Upcoming events at the GIC:

CONTACT US

Send us an e-mail at gicsupport@mcgill.ca or call us at 514-398-7438.

You can sign up to our twitter feed or GIC newsletter

You can reach our Front Desk Team through the GIC facebook page or our booking system.

The GIC, located Burnside Hall, 5th floor (805 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, QC, H3A 0B9) is open:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

We offer workspace, computer labs & geospatial data support, looking forward to seeing you at the GIC on the 5th floor!
-Your GIC team

ACCESS TO GIC

The GIC is open to all who would like to work in a friendly environment or would like to get support on their geo-spatial projects. We offer work space as well as access to our computer lab equipped with geo-spatial software. Please see the sidebar for our current opening hours.

You can also access our computers remotely 24/7. See how to do so below.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at the GIC!

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 and Meghan Ewing 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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Meghan Ewing

Research Technician at the GIC.

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Qiao Zhao

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

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Lilly Lecanu-Fayet

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

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Yanbing Chen

Major in Geography and Economics, Class of 2023. Front desk student.

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Maude Laroche

Honor Major in Geography, Class of 2023. Front desk student.

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Elinor Rosenberg

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

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Violet Massie-Vereker

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