Peggy March – 2019 Recipient of the Canadian Geospatial Community Leadership Award
On June 18-19, 2019, Ottawa hosted the first GeoIgnite Conference. This event is committed towards motivating and nurturing future diverse talent. In addition to a planned Job Fair, this event took this opportunity to announce the recipient of the Canadian Geospatial Community Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals for their role bringing the Canadian geospatial community together.
The recipient of this year’s award is formerly an instructor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University and served as the Atlantic Canada representative for Canadian Geographic Education Program. She is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and recipient of two other awards of distinction. The first is the Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education, and the second is the Prime Ministers Award for Teaching recognizing her work with Geographic Information Systems in K-12.
This year’s Canadian Community Leadership Award is presented to Peggy March for her role as a champion of the Canadian geospatial community. Peggy has been a tireless promoter of Canada’s geospatial sector meeting with Ministers and organizations advocating for more support for Canadian geographic education and UN sustainable development goals.