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Funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Canada Research Chairs program, and the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation Research Technicians Initiative, Dr. Yun Zhang and his EarthView3D project team in the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at UNB developed ground-breaking technology and a software system to generate seamless global 3D images and 3D line maps for realistic virtual reality (VR) visualization. Using a VR tool, one can travel virtually all over the world exploring the ocean floors, mountain ridges and valleys, and even one's own neighbourhood in realistic 3D without ever leaving home. The project was...
M.A. or M.Sc. Graduate Research Opportunity Department of Geography and Planning University of Saskatchewan   Opportunity: The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan is currently seeking a highly motivated graduate student to conduct M.A. or M.Sc. degree research in environmental assessment and resource management. Project description: The successful candidate will join a team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of British Columbia focused on: i) examining the best ways to communicate marine related impacts to northern communities and stakeholders to improve...
Come talk to scientists in Canada’s oldest science agency at a Canada 150 Open House.  Visitors can check out over ten information booths on volcanoes, minerals in everyday life, paleontology, and ancient tsunamis, all part of these Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada scientists’ day-to-day work. Get involved by making your own earthquake, ‘dig deep’ in the augmented reality sand box and peer into petrographic microscopes. They don’t travel by horseback and canoe anymore, but their research continues to lead the world in scientific advancement.  2017 marks two birthdays in one year; Canada150 and Geological...
What: Engage: Make It So With GIS in Community Engagement Where: Vancouver, BC When: Thursday, 15 June 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) From private companies to municipal and national governments, from parents to stakeholders and citizens there is an ever-increasing demand for public engagement and transparency. People want meaningful consultation and input, accountability for leaders and easy access to services and information. A thoughtful engagement process can inform and inspire the community. It can consult and collaborate with the public, increase accountability, support economic development and provide better services and...
When: Monday June 5th, 2017 Where: Memorial University of Newfoundland Who: CIG - NL The Canadian Institution of Geomatics is pleased to announce a one day Conservation GIS Workshop to be held on St. John's campus of Memorial University.  The event will be a mix of lectures, exercises, discussion and networking. The workshop is free and open to all including those working with NGOs, government, industry and academia, as well as students, but we think the workshop might especially be of interest to those who: Want to better understand how GIS can be used for a variety of conservation-related work Already use GIS but want to...
The 2017 Annual Meetings of the Canadian Association of Geographers is being held at York University, May 29- June 2, 2017.  The conference theme is Toward a Just and Sustainable World, reflecting the values of York University’s Department of Geography and the Canadian Association of Geographers. We invite scholars and professionals with geography-related interests to submit abstracts and special session proposals. The conference begins with an icebreaker event on Monday evening, followed by a number of sessions and special events from Tuesday to Friday. The conference will feature conventional paper presentations, keynote...
University of Waterloo searching Funded Master’s (MA or MES) research project Dr. Carrie Mitchell (UW-Planning) and Dr. Brent Doberstein (UW-Geography & Environmental Management) seek a Master’s thesis student to carry out research on the “Development of Amphibious Homes for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations in Vietnam” project funded by the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) under the Water Window Challenge program. This project runs from January 2017 until 2019, and seeks to provide amphibious housing solutions to households facing chronic flooding in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Details at:...
Canadian Hydrographer Certification Scheme Association of Canada Lands Surveyors The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS) has developed a certification model for hydrographers and offshore surveyors which has been officially recognized by the IHO/FIG/ICA International Board of Standards and Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC) in April of 2016 and is now ready to receive applications. Programme canadien de certification des hydrographes Association des Arpenteurs des Terres du Canada L’Association arpenteurs des terres du Canada (AATC) a mis au point un modèle de certification pour les...
About Congress Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 86th year, this flagship event is much more than Canada’s largest gathering of scholars. Congress brings together academics, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow. SAGE Publishing is sponsoring a panel at Congress titled “Getting Comfortable with Big Data” from 10:30-noon on Thursday,...
1866: a twenty three year old blacksmith from rural Annapolis County who  could neither read nor write. 1888: a five year old in India, having lost both parents to cholera, finds himself living in Scotland with relatives. By age 34 the blacksmith had earned a BA from Acadia University, and an MA and a PhD from Boston University, both degrees in a single year. By age 34, the five year-old has studied at Glasgow Technical School, emigrated to Canada, been a prospector and mining engineer in Alberta, joined the Canadian Army and finds himself tunneling under 1ST World War German trenches. J.B. Hall, born in Lawrencetown in 1843,...
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