GIS day 2012 – November 14th, 2012
November 14th, 2012 was the GIS international day. For the occasion, the GIC hosted a series of events that were filled with interesting discussions and overflowing with participants.
The McGill Undergraduate Geography Student society invited students and professors present for the event to draw their vision of Montreal and to participate in the collaborative mapping of “Where is Home?”. The map is now exposed at the entrance of the GIC.
A poster exhibition was also set up. Seventeen posters presenters answered questions about their research project and how they used GIS and Remote Sensing. The GIS day Public Choice Award was given to Joseph Ariwi and his work under the supervision of Bernhard Lehner entitled “Development of a Global Waterfall database”.
Our five speakers, Dr. George Leblanc, Dr. Renee Sierber, Dr. Margaret Kalacska, Dr. Pablo Arroyo, and Michael Claassen, presented their work and vision of GIS and Remote Sensing to a completely filled room.
The finale of the day was our very own official opening where more than 80 students, professors, librarians, and staffs where present to celebrate with us.
Thank you to all participant for this great first edition of GIS day for the GIC… and this is only the beginning! See you soon !
Sigma Xi Visit – November 12th, 2012
The Sigma Xi society, chapter McGill-Montreal, visited the McGill Geography Department on November 12th, 2012. For the occasion, the GIC and the Geogrpahy department hosted various stations to present the work of students and professors related to GIS and remote sensing under the theme “Sampling the world!”. More information available on the event from the Sigma Xi society.