herders in Gansu, China
Xi Lu (Luci)

Risk Assessment and Inclusive Planning: A Study of the Community of Tapiapamba in Yachay Knowledge City
Deboleena Mazumdar

Development of a Critical Watershed Index to Analyze the Sustainability of Drinking Water Resources
Hana Moidu, Prof. Bernhard Lehner, The Nature Conservancy

The role of protected areas in forest restoration
Jeffery C. Sauer (Honors Geography Undergrad, U3) and Brian E. Robinson (Professor, Department of Geography)

Prediction of household pharmaceutical concentration in rivers of South Asia using contaminant fate model
Ranish M Shakya, Dr. Günther Grill, Dr. Bernhard Lehner, Dr. James Nicell

Citizen Science and Climatology in the St-Lawrence: How Research Interacts with Citizen Science
Victoria Slonosky

Development of a Global Fluvial Sediment Transport Model
Florence Tan, Prof. Bernhard Lehner, Dr. Robert McDonald

Mapping the Digital Frontier: Outcome of the GIS Day Workshop
Ian Tattersfield and Julia Conzon:

Monitoring Thermokarst Activity and Landscape Change in the Eureka Sound Lowlands, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
Melissa Ward and Wayne Pollard