Welcome to the GIC!

During the summer we are open
Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 4:30. Closed on Mon, Jun 27 and Jul 4.

Enjoy summer,
your GIC team
Welcome to the GIC!

During the summer we are open
Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 4:30. Closed on Mon, Jun 27 and Jul 4.

Enjoy summer,
your GIC team
Welcome to the GIC!

During the summer we are open
Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 4:30. Closed on Mon, Jun 27 and Jul 4.

Enjoy summer,
your GIC team
Welcome to the GIC!

During the summer we are open
Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 4:30. Closed on Mon, Jun 27 and Jul 4.

Enjoy summer,
your GIC team

ACCESS TO GIC

In line with all library spaces at McGill, you will need sufficient proof of vaccination against Covid-19 (vaccination passport app + McGill ID or FastPass sticker) to work or hang out at the GIC. This also includes all workshops held in BH511. Please be prepared to answer to our spot checks throughout the day to keep you all save. However, in line with Quebec’s policy you will be able to attend your courses in BH511 regardless. That said, we ask you to only access our computers for course work remotely if you are not sufficiently vaccinated (see below how to do this).

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation!

PUBLIC COMPUTER ACCESS

Everyone at McGill can use our public GIC computers. They are especially equipped for use with geospatial software. At AnyDesk website you can connect to them on a first-comes-first-served basis for up to 6 hours each time. If you do not need geospatial software you can also access a computer in the Library pool. For accessing any computer you need to be connected through McGill’s VPN.

YOUR PERSONAL ARCGIS LICENSE

Every student and faculty member at McGill can get their own ESRI ArcMap license. ArcGIS only works under Windows. To request your individual license please contact us at gicsupport@mcgill.ca.

FRONT DESK SUPPORT

This year, we are offering virtual support to our regular support at the front desk!

Book an appointment for a 20-minute meeting with a Front Desk Student: GIC Booking System.

You can also email us at gicsupport@mcgill.ca anytime.

You can also contact us through Facebook!

WE SUPPORT YOU

… whether you need assistance with a GIS or remote sensing project, a technological or methodological consultation, need aerial imagery from drones or original maps, the GIC is here to help!

Please contact us at gicsupport@mcgill.ca. Please also have a look at our Services and Workshops page.

SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE CERTIFICATION

At the GIC, our goal is to be a workplace that is mindful of its environmental impact and helps to promote sustainable living amongst our staff and patrons. The GIC is proud to have now received the Silver Sustainable Workplace Certification from the McGill Office of Sustainability, and looks forward to continuing to advance our social, economic and environmental sustainability practices.

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS FUND

The GIC is a proud supporter of the McGill Climate and Sustainability Strategy. One way for students and staff to get involved in campus sustainability initiatives is through participation in the Sustainability Projects Fund. Provided by the McGill Office of Sustainability, the fund provides $1 million annually to support both large and small sustainability projects at McGill, with projects receiving from $300 to over $100,000 depending upon the needs and scope of the endeavour. Please visit the Sustainability Projects Fund website for further information regarding application deadlines and submission requirements.

OUR TEAM

Dr. Tim Elrick, Ruilan Shi are there to support you full time.

Our front desk students are virtually there for you 9 hours daily on week days in person or through the Zoom platform. Book an appointment for a 20-minute meeting with a Front Desk Student: GIC Booking System. see above.

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Dr. Tim Elrick

Director of the GIC. Geospatial jack-of-all-trades with a thing for R.

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Ruilan Shi

Chief GIS technician. Our specialist for everything ArcGIS-related.

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Qiao Zhao

PhD in Geography, Class of 2023. Front Desk Student.

GIC - Reiko

Reiko Kobayashi

Major in Geography (Urban Studies), Class of 2021. Front desk student.

GIC - Clara

Clara Féré

Major in Information Systems, Class of 2022. Front Desk Student.

GIC - Luci

Luci Lu

PhD in Geography, Class of 2022. Front Desk Student.

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Maude Laroche

Honors in Geography, class of 2023, front desk student.

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Thu Thao Nguyen

Major in Urban Studies, class of 2023, front desk student.

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Meghan Ewing

Major in Bioresource Engineering, class of 2022, front desk student.

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